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  1. I connected my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy 6) to my 2017 Sierra 1500 SLT without issues when I got the truck. Contacts sync'ed and other Bluetooth functions worked fine. A couple months ago, I factory-reset my phone. I deleted the phone on the truck's display an re-paired Bluetooth. Speakerphone and Bluetooth audio work fine but I noticed soon after that it would no longer let me use voice prompts to dial outbound calls via contact names. Turns out, the contacts won't sync. This worked fine before with the same truck and phone. The only thing that's changed is the phone is now encrypted and has separate personal and work profiles. That's the reason for resetting the phone - I connected it to my work account so it's now showing separate calendars, gmail, contacts, etc. I've re-paired the Bluetooth multiple times. I've waited hours between deleting and reconnected a couple times. Every time I get the prompts on the phone allowing it to access contacts and such and approve them every time. I'm still not able to get my contacts from the phone. Curiously, I do get one contact that's me with my name and phone number but nothing else in it. I tried connecting my wife's phone to the truck and can't get her contacts either. Seems like something's confused in the truck's computer. Dying for a fix here...
  2. 2000 miles out of warranty my vcim suspiciously shorts out about 2 weeks after being at the dealer to fix an antenna issue (mouse chewed thru it). I am told it will be $1200 to repair/replace the vcim. What are my alternatives if I don't care if I have Onstar but still want navigation and bluetooth capabilities? 2016 Chev Silverado LTZ. 38000 miles
  3. If you saw my comment in our Live Review of a 2014 Silverado over the last week, you know that I ran into some issues trying to listen to Bluetooth audio through my phone. I've since confirmed using some diagnostic apps that using multiple devices running Android 4.2.2 and 4.3, only the left channel is played through the MyLink system. What we can't figure out is... why?? Is there anyone else with these new trucks that has tried Bluetooth audio streaming? How is it working for you? Also, what device, OS, and OS version are you running? What version of MyLink is installed on your truck? Here Devices we tried Galaxy S4 running Android 4.2.2 Nexus 7 running Android 4.3 This Silverado was running MyLink software "version" 23174395 and we only heard audio from the left channel Any one with other Android and Apple devices that can try this out and let us know what happens?
  4. Hi All, New to the forum. Look forward to future discussion. I purchased a 2014 High Country yesterday. I've synced my iPhone 6 to MyLink and can use the truck's bluetooth compatibility for phone calls just fine. The issue arises when I want to play music. I have no songs on iTunes. All of my music is on Spotify. The only option MyLink gives me in terms of listening to music is accessing my phone's iPod library (which doesn't exist). If I could play my Spotify music via the bluetooth connection or the USB cable I'd be totally happy. Please help!
  5. Bluetooth diconnection

    I have a 2016 Silverado 1500 crew cab with the I05 radio. Took it to the dealer for pairing issues and they replaced the HMI and updated firmware support from 3B020 to 4B012. This solved the pairing issue that I was experiencing of having to repair the device every time I entered the vehicle. Now I found that if I am on a call when entering the vehicle The call will go muted and I have to hang up and recall instead of the call transferring in the truck. (Even though it use to before the update.) Took it back to the dealer they seem to think after talking to the GMC engineer it is a software issue in the update that has disabled it. They have the same truck on the lot with an I05 radio. They made sure the phone would transfer the call getting into the vehicle with no issues. Then they applied the updated software and same thing happened the calls will no longer transfer to the vehicle. Anyone know of a fix for this or a way to roll back the software as they say they are unable to load previous versions. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
  6. Hello everyone, I’m new to the forum. I want to add Bluetooth to my 2008 Chevy Avalanche ltz. My Avy has OnStar and factory navigation, rear entertainment, and xm radio. I want to add Bluetooth by swapping out my existing OnStar VCIM with one that has Bluetooth. Can anyone tell me if this is doable and if it will work. Please advise. Thank You.
  7. The music sounds great as usual, but the connected party is complaining of my audio (crackling, raspy, choppy) when calling via my Apple iPhone X and connected to bluetooth. I didn't have this issue with my previous phone and other devices don't seem to have the same experience. Has anyone else experienced this with a new phone?
  8. 2016 Silverado, Samsung Galaxy S7 Android 7.0 Phone connects to truck via bluetooth every time with no issues. When receiving a call, it will always ring thru the truck and display on the cluster & myLink screen but SOMETIMES after answering the call volume will be out of the phone speaker only. During this time, the call will still show active on both displays and the radio volume will be silent. Look at the phone, it shows connected to bluetooth and no matter what I do on the truck or phone I cannot get the volume back to the truck. The hangup button on the steering wheel will still end the call. Once the call is ended, the radio volume comes back. Same issue when making a call, again, the issue is intermittent. Doesn't matter if I make the call from the phone or using the voice commands, audio has reverted back to the phone on occasion both ways of making a call. I always answer/end calls with the buttons on the steering wheel, the phone always connects to the truck, and the call audio problem is intermittent with no obvious cause. Anyone experience this and have a fix?
  9. Hello everyone. We've got a 2007 Chevy Avalanche I had converted to RHD and I'm in the process of adding Bluetooth to the factory radio by installing a new Motorola IHF1000 I found on Kijiji.ca, and a PAC Audio BLU-GM29 from Amazon. Unfortunately the BLU-GM29 did not com with the connection harness for the Motorola, but only those for EGOTalk and Parrot Bluetooth kits. But PAC Audio used to pack all three harness in the box. If anyone has had experience with what I'm trying to do, I'd appreciate any information on the wiring diagram of the Motorola cable, tagged "MOTO2SPLIT". If I cannot get the cable then I'm happy to hard wire the relevant connections. I can use the Motorola controller provided, but the SWC will not work then. This web address will show you a picture of the cable by Sonic, who used to sell the BLU-GM29. I cannot tell how the wires wrapped in tape are fitted in that plug. "http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=22357&picture_id=602931" Thanks in anticipation!
  10. I have a 2016 GMC Sierra capable of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and have been playing with CarPlay now for a little while. Yesterday I borrowed a friends used Android to test Android Auto. I'd be interested in your opinions and I will share my experience. I have had iPhones for years now. I am deep in the eco-system as my home and work computers are also OSX. Switching is a daunting thought considering my iCloud Contacts are well curated and my Google Contacts are like the wild wild west. I digress. Generally I have some gripes. CarPlay and Android both require USB and Bluetooth connection to the head unit which is confusing, is USB not enough? I doesn't seem like I could, for instance, connect a secondary Android device for Android Auto that is connected to WiFi via my phone or the car's 4G connect, and have my iPhone connected to the Bluetooth for Siri or even just for phone calls. I would be completely fine with sacrificing the Siri integration from the iPhone if I could get bluetooth audio for phone calls. Maybe I am not doing it right, if you have figured that out let me know. The touch screen is great for a truck head unit. I don't expect anything near what one would get on a new smartphone and I have heard the processor on this newer head unit is faster than the older models which is much appreciated when navigating interfaces. Also, the audio quality for phone calls is superb. Coming from a few year older GTI, people that don't even know I've upgraded don't ever notice I am on the road talking to them anymore. Spot on. After playing with CarPlay I can say that Apple Maps is much nicer to look at than the standard navigation. Apple hasn't convinced me that it's Maps application is ready for the prime time though. IMHO after reading countless articles and having iPhones back when Google Maps was default -- they never should have gotten into the Maps game. That is arguable, and should, theoretically, get better as they are in development of a car. Phone integration with Siri is fantastic as well. Spotify on CarPlay is a delight to look at. Again miles away from the Media interface on the IntelliLink. Android auto -- wow. Whereas it's obvious Apple too the iOS idea with big icons -- and it works on the head unit -- it looks like Google went from the ground up. They took their material design philosophy and applied it to the head unit interface. I have to say it is impressive. Overall the user interface is gorgeous to look at. Navigating around to the different areas, Music, Navigation is a breeze. Ok Google mic is always in the top right corner. Icons are clear. Minimal buttons when not needed. Intuitive controls. If it sounds like I am not giving Apple credit here, they have a system and it works. It's worked for years on my phone so I get that. This is my first intro into the new design of Google's apps and I have to say I am staggered. Google maps on the IntelliLink is a marvel. Incredibly smooth. Design refined over years of Google Maps owning (IMHO) the directions arena. My conundrum is with the whole USB/Bluetooth situation. Android Auto for certain does not work unless you have it connected via USB & bluetooth. Therefore it's not like I can keep an older Android without a cellular plan in the glove box just for Android Auto and still have any integration with the iPhone 6S. That is a huge bummer. I would have no issue buying even a used Android with a cracked screen since I don't need the screen. I'm in a touch position here because of how nested I am in the Apple world and how attractive having Google Maps on that 8" screen. I don't think there is anything else better to look at on that screen. What is your experience? Have I missed anything?
  11. I noticed on when using my bluetooth phone with my 2015 2500hd CC that phone pairs up nicely and works great after first turning it on. However after some time has passed without using, it won't dial, no audio passes as I can dial number on the phone while bluetoothed and truck shows it is connected and I can read my contacts from the truck. Also I never get any text messages at anytime. This same phone and my 2010 GMC Sierra never had a problem. Any suggestions ? Thank you Ken
  12. bluetooth obd2

    From the album 2002 GMC 2500HD build

    This is a Bluetooth obd2 scanner that I am trying out. It allows for real-time monitoring of my sensors.
  13. I just purchased a 2015 Silverado LTZ Z71 (my first pickup) and I have what I hope is a few simple questions about the radio. 1. How can I stop the radio from turning on when the truck is started? 2. When my iPhone auto connects to Bluetooth it automatically starts playing music. Any way to stop that? Sorry for the simple questions. I’m sure I’ll have more important ones down the road (literally) lol. Thanks
  14. Hey all I have been looking on the forum for info about upgrading the factory io3 base radio in my 15 Sierra 3500. It's a work truck so I don't want to go crazy. I was looking at the pioneer 4200nex and 8200nex. I really want to keep it looking factory without hacking up the dash. I'm looking for some feedback from anyone currently using these radios or any other better head units that have nav and Bluetooth or Android Auto without spending more than $1000. Thanks for any advice!
  15. DISCLAIMER: This is a repost of the post I just submitted in the Technology Sub-Forum. I wasn't sure which to post to, so I submitted to both. MODS: Please feel free to delete/move either one. Greetings everyone, First off, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Chris, and I'm what you would call a "tinkerer", "hacker", "maker", or "enthusiast". I'm also recently returned to the GM/Chevy Stock after taking a 12+ year detour into the world of AMC (Jeeps), and Volkswagen. I'm a father of three, and I work in the Industrial Automation Industry (I teach it). In my spare time I build or "fix" things. After repairing my 2011 Golf TDI for the "nTH" time in a year (only 60K on it and had to spend close to $8K worth in repairs, in one year, due to poor mechanical designs (A/C Failed three times (compressors and RCV, 30K, 45K, 62K), plastic radiator mount broke (killing A/C lines), DPF failed twice (32K, 58k), EGR system failed, Electrical + Window Regulators failed at 30K, I had enough of "German Engineering". I was brought into this world riding in a GM (Olds), grew up with Chevy for my entire childhood, but at 18 I bought my "first" car, a 1985 Jeep Wagoneer. I loved that Jeep, but I drove my grandfather's 1996 Chevy Cheyenne every time the Jeep was down for maintenance (I even learned to drive stick in it.) In the last 12 years I've owned 18 Vehicles (+/- 2), but just recently purchased my first GM in all that time. A 2009 Chevy Suburban LTZ (fully loaded). And I gotta say, I feel like Jake "Joliet" Blues (Blues Brothers) when he "got the message" during the Sermon w/ James Brown. I have never loved a truck so much, at least as an adult. Even with all it's problems. I bought it used, 2 owners, 138K. In the first week and a half I put 1500 miles on it just to "get a feel" for it. Big surprise, the dealer lied/hid a bunch of problems, (intermittent start, faulty air suspension sensors, faulty A/C Blender Flaps, and a few other issues that did not present during the test drive, but showed up less than 24 hours after leaving the lot). Even with all the issues, they still don't overshadow the benefits of this truck. I truly am smitten. This brings us to the topic at hand. Like I said earlier, I like to "fix" things, and the very first thing I found wrong with the truck (besides the mechanical problems), was the input/output opitons of the UQA (Denso DW468100-6601) and lack of Bluetooth + A2DP in the On* VCIM. Also, the Rear Seat Entertainment + Rear Audio Controls only allowed for RCA/Composite Video inputs with no Steering wheel controls, keep rubbing me the wrong way. I understand that this vehicle is 2009, and A2DP was not common in vehicles until 2010/2011, as well as the whole "Connected Car" Infotainment sectors were still pretty niche markets. It doesn't change the fact that in the last few cars I've had, they all had A2DP capability, which I became addicted to. I hate wires in the cab, and I hate distractions while driving. So I sought out a way to fix that. Much to the disapproval of my wife, in the first week I had the head unit torn apart down to the last PCB, the center console was in the garage, and for the last 2 weeks we've been having to commute 300 miles a week with no music. That all changed today. The truck is full reassembled (for now), and it's pretty much back to stock. The only permanent change so far is replacing the rear 12v Aux Output to a dual 5V USB port for the kids' iPods. My workbench however is littered with prototype RGB/TTL + ARM CoMs, deadbugged TI VD231 Transceivers, ESP8266s and an Old 3G T-Mobile USB Dongle.... Eventually, it's all going to be built in to one PCB. Over the past two weeks I've managed to rig up a system that allowed me to stream audio (Pandora) and Video, as well as have steering wheel controls of the Audio, all using the stock head unit and wiring harness. Here comes the feeler. Would anyone be interested in a kit that allowed all of the above in almost any 2006+ GM vehicle? I did some rough cost analysis, and to hit good Benefit-Cost Ratio, I would have to sell the units for about $100 +/- $10 + S&H. That's at a low quantity of 50 units, and about a 45 day lead time once orders are placed. I'm almost done with the CAD work on the PCB, and I have enough parts on hand to build 3 "complete" prototypes. I'll post a video soon, once I get back from a trip this coming weekend. I did a quick search of similar products on the market but wasn't really able to find one that did everything I can do, but if anyone knows of something that can do the same thing, please let me know. I don't want to duplicate efforts or hurt another potential entrepreneur. I basically just wanted to say hello, and pop the question while I had some free time (and was riding the excitement of my own personal breakthrough). Oh, and one last thing. Once the items are finalized/produced, I am going to release the entire source code, schematics, and build-instructions as open source hardware. Either GPLv2 or BSD. This way, anyone else who wants to build their own, or improve on my design, can. I'm only keeping it semi-secret at the moment to protect a potential marketability avenue. Anyone who is in my field could probably build the same thing just going off the current description and a basic understanding of automotive communication protocols. Thank you, and have a great day.
  16. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 3/30/2016 Radar detectors have been used by automotive enthusiasts for decades as a tool to prevent unintentional speeding (and tickets). With the rise of connected smartphones, internet connections everywhere, and cheaper full color displays, this consumer electronics segment has been ripe for innovation. I’ve personally driven with a radar detector for over two decades. I’ve seen crappy and expensive detectors alike and there’s a big difference between the two. So, when I had a chance to test drive the new high-tech Beltronics GT-7 Radar Detector and use it with Escort Live on my smartphone, I couldn’t wait to give it a go and compare it to the detectors I’ve used. Product: GT-7 radar detector & Escort Live / SmartCord Live Manufacturer: Beltronics & Escort Retail Price: $499.99 [GT-7] / $99.99 [smartCord Live] Product Website: Beltronics GT-7 / SmartCord Live GT-7 Features Long range radar detection with digital signal processing Smart Cord with remote mute button Magnetic windshield mount GPS learns and remembers false alerts along your route Internal and updatable database of red light and speed cameras Compatiable with Escort Live App [requipres SmartCord Live Purchase] SmartCord Live Features Direct Replacement for the GT-7's power cord Works with most Beltronics and Escort radar detectors Brings Bluetooth functionality to your Beltronics GT-7 Includes a full year of Escort Live Works with Apple and Android Features USB port for cell phone charging Auto false alert muting for traffic flow sensors and other non-threat alerts Unboxing the Beltronics GT-7 With a $499 MSRP, the GT-7 undoubtedly falls into the premium radar detector segment. In fact, it sits at the very top of the product range at Beltronics. And it’s for good reason. Sliding off the color sleeve and opening the box reveals a rugged zippered case. Under the case is the power cord and sticky windshield mount. Inside the case lies the GT-7. The included magnetic mount attaches very well and turned out to even be a hassle to remove sometimes. That’s a good thing and reassuring that your investment doesn’t fall off the front windshield. The included power cord includes a neat remote mute button and a long reach. It’s only partly wound to provide some stretch but not obscure too much of your view. However, we had the pleasure of using the Escort Live Bluetooth SmartCord with our GT-7, so we left the included cord in the carrying case. More on Escort Live later. The bright orange and blocky design of the GT-7 is modern but controversial. It’s important to note that just like the Silverado and Sierra are the same vehicle under the hood, the GT-7 shares the same electronics and features as the Escort Max2. The only major difference being the Max2 comes in a low key black and white color and with built in Escort Live. The Max2 is also more expensive as a result. Setup for the GT-7 was painless. It’s a simple as plugging the unit in, attaching the suction cup to the windshield, and sliding the detector into the magnetic mount. There’s no necessary setup and everything works from the moment you first plug it in. It’s entirely possible to plug and go, enjoying full protection right out of the box. However, Beltronics also has included a lot of customization into the GT-7. You can pick the display’s color theme, which radar bands you want to monitor(X/K/Ka/Laser/Pop), the types of sound alerts you hear, along with quite a bit more. The most noticeable and flashy feature of the GT-7 is the color LCD display. Radar detectors have typically used as few indicators as possible and even other high end units still use dot matrix style displays. However, Beltronics has fitted a simple color display into the GT-7. The first day we used the detector we admit, the display seemed like overkill. However, as time passed we grew accustomed to the display and grew to love it. The GT-7 also has built in GPS. That allows for a digital speedometer on the display and a built in updatable database of false alerts, traffic cameras, speed traps, and more. The longer you own your GT-7, the more accurate and less false alerts you’ll have. Once the detector is exposed to successive alerts in the same area, it will automatically block the source from triggering an alert. The system works automatically in the background or you can manually mark locations where you consistently get false alerts. I’ve been using this built-in GPS database with my “old” Escort 9500ix. It’s a truly valuable feature that gives the detector’s owner a clearer picture of possible radar alerts. When the alarms go off, you know there’s something ahead of you that isn’t normally there and you should pay attention. This feature is independent of the social threat reporting features of Escort Live and works as a standard feature of the GT-7. Escort Live We were impressed how far away our GT-7 can detect radar hits. We consistently received warnings before we saw the issue on the road ahead. However, even in the best of conditions, a radar detector's ability to work will always be limited by physics. To alert drivers of issues miles beyond the capabilities of any radar detector Beltronics is leveraging the power of the smartphone and the internet. With an easy to replace swap of the power cord, the GT-7 becomes compatible with Escort Live, a social threat sharing network. The Escort Live network is added to any GT-7 with a simple extra Escort Smart Cord Live. The cord looks very similar to the GT-7’s standard power cord but has more features. Like the standard cord, the Smart Cord features a report mute button but also includes a remote Report button and a USB charging port for your smart phone. The cord also allows for a Bluetooth connection between your smartphone and the detector. Once you’ve downloaded the Escort Live app and activated your subscription to Escort Live Premium (free for a year with purchase and $50/year after that), the true power of a socially connected radar detector emerge. The app works with the detector to provide voice and visual warnings of radar alerts ahead of you that have been reported by other users (or even other Beltronics or Escort radar detectors). You can set the distance that you would be like to alerted at, up to 1.5 miles ahead of you. It allows you to get a heads up before your detector's radar sensor can alert you to anything. In addition to live radar hits being automatically reported and mapped, Escort Live users can manually report non-radar using Police, mobile speed cameras, red light cameras, and speed traps and other types of alerts to other users. Another feature of the Escort Live app is that it allows you to fully configure and customize your detector right on your smartphone. You can change alerts, tones, and other settings inside the app. But does it work? I’ve been using radar detectors for a long time. .In all of those years, these devices have paid for themselves again and again by preventing me from accidentally going over the speed limit. The GT-7 takes my past good experience of driving with a radar detector to the next level. At first I thought using my smartphone and an app with a simple device for my car must be a very big gimmick. However, the more I use the combination of the GT-7 and Escort Live the more I was sold on how well it worked. In the few months that I’ve been using this setup I’ve experienced a surprisingly number of times where the Escort Live network alerted me to an issue ahead on the road long before the detector started alerting to active radar. Now it doesn’t hurt that I’m also an avid user of Waze. So, the idea of powering up an app everytime I get in the car was an easy prospect to swallow. For others’ that might not be something they can get used to and that’s alright. The GT-7 is an amazing device in it’s own right and without Escort Live. For those who can and will use Escort Live every single day, it offers huge benefits. The app offers a heads up of any reported police activity around you. As long as the app is running and connected, any alarm is automatically sent to Escort Live to warn other users. From speed traps to flying police aircraft, Escort Live allows users to give others a heads up to potential issues on the road ahead. Conclusion Are you a technology buff that wants protection against unintended speeding tickets or maybe just an average guy who just wants a heads up if there’s a speed trap ahead? Either way or for both, the GT-7 is right up your alley. The GT-7 is truly a tool that can help anyone who spends significant time behind the wheel. This product was provided in loan for our objective and unbiased review.
  17. Bluetooth VCIM

    hi - for sale a bluetooth vcim module. if you have a 2010 and under truck and would like to add eom bluetooth, this is the unit. $205 shipped priority two day shipping.
  18. Hello I'm new to the forum so I hope I'm posting in the right place. I have a 2015 3500 hd sale with 6.0 I have the 8" display with nav. It is my work truck so time in the truck I use to make calls. Every time I make or receive a call the radio stops working obviously but when I end the call the radio never turns back on and I have to manually hit a stationary play. I am well rounded with Bluetooth as my Audi Q5 and my Isuzu dump truck have it but typically when I end the call the music resumes. I hope there is a setting that I am missing. Thanks in advance!
  19. I have my Motorola Droid Maxx paired up to my 2015 Sierra Denali. When my phone receives a text message it will sometimes show a bunch of random letters and symbols, and then the text message contents right at the end. Haven't been able to pinpoint what's happening, not sure if it's my phone or the Intellilink system. Anyone else have this issue or something similar? The code didn't match any know codes for GM, so I'm thinking it's related to my phone?
  20. Greetings everyone, First off, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Chris, and I'm what you would call a "tinkerer", "hacker", "maker", or "enthusiast". I'm also recently returned to the GM/Chevy Stock after taking a 12+ year detour into the world of AMC (Jeeps), and Volkswagen. I'm a father of three, and I work in the Industrial Automation Industry (I teach it). In my spare time I build or "fix" things. After repairing my 2011 Golf TDI for the "nTH" time in a year (only 60K on it and had to spend close to $8K worth in repairs, in one year, due to poor mechanical designs (A/C Failed three times (compressors and RCV, 30K, 45K, 62K), plastic radiator mount broke (killing A/C lines), DPF failed twice (32K, 58k), EGR system failed, Electrical + Window Regulators failed at 30K, I had enough of "German Engineering". I was brought into this world riding in a GM (Olds), grew up with Chevy for my entire childhood, but at 18 I bought my "first" car, a 1985 Jeep Wagoneer. I loved that Jeep, but I drove my grandfather's 1996 Chevy Cheyenne every time the Jeep was down for maintenance (I even learned to drive stick in it.) In the last 12 years I've owned 18 Vehicles (+/- 2), but just recently purchased my first GM in all that time. A 2009 Chevy Suburban LTZ (fully loaded). And I gotta say, I feel like Jake "Joliet" Blues (Blues Brothers) when he "got the message" during the Sermon w/ James Brown. I have never loved a truck so much, at least as an adult. Even with all it's problems. I bought it used, 2 owners, 138K. In the first week and a half I put 1500 miles on it just to "get a feel" for it. Big surprise, the dealer lied/hid a bunch of problems, (intermittent start, faulty air suspension sensors, faulty A/C Blender Flaps, and a few other issues that did not present during the test drive, but showed up less than 24 hours after leaving the lot). Even with all the issues, they still don't overshadow the benefits of this truck. I truly am smitten. This brings us to the topic at hand. Like I said earlier, I like to "fix" things, and the very first thing I found wrong with the truck (besides the mechanical problems), was the input/output opitons of the UQA (Denso DW468100-6601) and lack of Bluetooth + A2DP in the On* VCIM. Also, the Rear Seat Entertainment + Rear Audio Controls only allowed for RCA/Composite Video inputs with no Steering wheel controls, keep rubbing me the wrong way. I understand that this vehicle is 2009, and A2DP was not common in vehicles until 2010/2011, as well as the whole "Connected Car" Infotainment sectors were still pretty niche markets. It doesn't change the fact that in the last few cars I've had, they all had A2DP capability, which I became addicted to. I hate wires in the cab, and I hate distractions while driving. So I sought out a way to fix that. Much to the disapproval of my wife, in the first week I had the head unit torn apart down to the last PCB, the center console was in the garage, and for the last 2 weeks we've been having to commute 300 miles a week with no music. That all changed today. The truck is full reassembled (for now), and it's pretty much back to stock. The only permanent change so far is replacing the rear 12v Aux Output to a dual 5V USB port for the kids' iPods. My workbench however is littered with prototype RGB/TTL + ARM CoMs, deadbugged TI VD231 Transceivers, ESP8266s and an Old 3G T-Mobile USB Dongle.... Eventually, it's all going to be built in to one PCB. Over the past two weeks I've managed to rig up a system that allowed me to stream audio (Pandora) and Video, as well as have steering wheel controls of the Audio, all using the stock head unit and wiring harness. Here comes the feeler. Would anyone be interested in a kit that allowed all of the above in almost any 2006+ GM vehicle? I did some rough cost analysis, and to hit good Benefit-Cost Ratio, I would have to sell the units for about $100 +/- $10 + S&H. That's at a low quantity of 50 units, and about a 45 day lead time once orders are placed. I'm almost done with the CAD work on the PCB, and I have enough parts on hand to build 3 "complete" prototypes. I'll post a video soon, once I get back from a trip this coming weekend. I did a quick search of similar products on the market but wasn't really able to find one that did everything I can do, but if anyone knows of something that can do the same thing, please let me know. I don't want to duplicate efforts or hurt another potential entrepreneur. I basically just wanted to say hello, and pop the question while I had some free time (and was riding the excitement of my own personal breakthrough). Oh, and one last thing. Once the items are finalized/produced, I am going to release the entire source code, schematics, and build-instructions as open source hardware. Either GPLv2 or BSD. This way, anyone else who wants to build their own, or improve on my design, can. I'm only keeping it semi-secret at the moment to protect a potential marketability avenue. Anyone who is in my field could probably build the same thing just going off the current description and a basic understanding of automotive communication protocols. Thank you, and have a great day.
  21. I am having an intermittent issue with the bluetooth in my truck and curious if anyone else here is having/had a similar issue. I have an Android phone that is paired with the bluetooth system in the truck. I am able to make and receive nearly all calls as expected. Occasionally during the phone call (both inbound and outbound) the call will drop from the truck speakers/head unit (radio comes back on thru the speakers). If I look at the phone the call is still connected and if I change the output source on the phone from bluetooth to speaker or handset I can hear the caller again. I can not transfer the call in progress back to the truck. The person on the other end has no clue what happened. I thought that maybe the bluetooth connection is lost, but the indicator on the phone is still lit and after hanging up I can immediately make a new call via the truck system. Hope that makes sense, anyone else experience something similar??? **Edit....my truck is going in soon to have the seat frame replaced and I will see what they say... TIA Mark
  22. I am wanting to see if anyone has a gently used Bluestar bluetooth unit they want to sell? I want to add it to my wife's 2005 Tahoe. Thanks in advance
  23. For sale is a bluetooth VCIM that I removed from my 08 Sierra. It was taken out since I am trading my truck in on a newer vehicle soon and bluetooth was not a stock option, so I removed this one and replaced it with the original. This VCIM is originally from a 2010 Chevy Traverse but worked perfectly in my truck. This is an easy and cheap way to add bluetooth to your truck. This VCIM added bluetooth calling to my truck and also enabled me to use the Onstar app on my smartphone. So I was able to lock/unlock/start/ect, all from my phone (if you subscribe to Onstar). Onstar still saw my vehicle as a Traverse but that didn't seem to affect functions or the monthly report that they email you. With this installed on my truck (08 GMC Sierra 1500 w/steering wheel controls) It would display the phone number of the person you're calling in place of the odometer. It will also announce the name of the person calling you, if their name and number is saved into the VCIM. I was also able to answer/hang up/call somebody all hands free and from the buttons on my steering wheel. I am not sure if this will work on your vehicle but it worked perfectly on mine, so I would assume, but don't guarantee, that it will work on similar trucks. With this installed, I also had the two green lights on my mirror, not one red like some people have had issues with. VCIM Model # is 20829984 I am asking $225 / OBO + actual shipping for the VCIM and included bluetooth antenna. Feel free to ask any questions and i'll try to answer them as best as I can.
  24. Advent OGM1

    Traded in my 2012 White Diamond SLE, Picked up 2014 Stealth Gray SLT. I have an Advent OGM1 for sale with back up camera. If not interested in both, I will sell separately. Both are less than 1 year old. PM me for details.
  25. Help! My 2209 Tahoe Bose radio will no longer connect to my iPhone 5. I've tried to re-pair it and it works but won't disconnect when I shut the vehicle off and then will not connect again. I'm lost! Any suggestions? Thanks!
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