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Old 01-03-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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I got a new dvd installed in my 2001 pontiac bonneville...but my question is how do I make the onstar work, right now it is not working. Is there a special wiring harness that I need to make this onstar work again...I got a wireing harness from best buy and it seems to work ok, the seering wheel controls dont work..and the on star doesnt either...can someone point me to the right wiring harness I might need
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Your new stereo may not be compatible with OnStar or even your steering wheel controls. What is the make and model of your stereo.
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When you swith headunits you lose your steering wheel controls, on star and all your chimes. These all play through your stereo. I know there are adapters you can buy to get you steering wheel controls back, you can get them from zzperformance.com. I'm not sure about the onstar and chimes though
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walmart sells the one for the chimes and onstar but not for the steering wheel controls
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I know that they make a harness for our cars to keep Chimes & OnStar, but I'm having a Hell of a time finding it. Also, it'* over $100 just for the harness. A waste of money if you ask me, OnStar isn't worth $100 to keep functional.

The steering wheel control issue can be fixed via an adapter that works like a universal remote. You wire it in to the steering wheel controls, and it sends signals via RF to the head unit making the controls work. These are usually $50 or so, also a waste if you ask me.
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I love the OnStar. Hands free phone thru the radio without all the fluff to make it happen. Location help and lockout if stolen. 24/7 Auto and Emergency Help at your fingertips. I get a discount on my insurance through an OnStar mileage verification service. I've used the unlock car feature 3 times in 4 years. Had emergency services called to many accidents including a downed tree across 3/4'* of the road here. There are harness'* that do it all. One of the electrical gearheads should be around to chime in.
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I can't remember the model number now it'* made by Scosche but it plays the chimes through a little box that you hide behind the radio then for steering wheel controls you need PAC SWI-X if your headunit has a remote for it then you can use this, if not then no steering wheel controls
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