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Old 09-21-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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I'm not really sure what to think about this..
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hmm glad i took the onstar module out of my car!! these bastards are getting to the point that none of it is worth it
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Well, the Federal gub does own GM now, which in turn owns OnStar. Doesn't surprise me at all.

Looks like I'll be yanking all that **** out of my new truck too.
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just pull out or unplug the module like i did. should be under the rear seat in that truck if not on the back wall
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I'll pull the module since I'm replacing the audio system anyway.
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that was one of the first things that I yanked out when i get the car
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Not quite sure about this myself, but I am sure glad I don't have to worry about it.
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I'm not surprised that it happened either, I just wasn't really expecting it to happen yet. I'm glad that my car don't have it either, but my next one probably will. I will definitely be disabling it when I get it. My parents' 09 Impala does have it, and I told my mom earlier, and she didn't seem "real" concerned about it. She uses the hands-free phone a lot, so I'm not sure what they'll do, if they do anything.
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Awesome.
Now, not only am I NOT going to turn my subscription on, for when I'm doing all this winter driving in the middle of nowhere, just in case anything happens....
But I am going to have to hack up the system I already have to keep big brother out of my passenger seat.
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