I think you're right - just found it in this thread:Jake_99 said:I think it's in the back, right in front of the XM tuner.
From what I know dealers don't even know pricing, some didn't even know it came with bluetooth, so I doubt that they would know if we can convert.satyric said:
Jake_99 said:Sounds like OnStar is trying to keep the old units as long as possible in order to maintain current profit margin. They probably consider the bluetooth capability a hit to their bottom line. They have no financial incentive to push the newer units and probably have made a corporate decision (near term) to stonewall the transition in older vehicles.
OnStar's only incentive for offering upgrades to digital (from analog) was due the FCC decision to cut off analog service. Onstar then had a financial incentive to offer a digital option.
ednunez said:Based on my information about the OnStar system the chances of GM offering any sort of upgrade to the new OnStar modules with Bluetooth is extremely remote. The Bluetooth function requires not only the new OnStar Gen 8 module but also an antenna which is integrated into the wiring harness. Programming of the module for usage is also required (phone number, VIN, etc.) which most dealers do not have the ability to do with the existing Tech2 equipment.
I'm wondering if the programming wouldn't be required with a Bluetooth module, since the phone feature wouldn't necessarily be required. Of course, it's always possible that GM wants us to go out and buy an aftermarket solution instead of selling us a feature that we want and earning the money for themselves.ednunez said:Programming of the module for usage is also required (phone number, VIN, etc.) which most dealers do not have the ability to do with the existing Tech2 equipment.