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Old 07-04-2008, 07:07 AM   #1
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HAS ANYONE TRIED TO INSTALL RADIO CONTROLS ON A 1LT OR A C6 THAT DID NOT COME WITH THEM? I HAVE AN 08 AND WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE INSTALL IF IT IS POSSIBLE.
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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Called dealer close to me 2 days ago about the necessary parts, and he stated that it was an entire steering wheel assembly. I too want the radio controls and have no gripe turning a few screws to do so, but not willing to buy an entire steering wheel just to do it.

Have you called the dealer to see if this is a plug and play piece or is it the steering wheel assembly?
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I am also very interested in this mod. Has anyone performed this?
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:17 AM   #4
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i have seen the schematic and it looks like the switch fit in any 07 or 08 steering wheel but i am not sure. i will get this to work on my car i just dont know how long or how much it will cost to do it. i would also like the telescoping wheel feature that will be my next project, but if your right about the buying the whole assembly i might knock out two birds with a single (could be expensive) - stone!
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How much was the entire steering wheel?
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:25 AM   #6
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You don't need the whole steering wheel.

I found a link to an HHR site where a guy had done the deed and supplied these part #'s. The HHR wheel looks the same as ours. I haven't confirmed that these exact #'s will work, but my research has shown that the parts for our car are available seperately and these #'s below are listed as 07-08 part #'s

The question is, is the harness from the column to the radio in the car already, it was for the HHR, so ........

Switch $34.14
15842365

Harness $14.81
15234343

Module/Cover $18.85
15234337
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:26 AM   #7
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I am interested in the wheel controlls but i have an 06 c6 3lt
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:34 PM   #8
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Cool. I bet you will be able to do it for bluetooth as well.
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:36 AM   #9
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Cool. I bet you will be able to do it for bluetooth as well.
Nope! GM has already said it would be way to cost prohibitive to do bluetooth on the older cars.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:22 AM   #11
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You don't need the whole steering wheel.

I found a link to an HHR site where a guy had done the deed and supplied these part #'s. The HHR wheel looks the same as ours. I haven't confirmed that these exact #'s will work, but my research has shown that the parts for our car are available seperately and these #'s below are listed as 07-08 part #'s

The question is, is the harness from the column to the radio in the car already, it was for the HHR, so ........

Switch $34.14
15842365

Harness $14.81
15234343

Module/Cover $18.85
15234337
So all I need to buy for my 2008 2Lt is the switch, harness, and module/cover? I really miss this feature and for less then 70 bucks it would be worth it to me.

Has this been confirmed?
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:16 PM   #12
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I'm very interested in this subject, too.

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Old 09-27-2008, 06:58 AM   #13
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Anyone? I did on search on the subject but just became more confused.

Gene Culley's Prices:

Collision Catalog - Chevrolet
Steering wheel and trim - Radio control Radio control 2006 - 2008 $33.07

Collision Catalog - Chevrolet/Geo
Steering wheel and trim - Switch cover - Passenger side W/radio control Right 2006 - 2008 $18.27

OEM Catalog HARNESS $14.35
Total:$65.69

I just need to know if it will work.

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I'm very interested in this subject, too.

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Nope! GM has already said it would be way to cost prohibitive to do bluetooth on the older cars.
Yes, I heard of that as well. Is GM saying that because they want to sell '09's or because it really will cost a lot. I know there will have to be some changes involved.
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TTT - Anyone on the SWC's. I have a 2006 and need to know if the connectors will work with the NAV unit. I don't like switching from NAV to change radio stations.
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I am also interested in the original question. I have no interest in the bluetooth part that someone else asked about.
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I am also interested in the original question. I have no interest in the bluetooth part that someone else asked about.
I can feel it, any day now someone knowledgeable is going to answer this question.

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I can feel it, any day now someone knowledgeable is going to answer this question.
I donít know about knowledgeable, but I did find some answers today. I decided to use my car as a guinea pig, and it was slow at work today. I can say that this IS POSSIBLE but itís more work than I thought it would be. Of course you will need a new coil assembly at the top of the steering column and switch. But the radio switch bezel is not available separate from the steering wheel. And the wiring harness from the switch to the steering column coil can only be acquired with the steering wheel too. The vehicle harness from the radio to the steering column does NOT contain the 2 circuits needed for the switch. Some terminals would be needed and 2 wires run to the radio along with running a lamp dimming circuit to the column.

The radio will not make use of the new switch inputs until itís reconfigured. The base U66 option with a Delco amplifier will not work. The premium U65 using a Bose amp will work. Using a Tech2 I had to change the option configuration in the radio from the U66 to the U65 and then the switches worked. I donít know what issues there could be from telling the radio itís using a Bose amp when itís actually a Delco? But everything seems to work ok. I have a feeling some of the difference is with the EQ settings. I know Bose likes to use their own presets programmed into their amps.

Now I just need to decide if I want to spend the $$$ on a new steering wheelÖ
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