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Old 09-08-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Question Yet another AUX in revisit

I've checked the Astra Owners Network and it seems they love the aux in port with leads that does not require any Tech2 nonsense... http://cd30mp3.co.uk/products.html

Anyone here try it? I'm so sick of FM modulating...

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:34 PM   #2
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I've checked the Astra Owners Network and it seems they love the aux in port with leads that does not require any Tech2 nonsense... http://cd30mp3.co.uk/products.html

Anyone here try it? I'm so sick of FM modulating...
I hate to break it to you, but the geniuses of Saturn locked that function out of the stereo via the firmware of the radio. The radio may have all the electrical connections, but its the firmware that runs it, and a tech2 cannot do a factory firmware update. The terminology may not be correct, but the idea is - the only way you can get the AUX IN is to import a CD30 or CDC40 that has that capability from the UK or Germany.

It's the same reason that the US version of the CDC40 actually has the pinout for the SUBOUT but doesn't actually send a signal to those pins. Already tried every option with the tech2 to activate it - no dice. Nothing can be done with it....


Now given that information, I bet there is a way to backdoor the OnStar function, but I feel that it may be a monaural output.

Best of luck, don't let us stop you from researching - you may make a breakthrough that we all missed.

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Old 09-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:53 PM   #4
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if I get it to work, what's something like this worth to Astra owners?

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:24 PM   #5
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:44 PM   #6
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Haul Astra, you are my new hero.

Who here actually USES onstar? Overpriced minutes, a service I never have needed. I am sure if I wrecked it would be a nice feature... but really I don't feel its worth it.

If I knew where the wires were I'd be taking that onstar thing apart like no tomorrow.

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Old 12-06-2010, 01:38 PM   #7
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Since I bought my Astra 'new' last Dec 20th I technically have OnStar for 2 more weeks (free).

On a serious note does anyone know where the OnStar unit is? I'd like to unplug it as to not be tracked and logged. Not to sound like the always paranoid Jesse Ventura but I don't need the Government (Partially) Owned GM being able to tap into my car, see my driving habits and lock/unlock and disable my car.

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Who here actually USES onstar? Overpriced minutes, a service I never have needed. I am sure if I wrecked it would be a nice feature... but really I don't feel its worth it.

If I knew where the wires were I'd be taking that onstar thing apart like no tomorrow.

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Old 12-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #8
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http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...luestar&page=2

Found it after a while of searching

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Old 12-07-2010, 12:58 PM   #9
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Will unplugging the unit cause any issues? Can I just pull a fuse? Sorry to hijack my own thread...

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Old 12-08-2010, 03:44 PM   #10
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Just an FYI for you all, the OnStar input is mono, not stereo.

Also, it would require some modification, but you could splice the cd player connections inside the unit for an input.

The unit is actually 2 parts internally, the cd player and the rest of the unit (amplifier, radio, ect...)
The amplifier portion actually has an input connector that the cd player connects to. It's not an RCA connector, its a ribbon connector, so some tricky soldering would be required.

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