Onstar to Bluetooth Conversion

by Amy Rodriguez

With technology advancing every day, more electronic devices are being installed in vehicles than ever before. One such system is the Onstar module, but some car owners do not utilize this device. Luckily, they can be converted to Bluetooth.

Identification

Onstar is a navigation and communications module that requires a monthly or yearly subscription. In contrast, Bluetooth is a wireless communication process that is embedded in many computers and cell phones, requiring no subscription to use the feature.

Features

With the purchase of a Bluetooth conversion kit, changing the Onstar module is relatively simple. Depending on the car model, find the hidden Onstar module that controls the keypad that is above the rear-view mirror. It is usually in the trunk or glove box. Replace it with the new conversion box as the directions dictate.

Considerations

Each car model is wired differently for Onstar, so consult the conversion module's directions for individual wiring. Some vehicles need to have the Onstar module and the Bluetooth plugged in together to function correctly.

About the Author

Writing professionally since 2010, Amy Rodriguez cultivates successful cacti, succulents, bulbs, carnivorous plants and orchids at home. With an electronics degree and more than 10 years of experience, she applies her love of gadgets to the gardening world as she continues her education through college classes and gardening activities.

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