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Old 06-06-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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Completely remove Onstar = No more SID messages?

First, is it possible to completely remove Onstar? I think I've read something about this Onstar issue but I couldn't find it.

Now that the Analog signal is no longer being used, I get the Onstar Malfunction message on my SID that tells me to contact my dealer. It's not all the time, but it is annoying and I cannot stand error messages. I've talked to the dealerships and they all say there is nothing they can do about the message.

I remember GenuineSaab removed his "No Onstar" message on the SID. But, does that cure the malfunction message? Any Tech II steps on how to do this so I can pay a dealer to do it for me when they say it can't be done. As I said, I think this has been answered in the past, but I couldn't find it.
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:57 AM   #2
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It can be done.

Dude, the good news is it can be done. I took my 93 to my local dealership and told them I wanted the O/S removed (entirely). We met in the middle, they left the equipment and sensors in the car, but, they worked some magic and now I have no SID messages. Sorry, I'm not sure technically what they did.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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For just $10 I can tell you the trick - it's not hard and can be done for under $20 in parts

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OK - so here's what you do;


1) Locate in the trunk the CU/PU unit which is mounted upside down under the rear shelf in a sedan

2) Disconnect the Fiber Optical connector and loop it - I think it is long enough to do this from what I recall. If not - buy some and loop it.
You are now bypassing the CU/PU which is the headquarters for onstar. Typically this will be all you need to do to keep the message from coming back - otherwise a reprogram of the ICM will be needed to tell it no more onstar. Some cars are special.

By looping the optical wire, (do not kink it!) it keeps the rest of the optical network functioning and skips over the outdated and useless hardware.
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By looping the connector, do you mean connecting both ends together? I haven't pulled the connectors out of the CU/PS unit yet...
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Sweet action! I'ma go do that in a few minutes
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Great info. Thanks and I'm definitely going to try it. Let me know if it works out Granite E.
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I pulled the connector out of the CU/PS Module and sure enough there were two fiber lines glowing back at me. I couldn't figure out how to detach them from the housing given the small amount of space my fat ass afforded while laying in there upside down. I'm not too concerned anymore, I sold the car this afternoon and it's not my problem anymore in another 15 hours or so.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:42 PM   #9
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I sold the car this afternoon
So soon? Wasn't it pretty new to you?


I also crawled under there to take a peak. I don't think I'm annoyed to the point of cutting up the wiring and hoping I fix it though.
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no need to cut anything - that black connector pops open with a pocket screw driver - and the plastic white ends I think connect together, just hafta pull one end cover off.
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I sold the car this afternoon
So are you picking up that nice black 9-5 now?



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That nice black one got sold... but I found a pretty tit 03 in Polar White in Pittsburgh. Flying out Monday to grab that.
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