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Battery on my 2003 9-5 Aero wagon loses all power if car is not operated within a two-day period. Dealer determined the On-Star system is the problem but the cost of turning that off is substantial. I have never subscribed to the system so do not understand how it has turned itself on and won't turn off. Any ideas/help would be appreciated. Tom in Maine
 

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You dont use onstar do you?

Just go into the trunk and on the right side of the trunk, pull up the small access door, theres all that onstar crap.

Just unplug it all.
 

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I just recently removed my on-star from our 2001 9-5 wagon. You can just remove it all and the problem will be solved. It also free's up some additional storage space.

Sounds like either the switch on the dash or the brain you can remove has had a failure of some sort - removing the unit from the trunk cuts the power to the switch and it becomes a dummy once you do so.
 

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Can anyone tell me where the Onstar crap is located in a 9-3 combi wagon (2010).

Every time I try and use my hands fee it tries to use onstar which I have never subscribed to. I also do not like that it is always collecting information... probably part of the NSA...
 

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i thought all the old onstar units (aka analog ones) were useless and cant be used anymore anyway? why would a dealer charge a lot to turn something that cant be used off? it should only be a small hourly rate to flip the switch in the software and unplug a couple connectors.

Can anyone tell me where the Onstar crap is located in a 9-3 combi wagon (2010).

Every time I try and use my hands fee it tries to use onstar which I have never subscribed to. I also do not like that it is always collecting information... probably part of the NSA...
you cant just unplug it. it is fully built in to your car and stereo so good luck. probably need to swap the radio out for non onstar units. at least this is how i understand it to be.
 

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Regarding the original q. The box is in the storage cubby in the back in front of the tailgate on the right side. Disconnect your battery and then lift the cover and unplug the large wire harness from the box. Go in to see how to do that. You can unplug everything in there and that should end your issue. You can even cut the wires and tear out the box and throw it away.
 
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