how easy is it to install ONSTAR?

    I have a '03 Trailblazer LT and want to know how easy it would be to install ONSTAR. Any help would be appreciated.
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I don't think it is feasible if it wasn't installed at the factory.
Jerry H.-- retired GM sales manager

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I've seen one of the techs at the local GM dealership doing it
he says it's a plug-in add-on, plus an antenna, plus re-flash the ECM

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Last year I asked a dealer to do it and was told it couldn't be done, so I checked around with other GM dealers and was told the same thing.
On Sat, 29 Nov 2003 01:41:45 GMT, "Gary Glaenzer"

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There is absolutely no reason it can't be done.
It might not control the door locks, for example, but all the other features are simply a matter of two-way communication with the bird. Install antenna, install standalone box, you're done.

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Buy a cell phone and attach an extra key to your truck with a magnet. Then forget about Onstar.
-Brown

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Why would you want to? I'd give you mine if I didn't have to butcher the truck. Buy a cell phone and AAA - much cheaper and GM can't spy on you while you are driving. ;-)

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- never ceases to amaze me how many folks are concerned about folks spying on them....
...... then they post in archived forums and surf the web.

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I heard an ad today for a system like Onstar that can be installed in any vehicle. One of our local Auto Electronics places does the installation. Check in your area, maybe you have someone that can install it. BYW if you want theft protection, I'd look at LoJack (spelling?) it's supposed to be the best of its type.
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On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 11:30:17 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net wrote:

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I just last week bought an 04 Silverado LS. This was one in dealer's stock, and I asked as an afterthought whether it could be retrofitted with OnStar. Was told it wasn't feasible. Of course, anything CAN be done, but the cost is probably not worth it.
Marshall
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