I have a 2005 G6 with Monsoon + OnStar and I am considering getting the XM Radio and iPod direct connect from Access and Terk. Has anyone tried doing it and will it work?
Integrated Solutions is offering it for around $270. I wanna keep my monsoon and DIC.
Also, I have a panoramic sunroof with a sharp-fin antenna. Will this interfere with installing the Access + Terk system??
Any help is appreciated!
I have an 05 G6 GT (no onstar) but I purchased the XM/Ipod kit from integreated solutions a couple of years ago and installed it myself and it works great. I didn't lose any features on the car (example DIC) and having the XM work on the stock radio is great.
At first I installed the terk/Axxess adapter all underneath by the fuse boxes and drivers side but it gets a little tight and the terk gets warm, so changed it and put the terk in the glove box (used velco to hold it down) and the Axxess by the fuse box panel (passenger side) and it also allows for easy access for any problems (flashing the Axxess for example).
The hardest part of the install is the harness and removing the dash/radio. It actually gets quite scary when you realise how much you have to remove. I believe there is a sticky on this thread that details the instructions but it involves removing panels under the steering wheel, glovebox and the entire console that surrounds the HVAC and radio.
The harness is plug and play and a breeze to install, just test it quickly with the terk/adapter before you close up the dash.
One important note. When I first installed my Axxess on the G6, my battery died after a couple of days without driving! After a lot of running around, removing the kit, installing a new one the problem didn't go away so I pulled the unit totally. Integration solutions were great in support and shipping a replacement and was about to refund my money when Axxess released a firmware update that fixed a battery drain issue on the G6 (it was pulling power when the ignition was off). So they shipped me a USB cable to update the firmware and that fixed the problem.
I hope this helps