I have a 2007 G6 Value Leader (aka BASE Model), and I want to hook up my iPod and/or get HD Radio, I was looking at the iCarKits, but my current radio does not have a "SAT", "BAND", "XM" button, so I figure it wont work. I want to maintain the functions that are in the current radio, ie. Oil Life, Trip, MPG, Clock, Lock Settings, etc. From the reading I have done, it looks like my only option is to replace the entire radio with expanded model.
I found some on ebay that have the buttons stated above, and have a 3.5mm jack for iPod, are there other options?
Can a 2008 or 2009 G6 radio go into a 2007 without issues? I saw the newer radios that are blue like other GM cars rather than red.
Will I run into issues because I have the Value Leader model?
Can you swap out everything for a non-GM radio and still have control over the Oil Life, Trip, MPG, Clock, Lock Settings etc.?
Are there other places to get the radio other than eBay?
Does a new Radio need the be activated...?
Thanks for any help.