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one more question. i have the metra kit installed on my G6 now. once i remove it and put in the new cluster what am i to do with the old plug that goes to the metra kit which was connected to the old radio? is it no longer needed after that and just leave it tucked away back there behind the radio?
 

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I bought the new wiring harnesses for radio. I have all the speaker wire colors down but there are so many other wires going on in there.
If you can help that would be great! I happened to take a few pictures of the wiring when I had it pulled apart. I'm not sure if I can upload it here or not.
Also do you know if there is an antenna adapter I can buy? The newer radios are a bit different. I
I have diagrams pulled for an 07 and a 2010 but it shows many of the wires to be the same:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/m5b6tl4t7oogq2c/2007+G6+Radio.pdf

http://www.mediafire.com/download/7rpmntxaa087dt2/2010+G6+Radio.pdf

I haven't done this personally but I know other people have successfully mounted the newer stereo in. I'm not sure if the pins are the same but the plugs are just different or what. But hopefully these diagrams can get you a bit closer. They include all possible options.
As for the antenna adapter you can definitely purchase one. Most are to connect an OEM antenna to an aftermarket stereo, but I'm sure it will also work with the newer gm stereo.
Could always do a junkyard run and pull some wires...

End up selling those pin wires? I'll take one off your hands if not. Also did you happen to do a write up on the axxess piece if that's even what you did? Been neglecting the 6 and the forum for a while. Time to show my face more and get a face lift for the 6.

one more question. i have the metra kit installed on my G6 now. once i remove it and put in the new cluster what am i to do with the old plug that goes to the metra kit which was connected to the old radio? is it no longer needed after that and just leave it tucked away back there behind the radio?
Yea all those pins/wires sold pretty quick. There's cluster connectors with wires attached for sale on ebay. Could always get one and pull the pin out.
I may be going to the yard soon so maybe I'll grab a few, I'll post if I do.

I wired up my stereo using the PAC OS-311B Harness, It retained the RAP and onstar, it also brought back the chimes but I left the speaker unplugged because it's nicer without IMO.

I don't totally remember my install. I THINK the dic connector just sits there tucked behind the stereo. But I don't recall if my PAC harness had a connector for it to retain some of the functions. I'd have to pop it out and take a look I guess.
 

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I have diagrams pulled for an 07 and a 2010 but it shows many of the wires to be the same:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/m5b6tl4t7oogq2c/2007+G6+Radio.pdf

http://www.mediafire.com/download/7rpmntxaa087dt2/2010+G6+Radio.pdf

I haven't done this personally but I know other people have successfully mounted the newer stereo in. I'm not sure if the pins are the same but the plugs are just different or what. But hopefully these diagrams can get you a bit closer. They include all possible options.
As for the antenna adapter you can definitely purchase one. Most are to connect an OEM antenna to an aftermarket stereo, but I'm sure it will also work with the newer gm stereo.
Could always do a junkyard run and pull some wires...



Yea all those pins/wires sold pretty quick. There's cluster connectors with wires attached for sale on ebay. Could always get one and pull the pin out.
I may be going to the yard soon so maybe I'll grab a few, I'll post if I do.

I wired up my stereo using the PAC OS-311B Harness, It retained the RAP and onstar, it also brought back the chimes but I left the speaker unplugged because it's nicer without IMO.

I don't totally remember my install. I THINK the dic connector just sits there tucked behind the stereo. But I don't recall if my PAC harness had a connector for it to retain some of the functions. I'd have to pop it out and take a look I guess.
ok cool thanks. and no need for extra work to look. im about to order the stuff including the extra harness to retain rap and whatnot so ill just see when i get it all.
 

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No problem. Your post promoted me to update the original post to show all three options that I know of.
Yeah I noticed that. Lol I'm gonna opt for the axxess one. Seems to be the cheapest option to retain RAP.

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When I was looking I found the axxess and PAC for the same price.
Hmm when I looked today I found the axxess for at least $20-$30 cheaper than the PAC.

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Bought the new speedo and cruise switch today. Install to commence hopefully by this weekend!

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Interested in your results. I did the CruisinG6 cluster upgrade (awesome) and in the process of adding paddle shifters from a Saturn steering column I sourced. Really curious about adding the new style factory radio and how much work it is. I believe the '09.5 and '10 models use a different communication protocol so I always thought even if you can decipher and connect all the wiring, the BCM and Radio cannot communicate correctly.

However, the ability to upgrade the cluster into a pre- 2009.5 car gives me confidence that this will work with the radio as well. I have purchased a double DIN DVD display radio to install so I can put in a backup camera, and Bluetooth, but if I could add a new design OEM radio that would be awesome as I prefer the OEM fit and look. I would then simply add a rear view mirror backup camera. Don't think this would fix my Bluetooth desire, however.

Best of luck! I have a blast doing these mods/updates just wish had more time to dedicate and educate others on the options/hacks available.
Gotta love the little G6. Fun little car and I love it!


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We in there!!!! Hell yeah. Love it. And it was easy. Lol






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Pic with the shroud back on.




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Awesome! I like when things work for people and they find it easy, means I wrote the how-to right haha
You wrote the how to perfectly. Super easy to follow and I absolutely love the outcome. Reinstalling my radio hopefully tonight. I just went with a cheapy harness for now. I'm not concerned with hearing any chimes for now. Lol

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I personally like it better without chimes heh
Yeah I like not hearing the chimes. The only one I'd bring back is my blinker bc I constantly check if it's actually on since I can't hear it. Lol

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Bought a pin from ya.

I've already swapped the cluster over in my 07 HTC and it works fine. Ended up breaking 3 out of 4 of the stepper motors switching needles out, I did NOT know those bastards were so fragile. Didn't get the issue with the odometer not showing the correct miles when you open the door either. I did notice however that the display will no longer show me what gear I'm in when using tapshift.
 

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I've heard of other users losing the gear listing when in manual mode. Seems to be one lost feature that a bcm update could fix. Though im not sure.

I must've got lucky taking my cluster apart to modify it. I was slow as can be with it.
I broke my stock cluster in no time so I took a lot of time on the replacement
 
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