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I own a 2007 Pontiac G6 and since 08's started having the AUX input I'm trying to find a less expensive alternative to replacing the stereo head unit and loosing the car information display while still maintaining the quality of an AUX input. My G6 has the standard radio, no CD changer or Satellite radio. Does anyone know if there is an adapter for the back of the factory stereo unit like Best Buy has that would work or any other suggestions? Thanks a lot.
 

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I was so PISSED when I found out that these cars didn't have a AUX until 08-higher. My gf Cobalt SS 2007 has it. Unbelievable! But anyways, good-luck and buy this for the cheapest/fastest way.





*NOTE* If you scroll down on one of those pages you can see that all 3 can be bought together as a package to save you some MULA! Enjoy.

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Thanks for the links, I wanna avoid any kind of FM transmitter as much as possible. I think me and my brother are going to try to find an 08+ head unit and see if we can install it and have the dealer set it to my car's VIN. We'll see what happens...
 

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Thanks for the links, I wanna avoid any kind of FM transmitter as much as possible. I think me and my brother are going to try to find an 08+ head unit and see if we can install it and have the dealer set it to my car's VIN. We'll see what happens...
There was someone on G6Performance that was modifying the older HUs to add a front=panel AUX input. You pull your radio, ship it to him, and get it back in a week or so. Between the costs for shipping and the mod, you might be better off getting one of the UPAC-GM11 variations (Google it). You can either get the iPod/Aux input, or Dual Aux input version. Note that this does require that your radio be XM-capable, whether or not you have XM in the car. My UPAC-GM11 is supposed to arrive tomorrow...

If you did go with the modulator, you can avoid pulling the HU and having to buy an antenna adapter. Behind the left dash trim panel (you'd have to remove it in one of the first few steps to pull the radio) is an plug and socket for the radio antenna with standard connectors. All you'd have to do is get power up there if you wanted to install a modulator in that place.

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I think my car has the lowest grade head unit, I do not know if it has a XM slot but it has no Band or Ptype button just the am/fm/cd button so any modulator wont work from the sites i've found.
 

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I think my car has the lowest grade head unit, I do not know if it has a XM slot but it has no Band or Ptype button just the am/fm/cd button so any modulator wont work from the sites i've found.
A modulator will work because it is a tiny FM radio transmitter. You tune your radio to whatever frequency the modulator works on, and there ya go.

Having no Band button means the UPAC-GM11 wouldn't work for you, nor would the modification that was being performed by the G6P member.

Your only options are to use a modulator or swap head units for a newer model, which will require you to visit a dealer to get the unit reprogrammed to match your VIN.

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Hey I have a 2005 G6. It has the band button of course and a 6 CD-changer built in it. But it does not have xm satellite. I'm trying to figure out if uPAC-GM11B will work for it does anyone know?
 

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Hey I have a 2005 G6. It has the band button of course and a 6 CD-changer built in it. But it does not have xm satellite. I'm trying to figure out if uPAC-GM11B will work for it does anyone know?
It needs to be a satellite *capable* radio but does not require it to be actually fitted to your vehicle.

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Are they all capable? I mean how do I tell if it's capable.

I did call PAC and the guy said that as long as it has band button even though I only get AM/FM/FM2 options it would still work.
 

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Are they all capable? I mean how do I tell if it's capable.

I did call PAC and the guy said that as long as it has band button even though I only get AM/FM/FM2 options it would still work.
Well there ya go. Those are the guys that know how their device works.

I'm putting my PAC in either today or tomorrow, if I can stop feeling like a lazy bastiche. I'll try to take pictures of the steps that aren't already documented (i.e. there are already plenty of writeups for how to take the dash apart).

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OK, I got the interface in and wired. Connecting it to the radio is almost painless. Figuring out where to route the cables, well that is the tough part. I decided I wanted the iPhone cable to go into the center console so I had to rip that out, and while I was at it decided it was a good time to paint the shifter bezel, and while I had the center dash trim and could get to the outer vents easily I decided to put LEDs in them, and I also decided to hard-wire my GPS into the RAP supply, and...

Needless to say it was (still is) an involved project. But the uPAC can be installed in less than an hour including taking apart and reassembling the dash if you're not pedantic about how and where the cables will be routed.

I have just a bit more work to do before the car is back together and will post some pictures when I am done.

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Got mine installed and everything working (took a while trying to figure out the pink and pink/black cables though). I installed it through the center console under the A/C controls.

Now to figure out where to put this huge ipod cable. I thought about just tying it up to make it smaller and like tape it down or something.

Also I was trying to figure out how to pause without turning the radio off. Is there any way?
 

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Got mine installed and everything working (took a while trying to figure out the pink and pink/black cables though).
Once you understand what you are supposed to do with them, it is easy. I had the advantage of the PAC tech support guy connecting them for me. As it turned out for my car, it didn't matter which one I used.



I installed it through the center console under the A/C controls.
I put mine down in the BCM area so it's easier to get to for updates. For example, mine has not yet been updated for iOS4.



Now to figure out where to put this huge ipod cable. I thought about just tying it up to make it smaller and like tape it down or something.
Velcro is your friend. I ran my iPod cable into the center console and velcro-wrapped it:





My AUX cable is in the glovebox:



Also I was trying to figure out how to pause without turning the radio off. Is there any way?
I don't think there is. I did just send an email to the PAC tech support guy mentioning that. We'll see if he has anything to say.

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Yeah we did not know all that we were doing lol. We were time rushed at the end and we had to call tech support to get the wires connected right.

Maybe in the future I'll move the device. I just kept it under the radio and technically it is still easy enough to take out for updates. I like the idea for velcro around the wires, I might try that.
 

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Has anyone updated to the latest firmware for the UPAC? Looks like version 778b is the latest, available here:

http://pac-audio.com/productDetails.aspx?ProductId=667&CategoryID=22

I installed the UPAC in my '05 G6 about a year ago and I am wondering if the new firmware improves performance at all.
The main purpose for the firmware is to support the new hardware authentication chip that has to be added to support iOS4. Otherwise it doesn't do much.

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There was someone on G6Performance that was modifying the older HUs to add a front=panel AUX input. You pull your radio, ship it to him, and get it back in a week or so. Between the costs for shipping and the mod, you might be better off getting one of the UPAC-GM11 variations (Google it). You can either get the iPod/Aux input, or Dual Aux input version. Note that this does require that your radio be XM-capable, whether or not you have XM in the car. My UPAC-GM11 is supposed to arrive tomorrow...

If you did go with the modulator, you can avoid pulling the HU and having to buy an antenna adapter. Behind the left dash trim panel (you'd have to remove it in one of the first few steps to pull the radio) is an plug and socket for the radio antenna with standard connectors. All you'd have to do is get power up there if you wanted to install a modulator in that place.

~ MattInSoCal
Matt - Do you have any other info on this? I'm leaning towards going with the modulator, and i'd like to hook it up there.
 
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