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Hello! I have an aftermarket stereo in my G6, with the adapter for the readouts but the faceplate broke and the readout for my adapter is very dim so I can barely read it most days. Not to mention it won't display temperatures below 32°... I have a 2007 base sedan 2.5. What I was wondering, is if anyone has ever tried putting a newer model OEM stereo in an older G6? For example, putting a 2009 OEM stereo into a 2007. The connectors look the same on the back, and I would imagine the dimensions are the same. If anyone has tried this please let me know!! Thanks!!
 

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I think I found my answer in another post. Apparently you can, but the stereo needs to be reprogramed?
 

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I have a 2007, and the warranty paid for a stereo replacement, newer model looked the same except AUX input on newer, yay!
Anyway, when swapping stereos, programming required.

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I have a 2007, and the warranty paid for a stereo replacement, newer model looked the same except AUX input on newer, yay!
Anyway, when swapping stereos, programming required.

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Oh wow, lucky you! My warranty is far gone lol. That's all I want is an AUX port... I can use a bluetooth adapter and be good to go.
 

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Not long ago I saw an outfit on eBay that refurbished your OEM radio and added the AUX jack. I don't have a link but if you spend a little time searching you may find it.
 

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Not long ago I saw an outfit on eBay that refurbished your OEM radio and added the AUX jack. I don't have a link but if you spend a little time searching you may find it.
I seem to recall a post years back on refurbing your own radio for an AUX Jack. I was considering it for a while, but decided a little over my head, I'd rather by a salvage radio and pay the programming.
I got lucky when mine failed and got the upgraded replacement.

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I took a slightly different approach to bluetooth. I have the XM module that I do not use, so I cut into the XM line out in the trunk and powered the bluetooth module from the Antenna power. I have to turn the volume up quite a bit (about 3/4 of max) but it does sound fine to me and I have no mess in the front of the car. Hope you find a solution that works for you.
 

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You can replace the radio, but you will need the dealer to reprogram it to your car. There are several different types, and some caviots with them. 2005-2009.5 should look similar, with a base radio, single CD, DIC Radio/Single CD, and DIC Radio/6 CD. If you get a model from 2008-2009.5, it will have the factory AUX connector on it. 2009.5-2010 the Radio and climate control changed, along with the DIC. The DIC moved to the cluster. A retrofit has been done to older ones, but requires the correct steering wheel controls, Cluster, radio, and HVAC controls, plus running a wire or two I believe.

Best bet would be the 2008-2009.5 radio if you were planning to do it for best features.
 
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