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I have an 09 (not 09 and a half) with the crappy basic steering wheel. I am looking to get the upgraded steering wheel so I would have audio controls and cruise control.

I found the wheel here.

It sounds like this is only the steering wheel so I would be using my cover and airbag - is the airbag and cover from my basic wheel compatible with the upgraded wheel?

Colinpeddle had a pretty good guide, but it made it sound like I would need to buy a new airbag and cover (but that was for a 4-spoke to 3-spoke wheel).

Also, the site doesn't differentiate between 09 and 09-and-a-half parts: are the steering wheels in these the same or might I end up with a wheel from an 09.5 that won't work with my 09?

It would be a huge improvement in my car and I would be grateful for any help. Thanks!
 

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You might wanna pop the top of your steering wheel housing and count you wires before going to the trouble. You may swap it all out and discover you dont have the wiring.

You need at least 8.

This will also require your dealership to turn on those functions with their Tech2 which will cost you some rental time on their machine.

Just push in in the sides and lift to pull up the top then look
at this molex harness which connects into the back side of your sir coil:

Its the blue one on the middle left.



Now pull it out if you cant see it but count the wires.

Do you have 5 or 8 wires in that harness?

If it looks like this then you will not be able to have controls without updating your wiring. I think Pointiac charges $2,000.00 to do that. No...Im serious.




If it looks like this then your good to go:



You can run the wires yourself but its a job....
 

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I couldn't be more out of luck... my 08 Value Leader only has two wires going to that connector. I have to assume my two are for the horn, the steering wheel controls are 3 wires and the cruise control has 3 wires. Since my Value Leader isn't available with cruise control or steering wheel radio controls, they saved a few cents and created a Value Leader specific harness without those wires.

I'll have to find a G6 in a junkyard so I can get in there and remove the wiring harness myself. I've been through all of this kind of stuff before with my Trans Am so I can do it, I just have to learn all the tricks with the G6. Lampoon, are the differences on the receiving end of that blue connector too, or can I just get a new harness from the head deck to that blue connector and plug it in?

Also, I was considering getting a radio out of an 09.5 with the USB port... were there any changes to the harness and steering wheel controls when they changed the radio for 09.5?
 

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You might wanna pop the top of your steering wheel housing and count you wires before going to the trouble. You may swap it all out and discover you dont have the wiring.

You need at least 8.

This will also require your dealership to turn on those functions with their Tech2 which will cost you some rental time on their machine.

Just push in in the sides and lift to pull up the top then look
at this molex harness which connects into the back side of your sir coil:

Its the blue one on the middle left.



Now pull it out if you cant see it but count the wires.

Do you have 5 or 8 wires in that harness?

If it looks like this then you will not be able to have controls without updating your wiring. I think Pointiac charges $2,000.00 to do that. No...Im serious.




If it looks like this then your good to go:



You can run the wires yourself but its a job....

Lampoon, What does one have to do to install those cool looking gauge colors?

Is it a pain or what?
 

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wtf! my 07 g6 only has 7 wires iam missing the brown
 

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lampoon, Would I have change out the entire steering wheel? could'nt I just add the radio switches and a new bezel to my existing wheel? (2007 base sedan with cruise)
 

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Wow....I missed this thread...lets see....guage colors? Blackcat makes them!
I only swapped full wheels because mine was a 4 post wheel and it wasnt leather.
They didnt have those in 2005.

09.5 radios are not backwards compatible. They dont talk the same to the BCM.

As for the harness swap the harness is the same. You just need the wires that go in it.
 

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BradB,
I have a similar question. I have an '08 with cruise. I've sourced the audio control module and bezel. The swap seems straight forward but I guess it depends on the wiring harness... I'll check mine this weekend and let you know how it went.
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wires need to be in the harness and it will work with a radio reprogram.

well...I should say- it should work. It has with others.
 

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wires need to be in the harness and it will work with a radio reprogram.

well...I should say- it should work. It has with others.
Okay say you have everything necessary and ready to install it.. how do I pull the airbag off to gain access to the sides to install new radio control's or in my case replace my cruise control switch because it doesn't lock and my cruise doesn't work????

Thanks Lampoon
 

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wires need to be in the harness and it will work with a radio reprogram.

well...I should say- it should work. It has with others.
Okay, Lampoon I gotta first off say you are the man when it comes to this vehicle:cool:...

Here's the question:confused:...
I checked and I have all the wires necessary for the radio control upgrade:) and I was browsing the parts book on GMpartsdirect.com and I found the part numbers for the switch (# 15942439) and the bezel (# 15825427) for the radio controls in the steering wheel 4 fairly cheap:), now I'm faced with finding the harness with the wires to complete the upgrade.. I found the harness online part number (# 15825417) but it isn't specific if it comes with both connectors for cruise and radio :mad: any suggestion's????

Thanks man,
Matt
 

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Ive got all that writen down somewhere....Let me see if I can find it.
 

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i just went out and checked and I have 8 wires. What does this mean that I have to purchase?
 

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That means you have to purchase me a 6 pack of Bud Lite w/Lime! :beer:
 

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im under 21, sorry.
 
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