That's what I was afraid of - damn fiber our cars are like a Windows computer - Add/remove this, install this driver, etc I just hope they don't reboot when they feel like it.ctrlz said:I think Viscouse knows more about this.
I'm pretty certain you can't upgrade analog to digital. Not sure even a dealer can do it.
Also, these modules on the fiber optic bus need to be recognized under Tech II settings. I think the serial numbers need to be registered with the car. So you can't pull parts from a junkyard and get them to work without a trip to the dealer.
Ok, what I am thinking is really it should not matter what the onstar box is - digital or analog - the signal output and all controls that hook up to the car should work the same. Analog/Digital is the way the cell phone works.Viscouse said:That would scare me. Plugging something digintal into an analog port! Course, it should have the same output interface?
I'm not sure. Everyone's clamoring for the digital onstar boxes (maybe try a search for "digital onstar"?). I'd love to know if you can swap em out. Doesn't the theory go that those with digital onstar can have Tel2? Plug a SIM card in it?
Sorry, I'm flailing here...
In the end of your search post, one guy states that we have hybrid boxes. So far I was not able to confirm this anywhere!ctrlz said:When the digital OnStar came out a few people asked to have their analog boxes "upgraded." I think some even said their analog boxes were malfunctioning. In both cases, I'm pretty sure the answer was the dealer would replace the analog box with another analog box.
Why? I don't remember. It was in an old post. The last time I remember reading it was when someone brought up the idea of removing the OnStar unit.
Try a search for "remove OnStar."
Edit:here you go
You could try to PM him. I don't really know about this myself.schernov said:In the end of your search post, one guy states that we have hybrid boxes. So far I was not able to confirm this anywhere!
I think i asked you before but where do you get this information? I was on Onstar site, that I believe you referenced before - and was not able to find any confirmation. Do you have a source inside GM. Can you give us some more details on how you found out that these boxes are digital ready?sbl said:Not "hybrid", though I may have used that term at one time. In OnStar-speak, our boxes are "digital-ready". This means that they can be upgraded to digital, but not until Saab and OnStar decide to make such upgrades available. They aren't at this time.
They are w/Verizon. We are not talking about converting to GSM, we are talking about making onstar Digital, so you can use Verizon deal.Jet 9-3 said:I thought Onstar is partnered w/ Verizon? Don't they use CDMA and not GSM? :roll: How would a SIM card work?