Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

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    Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    Could someone tell me where the Onstar "box" is in the GMC Terrain? Need to get some info off of one but not sure where to look... TIA.
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    Re: Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    I haven't seen an OnStar "box" in years. Seems like the "box" is gone. Just like in my day to day life...

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    Re: Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    IIRC the box is the actual radio antenna as well.

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    Re: Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    It is behind driver side knee bolster reinforcement panel.
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    Re: Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    Oh...that sounds like it'll be fun to get at... Thanks for your responses.
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    Re: Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    Plan on hacking in to it or something?
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    Re: Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.gizmo View Post
    It is behind driver side knee bolster reinforcement panel.
    Interesting location. Hmmm.

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    Re: Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydlrmn View Post
    Seems like the "box" is gone. Just like in my day to day life...


    I think I know what you're talking about.

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    Re: Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    The one in my 2000 Bravada is behind a plastic panel in the cargo bay. It's a real tranceiver box, the way things were meant to be. It's worthless now, because it's analogue and OnStar no longer supports it. But I paid for it (the black box).

    Bottom line is that communications and information technology has a life span of about 2 to 3 years in business enviornments. Cars aren't very much different. And leases are typically 3 years in duration.

    It sucks for people who buy, own, keep and maintain vehicles for any length of time.

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    Re: Location of Onstar in GMC Terrain?

    It wasn't Onstar that shut it down, the government allowed the cell carriers to shut down the analog systems, and they all went totally digital. If the analog cell service was still around those vehicles would be still serviced. On star upgraded what could be done but the systems that were solely analog could not be upgraded or maybe there were not enough customers with analog systems still paying for Onstar to make it worth while.
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