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OK, Iv'e done my homework and searched just about every fourm I could find and I still can't find any references to the locaiton of the VCIM (Onstar Module) on the 2010 Terrain/Equanox. However that search did lead me to this great fourm so it hasent been a total waste of time.

In any event, I'm hoping to find someone who can tell me where I can find the BOX. I've checked the rear spare tire compartment and any accessable space in the back. No luck. Before I start removing covers under the dash I thought I might try the easy route.

Maryland just passed a no cellphone while driving law and I really want to install a CoStar Bluetooth module in lew of the Onstar Module.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
 

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Why don't you just install a visor mounted bluetooth. Some will turn on when you enter vehicle and turn off when you leave, link to several phones and even upload your phonebook from your cell.
 

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Roesterman said:
Why don't you just install a visor mounted bluetooth. Some will turn on when you enter vehicle and turn off when you leave, link to several phones and even upload your phonebook from your cell.
Don't get me wrong. I thought about this option. But I think the built in speakers and microphone in both front and back seats along with using the mirror controls are two important features.

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OK. I found it. VCIM in 2010 Terrain is located below the steering wheel. Between the steering column and the control linkage for the gas pedal. You have to remove the plastic covers from below. 3 screws and a few snaps. The module has a Blue and Red plug visiable where the Coax cables from the Antenna connect to the module.


Good Luck to anyone else out there looking.

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OK. I found it. VCIM in 2010 Terrain is located below the steering wheel. Between the steering column and the control linkage for the gas pedal. You have to remove the plastic covers from below. 3 screws and a few snaps. The module has a Blue and Red plug visiable where the Coax cables from the Antenna connect to the module.


Good Luck to anyone else out there looking.

Thanks.
Thanks for posting back with the info of where it is located at. Hopefully alot of people without bluetooth will find it useful.
 

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VCIM module is attached right about the accelerator pedal within the dash

start by removing 3 screw holding in the dash plate under the steering column
pull forward on the front dash cover to release

lower cover is attached with two push-in clips in the front. 1 metric 10 bolt in the back and two expansion plugs on the right side
the expansion plus are two parts. look for a small notch in the exposed plug then remove the inside core of the plug and once that is remove the remainder of the plug should be removable easily.
once the first plug is removed you will see the second plug just behind the first one.

once the bottom plate is removed I also recommend you remove the metal plate from below the steering wheel with the 4 metric 10 bolts

once you have all these covers removed you should see the VCIM right above the accelerator pedal. it is the device with the two thick antenna wires.

it is impossible to get to the connectors without removing the module. there are only two metric 10 bolts that hold the device in place and both are visible and rather simple to remove
once those bolt are remove the VCIM should pull out without any issue. you can remove the two antenna wires by inserting a flathead screw drive into the locking device and pull. the red and blue connectors are simple to remove by pushing in the locking clip. you can wrap up the antenna wires and put aside. the vcim does not need to go back in the car.
attach the red and blue connector to the bluestar and wiretie the device to the center console post with the USB connector facing forward and down so when you put everything back together you will have access to the plug.

reverse the removal of the metal plate, lower cover and upper cover.

whole process took 1 hour with breaks (it was cold and snowy). The result was well worth the invesment and time
I have some video I took but it is very dark. I'll see if I can clear it up and post.
chuck
 

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Why not just do this OEM style set up and save yourself all the work?
That's a pretty cool device if you want OnStar. I had not seen it before. My goal was to use the built in mic and speakers in order to have the best possible sound quality. I'm not sure the mirror thing would have achieved that.
 

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That's a pretty cool device if you want OnStar. I had not seen it before. My goal was to use the built in mic and speakers in order to have the best possible sound quality. I'm not sure the mirror thing would have achieved that.
Did you look at Scosche Industries BlueFusion?


Which is apparently the closest to OEM BlueTooth using plug and play only, no wire cutting, and the OEM stereo.
 

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So I have a 1LT Nox that was a fleet car that had the bluetooth/OnStar option removed, and it looks like this module is what I need to get my bluetooth up and running, being all of the controls are there for it I just get the "Not Available" message when trying to pair.

Would there be some other module there in its place that I can simply swap out or will the antenna wires run directly to radio?
 

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Sgt1411 said:
Did you look at Scosche Industries BlueFusion?


Which is apparently the closest to OEM BlueTooth using plug and play only, no wire cutting, and the OEM stereo.
Can anyone chime in with personal experience with the BlueFusion unit? Looks pretty impressive.
 

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Yes I would like to know too. If a Nox like mine had the "package" downgrade to not include bluetooth, but yet still has all of the buttons on the dash and steering wheel, would it still be a direct plugin.......
 
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