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Old 03-29-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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OnStar mirror upgrade?

Has anyone installed the OnStar mirror upgrade on their older model? I've been thinking about it in case of accident or theft. Debating on whether it's worth it.
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Instant that for GM only?
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No they have the mirror for any compatible car. It works almost the same way.
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Has anyone installed the OnStar mirror upgrade on their older model? I've been thinking about it in case of accident or theft. Debating on whether it's worth it.
Depends, do you want to spend the money every month/year?
My wife has Bluelink in her Sonata and likes it ok. But Hyundai Bluelink offers navigation, Talk to Text, and gives her features like starting and killing her car from her phone or computer. So its pretty sweet. Yours probably won't have those features, but i know its a great thing to have in case you are in an accident and can't contact anyone for help. Saved my uncle and his sons life when they took a 30ft tumble down a mountain in California a few years ago.

(Now,I have heard that they are trying to push OnStar in most all vehicles now though. Something about law enforcment being able to run your plates, connect to your OnStar, and check if you have been wearing your seatbelt, speeding or other traffic violations. But that could be a myth.)
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True. It may have some of those features. I know it has tracking for theft, call in case of emergency, and Bluetooth apparently. It may have remote start or kill as well. I'll have to double check. They wire it to the car.
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Depends, do you want to spend the money every month/year?
My wife has Bluelink in her Sonata and likes it ok. But Hyundai Bluelink offers navigation, Talk to Text, and gives her features like starting and killing her car from her phone or computer. So its pretty sweet. Yours probably won't have those features, but i know its a great thing to have in case you are in an accident and can't contact anyone for help. Saved my uncle and his sons life when they took a 30ft tumble down a mountain in California a few years ago.

(Now,I have heard that they are trying to push OnStar in most all vehicles now though. Something about law enforcment being able to run your plates, connect to your OnStar, and check if you have been wearing your seatbelt, speeding or other traffic violations. But that could be a myth.)
It's a mixture of True and False Onstar can determine that information if they wanted to, but it's not until the button is pressed. They also claim they won't track you until the button is pressed.

OnStar does work. We have a family friend that had his Escalade stolen from him at gunpoint in a home invasion. OnStar was able notify the police of the vehicles location.
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OnStar does work. We have a family friend that had his Escalade stolen from him at gunpoint in a home invasion. OnStar was able notify the police of the vehicles location.
Justice!!!
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The bad part is 1 police car was damaged and Escalade caught on fire with some of their personal belongings in it. But they apprehended the suspects after a foot pursuit, so that was justice.

So OnStar does work. They'll even greet you by name, so when you press the blue button, they'll say, Hello"_____". The last I checked the monthly fee was kind of expensive.
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The bad part is 1 police car was damaged and Escalade caught on fire with some of their personal belongings in it. But they apprehended the suspects after a foot pursuit, so that was justice.

So OnStar does work. They'll even greet you by name, so when you press the blue button, they'll say, Hello"_____". The last I checked the monthly fee was kind of expensive.
Yeah you guys are right. On of the only things holding me back is the monthly fee. Is it worth it for piece of mind? Not sure. Reasoning that its a convertible mustang with some power, I have a higher probability of theft or accident!
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Has anyone installed the OnStar mirror upgrade on their older model? I've been thinking about it in case of accident or theft. Debating on whether it's worth it.
I would do it i work for gm but drive a mustan and i love on star my last car had it big help.
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Yeah you guys are right. On of the only things holding me back is the monthly fee. Is it worth it for piece of mind? Not sure. Reasoning that its a convertible mustang with some power, I have a higher probability of theft or accident!

If you call them you may be able to negotiate something. Like 6 months free or half price for a year. Hyundai BlueLink did it for me. You would be surprised how helpful they are. Mostly because they want your business. But hey, might as well try. I'd tell them you heard someone say they got a free six month trial. After thats its like $17.00 a month.
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If you call them you may be able to negotiate something. Like 6 months free or half price for a year. Hyundai BlueLink did it for me. You would be surprised how helpful they are. Mostly because they want your business. But hey, might as well try. I'd tell them you heard someone say they got a free six month trial. After thats its like $17.00 a month.
Yeah try that. They used to give you a year free when you purchased a GM car. My dad is a GM guy all the way.
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Yeah try that. They used to give you a year free when you purchased a GM car. My dad is a GM guy all the way.
Yeah we got a year free with my wife's Chevy. I'll probably call this weekend to see what they can do!
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