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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Radio Module Swap

Does anyone know if swapping a radio module requires it to be programmed? Does the HMI module have to be programmed for the new radio module?

I ask because I want to get rid of the stand alone Sirius/XM radio and integrate it to the factory system. I just upgraded from the I04 to I05 system with 8" screen. I'd really like to get the satellite radio into the factory screen.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 04:50 PM
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This is a good question. I have looked into this as well and from what i can find... yes it will need to be be programmed for the vin. The car does do a vin check on both the HMI and radio module as far as i can tell to make sure they belong with the vehicle. Wherever you purchased your radio upgrade, im sure that they could assist you in purchasing or programming the module. I looked into doing this myself and for 350 bucks, i think i will skip the XM.
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This is a good question. I have looked into this as well and from what i can find... yes it will need to be be programmed for the vin. The car does do a vin check on both the HMI and radio module as far as i can tell to make sure they belong with the vehicle. Wherever you purchased your radio upgrade, im sure that they could assist you in purchasing or programming the module. I looked into doing this myself and for 350 bucks, i think i will skip the XM.
If I could get a dealer to program the Radio module, I'm sure it could be done cheaper than $250. The module is $108 from GM Parts Direct.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 06:34 AM
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Well if you think you can do it then go for it. Dealer programming shouldnt be more than 75 to 100 bucks. However with the 108 dollar GM part, does it come with the XM programmed or just the standard FX/AM stereo? You will also have to upgrade your antenna and cable for one that is satellite ready. it will be interesting to see if it is that easy.
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If I can find out about the programming, especially if the HMI module has to be reprogrammed, I will keep the XM antenna I have now. There is an adapter that goes from SMB to the Yellow connector on the GM radio module. I'd rather not have to pull the headliner down; it looks like it would be a pain.

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