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    Default 2008 Chevy Silverado Crew LTZ - Unknown Buttons on the Inside

    I just purchased the truck and noticed a set of buttons behind the steering wheel, below the instrument panel. One of the icons/buttons is a phone, the other looks like a # symbol and there is a blinking blue light between the two buttons....does anyone have a clue what this is/does? I looked in the manual and couldn't find anything in the interior section about this area.

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    Default Pictures of the Buttons...Does anyone know what they do?

    I googled the hell out of this and still haven't found anything on any Chevy site that indicates what these two buttons do, nor is the information in the manual.
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    Does your truck have OnStar built into the mirror? I'm thinking you might have a modified truck where the OnStar controls are down there and not on the default mirror...

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    Gotta be a handsfree calling feature. Push the phone symbol and you should hear it say "Onstar Ready". Mine does and I have the Onstar handsfree calling but my buttons are on my steering wheel as well as my rearview mirror. As far as there being both a phone symbol and a # symbol with a blinking blue light, might be an integrated Bluetooth handsfree calling feature.

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    Does your stereo have a bluetooth feature on it?

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    Bluetooth to answer your cell phone instead of actually picking up your phone, you just hit the button and it should be heard through your stereo, my .02
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    The blue tooth is not supposed to be on the 2008. It is supposed to be available on the 2009. That is what i read anyway.
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    Well, a sure fire way to find out is to press it until something happens?
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    Default Still no luck with the buttons

    I'm sorry for not checking back sooner. I was setup to get email alerts when someone posted a comment but apparently the good ol' spam filter caught the messages since the address wasn't in my address book.

    As far as the specs on my truck...

    It's a 2008 LTZ w/ On-Star (hand-free calling on the rear view mirror). I first thought it was bluetooth and before posting on here I tried every sensible key combo to get it to sync w/ my blackberry but no luck. Same thing with trying to get the keypad to appear on the nav screen, or even answer a call. All fell short.

    I'm still at a loss as to what the buttons do.

    Thanks for the help, I'll keep digging and post once I'm able to track down more information through the dealer.

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    I think it's the activation switch for the optional FCCM (that's the Flux Capaciter Control Module). Not a lot of people have that option, but if you can afford it - and can get 1.21 Jigawatts of energy to power it- it's well worth the money.

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    ... It's got to be something with hands free calling. Wasn't in the owners manual?

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