GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Threaded View

  1. #1

    Exclamation Disconnecting OnStar in Onstar-equipped 99-06 Silverados/Sierras

    To kick Big Brother out of your truck, permanently, fuse removal is not enough, as that only disables audio functionality for OnStar. In Onstar-equipped 99-06 NBS trucks, the OnStar unit should be located behind the passenger side air bag and be accessible via the glove box. This simple, 5-step process will let you drive wherever you like, however you like -- without OnStar tracking it. You can undo this any time you like to re-enable OnStar; simply reverse the process.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	01_open glove_box_fully.jpg 
Views:	439 
Size:	34.2 KB 
ID:	33950

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	02_locate_onstar_connections.jpg 
Views:	440 
Size:	45.3 KB 
ID:	33951

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	03_disconnect_onstar_connections.jpg 
Views:	441 
Size:	41.6 KB 
ID:	33952

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	04_verify_onstar_disconnected.jpg 
Views:	432 
Size:	60.6 KB 
ID:	33953

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	05_verify_onstar_powerless.jpg 
Views:	446 
Size:	36.3 KB 
ID:	33955



    Notes:
    Older (analog) OnStar units may not look like this or have the same number of connections, but the principle should be the same.

    Also, if you plan to re-enable OnStar or want to reserve the ability to do so, then please pay attention which multi-pin ports on the OnStar unit your connections are using PRIOR to disconnecting them. You can see from the 4th picture, above, that there are more multi-pin ports than I have connectors. I will never re-attach mine so I didn't label anything. If you think you might want to reconnect yours, inspection prior to disconnection ... followed by labeling ... would be prudent.
    Last edited by SurrealOne; 01-25-2012 at 12:15 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Are there plans for products supporting 99-06 Silverados/Sierras?
    By SurrealOne in forum Total Load Control
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-03-2012, 11:30 AM
  2. OnStar App Help ~ user assistance with OnStar Mylink mobile app
    By Steve in forum Audio, Video & Gadget Tech
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-31-2011, 10:11 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-09-2010, 10:10 PM
  4. Police to be able to halt Onstar equipped cars during a chase
    By dwill3015 in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-10-2007, 12:09 AM
  5. New Silverados/Sierras
    By njnavy07 in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-19-2007, 08:39 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •