2012 Impala OEM Nav Radio Install - Page 2 - Chevy Impala Forums
Audio, Video, and Electronics All audio, video, alarms, and all other electronics.

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of (permalink) Old 12-25-2012
Senior Member
 
volume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: orlando fl
Posts: 1,207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 658
Thanked 168 Times in 139 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkickr View Post
yeah, just get the dash apart from the front, it should just unsnap and you should be able to have enough clearance to slide that antenna in place, just remember to have the radio out when your doing it.
volume is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2012
Guest
 
xxxxxxxxxImpala08SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Find the VSS wire yet?
xxxxxxxxxImpala08SS is offline  
post #18 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2013 Thread Starter
Member
 
bigkickr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
I have not, but to be honest with you I haven't had time to look for it either. A friend of mine who works at a dealer talked to one of his mechanics who said the wire might be tucked back along the harness where it was supposed to be wired in to, however to get at it I have to take off the airbox, etc. If I get out of work at a reasonable time today I may go fishing for it. I'll keep you posted.
bigkickr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #19 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2013
Junior Member
 
jumpinj0e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: West Haven,CT
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 14
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Was about to buy this unit for $400.. find that wire yet?
jumpinj0e is offline  
post #20 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2013 Thread Starter
Member
 
bigkickr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
I have not, to be honest I put it on the back burner and really don't think much about it anymore. It's rare I go anywhere that I don't already know where the location is, and if I'm driving I have to use my phone because I'm locked out of the radio nav if the vehicle is moving. I was hoping by now someone else would have jumped in and say they found it or they successfully completed this installation, but so far, at least from what I've seen it hasn't been done.
bigkickr is offline  
post #21 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2013 Thread Starter
Member
 
bigkickr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
*UPDATE* I had the harness pinned out that is supposed to carry the VSS signal from the Electronic Brake Control Module. GM did not include that wire in the harness. I'm assuming because they never set up the vehicle to have a navigation radio. I put some feelers out to some people I know to see if the vehicle speed signal would still come off of the EBCM if a wire was added to the harness in the correct pin location which could then be tied directly into the radio. Worst case scenario I've been told would be to run a wire from each wheel speed sensor, tie them together, and then tie that into the radio. I'm holding off on that for now, but we'll see what happens.
bigkickr is offline  
post #22 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2013
Super Moderator
 
jtrosky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: West Grove, PA
Posts: 12,431
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 932 Post(s)
Thanks: 992
Thanked 2,307 Times in 1,803 Posts
Garage
I'm curious - why do you need the VSS wire at all to begin with? I've connected two different OEM-look navigation systems to my 2012 Impala and they come with a GPS antenna which works just fine (have "High" accuracy at all times) - why is the VSS wire even needed?

Or am I mis-understanding the whole point of this thread?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
jtrosky is offline  
post #23 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2013 Thread Starter
Member
 
bigkickr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
I installed an actual OEM radio I bought from a salvage vehicle and had it flashed for my VIN. Apparently the turn by turn directions pull and operate from the vehicle speed signal. Everything on the radio works flawlessly with the exception of the audible turn by turn directions and the map engagement while following a route. The map knows exactly where it is, but if I enter a destination and veer off course it won't update itself. Again the is allegedly fixed by tying the radio into the vehicle speed signal which I've been able to find a place to tap into with my vehicle. At this point I'm almost wishing I went with an Advent or another OEM "fit" radio, but I wanted to do it with an actual GM unit.
bigkickr is offline  
post #24 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2013
Super Moderator
 
jtrosky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: West Grove, PA
Posts: 12,431
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 932 Post(s)
Thanks: 992
Thanked 2,307 Times in 1,803 Posts
Garage
Hmm, I just don't understand it... Any GPS system can determine the vehicle speed just by using GPS data that is obtained via the GPS antenna - I wonder why the OEM nav system needs the VSS as well... Go figure.

Anyone have any idea why the OEM nav system would require the VSS signal to begin with?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
jtrosky is offline  
post #25 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2013 Thread Starter
Member
 
bigkickr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Apparently not, the OEM radio pulls that info from somewhere else in the vehicle. Trust me, I wish it was plug and play.
bigkickr is offline  
post #26 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2014
Junior Member

 
GET_ARMED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Warrenville, IL
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
I love this write up. I need a factory style unit with nav and bluetooth.
GET_ARMED is offline  
post #27 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2014
Si vis pacem, para bellum


 
donmateo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: WI/IL
Posts: 22,815
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,943
Thanked 2,718 Times in 1,860 Posts
Garage
I've been debating throwing an OEM Tahoe unit in...we shall see.

_______________________________
donmateo is offline  
post #28 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2014
Member
 
daytonboi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dayton
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
I bought a OEM GM Nav Radio and took it to get it programmed at my local dealer, and they said that it wouldn't let them unlock it, can you tell me what you said or did to get it unlocked?
daytonboi is offline  
post #29 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2014
Senior Member
 
ChevroletCustomerService's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 954
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 64 Times in 52 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by daytonboi View Post
I bought a OEM GM Nav Radio and took it to get it programmed at my local dealer, and they said that it wouldn't let them unlock it, can you tell me what you said or did to get it unlocked?
Hi daytonboi,

Sorry to hear your dealership is having difficulty unlocking your OEM Navigation radio. Please keep us posted and if there is anything we can look into for you don't hesitate to send a private message.

Amber N.
Chevrolet Customer Care
ChevroletCustomerService is offline  
post #30 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2015 Thread Starter
Member
 
bigkickr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mine came unlocked and was programmed for my VIN when it arrived. I've never been able to successfully complete the install. I can see where I am on the map when I'm driving, but I've never been able to get the VSS signal running to the head unit and this have never been able to fully utilize the navigation system with the spoken turn by turn directions.
bigkickr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Related Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2001 Malibu Impala Cavalier Monte Carlo CD Cassette Tape Player Radio OEM LKQ RSS Bot Impala Diecast Toys Cars on eBay 0 07-22-2017 12:30 AM
2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala Radio Control Panel W/MyLink 8" Touch Screen OEM LKQ RSS Bot Impala Diecast Toys Cars on eBay 0 07-21-2017 12:52 AM
2012 Chevrolet Impala AC Heater Temperature Control Unit OEM LKQ RSS Bot Impala Diecast Toys Cars on eBay 0 07-20-2017 07:00 PM
2014 2015 Chevrolet Impala Information Screen w/ Radio Controls 23193948 OEM RSS Bot Impala Diecast Toys Cars on eBay 0 07-18-2017 09:20 PM
New original OEM 06 07 08 09 10 11 2012 Chevy HHR / Impala transponder chip key RSS Bot Impala Diecast Toys Cars on eBay 0 07-15-2017 03:10 PM


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Impala Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome