In my business, we talk a lot about “OEM Integration.” This generally means using the factory radio as the head unit and adding a high end system to it. It’s true that a high percentage of jobs are like that and in many cases, it make a lot of sense.
The opposite happens when you need to upgrade a radio in a problem vehicle. The Pontiac G6 uses the factory radio as the display for the vehicle’s information center. Things like “door ajar,” “trunk open,” temperature readings, and certain vehicle settings are all displayed on the factory radio. Take that radio out and all of these functions will no longer be available….. Unless you use a specialty dash kit.
We came across this problem this week when we had a customer that wanted to upgrade his factory radio. After a bit of research, we discovered that one of our suppliers makes a kit that addresses the problem. The kit includes a one line display and 3 buttons that allow control and feedback of the factory information center. The kit’s supplied harness connects the factory harness to the aftermarket radio and the display unit.
The result looked great and provided better quality sound and flexibility. The customer still has full control and functionality of his information center and a great new Eclipse radio to boot.
Thomas K says
I have a G6 and I ve wanted to upgrade how do I do it if you guys arent local?
Your best bet is to find yourself a reputable mobile electronics store in your area to handle this job.
Mark piazza says
Looking for ignition for 2006 GT poop with door keys Trump keys
Mark piazza says
The whole ignition
Where can I get the kit? I have a 2009 Pontiac G6 GT coupe. Please let me know asap.
We can supply you with this kit. Please call our store and we can be sure that it is the right one for you and then quote you a price. Thanks for inquiring.
Ineed to know how tosit clock on th e upgrade kit.
Sharon Creller says
I would like to find out the cost of this kit. I have a 2006 G6.
does anyone make a head unit that will display the information or is this the only way
Not that I am aware of and I truthfully don’t see any manufacturer putting that much R&D and tooling into a vehicle specific aftermarket radio.
Looking at the date on this of 2009, this is 2012 and still see no company trying to get GM’s secnodary market. I’m sure that there is alot of us out here that would like to have a touch screen, along with out giving up or loosing space for our basic features. How hard can it be, open one up and go from there! The stereo aftermarket is loosing alot of money!
There are hundreds of aftermarket applications available for most GM vehicles. We offer them every day. For this specific vehicle, the aftermarket manufacturers must have determined that there is not enough return on investment to build something for one specific model (and only a couple of model years). We can certainly offer custom installation and make it happen.
how about now in 2016? i would like to upgrade my factory stereo for a better one and make sure that the information center still comes through the display.
will my remote start still work?
I would need more information on your particular remote starter to say for sure, but I cannot see any reason that this would interfere with any remote start. Stop in anytime and we can go over all of the details!
Will all the buttons on steering wheel still work
Possibly. Some aftermarket decks will work with a special interface that will retain the steering wheel controls.
And what about if I have xm radio how will that still work
You will need to buy an XM tuner that is compatible with the aftermarket deck that you install.
which supplier do you get it from? cause i live far away but i reall would love that kit for my 2007 pontiac G6 GT coupe convertible. Is it possible i can find one and order it?
It’s available from our store.. Give us a call at 610-377-2730 during normal business hours.
i just installed a new sony single din radio with the plastic piece and a pocket instead of the kit that allows you to keep the door ajar,ext… My problem is though if i want to turn on the radio i have to manually hit the on button and not just turn the car on, same with turning it off, i have to hold down the off button and not just have it automatically turn off. What is my problem here! thanks
Negitive Nick says
Is there a version of this for larger more akwardly sized head units? I’m looking into the Kenwood DDX419 unit, which has an integrated LED screen, which makes it a much more square shape then traditional headers. Is it possible to find something for this, or am I going to have to do some Franken-modding.
Thanks in advance.
I dont believe that there is an off the shelf solution for you. Would need to be custom.
Eric Mingle says
that looks really good, where did you find the infomation center? Right below the radio?
The information center comes with the special installation kit that we offer for sale at our store.
Alicia Mcintyre says
I have 2007 pontiac g6 gtp and also had my factory taken out and replaced qirh an aftermarket cd player and the owrsob who installed it cut the wire too short im guessing that connects the information center so now i have starting issues, an ignition wire ran into my fuse box located located in passenger floor board wrapped around a fuse idk my traction control no.longer works and my abs is always locking up my steering wheel controls dont worj and my aftermarker cd player keeps saying cd cd eject when nothing is in there nor stuck at all i thought bout buying the 99-3303 metra but 241 bucks is awful expensive if the wire was cut too short that it cannot even b soldered im desperate on getting this.car to where it will he abke to start and turn off cuz its been almost two years of jumping the car everu time i want to drive it and its costihg me a fortune in dront end replacement s and i cant even geocery shop cuz i have to let car run whike indide wjere vwer please helo or advise me which direction i need to fo into thanks
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George Gibbons says
What is the cost of this G6 audio upgrade? I need to get a new radio in my 2007 G6 but want to keep the information that is currently on the factory radio. What is shipping and what lead time is needed?
I have a pontiac g6 2006. I Want to upgrade my cd/radio to a bluetooth/usb/Aux radio. I Called a locale dealer and he told me I need and adapter that cost 300$ Is that true? What are suggesting me? and at what price?
George Gibbons says
The adaptor is about $150 and then the cost of the radio you install. I have an adaptor but lost my job before I got it installed, so it is still waiting for me to install it. There is another site that had the same adaptor for over $200, but I don’t remember which one
bruce spratley says
I have 2006 g6 gt I have a phone icon on my radio how does that
PATRICIA EDMONDS says
MY BPYFRIEND HAS A G6 AND THE CD DECK CONTINUES TO ACT LIKE SOMETHING IS STRCK IN IT,I CANT LOAD ANOTHER CD IN IT BECAUSE IT CONTINUE TO ACT LIKE LOADING,HOW DO I FIX OF GET WHAT EVER IS STUCK IN IT TO EJECT ,THE RADIO AND EVERYTHING WORK EXCEPT CD PLAYER
When I had this problem my son took a thin card like a driver’s license and managed to get it under the disc and kept stroking it out wards until it finally came out
I have the exact issue with my 2006 G6.
Finally I WILL not by a new radio to install in my car.To expensive. I have a transmitter wich play fm radio,mp3 and blutooth it s the Motorolla roadster 2
Adam Cooper says
where can I find the price of the kit used to put the radio in?
Great thnkgiin! That really breaks the mold!
How do you set the clock on the vehicle information system? I have this same system however the clock on the vehicle information was not reset when the original deck was switched out. Can anyone help me with this?
I have an 05 g6 and was looking to install a dual xdxd236tb ,do you have a kit that will work for me ? If so how much .
We have recently purchased a 2006 G6 GT coupe and the cd player is stuck with nothing in it. Was told it was an internal error problem and we cannot use it. We want to replace it with after market, but keep all the information center stuff on it. Could you please quote me a price to order this adapter stuff and shipping since we are no where close to you. Thank You!!
I WOULD LIKE TO BUY THAT EXACT KIT SHOWN AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE FOR MY 2006 PONTIAC G6 4 DOOR SEDAN. hOW MUCH IS THE COST SO I CAN ORDER IT FROM YOU?
Todd Smith says
I have an ’09 G6 with the radio install kit. How do you set the clock in the display module?
I have a pontac g6 sadden 2006 and want to instal a 2 din radio but i dont want to loss my drivers infomation what do i need to keep that so i can inatal my 2 sin radio
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Is this kit still availible?
Is it possible to take it apart and install it upside down, so the DIC display is on top and the aftermarket radion on bottom? (I’d need to remove bottoms, display and turn them upside down)(That way a aftermarket flip-out touchscreen could be installed)
what is the name of this piece of “special eqiupment”