iPhone/iPod Intergration with 2008/2009 Saturn Vue (Including Mount) Part 1 of 2
Part 1 of 2
Hey fellow Vue owners!
I figured I'd give you guys the heads up and the skinny on the situation.
If you have always wanted to setup your iPhone/iPod with your Vue so you
Charge it while in use
Control it with the radio/steering wheel controls
Have great sound quality
Not have to always use the AUX port cause the lingering cable is
Have a nice mount with a good viewing angle
This is the video for you. I will show you how to get all this together and
easily installed YOURSELF for about $200! Going to a car audio store will
cost you twice as much! I've done my research. Plus, you'll have the added
honer of a do-it-yourself project you'll use every time you're behind the
Tools you'll need:
Phillips-Head Screw Driver (the longer the stem, the better)
Flat-Head Screw Driver (not so long, but not short either)
Angle Cutters (Wire Cutters)
iSimple - Apple® iPod® Direct Connect Kit for Select GM Vehicles (ISGM74)
also known as the Peripheral Electronics PXAMG iPod Interface
Peripheral Electronics PODCBLBM-5v 3G iPhone Charging Cable
Bracketron Mobile Electronics iPod Docking Kit (Vent Mounting Solution)
Bracketron Mobile Electronics Satellite Radio Dash Mount (Pro-Series 45mm)
All of these items, except for the 3G iPhone Charging Cable can be found at
Best Buy. You may be able to find them online for a few bucks cheaper, but
having the security of being able to return the products if defective is
better if you go to Best Buy. Besides, at the time of writing this thread,
Best Buy is the best bargain. The cable can be found on
DiscountCarStereo.com or by searching Google or eBay.
Make sure the Satellite Radio Mount is the 45mm kind. Otherwise, the mount
will not be long enough. The iSimple Kit must be the ISGM74 version so it
will come with all the necessary cables and such for your 2008/2009 Vue.
You can research more info on the PXAMG Interface but believe me when I
tell you it works WONDERFULLY!
This video will show you how to install each device giving you complete
integration with the factory radio including a mount to hold your
iPod/iPhone in place.
2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue MP3 Radio in 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series
This video demonstrates a Saturn MP3-capable factory/OEM radio from a
2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue installed into a 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series.
This radio requires modifying the factory radio plug. but otherwise
fits/operates perfectly in the following Saturns: 2000-2002 S-Series,
2000-2005 L-Series, 2002-2003 Vue, and 2003 Ion.
It is also a plug and play swap for 2004-2005 Saturn Ion and Vue that don't
already have it since it was optional from Saturn for those years & models.
Here is a link to the instructions:
2007 Saturn ION Starting Problems
Since we drove the car off the lot it would periodically not start on
demand only to start some time later (usually 15 minutes or so). Because
this problem cannot be replicated on demand we have filmed an instance when
the car would not start.
Saturn L-Series - Automatic Transmission Fluid Change
Procedure for changing the ATF in Saturn L-Series vehicles that have a GM
oil drain pan (no drain bolt). This procedure will work for all 2000-2005
L-Series Saturns. L-Series includes LS1, LW1, LS2, LW2, L200, L300, LW200,
I take no responsibility or liability for this information. If you decide
to do this procedure please proceed at your own risk. I am not a mechanic,
this video is only to document my own repairs on my vehicles.
How To Unlock A Theftlock Radio
How to get the theft lock code for Chevrolet, Pontiac and GMC cars and
trucks. This tutorial works with most cars from 1997 - 2003 the
demonstration is done on a Camaro / Firebird stereo, but is
the same for other decks. If none of the dealer codes in the video work,
google the phone number 1-800-537-5140 and you should be able to find more
updated dealer ID numbers.
Link to unlock newer theftlock radios: