This video was filmed to show GM car owners who wish to disable OnStar without impacting vehicle performance or operations other than the features of OnStar. We recorded it without using technical jargon terms; we recorded it just in layman terms.
My personal reasons for disabling OnStar is because I learned it was draining my battery and my car did not start. For info check out my battery replacement video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_FZS9...
Once OnStar is down, the following will not work:
1.The built-in cellular calling feature
2.The OnStar Blue button to call OnStar for assistance
3.The Emergancy Red-Cross button
4.If Airbag deploys in an accident, OnStar will not be notified and help will not arrive
5.In some vehicles like the Cadillac the voice to navigation feature will not work
6.The monthly emails for Vehicle Diagnostics
7.To have OnStar remotely unlock your doors or locate your vehicle if you forget where you parked
8.Remote listening feature
The process is fully reversible and all the above features can resume working.
Additional info I found in my OnStar terms when I bought the car:
Per Onstar's Official Terms and Conditions:
THE INFORMATION WE GET FROM YOUR CAR INCLUDES THINGS SUCH AS DATA ABOUT ITS OPERATION, ABOUT YOUR USE OF OnStar SERVICES, ABOUT WHERE YOUR CAR IS JUST BEFORE AND DURING REQUESTS FOR OnStar SERVICE IN YOUR CAR, AND (DEPENDING ON YOUR OnStar Equipment) DATA ABOUT ACCIDENTS INVOLVING YOUR CAR (for example, the direction from which your car was hit).
You agree that we can, subject to applicable law, use any of this information to: (a) provide OnStar services to you or your Car (including sharing that information with roadside assistance providers, emergency service providers, or others, as needed); (b) check or maintain your OnStar Equipment; (c) provide information to the maker of your Car about the Car's performance and to enable the maker of your Car to comply with law; (d) help you or managers of fleets of Cars (if your Car is part of a fleet) to maintain the Car; (e) evaluate and improve our service; (f) enforce this agreement with you or others; (g) prevent fraud or misuse of OnStar service; (h) comply with legal requirements, valid court orders and exigent circumstances; (i) protect the rights, property, or safety of you or others; (j) offer you new or additional products or services; or (k) perform market research.
In my next video I will show you how to replace OnStar with off the market device ($99) and all the features of OnStar will come back! You will be controlling your vehicle from your cellular phone using text messaging and email:
1.The built-in cellular calling feature will work with off the market $99 device
2.The OnStar Blue button to call OnStar for assistance will start to work except it will call a phone number of your choice
3.The Emergency Red-Cross button will call 911 and auto send your vehicle location without your intervention. All you have to do is press the Emergency Red-Cross button
4.If Airbag deploys in an accident, 911 will be contacted with your vehicle location without your intervention.
5.Receive on demand Vehicle Diagnostics to your email
6.Remotely unlock your doors or locate your vehicle if you forget where you parked right from your cell phone
7.Remote listening feature (spy feature) lets you listen inside your vehicle from your cell phone
The above features will work from your specific cell phone ONLY so it is secure!
Let me know if you have any questions and Off course this video comes without any warranties (ON YOUR OWN RISK!)