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    Where did you purchase you rear aux cables?

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    A programmer is required to enable a Version 9 radio for back up camera, not just changing setting on radio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscruick View Post
    Where did you purchase you rear aux cables?
    I made them. Details are in the guide.
    Quote Originally Posted by jscruick View Post
    A programmer is required to enable a Version 9 radio for back up camera, not just changing setting on radio?
    Wiring into the board itself and flashing files is required to upgrade to V9. I'm working on that now and am 50% there, but have hit a road block because I damaged something and trying to find a spare part. Won't be a permanent road block. Stay tuned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jscruick View Post
    Where did you purchase you rear aux cables?
    I bought these:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-G8-V...53.m1438.l2649
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    Thanks, just ordered the cables, did you also install a rear camera? What kind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryscott621 View Post
    You may want to look in the for sale section of the other forum for a quality product at a good price!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jscruick View Post
    Thanks, just ordered the cables, did you also install a rear camera? What kind?
    Yes, I installed this camera: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    So far so good. No complaints about the camera.
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    Thank you very much for posting this. It was a massive aid in allowing me to enable VIM myself! Ran into a couple issues with the drivers throughout the re-programming process on a laptop with windows 10, but unplugging and starting from the first step, it eventually worked itself out.

    I really appreciate the time you have put into the google doc. Instructions were perfectly clear throughout entire process. Ended up buying a VIM Cable with Reverse input (luckily have a V9 Radio) instead of making my own.

    Side note the antenna on the left side of the radio is a huge PITA to unplug. Everything else went seamlessly. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoLLo View Post
    I was able to figure out how to flash VIM unlock, and enable Reverse Cam option for V9 radios, the two difficult radio tweaks that everyone keeps secret. Big thanks to my friend Nic Powell that helped contribute data and bin files for me to flash my radio countless times and figure this out. Please share this with anyone who wants this information, I did it for the car modding community, not for profit.

    As always, you perform these mods at your own risk, I am not responsible for any possible damages you cause to your car. Read it thoroughly before attempting anything.

    There are plenty of vendors who sell boxes that plug into your OBD2 port that can also perform these tweaks, so if you are unsure about removing your radio and programming an EEPROM, you have options to reach out to online vendors, but now you have a real DIY choice. Enjoy.

    Do not download the file, just bookmark it since I will be evolving it as I add more information to the guide.

    EDIT: I've had many questions about this. Version 9 is ONLY needed for the factory Reverse Camera feature. All other mods can be performance on ANY version radio.


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy...B5bzl1S2s/view
    How does one find out which version radio you have?


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