Upgraded from a 2008 Denali to a 2009 Eski

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I saw that one pop up on my eBay radar. It could be a snowbird from up North. If you have the vin you can pull a free Carfax from AAA road service at a certain tier. It’ll show it’s Reg location history.

That’s the first and only one ending in 66 I’ve ever seen. If it doesn’t work, we can make a deal to get you the 09 Tahoe 4G WiFi VCIM I just took out.
 

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Did a little swaparoo with the OnStar VCIM from the 09 Canadian Hybrid to the 11 Canadian Esky O/S VCIM. The O/S Rep confirmed my vehicle (donor vehicle) was showing on her side as an ‘11 ice white Cadillac Escalade Platinum. This is a huge score.

When using these preloved Canadian 3/4G O/S modules it’s beneficial to have a make, model and color match. The O/S VCIM is active under my name but the original truck it was born into stays the same and can’t be changed. If the truck is stolen I can call and have it shut down. When it’s recovered they’ll find a white Esky ESV Platinum. I’m sure they’ll have questions about it being a different VIN and Year though.

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O/S set up my new 3/4G account to the same App I had for the 2011 Esky 2G VCIM they shut down last year. I pressed the ignition start button, held it down and 10 seconds later, Voilà! It remote starts and stops via the cell phone App.

The 07-09 trucks were never meant to have these 2010+ O/S features. The fact that GM opted to shut down their 2G O/S network that supported this cell app feature stinks. It’s even worse they never offered it to older vehicles when it’s 100% backwards compatible and plug n play as well as adding unlimited 4G WiFi service to the truck for $15 Mo.
Wait a minute…… you’re saying this onstar VCIM thing can add 4G Wi-Fi to an older truck?!?!?! Like as in I could add this to my 2006, activate onstar and have wifi in the truck?!?! :eek:
 
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Yes, it was a Canadian upgrade program for 03-14 GM full size SUV and a bunch of others. Obviously they killed the program long ago but the VCIM are slowly showing up in Canadian junkyards from early vehicles that have been totaled out but had the upgrade done at the time.

The 03-06 Yukon VCIM part # is 23230482. You'd have to go into ebay and set up an automated search for that number and when it shows available, pounce on it. Unlimited ATT wifi is $15 Mo.

 

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Yes, it was a Canadian upgrade program for 03-14 GM full size SUV and a bunch of others. Obviously they killed the program long ago but the VCIM are slowly showing up in Canadian junkyards from early vehicles that have been totaled out but had the upgrade done at the time.

The 03-06 Yukon VCIM part # is 23230482. You'd have to go into ebay and set up an automated search for that number and when it shows available, pounce on it. Unlimited ATT wifi is $15 Mo.

Thanks for the info! I’m gonna keep my eyes peeled cuz this is rad!
 
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Gas door latch time. Mine had a busted grommet. I ran into # 20912532 on Amazon for about $13 bucks shipped.
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Used a specialty tool to remove it.
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One minute later, good for another 15 years.
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I was rooting around eBay researching for some parts and thought my eyes were deceiving me. Scored a deal on a pair of OEM preloved Escalade Premium clear & slightly tinted tail lamps. They’re a 12-14 Esky Premium trim only thing. Fingers crossed they show up undamaged.

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Well, the eBay OEM tails arrived today. $240 for both sides to the door = score. What a cool seller. It took the sting out of me ordering the wrong rear disc brake conversion for the daughter’s 01 s10, that’s unable to be returned.

A quick note on these 12-14 Premium tinted rears. They’re exactly the same as all the others, only the lens is different. Why do they fetch a premium? I don’t know. I guess value equals demand & supply.

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Those are a great find for $240 shipped for both passenger and drivers side! I’m having a hard time finding one side for <$300.
 

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