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#14 of 69 Re: 2010 Nox USB/Radio [maxiumpete]
Apr 27, 2010 (8:15 am)
Do you know where I can find out if my Nox was supposed to have the USB port or not? I have a 2LT (built sometime before late July/August 2009), so I'm pretty sure I am supposed to get the USB port, but there is not anything in the center console besides the auxiliary input jack. The sticker from my car says the USB port should have come standard, but it also has a Bluetooth package. Would there be any reason the Bluetooth package would cancel out the USB port?
Can you take it to any dealer for the USB port to be added back in or do I need to take it to the dealer I bought it from?
#15 of 69 Re: 2010 Nox USB/Radio [emcd13]
Apr 28, 2010 (6:21 pm)
Do you still have the original sticker ? Chances are you'll find a deduction of $75 for the missing USB port. Look to the last column of charges on the right. I think the installer was out for a month because there were a batch produced prior to July that had the USB included in a package, but not installed. My sticker gave a $75 credit for the missing port and the dealer wouldn't even consider installing it for that price. I bought mine Aug 1, 1 of his first three sales and his only sale with that port. He had no idea how to install it and obviously didn't want to burn time learning how.
#16 of 69 Re: 2010 Nox USB/Radio [runox]
Apr 28, 2010 (7:18 pm)
Yes, I do have the original sticker. Looks like the USB port is listed as one of the standard features. There's definitely no credit or deduction for $75 anywhere on the sticker, but maybe I need to find the actual invoice or call the dealership where I bought it (~150 miles away). I ended up buying it far away because it was one of the first few Equinoxes to make it to Texas. Tried calling a dealership closer to me today but they said I wasn't supposed to have the USB port (based on my VIN). I can't exactly figure out why the service dept. at that dealership would tell me I'm not supposed to have it, if I have it listed as a standard feature on the sticker, but maybe I already got the credit and I didn't even know it. Either way, it sounds like mine came from the same batch as yours!
#17 of 69 Re: 2010 Nox USB/Radio [emcd13]
May 01, 2010 (4:16 am)
well you're in luck since now you can go back to the (a) dealer, show the sticker with it included and where it is not installed. If you want it, Chevy would obligated to install it for free, or at least offer up a credit - not less than $75 since it wasn't installed. I'd work through a local dealer since one dealer is the same as the rest when it comes to warranty work and recalls.
I bought mine about 100 miles away but went to a local dealer for a computer replacement recall
#18 of 69 IPOD connectivity
May 14, 2010 (8:30 am)
I have a 2010 LTZ with the USB port. Since purchasing it about 6 months ago I have connected my IPhone with the USB port and have used the IPOD feature on the phone through the AUX input with no problem. Suddenly stopped connecting. Tried my daughter's IPOD and same thing - no connectivity, so it is not my phone settings. I can't find anything in the owners manual to address connectivity issues. Any suggestions before I take it to the dealer? Thanks!
May 31, 2010 (8:17 pm)
I bought the 2010 nox a few weeks ago, I tried to set up my bluetooth and it says in the dash when i try to config "not available" what am i doing wrong
#20 of 69 Re: Bluetooth [crcjrc06]
Jun 09, 2010 (11:41 am)
Here are the instructions to pair your phone with your vehicle. Pairing a Phone
1. Press the CONFIG button.
2. Select Phone Settings.
3. Select Bluetooth.
4. Select Pair Device (Phone).
A four digit PIN number appears
on the display.
5. Start the pairing process on the
cell phone that will be paired to
the vehicle. Reference the cell
phone manufacturer’s user guide
for information on this process.
Locate the device named
“General Motors” in the list on
the cell phone and follow the
instructions on the cell phone to
enter the four digit PIN number
provided by the system.
6. The system prompts for a name
for the phone and confirms the
name provided. This name is
used to indicate which phone is
7. The system responds with
“ has been
successfully paired” after the
pairing process is complete.
8. Repeat Steps 1 through 7 to pair
If for some reason this doesn't work properly for your phone, then I would go to the dealership and have them look at the problem. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#21 of 69 iPhone 4 works as expected with USB controls and Bluetooth pairing!
Jun 25, 2010 (11:03 am)
Just picked up my 2010 Equinox 2LT FWD today, and by chance had received my new iPhone 4 last night.
I was previously concerned that the USB port in the NOX wouldn't play nice with the iPhone's iPod functionality, as I have read about a few flaky issues here, but so far I am very happy. Plugging in the iPhone, the phone initially displays a warning about a potential incompatibility (Chevy apparently didn't fork out the cash to be Apple certified,) but the car stereo immediately starts playing the music from my iPhone, and displays the artist, track title, and length info on the radio display. The steering wheel controls seem to work fine. Advancing the track from the wheel works exactly as I would expect. (Note: shortly after I plugged in the iPhone the first time, I did experience what can only be described as a "failure." While the info was still displayed on the radio, the audio stopped working right and produced a screechy static sound that buried the expected audio. I unplugged it, and have not been able to reproduce it since, so I think/hope it may have been a physical connection issue.)
My next concern was whether it would still play nice after I paired the bluetooth with the car to use the internal mic, etc. After pairing (which was straightforward, and simple,) I tested the connection and it was fine. Even plugged into the USB port, and playing music, triggering the use of the iPhone via bluetooth worked perfectly. Yeay!!
So far, big kudos to Chevy! I am digging this setup! The next thing I need to determine is how well the iPhone charging works while connected to the USB. (I have read where folks have said it still drains the iPhone battery even though its on the USB, but I will be looking for that on my next decent length drive.)
#22 of 69 Re: iPhone 4 works as expected with USB controls and Bluetooth pairing! [lauridsd]
Jun 28, 2010 (8:29 am)
I may have been a little hasty in my previous statement. After further review, I have replicated the static issue. It *seems* to occur after repeatedly using the steering wheel controls to change tracks on the iPhone when it is attached via USB.
If I just connect it and let it play, I don't seem to have the problem. Even if I use the steering wheel controls sparsely, it does not seem to occur, but if I try to switch tracks repeatedly (more than two or three times,) something balks and the static occurs.
Interestingly, when the static occurs, the car doesn't always know. Sometimes, it acts as if I paused the iPhone, (I assume because the connection itself is fubarred,) other times the radio display appears as if nothing is wrong...the track time keeps counting, but all I get is the static.
Anyone else experienced this?
Jun 28, 2010 (4:24 pm)
I just connected my phone to new equinox, paired without problem, but when calling a number the phone does not ring, at least not for me to hear, calls do go thru, watched several videos on how to pair this model, all heard ringing, am I doing something wrong? thanks