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Old 09-26-2011, 08:43 AM   #16
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I kinda have the opposite feeling: I've accepted the fact that I'm going to be flooded with advertising and phone calls regardless, so at least let it be for products & services I might actually want
If that were the case, I would be fine with it. sadly, once your name and number is out there, I am sure 90% of the calls would not interest you. I love the call I get from "Mocrosoft"..."You have a "WIRIS" on you computer. I will fix". or the one that starts will a ship's horn and says "This is the Captain, you have won a cruise" Azzholes....annoying azzholes.

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:32 PM   #17
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My vehicle came OnStar enabled and free for one year. I found the service to be of no use to me and did not renew it after the free year. If one read the privacy statement of OnStar, it USED to say the information collected would be kept private. They have now changed it, indicating they will collect your base location, where you have been, your speed, seat belt use, and god only know what else is being recorded, AND will SELL the information. Even if you do not pay for the service, the vehicle is still collecting data and sending it to OnStar. Frankly, I don't really give a hoot what they know about me and my driving habits, however it galls me that more of the "big brother" effect is kicking in, and I really want nothing to do with it. How can I disconnect OnStar without any negative effect on the vehicle operation (not sure if it would or not) . I believe it is the unit in the trunk, bolted to the upper deck...can I just disconnect all wiring to it, and that would be it???? Fuse maybe although I didn't see one in the manual.

Thanks for your help.
Do not disconnect the entire unit.. If you just want to disable the tracking system, it's easy to get around.. One the back side of the unit, it's called the BIU.. The one with the buttons on it.. Pull it out and unplug the antenna from it.. Your service light will turn red instead of green and will disable the tracking system. It will not have any other affect on any other components this way..
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #18
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Exactly...Seems I am not the only one who has noticed. Thanks D-rock.
Anyway, I disconnected the antenna..it is now collecting but not sending.
Once people learn about OnStar collecting and selling....class action suits will prevail.
Disconnecting the antenna will not stop onstar reporting your data.

Why because in high signal areas it doesn't need a antenna to see the cell tower. Also Onstar is just a cell phone and cellpones vary power output depending on what the cell site tells it to transmit so if you unplug the antenna it will use more power to up its signal output. It may also keep trying over and over to reach the tower and run down your battery at night.

Do not just unplug the antenna!
What you need to do is unplug the first power plug killing power to the unit.

When unplugged the green light on the right of you mirror will l go out.

If you unplug the antenna and the light is green then it is still reporting. It may also still be reporting if the light is red as I think red shows no GPS signal.

Just because you have no GPS signal does not stop tracking and reporting because tracking location is also be done by cell tower sites.
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Do not disconnect the entire unit.. If you just want to disable the tracking system, it's easy to get around.. One the back side of the unit, it's called the BIU.. The one with the buttons on it.. Pull it out and unplug the antenna from it.. Your service light will turn red instead of green and will disable the tracking system. It will not have any other affect on any other components this way..
Thats wont stop tracking. The cell unit doesn't need an antenna in high signal areas to report it will work with no antenna. and tracking can be done by cell tower triangulation. So even tho they cant get your exact location they will know it withing 5 or 10 miles.

The only way to disable all reporting is to unplug the unit.

Also uplugging the antenna will increase cell transmit power output.

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