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This DIY is to backwards integrate a 2013 Cruze MyLink touchscreen system into a 2011 or 2012 Cruze.

What you get- You get voice activated indexing on your USB, your touchscreen. You also get stitcher and Pandora streaming. I did not hook up the rear view camera, so can not tell you if that if functional. The harness does have the connection for it though.
Parts you will need:
Silver Box(Receiver): 22965237
Bezel: 95216932
Display Info Display: 22851302
You will need a harness kit from MVI- that will set you back $249. They are also going to include the twimax and the other required USB Cable. Factory Navigation Systems - Cars n Trucks Best DVD GPS Navi

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Also, to know you will need to send your silver box over to GTPrix for programming. He’s a member on here, but this is his site: Welcome to White Auto and Media Services I believe he is charging $199 for that service.

First off, you need to open up the existing system to get the old radio and display unit out.

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You don’t need a special tool to get the vent unit out. I used a butter knife. 

Once you get it open, go ahead and remove your control panel, receiver and display unit and set them aside.
Harness Connector that goes to your control panel. Add pins 5-8 on the bottom, and pin 3 at the top. It is a locking connector so you can punch out the pin in the middle they become really easy to connect.

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Under glove box- You will run the red wire from the center console behind the glove box to the right hand side of the car. There is a connector in the wheel well behind the glove box. It is like 2 inches from the passenger wall. You need to look straight up from below(if possible) but visibility is terrible. I had to feel my way around here to get it hooked up.

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Disconnect USB to the PDIM below the shifter. You will need to pull the side panel off the center console. You will connect your USB to directly to the receiver unit using the cable from MVI. The Bluetooth is integrated in the receiver.
http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/137-...bluetooth-a2dp-bluetooth-audio-streaming.html

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Now we can start connecting everything up. You want to put do your connections but don’t bolt anything in until everything is connected otherwise you will run out of room. I ran my harness and twimax around the back of the support of the display unit. I didn’t have enough room to try to get it in front.

Do this connection FIRST in the 44 pin receiver harness. You will need to add pin 43 to this unit. 43 is 2nd to the right at the bottom of the harness.

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I put the connector into the back of the Receiver harness, and then add the pin in there afterwards. Do this first otherwise you’re going to run out of room later. Add your other connections to your receiver now(2 antenna pins, voice recognition unit and twimax).

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I did the connections to the info display unit next. Now- your old connection to the display unit goes into the harness, and the harness duplicates this connection into the back of your display unit. Your other connection to the back of the display unit is the twimax. Once you’ve connected these two, you are fair to fire up the unit for a test. You should see the myLink screen at this point.

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Should you be good, bolt in your receiver and display unit. Run another test with your control panel. If that is good, then put it all back together!

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Final disclaimer- The connections were properly fixed after these photos were taken (with quick connects or solder).
 

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GTPrix is a member here, but also google GTPrix and it will pull him up as White Automotive services. MVI can be reached at gm-navigation.com/. MVI's number is 866-428-3585 - ask for Anthony.‎
Sweet I'm going to start scanning for the parts and order them. Whats the best method of getting a hold of GTPrix and MVI
 

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Ok after not being able to find the Mylink With Nav at a reasonable price (I did of dealer sites for like $800+) I decided to order the Mylink non Nav and the touch screen off ebay for about $200 using the provided part numbers. Now @modalita I too now need the cable that connects the screen and radio together, (aka the blue plug) in your old post you had mentioned that it could be 20781772 was this correct. So all in all once i get those parts all I need is the custom harness from MVI and send the radio to @GTPrix for the programming!

FYI for anyone wondering what the part numbers are for the radios

MYlink With Nav #
23121124 RPO UHQ & UP9

MYlink Non Nav #22965237 RPO UFU & UP9





 

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I'm not sure what would need to be done to install the MyLink with Nav, but your part number for the silver box for the non-nav version is correct. I am not sure what it would take to but in a Navi, but was warned it would be a lot more involved.

Ok after not being able to find the Mylink With Nav at a reasonable price (I did of dealer sites for like $800+) I decided to order the Mylink non Nav and the touch screen off ebay for about $200 using the provided part numbers. Now @modalita I too now need the cable that connects the screen and radio together, (aka the blue plug) in your old post you had mentioned that it could be 20781772 was this correct. So all in all once i get those parts all I need is the custom harness from MVI and send the radio to @GTPrix for the programming!

FYI for anyone wondering what the part numbers are for the radios

MYlink With Nav #
23121124 RPO UHQ & UP9

MYlink Non Nav #22965237 RPO UFU & UP9





 

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I have a bunch of questions about this, i am getting ready to do the same thing in my 2014 Cruze 1LT. First off, you said:
You will need a harness kit from MVI- that will set you back $249. They are also going to include the twimax and the other required USB Cable.
What is twimax, what is the "other required USB cable" and what is it for, and lastly, why do i need this $249.00 harness? i was under the impression that all i needed was the:
*7" touch screen- p/n: 22851302
*Mylink receiver- p/n: 23206821
*cable to go between receiver and touch screen: was told it was p/n: 20781772 but am not sure that is the correct cable
Then i was under the impression that i just had to go to the dealership and have them flash the RPO codes UP9(mylink), UFU(receiver), and UDY(7" touch screen).
I know as well as you probably know that there isn't much info on this mod, so if you know anything that can help me out here i would greatly appreciate it.
 

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I just don't want to buy the mylink receiver, the touch screen and bezel, the cable, a backup camera and then find out i have to dump in a whole bunch more money to get it operational. did you happen to take a picture of the rear of the non-mylink receiver, where the cables hook up to? i'd like to see if theres a difference in harnesses. if there is, i couldn't see having to do more than swapping out the original harness for the mylink one, which i can find for less than half of that $249.00 cable. I wish there was a way to definitively find the answers im looking for(pinouts, schematics, etc) but i guess for now i would really just like to know, what is the purpose of this $249 harness, what does it do/integrate, what other USB cable do i need to put in and what is its purpose, and same with this "twimax".
 

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Also, the link you added for the $249.00 harness from MVI doesn't show it anymore. I guess they either stopped selling it or its been discontinued.
Given the age of this post, it hasn't been that popular of a mod or those who successfully did it "vanished" when more questions were asked. W/o help of an inside person, the radio isn't a drop in system. Having MyLink factory installed the dealer won't replace my failing unit for me when I had a warranty to foot the whole thing. Once you get it working, adding back up camera was also a vanishing help topic.
 

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I really wish car manufacturers made it easy to do these upgrades yourself, I feel every upgrade available from the factory should also be available after the fact, it's kind of BS if you ask me.
Part of the reason is to stop people from stealing radios and trying to get a dealer to unlock them. There was a website for the 90's GM radios where you can call into the GM line with tech ID # and have them unlock it for you.

That and the wiring harness is a nightmare since some years wires are there and aren't. In 2012 the harness for the glove box light is there tucked away for example, I haven't checked in my 13 as I forget to every time I'm down there changing the filter. On the new gens they won't even give you an upgraded radio with a manual trans, whole nother topic to be had.
 
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