I just thought I'd introduce myself. Apparently, I did this in the wrong forum before and some thought I had a newer generation Equinox. My name is Michael, and, I have been the proud owner of a 2007 Lunar Quartz Metallic/Dark Amethyst Metallic (same color, just went through a name change) Equinox 1LT with a sunroof for about a year now. Love the car and have put a lot of miles on it due to my job. While I've had it, I've been slowly making upgrades and changes to it along the way, and, even got in a small fender bender which I used as an excuse to update and upgrade a few things like the headlamps, and changing the all of the lights to LED, replacing the front bumper due to the cracking near the headlamps.
The projects I'm work on with it are as follows:
I am in the process of have factory remote start done, as well as switching from OnStar FMV to Installed OnStar, which, is not as hard as some might think it is, especially for this vehicle due to the location of the BCM. The hardest part is getting the antenna foot, cables, and installing them. Also, the actual process of getting it activated is a little painful since it must be done with either a Tech II, or, an MDI with Tech2Win before it can even work properly.
I'm also planning on purchasing a 2012-2015 Chevy Traverse MyLink headunit (non-navigation) and installing it as well. The unit I plan on trying is something like this which is an all in one, and, I know very few know it exists, or, do not know that they are not dash integrated and, they only seem to use the BCM to verify vin, and, possibly to tell OnStar that it wants to use it's mic for voice commands and phone:
Not quite sure how everything will work together, but, I have an idea, and, it will be interesting, and I'll keep everyone posted.
As far as the audio system, I've added a Delco Electronics Monsoon amplifier (the old school, auto power on one last used in Buick park avenue Ultras in 99 and 2000), and, the rear pioneer in wall subwoofer, which, the bass out of that amp is so high, that you have to drill a small hole into the subwoofer's cabinet to allow it to vent.
I get most of my parts and upgrades from the junkyard and ebay. The car has the 3400 Engine in it and is much better on fuel than I was expecting. The car currently has over 138000 miles on it, and, I started with only about 85,000. I love the way it handles the road, and, it's an extremely fun car to drive with a lot of room for everything I need for work, and passengers.
Anyway, for anyone curious, or, has questions, for me, I will be glad to answer to the best of my ability and will post pictures when I have verified that everything is working correctly, and, may post some instructions on how to do some of the things I have been, and, I know I will have a lot of questions as well.
Anyway, hello all, and thank you for welcoming me to the forum.