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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by JC373, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. JC373

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    Hi, new to this forum. Wondering if there’s a way to update/remove pandora from stereo system seeing as how it’s no longer available in Australia?
    Also, can apple CarPlay be installed instead? TIA
     
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    The two things you’ve mentioned there have been complained about at great length & by many people; you’re not alone in being bothered by them. :)

    Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do about them via Holden. You need to buy aftermarket hardware to do CarPlay (and it’s a but clunky), and you’d need to find a hacker to get rid of the Pandora icon.
     
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    Just move the Pandora icon to page 2 on the screen and you never have to see it. Easiest fix.
     
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    You can write to HCC and voice your disapointment that Holden hasn't updated the MyLink firmware to remove Pandora app from within. You can also voice your disatisfaction that Holden doesn't offer an option to upgrade teh VF MyLinK to provides AA/ACP as Mazda has done for some of its custiomers.

    Will it make a difference? Not if only one person writes in but maybe if a portion of the 60,000 VF owners voice their disapointment.

    After all, didn't public pressure stop Holden from ditching the V8 lineup some decades ago?
     
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    Correct, but the benefit for Holden was a whole heap of V8 sales...What's their incentive to update software on an obsolete car? It's not as if most VF owners are going to be return customers these days..
     
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    replace the HU completely if it bothers you that much, i know mazda did it but updating the sw in a HU is very uncommon.
     
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    it should be more common. alas with ACP & AA and Tesla were finally getting somewhere.
     
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    Looking after your customer has a multitude of benefits, one of which is repeat business. Look after them and they are likley to come back. Disregard them or don’t support the product they purchased and these customers are almost certain to desert your brand. Such desertions are amplified 10 fold as they let others know of how they were treated.

    It’s simply a good forward thinking business strategy to look after your customers, something that Holden doesn’t do well based on what I read in these forums and through personal experiance after signing on the dotted line to buy my MSE.

    And to be clear, VF MyLink is open source based with GM proprietary modules so they should be able to simply recompile the firmware with a few different switch combinations to release a pandora free version and run an automated test routine. It’s not a million dollar job. If their system doesn’t work in this way and is idiotically difficult to recompile and test, then their software designers need to be taken out to the back shed and dismissed.

    Adding AA/ACP may be marginally more engaging as a module likely needs to be added. A module that should already exist.

    Reality is Holden CBF and a grass roots movement to get enlighten them may actually achieve something. Just as occured with the V8 issue so many years ago.
     
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    This. It would be money pisssed-up against the wall. People buy cars at the Holden (low) end of the market primarily on price ...
     
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    I just want updated maps and AA may allow for me to side step Holden in this regard. From what I’ve read, replacing VF MyLink with a 3rd party headunit seems like an excersice in trading one set of problems for another.
     
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    Yet Holden spend millions in advertising to try and sell cars nobody wanted but doesn’t advertise the imported variants that people may have bought if they knew about them? Then they try an expensive but ultimately abortive process of branding Opel, wasting millions in the process.

    Heck, a Mylink update is trivial in cost and you could build a lot of good will with it.

    But Holden are like a ship without a rudder, floundering in rough seas, whipping their deck hands to improve the situation.
     
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    The goverment imposing immision reg deadlines without adequate timeframes or subsidy for reserch and development to comply left GMH little hope not to be fined, subsequently the 5 litre RIP and introduction of the indepth emmisions researched 5.7 litre powerhouse to provide holden customers with the efficient vehicles we now drive. Is a Pandora app such a dissapointment, considering it is a music feature not a mechanical saftey issue...
     
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    Seriously? There is nothing in the lineup (camaro included) that would entice many VF owners back, unless they are looking for a completely different car. That's the ducks guts of it.

    And why should they be? Their focus is on surviving rather than pandering to the whims of people who bought a couple or more years ago. You're probably one of the only ones who cares about the pandora icon. As someone else said, move it onto the second page. There are bigger fish to fry, as Holden is obviously trying to do.

    For mine - I wouldn't even know what the pandora icon looks like, it's that insignificant.

    Perhaps you should apply for a job in their product planning or marketing department? You obviously know more about how to sell cars than them. Do you honestly think that they have glossed over these potential sales juggernauts in favour of their more modest offerings?
     
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    You mention Opel !!! You have little understanding of how important Opel is to GMH and the success created within both companies. You are seriously having a fart in mouth experience.
     
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    Can't be that important given they flicked it off to PSA.
     
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    lmportant enough to be included in GMH sales.
     
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    The opel Commodore has Mylink with AA/AC so seems like we missed the boat already.

    If someone wants to type up a professional email template to send on through go ahead. I would but can barely form words let alone sentences.
     
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    if it's anything like their cables and other software it will be extremely good, envyous tend to only keep minimal stock. guy that runs it is a member here!
     

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