The HMI Module used in various GM vehicles is relatively prone to several internal issues as well as complete failure and is one of our most requested replacement parts. Simply select your vehicle model year (for 2013 and 2015 applications use the notes below) and HMI Type (Factory Navigation or Non) and we’ll get the appropriate North American Spec factory new* unit for your application pre-programmed and ready for a simple plug and play swap; no need to visit the dealer!
PLEASE NOTE 2014-2015 IO5/IO6 UNITS ARE ON BACKORDER! The CarPlay kit discussed below as an alternative likely will be cheaper with newer faster hardware to boot!
You MUST choose the appropriate SAME MODEL YEAR AND TYPE (Navigation or Non) HMI for your vehicle as this is not intended to be an upgrade of any sort; its simply a replacement HMI with factory spec programming (unless you choose one of the add ons) and the GM parts warranty. If you’re interested in an upgrade such as adding Navigation or Apple CarPlay / Android Auto please see the various upgrades offered in other categories on the site as THIS WILL NOT ADD IT. AGAIN THIS IS A FACTORY REPLACEMENT PART WITH FACTORY PROGRAMMING. On the 2013-2015 vehicles it may be CHEAPER or similar in price to get the full Android Auto / CarPlay Upgrade Kit vs just this HMI as the older units are generally more expensive so please consider that option as it includes faster upgraded modules with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can check those kits out by clicking HERE.
For 2013 Applications (Cadillac CUE only) you will receive a 2.0 unit not the original 1.1 spec. This is a factory approved replacement and will result in better performance as well and dealers have been doing this for years as the 1.1 spec units were replaced with 2.0’s in 2014.
For 2015 applications many platforms had a 2015.5 model year of sorts with a slightly different HMI/Software. If you have a 2015 with option “VV4” on your build sticker (in vehicle WiFi) choose the 2015.5 application. If you are unsure which of these you may have please email us to confirm and we’ll instruct which to choose based on your vehicles build.
As mentioned above this product is for North American Spec vehicles ONLY. Export units are available upon request please contact us for pricing and details.
*We will supply a brand new HMI wherever possible however some of the older applications only have FACTORY refurbished units available (not some used junk off eBay). These are as good as new and still carry the full GM warranty.
Please make sure your vehicle has been professionally diagnosed by a GM dealer with an HMI failure prior to purchase as there are many things that can present as an HMI failure but aren’t HMI related; see the FAQ for more information.
About the optional Add Ons:
Map Update: FOR 2.5 NAVIGATION HMI ONLY! Choose this to upgrade the Map Database to the Model Year data listed. Generally we always offer the most up to date available data at about a 1/3 of the cost of doing it after purchase.
Full HMI Unlock Programming: Adds a ton of useful features at a discounted price. Please Click Here for the description, full feature set and requirements of this awesome Add On!
Q: Do these units come programmed?
A: Yes they are pre programmed.
Q: Do I need to visit a dealer to install or after installing one of these?
A: No the units are pre-programmed for simple plug and play replacement.
Q: How do I determine if I have an HMI based application or if this product will work for me?
A: You will need to locate your RPO list label (generally in the glove box) and look for RPO IO5 or IO6.
Q: How do I determine if I have factory navigation or not?
A: You will need to locate your RPO list label (generally in the glove box) and look for RPO IO5 or IO6. IO5 is non navigation (shows as “OnStar NAV” on the screen generally) and IO6 is full navigation with maps on screen.
Q: Can this be used to retrofit Car Play or Android Auto?
A: NO. You would need to check our kit specifically for that which includes other needed parts and info.
Q: I’m looking for a specific part number that I pulled out of my vehicle?
A: These units were superseded often, the part number doesnt matter here only choosing the correct model year and type does. Doing so will get you the latest available part number for your application.
Q: The bag was opened when I received the unit?
A: Yes some of these come in sealed bags, we have to open the bag in order to program and test them; this is normal.
Q: Will this fix “X” issue that I’m experiencing?
A: The infotainment bus in HMI equipped vehicles is extremely complicated with many modules and factors involved in its operation. ANY potential HMI replacement needs be diagnosed by a GM dealer PRIOR to ordering a replacement. There are many things that can present as an HMI failure but not actually be HMI related, for example a MOST bus short/open, BCM not outputting SDE etc. We test every unit prior to shipping so we know when they leave here they are in proper working order so if this doesn’t fix your issue the dealer that diagnosed it needs to further diagnose your issue. This includes even the Ghost Input issue below be prior to ordering a new screen even given the near certain odds it’s the culprit.
Q: My infotainment says “Waiting for Update Media” is this my HMI?
A: Yes, this is probably the only mode of failure for these that is a sure thing for an HMI replacement. This is a very common mode of failure for them and this will fix that.
Q: My display is randomly registering inputs, changing stations on its own basically like a ghost is operating it; will this fix that?
A: Generally speaking no. Ghost Touch/Inputs are typically caused by a faulty digitizer in the screen. We do carry the screens for the K2 Pickup/SUV in the replacement parts category for this reason.
Q: My unit said “NO VIN” when installed is that normal?
A: Yes thats normal assuming your vehicle is functioning correctly it will say that briefly at install and go away never to be seen again. We program the unit with specific software based on the VIN provided however the unit learns the vehicle VIN from the data bus at first power up and locks to it. This also includes a scan tool reporting the VIN has not been programmed when the MOST bus is inoperable.