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Thats what I've got, OEM stereo, just with a little tweak =P
Hear me out before you potentially waste your time and money on an SV radio. I came to the conclusion that for me, a small mod to what was already there was the way to go. What you may not realize is that the bluetooth transceiver is not actually IN the radio, the stock bluetooth module is in the drivers seat cushion under your @$$, and it is in communication with the radio and steering wheel controls probably through CANBUS, although I am not 100% certain about the canbus part. Either way, this complicates things because its not clear whether simply swapping in an SV radio will work. Its possible you will also need a different bluetooth transceiver under your seat cushion, or potentially even a differently programmed body control module (BCM).
This is just speculation on my part, I don't know a ton about the different stock radios BUT if you search online you will see I am not crazy and that the bluetooth transceiver really is NOT part of the radio chassis. I can attest to this because when I had my radio out on the bench doing my bluetooth mod it was out of the car for a couple days, and I was still driving the car to work without the radio installed, yet my phone was STILL connecting to the car's bluetooth during that time even while the radio was unplugged sitting at home on my kitchen counter! So you can swap in an SV radio if you want but I am skeptical that the radio alone is enough to get stock music streaming to work, because definitely the bluetooth module itself isn't in the radio in the first place, and I don't know if the BCM is smart enough to suddenly enable A2DP just because you put a different radio in... seems unlikely. But if you find one for cheap it may be worth a try just don't be surprised if it doesn't work, there are more pieces to this puzzle than you may realize.
UPDATE/EDIT: colonel clink beat me to the reply, he seems to know whats up with needing a different bluetooth module besides just the radio. Thanks for that mr. clink!
Last edited by arudlang; 02-02-2017 at 08:49 PM.