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  • I got comparable information from a Chevy dealer.
    Only a single CD w/navigation can be factory ordered. It is also true that the radio will not work while the navigation DVD is loaded. However, the DVD is only loaded long enough to load the map information for the particular area of interest, then removed. The dealer also indicated that it would be possible to connect a remote mounted changer to the system.
    Not nearly as good as an in-dash changer, even somewhat primitive considering how many competitors vehicles are available with this feature.
  • Thanks for the help I received on the 2wd issue, in my last post, I have decided to go with the 4wd., and have ordered a 2005 LT.

    For those of you that have the Rear Seat Entertainment System, I have a question. Can the audio from the DVD be put over the speaker system, or just heard on the headphones?
  • sanandtonsanandton Posts: 342
    It can be heard over the Tahoes speakers by pushing the CD/Aux button on your head unit until it Displays "RSE"
        Also, while I have not tested it, I suspect you can even use plug in headphones on the back of the center console by turning the dual function on and placing the rear controls on RSE while you listen to other things with the front passengers
  • I got comparable information from a Chevy dealer.
    Only a single CD w/navigation can be factory ordered. It is also true that the radio will not work while the navigation DVD is loaded. However, the DVD is only loaded long enough to load the map information for the particular area of interest, then removed. The dealer also indicated that it would be possible to connect a remote mounted changer to the system.
    Not nearly as good as an in-dash changer, even somewhat primitive considering how many competitors vehicles are available with this feature.
  • jay_24jay_24 Posts: 536
    I think a few other manufacturers do the NAV system the same way. Honda Pilot and Acrua MDX make you put in the DVD too and loose the other radio/CD features. Not sure if you can then remove the DVD once the info is loaded. Learned this just by following the Edumnds boards...

    Think of it this way. The DVD is an easy way to load the NAV info. Its also much easier to update the info.
  • Ok - I stand corrected on the NAV/Changer issue.

    On the Denali models you can get the NAV and the CD Changer. I guess I don't understand why GM would package it differently for Tahoe/'Burbs and regular Yukons/XLs....
  • The Acura retains the 6 CD changer with the NAV system. It just seems like a primitive system when you compare it to the Durango and new Jeep, for example, which has the 6 disc changer and a separate slot for the Navigation DVD. You may lose the radio or CD funtionality while the system is loading the map info from the DVD, but the audio system is available thereafter.

    My whole gripe with the Tahoe is that you have to content yourself with only a single CD player if you want the NAV. The technology is there to provide the functionality in a changer. GM should pay more attention to what its competitors are doing.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    "GM should pay more attention to what its competitors are doing."

    If they did that we wouldn't have pushrod engines.
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    Now with over 7k miles on the clock, the new Suburban is still doing great but the exhaust popping/pinging seems only to be getting worse. Like you've all said, very embarrassing at a stop light or toll booth....sounds like either the truck is a real P.O.S. or we're shooting rounds off inside. The steering also does the usual popping like every other '04...also really easy to hear from the outside when you turn it all the way to the left and move forward.

    No real problems, but it would be nice if this $40k+ struck didn't always sound like a popcorn popper. Other than a very slight steering clunk that was fixed quickly, the old '02 Avalanche we traded in was quiet as a mouse for all of its 33k miles.
  • tdohtdoh Posts: 298
    A good guess would be that GM is penny-pinching...at least it would seem to be that way on the Chevy line. Why manufacture and install a slave external CD changer when they can just design a nav unit that can load map data into memory, as it appears to be with the current-gen GM navigation units.

    FWIW--the first-gen Acura nav units (the models before the current-gen versions) got away with being able to play CDs while the nav disc was loaded because the reader for the nav disc was located in a separate enclosure. I know this for a fact because my 2002 Acura TL-S had the factory nav--the nav disc sat in a reader mounted in the trunk.
  • denimo1denimo1 Posts: 13
    Folks, All I can advise is find and fit the'04 Dodge Durango fog lights. I have these on my new Durango and like most other aspects of this truck its way better. I sold my '00 Yukon in '03 by the way, complete with those "fog" lights.....

    Denimo
  • cecilt1cecilt1 Posts: 74
    I bought a used '01 Tahoe with the 5.3litre and auotride. It has the factory tow package. Does the factory tow package come with a transmission or oil cooler. If so, is it necessary to upgrade either to pull a camper that is about 5k lbs. Thanks
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,231
    The factory tow package comes with everything necessary to pull the weight classified in the owners manual. 5,000# is comfortable weight for these vehicles.
  • I have an '04 Tahoe. Just recently, the weather has started getting cooler, with a lot of moisture in the air overnight and early mornings. Since the weather has started to change, I get a light squeal, which sounds like a belt, when I first start the vehicle and continues for 10 minutes or so during my morning commute. After that, and the rest of the day, it doesn't happen. Is this just a characteristic of the weather and the belts being moist? Is it fixable?
  • dsj123dsj123 Posts: 7
    I am trying to decide between a Suburban and a Honda Odyssey! I have 3 boys and need lots of room. I have a 92 Explorer that I've been driving for 13 years! Do you recommend the Suburban and if so should I wait for the 06/07 model? As you can tell, we don't purchase too often. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  • frankf3frankf3 Posts: 96
    mm450exc - With my 2002 Tahoe LT I have similar problems. If the control is set to 78 or 80 and I turn on the windshield defogger, it is COLD air that comes out. Even with the heater on it is not really warm. If you crank the control like you said to "HOT" then it is warm. I have been to the dealer a couple of times with this and have been told they all work this way. I don't have multiple Tahoes to compare 1 against the other. I have been keeping the heat control off when I can and use the controls for the rear heater to keep the temerature warm.
  • Where can I sell the parts? It does not look like it's allowed here. Does anybody know where I can do this ...??? NOT E-BAY
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    It does not look like it's allowed here.

    Correct!

    If you don't want to use ebay there's always your local newspaper or PennySaver or local equivalent.

    tidester, host
  • lobsenzalobsenza Posts: 619
    I own a Yukon XL (Sub). Which vehicle you should buy depends on your needs. If you are not going to tow and don't need 4WD for off roading or winter conditions, I would pick the Ody. It is more manuverable, gets better mileage, and has roughly the same interior space. If you want 4WD for winter weather, I would also consider the Toyota Sienna. If you tow, the Sub is the obvious choice. Both the Ody and Sienna have side curtain airbags available, the Sub does not.
  • There are two buttons - one is "outside air" and one is "recirculation". If I have "recirculation" on the heat will now work at all unless moved to HOT. If I select "outside air" it will work. Well - somewhat at least.
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