Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Audio/Radio
We currently own a 2005 2500HD Chevy Duramax 4x4, which for the first 30k miles has done very well powertrain wise but its been the little stuff. There has been a rattle in the steering column which as I understand is caused by the new steering system that GM has used in the GMT800 as opposed to the old CK platforms. But now the radio is shutting off. Sometimes when your riding down the road the radio is on and all is well, it seems as the vehichle warms up the radio is more apt to fail, Any input on what this may be?
I just bought a 2006 1500 silverado wt that came with am/fm only and want to put a stereo with a cd player in it eventually. Just wanted to know how much of a hassle it is.
what is a gmrco1? how important is it? what does it do?
can i just move on and not bother with this thing?
thanks for your help.
so you will have door chimes, key buzzer,etc. after non-GM
All GM trucks 03? and after generate all their warning chimes THRU the factory Delco radio and sound off thru the
$150 bucks is pricy for this module if in fact that is what it is.
Have you asked a good stereo installation shop about this?
BTW: YES you can install a aftermaket stereo and not use this module........But no warning chimes!
putting a stereo in the 06 shouldnot be a real big issue. However keep in mind that there are 2 ways of doing this. One is buy a harness piece that runs around 50 bucks at cruchfield or you can wire it without but you will not have the bells for if you leave your lights on or keys in the ignition. I just put a pioneer (er had it done) and there is plenty of space and the dash front comes out very easy.. almost 2 easy for theives etc. But i put a new deck new speakers and a small 8 inch sub behind seat and it sounds very very good for under 500 bucks. looks nice in dash also... doenst look like aftermarket.
I have a 95 Sierra with a cassette reciever, I would like to install a cd/cassette reciever - was this available on a pre-2003 Sierra/Silverado. I am low budget and want to know what to look for in the Junk yard. Some of the local yards ask a thousand questions before they look up a part or allow you in the yard. :confuse:
Can someone tell me how to take this out without tearing up the plastic molding?
Is there a book I could order that would cover this type of repair for all the interior?
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Is it a simple matter of rewiring the power to the radio direct to a constant 12v?
Any information, especially radio wiring info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Thanks for you help.
But all of that with a disclaimer: full volume setting and may be 10% distortion. Some cheap radio could not drive 2 Ohm speakers but most can do 4 Ohm. Normally if you set your volume 1/2 way, you're lucky to get 1W output/speaker.
In addition, radio has Distortion Limiter: it will back volume down or even shut down if it is overheated and/or could not drive Low Impedance (2 Ohm) speaker.
So radio is also a limiting factor. But if you want safe option, the new speakers should the same Impedance (4 Ohm or 2 Ohm) as the ones you replace. Typical OEM speakers are the cheapest things they could find in China or other low cost countries. Any decent high performance After-market speakers will improve the sound greatly even with the same load spec. The difference is the Audio frequency response: cheap OEM speakers have little BASS or TREBLE and more distortion.
If your audio system has the external amplifier like Bose, infinity, Pioneer... then the limiting factor is not the radio head anymore. It is now the Amp that needs to match your speaker loads
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We took switched the stereos ourselves and when we turned the power on, the stereo says "locked". I took it to a local dealer to have them tell the computer that it has a new stereo and they couldn't figure it out, like the truck was too new for their equipment.
Can anyone give me any help on how to get the switched out stereo to unlock?
Radio, when first installed into vehicle, would store the vehicle VIN info into its computer (radio computer). Now if you put this radio into another vehicle, the radio would try to compare the stored VIN info with the vehicle's VIN. If they do not match, radio will lock up. The dealers should have tool to do that for you.
I forgot what the interior of this CK truck looks like as far as trimming around the radio is concerned.
For the Model Year 2000 forward until 2007, you just removed 5-6 screws around the radio, Instrument Panel and then move the Gear Shifter to D position to take the whole upper plastic section out. It is 1- minute job with a flat nose screw driver and 7mm socket driver
I hope yours is as easy as the model above. Anyway, since you will get the radio from the dealer, they should be able to show you how to do it.
BTW, the head unit and the receiver/audio amplifier box are two separate boxes for this vehicle. If I am not mistaken, the head unit for this vehicle has the small face with just the radio display and radio buttons. The receiver/amplifier box is a metal box of the size of the brick. It has the antenna connection and the connections to the head unit. You have to search for the receiver box to check the antenna connection (somewhere in the dash ?, just follow the cable harness from the head unit)
Before you destroy the dashboard to look for the receiver box, you may want to look at the antenna whip at the front fender to make sure it is still there and have solid connection to the co-ax cable (feeding the receiver box)
But It would make a person angry to find out after spending hours to undo the dashboard to look at the receiver connection while the problem is somewhere else like the fender whip is missing.
I would go with the JL's. It sounds good, and my subs are rated at 2 ohms, and the amp helps them to hit the lows. I mainly listen to rock and country and if i do listen to rap, the 10's (at least mine) won't get the low low's, but it does okay. Going with the JL's to me seem like the better setup, but I am no expert my anymeans. I just know for a fact you do not have to buy an aftermarket headunit, just the little PAC system. You can get them at any car audio place and should only cost around $20. At least that's what I paid. Hope this helps. -Trey
Is there any simple way to get this out? It is an audio book from the Library.
How do I get the CD player out if necessary?
I only can get 4 XM channels, preview, 130, 143 & 247. I have been on the phone with XM folks a number of times (8-10) and they've resent the signal, reset my reciever on their end (3 times last night) to no avail. I wonder if there might be a master reset or something within my truck or..................?
Any thoughts or ideas would be much appreciated.