Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

GMC Yukon Radio, Stereo, iPod, XM Sirius Questions

vitzmiddvitzmidd Posts: 1
Just purchased a 2001 Yukon, no owners manual. How the heck do you operate the rear radio controls ???? I turn the power on, light comes on but nothing seems to operate,


  • Does anyone know any product to switch the factory XM head unit to Sirius radio?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    There might be some options posted over in the XM & Sirius Satellite Radio discussion, so check that one out too.
  • steddysteddy Posts: 3
    They only work with headphones.
  • josloondjosloond Posts: 2
    So far a great ride. One problem - when I connect my iPod, the volume needs to be turned WAY up in order to hear it clearly. I keep the volume on the iPod about 50% and this works fine on all other devices like my home stereo and other vehicle. Anyone else have this problem or any advice?
  • What plug did you use to plug in to the aux on the radio?
  • josloondjosloond Posts: 2
    I used the one in the upper right corner as designated in the manual. I did not plug into the rear system.
  • I've experienced the same issue. Haven't had a chance to take it in to the dealer yet to have them check it out though.
  • sgm15sgm15 Posts: 1
    Try turning the volume on your iPod all the way up. The input volume from the Aux ports to the stereo must be very low.
  • tommbotommbo Posts: 6
    I just got my 2007 Denali and the radio reception is terrible!!! Iam 5 miles from the radio stations in NYC. Does anyone else have this problem? They have a new antennae built into the rear window on 2007's. I like the old one better.Also my lights on the visor mirror dont work. I didnt look for a fuse yet, I hope there is one.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Being that close to NYC you shouldn't be having any trouble with reception. I would have the dealer check the antenna connections.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • There is a product called SIR-GM1 that converts the XM signal to Sirius. I installed one in my 05 H2 and my 06 C6. In both instances I purchased a small cable that converts the antenna lead so you can use the XM antenna. In the Hummer the unit mounted behind the glovebox. In the Vette it is under the waterfall on convertibles and under the carpeting in the cargo area on the coupes. I just picked up a new Denali last Thursday and will be adding one soon. These items sell for anywhere from $79 to $99 and are available at Best Buy, Circiut City and Crutchfield. They are easy to install and you still get all of the Sirius information through the XM radio. The radio band will continue to read XM1 and XM2, but you will get the Sirius station name, number and all of the artist and title information.
  • tommbotommbo Posts: 6
    mike...did this work in your 07 denali? i thought they didnt?? please let me know..also , how do you get access to the radio mounting screws? under the trim? how do you get the trim off?/ thanx for your help mike!!
  • tommbotommbo Posts: 6
    can someone tell me how to access the radio mount screws? i think they are under the trim on the sides but i cant get that off without damaging it.. thanx
  • tommbo, I haven't installed the SIR-GM1 in my 07 Denali. I installed it in my 06 Vette. The other day after posting the message above I learned that it may not work in the 07. I read a post stating that GM has changed the wiring bus and the SIR-GM1 won't work now. I also read that the manufacturer, Directed Electronics, is developing a new model that will work. Unfortunately, there was no indication when that will become available.
  • valvestudvalvestud Posts: 35
    Unless something's changed to two companies are still working on a merger. I too prefer Sirius, but will wait to see what happens wtih the merger.
  • lerenislerenis Posts: 3
    Hey Tom,

    I noticed the same thing once the XM satallite radio trial run had expired. Regular radio stations almost sound muffled compared to the crisp sound of the XM stuff. I talked XM into another three month trial at around $5 a month and can't be happier. If you reset the defaults to customize your sound system for regular radio, it should fix the way you hear stuff. The Bose system is great but I think it was really dialed in for the XM or Sirius product.
  • brewboybrewboy Posts: 36
    I read on another Forum that they had a problem with the combination OnStar/XM antenna. Apparently the Onstar was casting an RF shadow over the XM signal and they have a TSB out on that with a new antenna fix. I'm not sure which TSB it is but it may be worth checking your dealership for more info.
  • Hello all, any update on the 07 Denali conversion to Sirius? We just got our Denali and XM stinks. I have Sirius in our other car and in the house and love it. I can not wait to switch the new ride over to Sirius.
  • I have been trying to diagnose an issue I have with my 03 Denali XL. The rear speakers have no sound coming from them. In addition, the rear audio (head phones) do not have any sound coming from them when they are plugged in. I thought that the channel had been blown on my amp and replaced it only to find that was not the issue. I am wondering if it may be the head unit rear channels. The front speakers (door speakers, Tweeters, and Subwoofer) all play fine. The other possibility I have thought about is the rear audio control. It is as if the rear audio controls have been activated and only the rear speakers have been muted. Issue with this theory is the fact that the rear audio controls do not work either. Any idea’s how I can diagnose this issue?
  • 10mikeymike,
    I was wondering if you would know if the SIR-GM1 will work after I install an aftermarket Navigation System, into my 2004 Yukon SLT, which has the XM option.
    The Navigation Sytem I am planning to install is a Pioneer AVIC- Z2. I would love to use the XM antenna which is already in place, instead of having a whole lot going on, atop of my roof of my truck.
    Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
  • rkg1rkg1 Posts: 13
    2003 Yukon XL w/ XM Radio

    Does anyone know how to get the song information to display when listening to XM Radio? We were told that you can access the Name of the Song or Artist, etc. when listening to XM, but we don't know if this is true or how to do it.

  • Try going to PAC audio , I think it's (Pacific Audio Company) and they would probably have the adapter for you, they have them all.
  • New member here, HI

    I just decided to treat myself to a 2003 Yukon XL SLT, very rare here in the UK
    I am prepared to order from the US for my install, but obviously I want to get it right 1st time

    Mine is a 2003 SLT, I am told it has a BOSE system, the speakers say BOSE on them but the headunit doesn't. The headunit has Delco part No. 15184935 on the side, is that BOSE?

    OK, here is my plan, the way I see it I have 2 options.
    Preferred Option 1:
    Below the regular headunit in the centre console there is a space which has a single DIN opening which tapers off towards the back. I thought I could add a DVD 7 inch flip up screen here and feed the audio to the aux of the headunit.
    Upon looking at the rear of the headunit today I see I will need an adapter like this maybe

    Option 2:
    I replace the headunit for a double DIN in dash screen.
    This brings up a whole load of issues with the BOSE amp and speakers already installed and also the onboard bongs etc.
    Also the wife doesnt like the way the headunit points towards the driver and she cant see the screen properly, to I guess if I did it this way it might need a 2nd screen anyway

    Soooo, can anyone advise the best route here, am I missing something which make this job easier or harder?
    Thanks in advance
  • neicey59neicey59 Posts: 47
    When we purchased our 2007 Yukon SLT it supposidly came with XM, each time we push the button it tells us it's not there. Some say we need to activate XM, some say we need to have XM installed as the vehicle is only XM ready". The Dealership says "XM ready, and wants to sell us $1,000 in components in order for us to have XM.

    Help - which is right?
  • rshtrsht Posts: 277
    I could be wrong, but I would press that blue OnStar button and ask them to tell you what you have as far as if your SLT is XM ready, or if you need additional equipment... From there, assuming that your SLT is XM Ready, the OnStar Customer Support can even help you to set-up/activate the XM account; yeah, they will likely need your credit card number...
  • You can add a new head unit to a bose system. They make loads of adapters... It should not be a big deal.
  • hey guys im new to the site but i don have a bit of knowledge when it comes to these trucks.... i have a a 03 denali and oddly enough i just did my install this weekend i mean full set up kenwwod double din 2 12's kickers custom box kicker mono block wit bass nob i mean its clean and honestly i wouldnt go thru then hassle of a secondary unit on the bottom console.its a simple headache but a headache non the less... look into the "axxess gmos-04" its the bose interface plug and play unit its super simple to install and its going to save the integrity of the sick bose system the truck comes with stock theyre plastered all over ebay @ a fair price from $50-$100 ... is my email if you need any more info :shades:
  • Truly the Bose system you have is one of the "sickest" factory systems out there ala limited. Your factory head is a Bose BTW.The easy way would be to use GMOS-04 and aftermarket HU to retain warning chimes etc, and/or Onstar(is that available in UK?). If you are a discriminating listener like me you will find some limitations to the speakers and output with any capable aftermarket HU and in time will get tired of it.
    My plan at this point is to do a total install of amps, Speakers and subs with complete rewiring so you have total control over outcome. Many installers have stated some problems tying into factory wiring. If you go with a screen HU the angle is not going to change so put a visor mount for the wife or TOmTOm so she can navigate. Also my wife has an iphone and the nav functions are pretty choose. Good luck
  • i have recently been having problems with the yukon's cd player. The message "err" is displayed when I try to play a cd and i havent been able to find out what causes this problem or how to fix it. Any information on this problem would be great.
  • wileycwileyc Posts: 3
    2004 GMC Yukon Denali.
    No nav screen, just single/multiple cd/tape and radio.
    The manual says that once the DVD is playing there should be a DVD symbol on the radio, then I should select the DVD as audio source by pressing TAPE/DISC until DVD is highlighted, or choose DVD from using the SOURCE button. But the DVD symbol never shows up even while the DVD is playing, and DVD is not an option under SOURCE or TAPE/DISC.
    Either I'm just doing something wrong, or there is a problem.
    Also might be after market DVD, with missing head phones.
    Cannot select DVD audio from rear entertainment center either.
    Did this model come with a DVD player?
    If so, how do we listen to it? It plays the movie, but cannot access sound.
    Please help!
Sign In or Register to comment.