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Tahoe Suburban CD MP3 iPod AUX XM Sirius



  • Charge: if you hook your iPOD using the audio cable 2x3.5mm, you can only play music. In order to charge it you need a charger (in my case I am using the Griffin Tuneflex Cradle w/line-out, part No. TM003LL/A which works great).
    Audio control: Use the audio knob of the radio or the shafts on the steering wheel. You cannot control audio using the iPOD steering wheel.
    Other features (change songs, brightness, etc): only with the steering wheel of your iPOD.
    Sound quality is great!(because it is a direct audio connection). Now I don't carry CD's and barely listen to the radio.
  • If your still having the problem and for some reason you or someone else changed the battery or disconnected it, etc and did not read the manual and do what it says and enter the security code this could have locked up your system. I haven't had this problem so I can't help you out as far as giving you instruction on how to fix it, but the owners manual might be of use on how to reset this probelm.
    I do remember reading in the owners manual that anytime that you disconect the battery, prior to doing it your suppose to enter a security code to keep your radio/cd player, etc from locking up. I've personally never done it and I guess have lucked out because my radio never locked up on me, at least not yet. Hope that this gave you a little help.
  • I have an 04 Tahoe w/ Bose speakers and DVD package. Occasionaly the volume will not work. Sometimes you can turn everything off and back on and it will work and other you just have to wait and it may or may not start working. I do not know if this package came with an amplifier seperate from the radio or not. Can anyone help with this issue?
  • My kids recently deposited quarters into the cd slot on my radio in 2007 Tahoe. The radio and DVD work but the CD doesn't work and there is a cd stuck inside. My kids put two quarters in the radio. I almost was able to pull them out but they fell in. I think if I just pull the radio out I can pick them out or turn the radio over and they will fall out. I need some advice to pull the radio out. I see a little hole to the bottom right but I don't know if there is a special tool or if I can use anything. Also I see Alot of talk about the trim on the dash and it breaking o being hard to get off, I want to be careful. Any help would be great!! Thanks
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    The factory service manual doesn't give a whole lot of additional info. It says as a tip: Use a flat bladed plastic trim tool in order to release the retainer clips securing the trim plate to the instrument panel. It lists a quantity of 9 retainer clips, but the picture only appears to me to show 8. There are four on each side, arranged in a vertical line, spaced equal distance down the side.
  • thanks, I was able to get the trim plate around the radio off and I got the radio out by 4 screws, 3 plugs + the antenna. The radio is out and I dropped it off at a friend's shop so they can remove the quarters. However now the parking assist light comes on, on the button on the console below the temp controls and I can't get the light to shut off, the button is lit and that means that the parking rear assist is off and on the dash it says parking assist off *** service soon. I am sure somehow this happened cause I took the radio out. Any suggestions, also when I turn on the turn signal I do not hear the little click noise anymore. This is all while the radio is out. Maybe when I put it back in these things will correct themselves.
  • jntjnt Posts: 316

    New GM radios now make the "Turn Signal" sound along with Seat Belt chime. Everytime you turn on any of the related functions, the radio is told to make the sound accordingly. So when you put the original GM radio back in, you will have these functions back.

  • jntjnt Posts: 316
    It is likely for system with Bose speakers, you would have external Bose Amplifier. In this case, either the radio head and the Amp is the suspect

    One thing you could try is to reset the radio head by temporary disconnecting the battery power to it (removing/reconnecting the fuse(s)) when the radio volume disappears next time. The battery disconnection/connection gives the unit a cold start and often can fix "brain dead" problems. I used that on my GM minivan once or twice a year when its body computer hangs up and does not operate the power sliding door.

  • I'm considering upgrading the factory BOSE system (with in-dash 6 disc changer) in my 2003 Z71. I've always been underwhelmed with the quality of its sound. I'm interested to hear about what upgrades other folks have made (equipment & placement - speakers, amps, head unit, etc), how the upgrades turned out, and any lessons learned. Thanks!
  • jbattjbatt Posts: 13
    Looking at installing Peripheral PXAMG unit in my '08 Tahoe. Allows control of ipod through steering wheel contol audio controls. Wanted to know if anyone has installed this and what has your experience been?
  • jbattjbatt Posts: 13
    does anyone know where the xm connector is located in 2008 tahoe. I've heard it may be located behind glovebox. If this is true will save me from having to take out radio to hook up ipod connection.
  • I have a 2008 Z71 tahoe. Once in a blue moon, while listening to the radio and on smooth roads my sound will just cut out for a few senconds then come back on like nothing happen. This just occur once in a while I have the bose system with nav. system. the sound just goes out and nothing else. Has any one had this problem. if yes did you get it fixed and what was the cause?? Thanks
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Is it only the radio, or does it do it also when playing a cd, or ipod?

    If it is just the radio, is it both am and fm, or any and all stations?
  • only time that is has done it as the FM and like once on Ipod but only happens once in a while.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Well as a 2008, I'd take it in for a warranty claim. The worst that they can do, is indicate no trouble found, but then you have it on record as having this problem during the warranty period. I'd try to notice whether when this happens, whether the whole radio is loosing power, or it just appears that the output gets lost. Start documenting how many times this is happening and when it happens. Intermittent problems which a dealership can't recreate, are sometimes hard to get them to fix it.

    I had a little bit similar problem once years ago with a Chrysler mini-van, I took it in and they ordered a replacement radio. Never had the problem after.

    Good luck.
  • Thanks for that infomation (kiawah) I have notice that the radio does not loose power just the sound. I will take it in thanks
  • I cannot stand XM radio, therefore I do not participate in the program that is installed in our 2007 Tahoe ltz. Does anyone know a of a way to remove it from the menu on the radio. I would like to rotate from "Band" directly to "CD" to "Aux" without the "XM" preview bs.
  • rv2963rv2963 Posts: 2
    edited April 2010
    I have a 2007 Tahoe doing the same anoying thing going from stereo to "mono". The dealer replaced the stereo 3 times, fm tuner, coax and rear window which contains the antenna. I did HOURS of research and am finding that it is most likely the rear antenna which is directional and looses reception. Mine only does this while moving not parked. The dealer told me it's a GM "glitch" and basically we all must live with it. While they had the vehicle I had a 2009 Suburban rental and it did the exact same thing. Car Toys recommended a power antenna I don'y know what to do now.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Rv2963,
    I am from GM Customer Service. Can you please email me more information about your concern, so I can look into the situation further? You can get my email address by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • bob_coolbob_cool Posts: 1
    My wife has a 2008 LS and she got rear-ended last month. We just got it back from the body shop, but now the radio no longer lists the artist and song when playing FM radio stations. I'm about to go digging in the manual, but does anyone know if this could have happened when they disconnected the battery perhaps, or is there a chance that the impact caused this to malfunction? :confuse:
  • patnicpatnic Posts: 27

    I have a 2012 Tahoe LT with 23K miles on it.

    I have an intermittent high pitched/frequency noise coming from the back left portion of the vehicle. The noise started so soft that my husband could not hear it. Eventually, the noise became louder and more frequent that he could hear it.

    Took to the dealer and was able to create the noise. They replaced the amp. Took care of the problem for about 30 miles. Then the noise came back - although, softer.

    The noise is generated most often during the following situations, but not always:

    *When turn signal is turned on. The sounds turns off when the turn signal flicks back to the normal position.
    * Switching channels in XM radio (between each station there is a silent pause, so you can hear the noise more easily).
    *Turning radio volume up
    *In the middle of driving on the highway. Radio does not have to be on.
    *The car has to be on for sound to occur.

    Now to top off this whole problem... Today, we drove about 45 miles away from our house. Same noise came on and off about 15 times in our trip. Then we parked the car, it rested about 90 minutes. We drove home and the noise only occurred once (when we turned radio volume up) during our whole 45 miles trip home.

    My husband is thinking it could be the capacitor??? What do you think? Has this happened to you?
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