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    I happened to have a factory 05 CD player that i...

    I happened to have a factory 05 CD player that i took out of my truck few years back. If you're interested, I can sell. make an offer. Its just collecting dust on my shelf. Should be a drop in...
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    J Cat, Do you know how I can get a wrench on it?...

    J Cat,
    Do you know how I can get a wrench on it? my issue is not rust, its simply not having enough room to get a big wrench in there. I tried dropping the pipe per suggestion above, but it looks...
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    O2 sensor removal

    Guys, i have been trying to replace my pre-cat o2 sensors and ran into major headache with passenger side one. It seems that the placement of the sensor does not allow any tool i have to get to it. I...
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    If I understand your question correctly, you are...

    If I understand your question correctly, you are asking if adding an XM receiver to your head unit would be easier than feeding audio from an existing xm receiver through an AUX jack.

    It will be...
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    I would guess you do need the adapter as opposed...

    I would guess you do need the adapter as opposed to just splicing in a headphone jack into an XM input. The fact that adapter exists indicates its not a simple audio input. Does the radio have an...
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    wow, good read. so, it seems like for the best...

    wow, good read. so, it seems like for the best quality ride, you want the lower arm *almost* resting on the bump stops. Seems counter intuitive to me as I would guess you want the control arm dead...
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    So..... this is what having a working suspension...

    So..... this is what having a working suspension feel like! Cranked up the torsion bars (1.5 inches), replaced shocks - truck rides 100 times better. Its not a caddy yet, but not a wagon either. Next...
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    I agree - so will proceed with baby steps to...

    I agree - so will proceed with baby steps to crank bars a bit, perhaps try getting shorter bump stops (as some forums suggest) and if this proves to be helping, get new bars and drive happily.
    I...
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    Thanks alot - this is good to know. I will try...

    Thanks alot - this is good to know. I will try this weekend and report back. Also, I have been looking at aftermarket bump stops - seems like a common item to replace and they come in all sorts of...
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    Bazar, did you just raise it by cranking the...

    Bazar, did you just raise it by cranking the torsion adjustment bolts? did it hold up for a while after you did that or did you need new torsion bars?
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    Thanks for good tips. Tim, I have original tires...

    Thanks for good tips. Tim, I have original tires (standard load goodyears) at 35psi, use the truck with no load 90% of the time. Also note I'm at 100k miles.

    So this morning I did a little more...
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    HA - thanks (but no thanks :lol:) for your...

    HA - thanks (but no thanks :lol:) for your advice, but I think I have an actual issue with my ride because A) it was not always this rough and B) other silverados i've driven are MUCH softer than...
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    05 Silverado suspension improvements

    Hey guys,

    I need some ideas on the mods I can do to improve the ride of the truck. I am replacing shocks this weekend for Bilstein HDs, and putting on new tires next month. Are there any other...
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    OK Guys - great success this weekend -after 5...

    OK Guys - great success this weekend -after 5 years of torture I found the killer rattle!! Wiring harness to the transfer case underneath the truck! The plug is very loosely attached to a bracket and...
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    its a 2005. Manual controls (as in 2 knobs to...

    its a 2005. Manual controls (as in 2 knobs to select air direction and fan speed, with 2 slider switches for temperature control for driver/passenger).

    Where are the actuators located?

    ...
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    Hi. For about 9 months now i gave in and made...

    Hi. For about 9 months now i gave in and made peace with the fact i cant find the rattle. With that said i now have issues with air direction controls so i suspect its related. I posted looking for...
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    Yep. Cant make it blow at the feet. Windshield...

    Yep. Cant make it blow at the feet. Windshield and front vents are fine
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    servicing the HVAC unit in 05 silverado

    Hi, does anyone have any idea on how to access/service the HVAC system? I am having issues with some air diverters that are not responding to the controls. It seems to be a very integrated unit and I...
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    05 Silverado HVAC removal

    Hi, Does anyone have instructions on how to remove/service the HVAC unit in an 05 silverado? It seems to be pretty integrated into the lower dash. Reason for getting to the HVAC is to find a rattle....
  20. Thread: 80k maintenance

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    80k maintenance

    Guys, can I get some advice on recommended 80K maintenance on an 05 silverado 1500. Other than regular oil changes and a radiator flush at 75k nothing else has been done.
    I am considering tranny and...
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    So killer noise came back on the long trip this...

    So killer noise came back on the long trip this past weekend. Back to square one.

    Few things - driving with dashboard wide open (top and front removed) can definitely say its on the driver side...
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    I posted a procedure here ->...

    I posted a procedure here -> http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42294

    Sorry I dont have pictures, but its very straight forward. Let me know if any questions/problems.
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    This is procedure for an 05. I think its similar...

    This is procedure for an 05. I think its similar

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42294
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    OK - I have the procedure for removing the top of...

    OK - I have the procedure for removing the top of the dashboard. Very easy and handy for various tasks (running wiring, looking for rattles, etc...) gives you lots of access when removed.

    Steps:...
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    OK, so made some progress this weekend. Was able...

    OK, so made some progress this weekend. Was able to take apart the TOP of the dashboard. Turned out it was very easy. If anyone needs help - I can post pictures.

    With that said - after removing...
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