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Thread: Aftermarket head unit swap
06-17-2009, 04:54 PM #11
wow i hope that doesn't happen, i've never had it happen eather
06-18-2009, 08:28 AM #12
ok, now im a little confused, it hasn't been updated since it left illinois yesterday at 9 a.m., so idk what is going on, hopefully they didn't lose it
06-18-2009, 12:21 PM #13
ya told ya you cant trust that tracking thing...2000 GMC Sierra Ext. Cab 5.3L
06-18-2009, 12:38 PM #14
Just make sure whenyou hook that radio up the factory plug that goes into the radio doesn't have the switch power you need to turn the radio on. It does have the constant power just not the switch power. The plug and play harness you buy does not come with that lead. Your going to have to get power from the colum in order to have the radio work they way it's suppose to. Just make sure when your checking your wires that you use a volt meter and not a teast light because you can blow the air bag with a test light[/SIGPIC]07 Silverado LS factory 20's, spray in bedliner, in-bed cargo managment system, matching tint on front windows, K&N CAI, and Hypertech Max Engery Tuner and yet even more mods to come.
06-18-2009, 03:00 PM #15
ya told ya you cant trust that tracking thing...
06-19-2009, 03:49 AM #16
the dash is held with push in clips so it prety easy and an easy place to start is under the lil cubby hole next to the climate controlls there should be enough room for your fingers to fit underneath
06-19-2009, 01:17 PM #17
thanks, that will help for sure.
just a little update on my tracking problem, it says it left HODGKINS,
IL on 6/17/2009 at 9 am, and then their is no more updates, im staring to worrie about my new stereo
06-19-2009, 01:20 PM #18
06-19-2009, 01:26 PM #19
idk, acording to the ups thing it is still on he road for 2 days now, and i checked on google maps and it is 1day and some hours away from my house. also it left illinois
06-19-2009, 02:20 PM #20
The door chimes do come through the radio and it's kinda silly but you can turn the chimes up or down through a function on the factory radio, but I do know when one of the guys here tried to put in an aftermarket in our 2500hd the radio would not come on with the harness he got from the car stereo shop. Maybe Crutchfield found out where to get the switch power. I hope it works, let us know if they have found that hidden harness that you can get switch power from.
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