2005 GMC Sierra new radio....won't work

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by dustlane, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. dustlane

    dustlane New Member

    The stock radio/cd player in my wife's 2005 Sierra quit. The radio still worked but the cd player was hit or miss. So I bought her a new aftermarket radio/cd player and installed it today. I used an aftermarket harness so it was a fairly simple installation. Anyway, now that the radio is installed and all buttoned up, it won't even turn on. No power at all. I assume the problem is some kind of security issue. What do I need to do to get the radio working? Is there a simple reset procedure? Thanks!!
  2. redneck70

    redneck70 Rockstar

    Your aftermarket stereo will most likely require a switched power wire, which is a wire that supplies power only when the key is turned on or in the accessory position, the only problem with that is your factory stereo doesn't require one so GM doesn't supply one with the factory harness, so you will have to run a wire to the fuse box or ignition switch harness for switched power in order for your aftermarket deck to power up.
  3. dustlane

    dustlane New Member

    Man, that is funny. I just got in from doing just that. Now the radio works, but I don't have the warning dings. I never liked the dings anyway. Thanks for the help!!
  4. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    You dont have dings, chimes, seat belt warnings, turn signal clicks or OnStar if you had it either. You will need one of these depending on your setup if you want to keep them.

    http://archive.pac-audio.com/products/productsDetail.asp?mmSearch=OnStar Interface
  5. dustlane

    dustlane New Member

    I never had onstar. The blinkers and hazards work fine. The only thing i am missing is the dings when the key is in the ignition with the door open and the seat belt warning. I never liked that anyway. In this case, less is good imo. Why would I spend a good chunk of cheddar just to get dings and chimes? My truck isn't even onstar capable.
  6. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Sounds like your good to go then.

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