GM radio install

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by coddock, Dec 30, 2013.

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  1. coddock

    coddock New Member

    Hi all, new to this site , though a multi and long time GM/ GMC owner.

    My question...I recently purchased a 2013 3500 cab/chassis W/T. It came with a basic am/fm radio that I am replacing with a new, factory
    GM am/fm/cd. Is there any programming, coding, etc. that needs to be completed before it will work?
    Any tips, things to be aware of, etc. that I should know before proceeding with installation?
  2. RayVoy

    RayVoy Active Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    The trucks VIN needs to be programmed into the new radio, or, you can unlock it.
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    yes, what rayvoy said. You can find places that will sell them unlocked so when you connect them they learn your vin

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