Toolbox1 replied to njs2247's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500Wonder if a borescope with a magnet attachment would work? Something like this? Don’t think the coin is magnetic enough though. But if you could get eyes on it maybe you can come up with a solution to pick it up?? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076BKVCJC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qTVGAbP4SJ8RP.
Toolbox1 replied to Techneck28's topic in Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXMPictures worth a thousand words
Toolbox1 replied to frankinbus's topic in Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXMI did something similar to use my star mate 4 with my shark fin antenna. The adapter is pretty short so I picked up a extension for it as well. Hope me this helps
You will still have to change the channels on the receiver etc. this allows you to use the factory antenna with the aftermarket sirus head unit. That’s exactly what I did (used an old unit with a lifetime subscription). Works great. I didn’t live the ui in the stock head unit anyway
There are tons of how tos on this site showing how to remove the screen. Just search for “remove screen”. Just pop the trim off surrounding the screen and there are 4 hex bolts. Remove them and slowly pry the screen towards you and it will pop out. Super easy
I did this exact same thing a few months ago for my 2014 LTZ. The connection for the Sirus antenna is behind the screen (top right). You can buy an adapter a extension cable and tie it right to your external unit. Reception is way better than the magnetic antennas. is a easy job just pick up some pry tools so you don’t damage the dash.
Toolbox1 replied to Squished's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service BulletinsI would bet they say that to make $$. Its a easy job. If you read some of the posts youll see some brand new trucks have this exact issue. Id rather do it myself than the unknown if the replacement will do the same thing. A bead of silicone around it before reinstalling is peace of mind. You remove the screws from the oh sh*t handle Remove the screw from the sun visor Buy yourself some trim tools and pull the headliner down around the driver side. Youll be able to pull the headliner down far enough to reach the antenna screw. Unbolt it and clean the roof and existing seal with some rubbing alcohol. Put a bead of silicone around and reinstall. Ryan
Toolbox1 replied to Squished's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service BulletinsYa there are countless threads on here about this very issue. Drop the headliner clean the seal and apply silicone. Tighten it up and your good to go. 30-45 min tops.
Anyone have a left over jump seat harness? Want to get some of the wiring done ahead of time.
Toolbox1 replied to SilveradoSaver's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500There are a few videos on dropping the headliner but the screws that hold the sun visor up as well as the "oh sh*t" handle on the side you want to drop. Gave me easy access to the headliner
Toolbox1 replied to SilveradoSaver's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500It's pretty straight forward to drop the headliner. You don't have to remove it but just remove the bolts towards the front and pry it down. I had to do this not too long ago when my Sirius xm antenna was leaking.
I picked up a console from a guy on ebay but realized he was local (North New Jersey). I just spoke to him and he had 2 left (black) with the silver trim. Complete consoles. Pm me and I'll give you his phone number. He is asking $350+shipping. They are takeoffs from new trucks.
Just picked up a complete center console for 325. Looking forward to installing it. Thanks for all the helpful posts/information.
Toolbox1 replied to smokey982's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500W/o = Without Charger. Depending on the year/model some console lids have built in wireless chargers. I can tell from your photo you do not have a built in charger so order "W/O charger".
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