So, after several months, and after leaving a 1 star review on the dealerships Google review. The General Manager from the store reached out to me and wanted to make things right. I ended up getting a refund on the replacement radio, around $300 back. Chevrolet Corporate didn't help one bit. But now the issue is resolved.
So my 2016 Silverado WT was equipped with manual crank windows. I hated it. I'm spoiled. I've had power windows since my first car, in my 2002 Silverado. I do a lot of driving in this 2016 truck for work. I cover four states and am on the road 3-4 days a week. The crank windows were driving me crazy. So i found this kit on amazon and went to work... Install video below, enjoy!
Yes, I provided the upfitters document from above. And they accepted it without question from the beginning. It wasn't until after the original radio module was fried that they came back to me and said there is a risk of permanent damage to the module. I had words with the Service Manager and said if there was any concern about the software they should have brought it up from the beginning. He told me that the software was not compatible with the radio and that must have been what fried it. Which I knew was BS, because the GM tech link software person told the dealership tech that the software WAS compatible. Otherwise the GM tech link software person would not have authorized the dealership to upload the software. What makes me even more mad is once they got the new radio module, they would have to program that module with the new software again. Now after the original radio was fried, I was prepared to abandon the rear vision camera quest, and just put the truck back to stock. I told the service manager I wanted the truck to stock with the original radio programming. But since the GM tech link had already authorized the new software (with rear vision enabled) for my trucks VIN, they would have to use the new program. In order to go back to the stock program (without rear vision enabled) they would have to call back to GM tech link, get the original software put back to my VIN. Which was going to cost another $105 dollars. After going round and round with the service manager he finally agreed that they would program the new radio module with the new software (with rear vision enabled). And if for some reason, this new software bricked the new module, they would cover the cost of a new radio module, but I would still be responsible for the cost to reprogram back to stock. Whatever, I said go ahead and do it. I need the truck back. At this point it had been at the dealership for over a week, and I need this truck for work. After it was all said and done, the new module programmed fine, and the rear vision camera now works. Funny....because the service manager told me that the new software was not compatible with this radio (after they fried my original one). But it somehow worked flawlessly on the new radio module. I think the Chevy tech doing the programming did something wrong with the first download that fried the original module. Yet, they told me the cost of replacing the module was my responsibility. That was my biggest beef with this whole deal. They bricked the module. NOT me. And they did not warm me of any risks from the beginning, only after the fact. After I picked the truck up yesterday I got a follow up call from the dealership customer satisfaction team, I explained the whole story and gave them a 1/10 on satisfaction. I told the agent, If I could give 0/10 I would. Granted the rear vision camera works as I originally set out to do, but at the tune of nearly $600 because of incompetence and miscommunication on their part.
Sorry to dig up an old topic, but I wanted to chime in on a recent experience I had related to this. I have a 2016 Silverado WT with I03 radio. No backup camera from the factory. I really wanted to add one that was integrated and glad to find this thread. So I ordered up the talgate handle bezel and the camera harness thanks to the part numbers provided by @mmmikkke The camera was simple to install. Took like 10 minutes. Called up my local dealership to get the radio programmed. On the day of my appointment I dropped the truck off and got a ride home. A few hours later I got a call from the service writer with bad news. During the course of the programming, the new software bricked the radio module. And I would have to buy a new radio module. Great. How much does that cost? $600 + tax and labor. My jaw hit the floor. I told the service writer I need to talk with the service manager. After some back and forth the best I was able to get the new module down to $289 plus tax. They would absorb the labor on reinstalling the new radio since they didn't tell me there was a risk of module failure on the original radio. I still had to pay for the original labor and the tech call to GM to get the programming from the first time when they fried the module though. So I left the dealer paying $582.98. And on top of that.... $17 for the tailgate bezel $99 for the camera and harness So this little escapade cost me a grand total of $698.98 for an integrated OEM backup camera. Bottom line, if you are wanting to do this upgrade on an I03 radio...think twice about it, maybe go aftermarket. Or it could end up costing you a pretty penny.
Ordered a fob on Amazon for $20, had it programmed this morning for $60 at a local locksmith. Works great. $80 well spent on a little creature comfort. For reference the dealership wanted nearly $300 for the fob and programming. NOOOPE
I found this thread last week and ordered up the bracket for my "new to me" 2016 Silverado WT. Manual seats all around. I was really uncomfortable in the seats and was always trying to prop myself up to sit up higher. I just got the kit today and installed it in about 20 minutes. Hopped in and was amazed the difference 1.5" makes. Its a drastic improvement in seat comfort. Worth the $100. 5 stars all around.
Called a local dealer this morning and they ran the vin. They said the truck was originally equipped with a key fob. So that means all I need to do is buy one and have it programmed. Easy peasy.
Hi all. I just started a new job and was given a 2016 Silverado WT as my company vehicle. I was not given a key fob with the truck, just a key. I am curious if it's possible to buy a GM key fob and program it to this vehicle. How would I go about finding this out? The truck is equipped with power door locks. But other than that it's a pretty basic WT package. Manual windows. Manual mirrors. Manual seats. However, it does have TPMS sensors, which I read somewhere indicates that a Key Fob can be programmed. Any help and insight is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
The 275/55's are 31.9" tall The 275/60's are 33" tall So a difference of 1.1" (if both tires were unmounted & brand new) The reason it seems like more is because there is the weight of your vehicle on your 275/55's. Makes those tires seem shorter.
Lmao, well played. I was just joshin yer taters. It's a sharp truck no doubt.
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