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  1. I would assume if the proper power is at the clock spring connector for the steering wheel control module then you would get your data output. When we first started doing these trucks back in 14 we were having to disconnect the green/blk wire at the clock spring connector and connect to the steering side of the wife and leave the other side disconnected. Now we just solder on and leave the wire connected to the bcm. If I remember right on those first few trucks that we were told to wire that way they lost the button illumination. Now the we just solder on and leave it connected to BCM the button illumination(which I assume is through data) still works. I said all that to say that I would think that your outputs would still work from the module but the buttons may not illuminate if that is done via data on same wire from BCM. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. It has been somewhat frustrating having to deal with this. When it's data it is very hard to troubleshoot. I basically have to call tech support and I have to verify connections. Once that is done it is basically "oh well guess there is a variation on that one we haven't seen, sorry." With resistance based I could always go to the clock spring and use a meter to find my wire or wires. Then use manual programming to get it working if the aswc or pac instructions weren't accurate. I think that the data based controls are why when you go from volume to track you have to wait a little bit before the oem radio will respond to the new input. Same thing happens when you change the radio. There is still the required pause between going from volume to track. I haven't seen this on anything other than the new GMs. I have had some customers say that the OEM unit didn't do that after we have installed an aftermarket but we have 2 newer GMs in the parking lot of the shop and can show that the OEM responds the same. I am going on 16 years of professional installation and each year things get tougher and we are losing more and more analog controls. Almost everything has gone data to data so when things dont work it is frustrating and you become a part swapper since trouble shooting is limited to checking power, ground, and continuity on data connections. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  3. On these trucks the maestro and ASWC-1 catch the signal at the clockspring connector. There are very few trucks on this platform that were built using resistance swc functions. So few that the swc module manufacturer (maestro) doesn't even make that specific firmware public. There is a module in the steering wheel for the controls that communicates to the bcm via LIN bus. The bcm then communicates to the radio on LAN or CAN bus. I don't remember which. PAC swc modules catch the signal after the BCM. So PAC is the only one that will always work even if it is a resistance based steering wheel since it is caught after the BCM. Just wanted to throw that out there. I have done a lot of these truck and have encountered both versions and have had some time on the phone with the various manufacturers. I definitely prefer to use a maestro if possible. These(newer GMs) are the only vehicles I have encountered that have data coming out of the steering wheel instead of straight resistance based controls. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. Not at all. They just barely clear at full excursion. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Here are a few pics of the double 8" setup a posted a year or so ago. This is in my double cab. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. Funny you say that. As I was finishing up a buddy was in the passenger seat and I said to him, "I wonder how long till I spill my coffee all over them!" Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
  7. I just moved my cup holder forward a click leaving a 2.5 gap between it and back of console. Cut a piece of 1/2 mdf to fit in between cup holder and console. I ordered this switch panel mount- https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B011KIYT70/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and these switches available in many colors and types- www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00L26U1CI/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I cut a hole in the mdf for the switch panel. Wrapped the mdf in black vinyl. Popped the switch panel in and then popped the switches into the panel. Wired them up and mounted to the console with 2 little metal L brackets from underneath. Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
  8. Good looking truck Sierra Jon. I did take into account the difference in size and calculated taking that into consideration. I assume the majority came from the level and increased drag from bringing the front end up. I do not rub on the liner but I do have a rub mark on my sway bar on the passenger side. I have never felt or heard it rub. Here is a pic of my truck with them on it. Not as pretty as yours though.
  9. I bet some street glow LED headlights would match those pretty well. I have seen better reliability with that brand personally. Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
  10. Can you see me now?!?!?! Good!!! Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
  11. Hi folks. I wanted to share where I mounted my auxiliary switches in my truck. I wanted all of my switches especially my horn switch in an easy to access spot. I mounted them right near the center console arm rest and believe it turned out pretty well. Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
  12. I went through the same process as you did a year ago. I had to decide which morr aggressive tire to go with and then what size. I decided on the duratracs as well. I agonized over the exact 2 sizes you are choosing between. I have had LT tires on my last truck for 6 years and was never happy with the ride but loved the look. I went from 33" to 35" to 37" Mickey Thompson mtzs on my 95 silverado. For this truck I wanted to keep my nice ride so I went with the 275/60r20 p rated duratracs and have loved them from day 1. I did notice a slight mpg drop with the level(2") and the tires. Probably around 1.5 mpg on average as a guess. I used to average around 18 now I am around 16.5. The tires ride better than the stock sra tires and look much better. I dont regret the decision for a moment and would definitely recommend that size. You will without a doubt want them to be a little bigger but I dont believe the sacrifice is worth it. Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
  13. These trucks come factory with an immobilizer. If they tried to "hot wire" it it would not run. Also they use a resistance based start sequence on the second starter and second accessory wire which a common thief would not be able to replicate. Bottom line is as others said most newer vehicles will be taken using a tow away method so an aftermarket 2 way alarm system with digital tilt would be the best method of protection as long as you are in range or if you have added dronemobile or smartstart to it you would receive a notification on your smartphone. Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
  14. Thank you most kindly. Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
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