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BlkSS replied to NIXONRIDE's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications@Crobinson16, I may know someone how can take it off your hands. Shoot me a PM when you get it.
BlkSS replied to NIXONRIDE's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsThe diesels are different as there's no glow plug circuit in the gas clusters so you'll get a check engine light. I'd just look for a 2015 Denali diesel on the internet and get the VIN and take it to the dealer to the part #.
BlkSS posted a topic in For Sale/WantedFor sale is a complete set of perforated leather bucket seat covers in Jet Black out of my 2016 Silverado 2500HD LTZ. These came out of my pickup at 7,716 miles and since removal have been laying on the bed in our spare bedroom for the past few months. They are in great shape with no tears and they have the zipper back but should also fit seats with the panel back as the panel would no longer be needed. They include the headrest covers and the rear center fold-down armrest/cupholder assembly. They are perforated which work with the ventilated seat option. If you have any questions please PM me. Price: $700 OBO shipped to the lower 48.
I believe you're correct as I don't think there's any difference between the LT/LTZ leather with the bench seat. Only difference would be in the buckets with the ventilated seats with the perforated areas.
These are the LTZ headrests that should work if you don't give into your OCD.
LTZ lid. Now I need that lid dang it...
Here's the HC covers.
Ignore that, I was incorrect... also I just checked and the HC is double stitched on the side but single on the headrests but have the piping. I'm a bag of misinformation this morning. I can get you an 18 Denali VIN from my brother if you want.
Use my VIN I gave you for the pedal sensor, that's the LTZ/HC/SLT/Denali lid.
I can't blame you. I've thought that's the route I should have gone instead of the black HC covers. I love the piping on the HC but the Denali pattern and stitching is niecer IMO.
I feel you. If it drives you crazy enough, take my leather seat covers off my hands!
Phil, I believe the Denali seats are the only ones with double stitching. LTZ/HC are single.
PM me any offers. I have these listed on ebay but I could do a better price through here to avoid the ebay fees!
BlkSS replied to Chase Gurganious's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsThere are various different options/features along the lines you have mentioned, from screen mirroring to Blu-ray/DVD capabilities to a single rearview camera up to 360 cameras. I would contact either MVI (Anthony Brush - www.gm-navigation.com) or WAMS (Chris White - www.whiteautoandmedia.com) to get all the details as they offer more stuff than I've mentioned. I've bought stuff from both MVI and WAMS and highly recommend both.
BlkSS replied to Chase Gurganious's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsI highly recommend an unlocked HMI. I've used 2 Lockpicks in the past on my 2010 Silverado and both failed on me. I had my HMI on my 2016 Silverado unlocked and would do it again in an instant. Either Chris above can get you set up at www.whiteautoandmedia.com or Anthony at MVI can at www.gm-navigation.com. They can also help add other options to your vehicle if you are interested.
I have finally got around to finalizing the install of the OEM RSE system for my 2016 Silverado HD. This was the only option that I wanted that my pickup did not come with so I am extremely happy this is done and so is my son! I would like to give a BIG THANKS to Anthony and John at MVI (www.gm-navigation.com) as they are extremely knowledgeable and their customer service is top notch. I purchased MVI's in-dash Blu-ray and RSE kits along with the unlocked HMI module and added their HDMI input and third brake lamp camera with switch. The unlocked HMI is definitely worth the money over a Lockpick as you have full control while in motion and don’t have to worry about the Lockpick failing as I had 2 of 2 fail in my old 2010 Silverado. MVI supplied most of the parts though I did source a few parts from the dealer as I did vary a little from MVI's kit as I wanted the RSE controls in the center console which their current kit does not yet have but was told it is on their to-do list with many other projects. Their HDMI kit requires the RSE controls as you tap into those inputs. I removed one of the cigar lighter outlets in the front of the center console and mounted the HDMI input there. If you stick to their kit, the install is fairly simple IF you have a sunroof. Once again, MVI offers great customer service in case you do run into any glitches. They are also a vendor on here as well if you did not know. NOTE: ***NON-SUNROOF VEHICLES*** You do need a new headliner if you don't have a sunroof as you need the mounting bracket for the screen which offsets the screen from of the original position of the overhead dome lamp leaving ts existing hole exposed. On sunroof vehicles, the dome lamp and screen use the sunroof frame to mount to and you just enlarge the existing dome lamp hole.
BlkSS replied to PhantomSierra16's topic in 2019 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500@Texas Daddy, LOL. So you are saying that water has never gotten past the seals and went down the drains from the sunroof frame on your vehicles??? Yes newer vehicles/seals do a better job at keeping water from entering but they ALL have drains because it is normal for water to enter and they are just controlling the leak. I'm not saying that all leaks will flood your floorboard, I am simply stating that water does leak passed the seals as car washes are a very common culprit in this. I am also not saying that all the drains fail but whenever they do fail, it causes a mess. You apparently have been fortunate enough as well to not have a drain become clogged or disconnected, congratulations. If someone wants the option for a panoramic roof or sunroof, fine. I don't care for either for various reasons besides the leaking aspect. All I ask for is if GM does eventually offer a panoramic roof, please don't make the option required in order to get other options or trim levels, like manufactures already do including GM.
I personally believe the old ways of tuning may be coming to an end and you'll have to rely on a "piggy-back" or in-line system which is why Banks is not cracking the L5P ECUs and is working on an in-line system himself. I also believe it will be a while before an in-line system will be on the market but hopefully I am wrong. There is also more pressure in the diesel world from an emissions perspective, particularly due to the bad press diesels receive hence the high-level encryption on the L5Ps. Will the T1s receive this level of encryption? It is highly likely, at least on the diesel's and possibly the gas engines particularly due to the new dynamic fuel management. GM will probably want to ensure the bugs are worked out before thinking about opening up those ECUs. Also, I've heard too many people say if you want a fast vehicle, don't buy a pickup as "that is not their purpose". My response to those people is "what's it to you?" GM may be more lenient on there performance cars but who can really say. Standalone systems on today's vehicles with the heavy electronic systems is not an affordable route if you want to keep all the creature comforts, etc. With the government meddling in areas that I don't believe they should be and putting pressure on manufacturers with all the EPA regulations, etc., I believe this is path we are headed for unfortunately. Never is a long time but I have been amazed with the acceptance of freedoms that people are willing to relinquish due to the perceived safety aspects, the convenience factors or that it's "for the greater good".
BlkSS replied to pgamboa's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsWill do.
BlkSS replied to pgamboa's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & ModificationsI'll send you some later this afternoon when I get back around my pickup.
BlkSS replied to BlkSS's topic in 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Accessories & ModificationsLet me know when you both have it all finished up. I was impressed with what Viktorrocks15 showed me so far. Would have saved me some money.
BlkSS replied to BlkSS's topic in 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Accessories & ModificationsFirst I want to apologize as this post is going to be long and vary form the topic on hand. @WesternMike, there are various online sites to search if you want to purchase online. gmpartsdirect.com, nationalgmparts.com, cheapestgmparts.com, etc. are just a few sites and they are mostly wholesale prices. Also, Classic Chevrolet (where my friend works), their online parts website is nationalgmparts.com. Currently, the price through them for 22894643 is $30.02 USD as prices do change overtime. I wasn't trying to brag about the prices I paid or that you had bad prices, I was just being informative. Like you pointed out, those are in CAD and the prices will be different, everyone should realize that. @rcmike is from the DFW area which is where Classic Chevrolet Grapevine is located and which is where I sourced all of my parts that I did not get from MVI, excluding the headliner though my friend at Classic did get me in touch with the dealer that I purchased the headliner from as they already had the headliner in stock. When purchasing online, you need to be very careful because there are many people who don't know what they are actually selling and assume things will fit all years though it actually fits only a certain year(s). Also, the wholesale parts websites can't keep their sites up-to-date 100% of the time as there are MANY, MANY changes that occur ALL THE TIME with superseded P/N's, etc. This is the case with nationalgmparts.com for P/N 22894643 as it shows the same part for 2015-16 and 2017+. For P/N 22894643, the first image in the screenshot you posted shows the rear inputs for 2017+. That is not the inputs for the 2015 and 2016s and to my knowledge will not work unless you retrofit 2017+ harnesses to work and then there may also be programming issues as the 2015-16 programming does not have an HDMI input in the software. The HDMI input I installed is spliced into the RCA inputs and I access that input by selecting the AUX input. For 2017+, that particular AUX input is now gone being replaced by the rear HDMI input and a second USB input (as pictured). A couple other things regarding the online parts, I have had the occasion where they will cancel my order because they won't charge enough shipping or they want an arm and a leg to ship something rather small. They also don't list every available part either. With the part in question, 22894643, when looking at the film in the parts catalog and you see a box around numerous pieces, it means everything is included that is inside the box with that particular part (#4 in the second picture in the screenshot). They SHOULD all come together though this is not 100% correct which I have experienced first hand but everything was included when I purchased this part and this is correct MOST of the time. I personally don't purchase much parts online, especially when I am "exploring" to modify my vehicle, especially if things are not certain in the film as the dealers will always have the most up-to-date information. If you run into an issue based on a discrepancy according to the film, the dealer has always made it right with me at least, because their resource from the manufacturer was incorrect. Any good dealership should do this in my opinion. 95% of the time, I purchase from my friend there at Classic Chevrolet Grapevine because he has a wealth of knowledge due to his years of experience, not to mention to also give him the sales as he is paid on commission. When you are doing modifications like this to your vehicle, there can be numerous options depending on RPO codes that can affect what you actually need. Someone that has the experience and knowledge that my friend does, can do this easily so you are not getting incorrect parts. For instance, if you have been following the 2018 wireless charging module upgrade/retrofit, there was a new wireless charging mat for 2018. Many people posted that they went to the dealership and the dealer's parts film shows it is the same exact part for 2016-2018, though we all knew this wasn't the case as you could physically see that the mat was different. When I asked my friend about the 2018 charging mat, he said in the details there was a new P/N but it just couldn't be ordered yet. Once he told me the part was available to order (took over a month from when I first asked him about the new part, to when the part was "built" in the system to be ordered), I posted the 2018 P/N in the write-up. With my experience in the automotive industry, one thing that is certain, a knowledgeable parts guy is worth his weight in gold. When you yourself is working on commission and you are delayed because some unknowledgeable parts guy ordered the wrong part and now you can't get that vehicle out, thus not getting paid for the work (I personally won't pre-flag jobs), it will piss you off more than a little if you are like me. This is also true when working on your own vehicle. When you have torn your vehicle down to replace or modify whatever you are working on only to find out you have the wrong part, you have 2 options, put everything back together wasting your time or leave your vehicle in pieces until you can get the correct part. Also, when dealing with certain modifications, you may put things back together just to learn a certain function or feature now doesn't work because you have the wrong harness or missing some circuit. @pgamboa probably understands this first hand better than most due his wiring modifications for all of his mods as he is doing the trial and error for a lot of people. @rcmike, to answer your question regarding the DVD front, you will need a new disc drive as the one you currently have will only play CDs but will need replaced with the CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc drive. The rear DVD screen and other parts you can find bargains for on ebay, but again be careful and buy from a reputable seller. Also, pgamboa and @Viktorrocks15 are both in your area and currently working on this mod as he mentioned above so reach out to them via PM. Like pgamboa said, he was volun-told! They are very knowledgeable and don't hesitate to reach out to people on these forums as that's one of the benefits of these. I don't know all the details they are doing with their install, but once again I will try to answer any questions you may have regarding this and the route I chose. I haven't listed all the detail of what I did and how I did it as it may scare people off from even trying this. However I am more than willing to share my info if you PM me, ask pgamboa and Viktorrocks15. My goal in posting this to let people know there are possibilities out there and more than one way to do it. With my friend at Classic Chevrolet Grapevine, I have done A LOT of business with him over the last 10 years and a lot more than the wife would care for. Not trying to be a D*** but I don't throw his name out, especially on the internet, without his consent. Loyalty goes a long way in life and in the automotive industry. What I would recommend is finding a good parts person/dealership and utilize them as much as possible. If a dealership/parts department wants to earn your business then they will work for it and know they need to be competitive. Since I moved away from the DFW area, I still use my friend in Grapevine due to my history with him and the few local dealers that I now have access to have not impressed me enough to buy from them. Is my friend always the cheapest, no. He has limits on the discounts he can provide and I have to be reasonable as well. His knowledge and time researching things that I have questions on are worth something. It's okay to pay a premium even though everyone wants things as cheap as possible. Rear Console Parts View.bmp
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