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  1. It’s called Scanner Radio in the Apple App Store. There are probably others that support CarPlay as well but this works really well for me.
  2. Hey guys - I saw someone ask about the OTA update, was wondering when it would arrive. Popped up last weekend for me(Western NY), took about 10 mins. I think this is the second OTA update since I installed new unit, no issues at all. Wireless CarPlay continues to work flawlessly and one of the favorite upgrades I've done. Thanks WAMS Some stuff that I'm also enjoying using wireless CarPlay. Alexa app - uses the trucks hotspot so now I can run my smart home from anywhere without touching my phone, music etc. You can pick the steering wheel button as the wake for Alexa so thats pretty cool too. It's cool when I'm leaving the driveway and hit the button to say close the shades, lock the doors or turn some tunes on on for the dog. I still use Siri for music so having both is nice. Alexa on a road trip can also provide some laughs with all the random sh*t we ask her. Also installed a scanner app on my phone which popped up on the truck in carplay mode. Awesome, now I can tune into the local fire department dispatch or any other as it finds my current location and presents a list of available Fire/EMS/Police channels. Nice to know whats going on when you hear sirens - always support your local FDs, especially the volunteer ones! I know we'd all like a bigger screen, but with the right setup and apps this system has been really good. All the map apps like Waze, Google Maps, etc all seem to work really well, the interface is really functional. Think I'll be keeping this truck until the second model year with supercruise comes out.
  3. i believe two OTA updates occurred after I installed the new module. No issues at all. (Adding the Alexa app has been most useful).
  4. Nice write up! I'm sure it will benefit others looking to do the same
  5. Took a little road trip, about 650 miles there and back, all highway cruising along at 72ish as I wasn't in a hurry. Gotta say I really like this truck. Adaptive cruise control was made for this kind of trip, really works quite well. my setup - 20' High Country with a GM 2" lift kit, Bilstein 5100's all around, adjustable up front. I've got the GM CAI and recently installed the Borla touring cat back. 285/65 BFGs. No drone, wooo! no drone detected - so happy with that purchase. 19mpg round trip. not bad. Got home and gave her a hand wash, and finally cracked open the Adams Graphene Tire dressing, so far I'm liking the blackness without high gloss.
  6. I did the same thing when I put the tonneau cover on. That compartment where the switch ends up appears to stay really dry with the pocket covers in, but I wrapped those wires too just in case.
  7. I don't think they designed the kit with that hole in mind, it's just pure luck that it fits. The cable provided was designed for the user to drill a hole, so I was super happy being able to make it fit the hole that was already there! I'm really curious to find out which accessory fits into that hole, there are two other small holes near it as well. Perhaps a tool track system ?
  8. Just shave the tab on the side of the switch, then you dont have to mess with the metal or coating on the hole.
  9. if that thing could double as a floatation device..they'd really be on to something. It looks funny, but I bet it works if it doesn't blow away.
  10. My buddy installed it today, and you were correct - the Borla touring is exactly what I was looking for. No apparent drone on the highway, no strange sound effects cruising through town going 35 either. When it's time to get on it, it doesn't disappoint, delivering a rich full reminder that it's got a pair under the hood. I think the CAI adds some cabin sound too, and cat-backs amplify that just a tiny bit more.
  11. Good deal - I'm not sure what gauge that wire is, but it's a beefy one! glad you got it setup, it's a simple mod that should be a factory standard feature. I also like supporting a small business here in the good old USA, a couple of hiccups along the way is no big deal when I look at it that way.
  12. When your wife buys you truck parts for your anniversary, you KNOW you found the right girl! Congrats!
  13. Yep, just switch to the opposite instructions and you'll be fine - I did the same thing, bought a multipack on amazon
  14. Nope you don't need to remove the spare. Roll back the plastic cable tubing to expose the bundle on the backside of there trailer connection and unwrap it a few inches. Then you can tug that cable apart from the others enough to attach the tap. Mine came with a different tap, a T. a couple of posts back I showed the tap on the wire and what I think is the tap on amazon. You could use that straight thru one to extend the power wire if you need to. I'd wrap it afterwards for sure.
  15. I’m pretty sure it’s this or a version of it.
  16. The fat end is the one you’re going to use on the trailer wire. Just pull back the black plastic cable wrapper and tuck the end cap around the wire ( unscrew it and take it off) and then screw the long part in. Here’s a pic before I wrapped it up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Ordered a Borla Touring exhaust - looking forward to a sound improvement, and hopefully no drone. Got tired of this thing looking mean and sounding like a dishwasher.
  18. Two things make this yellow marshmallow wag... "bacon" and "wanna go for a ride in the truck?"
  19. Good news, it works ! The new harness and the new installation instructions worked, with a slight modification. Turns out the kit gets its power from the trailer battery circuit, the red/green wire in the trailer connector. The fuse for that is #63 (30amp) on the fuse panel under the hood. Gen5 told me that sometimes this fuse might not even be installed, so I checked it and found it was blown. In the new instructions there are two ways to connect the 3 wires (2 from the harness and 1 from the trailer tap) that connect to the switch. Depending on how your truck was wired, you connect those 3 wires to the switch differently. Pic 3 and Pic 4 show that in my truck the Black wire matches up on the truck wiring and the harness wiring. But I had to use the instructions for the opposite setup to make it work. I think those directions on the Gen5 site might be mixed up, as I connected it as directed and blew the fuse. Connected it using alternate instructions and it works just fine. Not a big deal, clearly a new product. Also you don't have to drill a hole in the bed for the switch. There is a rubber plug on the side wall by the tailgate on both sides. I think it's for one of those fold out handles or maybe a tool box accessory. Pic1. I found that removing the clips on the supplied switch, allows you to insert it into that hole with no drilling at all. (pic 2) I popped the tail light to make it easier to run the wires. Pic 5. Just pop the LED bed light out, (press up under the bottom edge with a plastic tool, there's a compression clip, pop whole fixture up and out. Then you can fish the wire up into that hole, and up to the small hole that you can run those wires up the bigger hole.. You will need to extend the red power wire a few more inches to reach the trailer harness, but well worth doing so. I also think that the switch mounted high like this will help it from getting crunched by cargo. All in all a great and easy to install feature. 30 minute install time. Now I can open the tailgate and hit the switch to light things up without having to go back to the cab or even opening the door. Remember that switch will have power all the time, so if you leave that switch on, you could potentially drain your battery. This setup only controls the bed lights. but not the overhead light on the cab or the task lights which would have really nice, but I'm happy just being able to turn the bed lights on, as most of the time the cover is on anyways. The switch does feel a little cheap, but it seems like most of aftermarket automotive switches are that way, the rubber seal seems pretty good though. All in all - well worth the effort, easy install. The fact the switch fits into that ready to use hole is a huge plus. Great support from the Gen5diy team.
  20. I got the modified harness back. No documentation and the video on their web page doesn't really refer to the new trucks. Anyway, they did add some notes the product page, explaining which of the 3 wires (black, red and red to trailer power) to connect. I burned an hour today testing connections and such, no joy at all. I wonder if they actually tested it on a 2020+ truck. Doesn't appear to work with the truck running or off, ignition on or off. Maybe the switch is just a bad one, not sure. I took couple pics and emailed Gen5Diy, will let you know what they come up with.
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