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  1. Thats been that way since 805 used to there was no signal or indication of signal strength for the built in wifi modem they added that in 805 and took the phone status away
  2. I installed this a few weeks ago. MY personal opinion is its not very good. 805.1 was a fairly stable build for me. I have had CarPlay issues with 807. Especially with the factory nav loading with CarPlay running. I will be looking to see if others have the issues I mentioned. One plus is my traffic info seems to load every time now. Used to it would be a miracle if it downloaded the traffic info and connected for online searches. 2020 Trucks have a different and newer HMI. They have different software and versions. They are in the 145 area I think. They have album art and also Sirius XM 360L package capability. I bet they beefed up the internals on the 2020 units.
  3. Did they flash your cluster also? If they didn't then the speed limit and street names won't show in the cluster. I added nav to my 19 a year ago when I got it. You also have to get OnStar to add connected nav to the account IF you want Online search and traffic info because it is NOT provided through SAT radio anymore. The Nav upgrade is nice. What it consists of is an SD card with the maps and a Authorization code. The code allows them to add the NAV calibration to the official build of your truck so that in the future if you were to ever have a part replaced or updated the calibrations all point to the truck having navigation. I love it. The online search is actually better than googles for me. I test it time to time. They just added a new KFC where I am and wanted to see if it was found. Google maps didn't and the built in nav DID. I also can now send destinations straight to my truck nav from my phone app. The nav upgrade is great since its not an option for LT trims. Its also not to badly priced. I did the programming myself. The dealers make it seem like a big deal because they just aren't familiar with it. The time is accurate at half hour. That includes the cluster I think they did a fantastic job with this nav system. It is really great in my opinion. Only draw back is the SD card for the Maps.
  4. The reason the front cam is missing in the 360 view in that picture is because you are using it as front view. Its only one camera and can perform one view at a time. So if you have the front view up and 360 the front will black out. If you have it in 360 with the rear view then the front will show. The rear cam has two cameras to accommodate the dual view.
  5. I know all vehicles can and will have problems I just had too many. Im not the kind of guy that expects the impossible but I had the clunk, I had insane electrical issues I had AC issues, I had rattles, water leakage from a grommet not being installed on a build date of June when they knew about that in January, I had radio issues, app issues, I had it slam the brakes on me while driving in a open street, I had it shut completely off, I had steering rack issues where it wouldn't return to center, I had it in the shop for a month straight to only pick it up and it go right back. So yes we all own vehicles that can be subject to having issues. Every brand has a service department at or beyond capacity. I just didn't expect it with my RAM as my 2013 was perfect I had 100k miles trouble free on that truck. literally change the oil rotate tires and replace them. I could have driven that truck another 100k and I wish I would have listened to my wife. One because she was right and two now she can tell me she was. I let my judgement get blinded by the absolute beauty that RAM has built. Ram just isn't listening. I don't see them fixing the issues they have and if they were then I wouldn't be reading about 2020 owners with the exact same issues. wouldn't be reading about the HD trucks having AC issues. Price is not relevant to what you should get. I hate it when people say my 70k$ truck shouldn't have these issues because I think that we all regardless of price should have few if any issue. So far my Chevy experience is very good. I didn't see enough of a difference to make a jump to a high trim in the GM lineup. I was at the fair last night and was looking at the high country and the interior is IDENTICAL to my LT except leather. I dont think leather is enough to justify 60k plus. IF I were you I would Rent a RAM on Turo or something for a few days and see what you think. I can only speak to MY experience. There are many owners happy with their trucks. I only go into depth to show If I am biased I was actually biased towards RAM from my 7 years of happy ownership. Good luck with whatever decision you make and let us know.
  6. I owned a RAM limited 2019 Brand New. Was my dream truck Got out of it nd got into my 19 Silverado and haven't looked back. Interior of the RAM is INCREDIBLE. Its the NICEST in any truck by a million miles. Problem is the functionality is far from the nicest. The 12 has issues the app for the phone is useless. They use Guardian that is through Siiruus XM and they are bad enough to have to deal with for the Radio. IT doesn't have any of the info available like my chevy has with gas and air pressure and things like that in my phone. My wife always forgets to tell me she needs gas or whatever and I can check very easy as well as checking tire pressure. The RAM has none of that for the 12". I hd too many issues with my RAM the main one was AC performance was as bad as it gets for a modern vehicle. Id suggest going 2020 GM they now have the Adaptive cruise and the interior may not be as nice but it works. I haven't had an issue one with my Silverado.
  7. My 8 speed is good. Ive had a couple shudders from reverse to drive. I can imagine the 10 speed is incredible. My Daughter has it in her car and its amazing transmission. It just seems to keep you in the right gear in the right time to keep it feeling like its always pulling. I do WISH they would have done as Ford and just made 10 speed standard across the board. I dont know why they didn't. I do really enjoy my 19 a lot. Has been a very solid and reliable and comfortable truck. It just seems GM makes too many accounting decisions. I know they have to be make money but when your main competitor is doing something with transmission GM helped design and you know you 8 speed is not always been a good performer you would work on giving a little extra to help keep market share. When you are comparing RAM, GM and Ford you start to look at things like Drive train especially when guy like myself are buying a LT and not a high country. The high end trucks are looking at gadgets and gizmos and extra cameras but we really are looking at functionality. I am a first time GM truck owner and so far so good. I will drive this truck and see how it goes after my RAM debacle I am happy to be in a truck I can drive and enjoy and not worry every time I turn it on what is next. I hope in the coming years chevy builds on this style and makes them even better.
  8. I’m sorry, I did get rid of my ram for issues but those that don’t think the RAM interior on the 19 is incredible are insane. That is the nicest interior in a truck ever. The console is just great. It has tons of useful space. Has incredible phone holder in the front near the charging ports and has wireless charging. The seats are comfortable. The rear seats recline and have heated and cooled. They did an incredible job. Has usb c and a charging ports. 4 in front combined and 4 in rear combined as well it has a great single usb in the center console under the lid section. I do hope gm brings a new interior because that is the only thing I see that needs to be addressed. Ram forced ford into a refresh sooner than they wanted. Gm is losing ground quickly in trucks. Nothing makes them more money than trucks so you better believe they are on notice.
  9. There is no harness. Its coax cable. Single cable to all cameras on the 19. You will need the image module as well. The new Trucks are high resolution and the old twisted pair wires are not really ideal in a truck when trying to get high quality video. The power is also through the coax. There is no aftermarket switcher available either. So the ability to add a camera s we did in the prior models is limited. The screen also has a different style LVDS cable going to it so the aftermarket is gpoing to have to spend time in R&D coming up with new parts. I am sure they will since its now in mot all Chevys. RAM went this direction also. They run the cameras into a module the module determines what to display on the screen. So if trying OEM it will require programming and chevy does not have an easy way of doing this.
  10. I have the 5.3 and when I drive it I say man I cant imagine how fast the 6.2 is because the 5.3 is incredible . Has nice low end torque available early and seems to always be there when you need it. Has great acceleration. The only update I would like is to get the 10 speed with it because the 8 has its issues. I couldn't imagine how great it would be with the 10 speed. I see nothing wrong with the 5.3 itself. The fuel economy is fantastic. My 19 RAM limited had the 5.7 no torque and it was a dog and only got 12MPG. I think the push rod v8 chevy has is really something amazing.
  11. Thank you for clearing it up. I don't ever want to say someone is wrong unless I confirm so I laid out a possible case for 809 and was going to see so I am glad you cleared that up.
  12. I’ll double check but I believe 805.1 is the newest update as of now. They could have cancelled 805.1 and sent out 809 it happens at times. They will push an update find out an issue and pull it fix it and send it back out with new version number. so since some never saw the 805.1 update this could be why. There were several that were notified of an update and then many of us never got that. I never did in Dallas I wound up downloading the update through my mdi 2. I’ll look into it and see if I can find anything solid
  13. . You post about an update. You give INCORRECT information. I replied because there was BAD info in that comment, then you replied with the second post of I dont care about rev version. I left that alone because I thought maybe you were not understanding the intent. Then I reply to your third post where you say you do apparently care about rev version because you went to the trouble of bothering your dealer. Again you have bad info that I was trying to correct. Then you reply again to nothing relevant in my post by saying you again dont care about Rev version. which is it? If you do not care then stop posting and stop feeding false info. If I see bad Info that I know I can correct I will. No where did I state YOU MUST update or why YOU in particular need to I was correcting your bad info. Just because yours isnt broke to you doesn't mean others aren't to them. Many are having issues these updates attempt to fix. Chevy is not trying to be apple, trying to give us new improvements with new revisions they have a press conference about.
  14. They honestly are full of BS. I really do know a lot about this stuff. I added the nav myself. I did the programming myself. The hardware is all the same. The software is all the same. What changes is the calibrations of the other units. For example we have the capability to add fog lights if we didn't have them. That requires they BCM to have a calibration added to the trucks list showing it now has the fog lights. GM adds the registration number to the nav upgrade kit same as fog light. The new systems are different than the old units where they had an HMI and radio unit. they are combined. When you add nav it is so complete it also update sinister to allow you to add the connected nav feature to have the traffic info. Its hard to really explain but the units calibration is really just HEX values wither turning things on or off. Thats all. I have a lot of experience digging DEEP into these systems and deal with them daily. In terms of software it is the same software version all it does is turn on the nav or not. The new units have the SD card that has all the map information on it so they can ship one hardware unit in ll the trucks and it just have the calibration correct for the truck its in nav or not. When the unit is installed it polls the truck to determine what settings should populate. Manufacturers are making this simpler not more complicated to eliminate so many software packages to worry about. The CTS in 18 was the first to get the new infotainment system. Infotainment made a video that they were able to turn the nav on install the SD card and it had nav. Now the new system in the chevy is the same, except once harmon saw that they added a security seed to prevent that from being able to be done as easily as they did. Long story short the update for the non nav is the same as the NAV. I have used the same update on multiple trucks because I downloaded it manually since it hadn't pushed out to me yet. Im impatient and want the update asap because I have issues with my climate showing off more times than not. Dealers are the worst source for information on these things for the simple fact they do not specialize in this and do not want to. The main reason for OTA updates is to curtail the need for dealer visits for them. GM has the IOS which is our 8" with out nav. If you have HD radio you have an IOS and thats basically the IOT minus nav being turned on. That is the whole reason we can add the nav because they are the exact same.
  15. Your best bet if you don't see the update is to uninstall the app and then go into the store and reinstall it. It should show the newest one available for download.
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