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  1. Hello everyone! So Im new in the truck world good myself a chevy avalanche 04 for my 18 birthday. It had a ac issue where passenger side would blow hot air. After diagnosis I found out that the blend door actuator was bad so I tried replacing it. I had to take out the passenger side airbag to access it. It was very tight and in the removal process I broke the shaft that controls the door :,(. Now what there isn't enough space in there to just epoxy the shaft back on. Any ideas? Summer is coming up here in so cal so for now ill just bypass the heater core but for future it would be nice to have heating lol. Any help is appreciated.
  2. So my wife went and broke the right passenger side mirror on the Avy. They are the power extending style and of course they only extend and retract manually! What are my options for replacements? I hate these mirrors anyway but now I got a reason to change em out! I love the 07 and newer style HD mirrors on the GM's! Will these work on my truck? If not, what else would you recommend? I would love to install power folding tow mirrors using the factory power switch for the extending ones but I have not been able to find anything.
  3. This is my first post and kind of lame. Being from Maine, the trucks up here come in contact with a lot of road salt. I'm trying to find a new fuel filler door. The only one I could find that was in decent shape and matching color was from a 2005 Chevy Avalanche 1500. My truck is a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500hd. Does anyone know if this part will fit my truck or where I can find this type of info? Thanks.
  4. My 2008 5.3L 4WD Avalanche with ~135K miles has recently been throwing a P0306 cylinder 6 misfire, along with a Stablitrak warning. It first happened a couple weeks ago but only lasted a day. I cleared the code and it was fine for another couple of weeks before it happened again today. It does go through a lot of oil (probably a at every 1,000 miles), and there is a clicking sound. I know from researching this the last couple weeks that its likely failure of the #6 cylinder lifter and/or plug fouling due to the AFM system design and/or old PCV cover. I intend on doing some diagnostics this weekend including inspecting and replacing (if needed) plugs/wires/coils, doing compression tests, and pulling off valve covers to look for stuck lifters/valves. My questions are: 1) Other than the obvious, is there anything else I should be specifically looking out for when running these tests? 2) Are there are any other diagnostic tests I should be doing while I am in there. 3) Assuming compression test is fine, and replacing plugs/wires stops the misfires, can I hold off on replacing a bad lifter if there is one? 4) I would plan on getting a Range tuner to disable AFM (which I should have done when I bought the truck 3 years ago) and replacing the valve coverwith the new one. If the compression test is OK suggesting there is (currently) no ring, gasket, valve, etc. damage, would these measures stave off more issues? 4) If a lifter is bad and I really need to replace it now, can I just replace the one, or do I need to replace them all? Also, how difficult is it to take the passenger side head off to access the #6 lifters? 5) If it does fail compression, am I likely screwed and looking at a rebuild or replacement? 6) Any other advice, recommendations, or thoughts? Thanks in advance!
  5. I took a trip to Louisiana Sunday night and on the way back I noticed that my cruise control was not working when I stop to get gas I walk to the back of my truck and the brake lights are still on even with the key turned off my immediate thought was that the brake switch was bad After replacing it I found out that it was not the Brake switch so my second thought was that maybe having recently have pulled a trailer that the trailer pin plug may have been shorted out I disconnected it and that was not the problem either I then began checking fuses all the fuses are good and even when I remove the brake light fuse the brake light still stay on the only way to get them to turn off Is to disconnect the battery I am at a loss of what it could be please help
  6. I put the truck in neutral, like you should, i bring the truck to a stop, and i push the 4lo button. It flashes for about 5-10 secs but then goes right back to 2hi, I've tried rolling about 2-3mph and it still won't even engage. Its a 2002 chevy avalanche z71, with the 5.3L V8. Sometimes when i press it, it engages no problem, but other times, it just flashes and goes right back to 2hi. When i press 4hi, it goes right in, but 4lo is giving me some problems.
  7. I have a 2004 avalanche I change the head unit I went to Walmart In bought the plug for my new radio. plugged everything in and my front speakers do not work. I've heard and read A lot about the pre amp. But nobody explains how to do it In detail. I also have an extra plug with 2 wires that are inertwined with each otherI don't know what those 2 wires are or what they go.
  8. I have a 2003 Chevy Avalanche 1500. My factory amp under my center console I believe is going out because sometimes when we get in the truck the radio plays audio & others it does not. Everything comes on as it should, just does not play any sound. We could be driving & all of a sudden it comes on. I have unhooked all my wires at least 3 times & re hooked them up just to make sure I have not had any loose wires or bad connections. So I want to do a temp fix until I can replace the factory amp. I want to bypass the amp & hook the speakers straight up to each other from the amp wiring harness. I would unhook the 2 wiring harnesses on the amp & then run a jumper wire from each speaker to make it like the amp never there. I want to run it this way instead of running all new wires to each door. If anyone can help me with this project that would be great.
  9. I purchased the wheels brand new from a Giovanna Wheel shop and have since chosen to go with a different set of wheels. Unfortunately the wheel shop I purchased from does not accept returns, so I am listing the wheels for sale. Wheels are brand new and unmounted, I only unboxed (1) wheel for picture purposes only, then it was repackaged with all the original manufacturer's packaging. Wheel Details: Giovanna Dramuno 6 Machine Black Finish Size: 24" x 10" Offset: +30 mm Bolt Pattern: 6 x 139.7 Center Bore: 78.1 mm Fitment: 2007+ Yukon/Yukon XL, Escalade, Tahoe, Suburban, Sierra 1500, Silverado, Avalanche, Wheels will ship double boxed and with all original manufacturer's packaging just as received from Giovanna. Asking Price is $1,750 OBO shipped to the continental U.S. Prefer Payment via PayPal I'm located in Dayton, OH and would be willing to meet up within a reasonable distance. Plastic Protective Cover still on Center Caps: One of the deepest concave style wheels available; About 3" Deep Concave from rim lip down to center cap: Repackaged with Original Manufacturer's Plastic Lip Protector: Some "Stock" Images:
  10. Greetings all. I sure would appreciate any members thoughts on my ABS Traction control nightmare that I'm having, I just can't seem to get ahead on this one. 2006 Avalanche 1500 4x4 LT, 108k. Started out as an intermittent ABS and Traction Control lights activating with the "service stability" in the display. They would stay on for five minutes driving down the highway, then turn off for a half hour, then back on. All intermittently. Ran a scanner, no DTC's. I tried a different scanner but still, no DTC's. Cleaned up the grounds and Decided to replace the front hub assemblies with the sensors because they're almost the same price for just the sensors. Still getting the warning lights on. Replaced the rear sensors but it helped none. So, not much left so I replaced the ABS Module. Had the Dealer Reprogram and still... ABS and TC Lights are illuminating. Could air in the brake lines cause this weird abs problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Anyone have any experience with lowering their 2013 4X4 Avalanche
  12. Howdy guys! It has been awhile since I've posted anything as life has been crazy and the 2007 Avalanche 1500 2WD has been good. However, with almost 150,000 miles now, the front end is starting to feel loose and noises abound. I think it is time for some maintenance. I'm trying to determine what all I should replace. Might as well do it all while it is apart. All work will be performed by me in my garage. I know I've gotta replace the ball joints and tie rod ends. Upper ball joints aren't replaceable alone, have to replace the entire control arm. Going to get the control arms complete with ball joint and bushings. Might as well do the same for the lowers and make it easy on myself. What else should I replace? Pitman arm? Any other steering components? I was all bearings, joints, bushings to be replaced, I just don't know what all is down there. I'm also having some squeaking/squealing and I'm wondering if I should replace the front hubs. Maybe a front brake job while I'm at it?
  13. I've seen several conflicting reports regarding the fluid capacities on both the front and rear differentials on my 07 Avalanche. The manual does a great job specifying the gear oil types but seems to be lacking the capacities part in the "fluids and capacities" section. Anyone have a good answer for me? I sure would appreciate it!
  14. Brand new set of black billet bowties for 2006+ Chevy Avalanche - I believe they will fit Tahoe and Suburban as well, but do your research as I bought these for an Avalanche These sell on ebay and parts sites for $110+ pretty regularly as they're nice billet pieces - Will sell for $80 shipped to the lower 48 states
  15. Cold start and idle of my Corsa Sport on the Avy. Sounds incredible under load and WOT and very quiet in the cabin when just driving regularly. Definitely wife approved (and that counts for a lot LOL). Hope you enjoy
  16. Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and looking any suggestions on a problem that has me stumped with my avalanche. It has a hard start condition. It seems to be related to the outside temperature. I didn't do it all winter and started back as the weather warmed up. It starts fine if the engine is completely cold and it starts fine if you crank it within about 15-20 minutes after cutting it off. If I cut the truck off and let it sit for two hours and try to start it it cranks for several seconds before starting. it's a 2004 with the 5.3. It doesn't have an inline fuel filter or a fuel pressure regulator on the fuel rail. Everything is in the tank module, which I have replace with a new AC Delco unit. I have also replaced the evap vent and purge solenoid. I'm going to try a crank sensor just for the heck of it tomorrow. It doesn't set any codes. Does this sound familiar to anyone. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!
  17. I got my first in person view of this package today. As a former Avalanche owner, I do not think I am down with it.
  18. Hello folks, I'm Aaron Grayer and I'm a new guy here. Short intro, I'm currently a Auto/Diesel Tech student and musician (yes, they do go together). Got hopes and dreams of working for Ohio CAT and making something of myself in the industry. I am also a die hard GM Truck fan, which is why I joined GM Trucks Currently, I have an issue that I'm confronted with on my truck. I installed and wired correctly an XO VIsion X358 Single DIN In Dash Receiver. After searching to the ends of the Earth it seems like, I finally found a radio harness compatible for my truck. However, I'm still confronted with the same problem: I have to fuse the Orange (Illumination), Yellow (Radio Constant), and Red (Radio 12V Ignition) wires together for the radio to power on. As you may suspect, this mean the radio is receiving constant power. I have to pull the radio fuse under the hood to disconnect power to the radio but I noticed it also disconnects power to my speedometer, tachometer, message center, LED display in the cluster, oil pressure gauge, temperature gage, illumination in the door panels, fog lights, the light in the ashtray and the HVAC controls. I still have the factory radio and I've seen some YouTube videos of people with the same GM setup successfully but they never walk through the steps of how they did it. Can someone here help me please? I would gladly appreciate it!
  19. So I have developed an issue this winter where mice have decided my truck was a good spot for hiding dog food (not sure how a mouse can haul a large breed junk of dog food but whatever). Anyway, I took my air box apart to find about 5# of dog food hidden under the filter!! What?!!! Funny thing is this happened with my old truck as well! Strange! Anyway, that dog food has somehow made it into my HVAC system. I literally have dog food rolling around in there somewhere and making it's way out the floor vents! I took the blower motor out and couldn't find anything there. It looks like they are getting access to the channel l that runs the width of the truck where the vents are by the windshield. So, how on earth am I suppose to get the dog food out of there and how do I keep them bastards out of my truck??
  20. '02-'06 GMT800 Avalanche taillights. Good condition, no cracks or hazing. So Cal inquiries preferred. Asking $10 OBO + shipping if out-of-area for set. Willing to ship if buyer pays postage. Orange County, CA.
  21. GM Part # 19244248 brand new Genuine GM RSE Dual Headrest DVD System in Leather Ebony for a 2010-2011 Avalanche, Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Yukon XL, Silverado, and Sierra. The dual LCD Monitors and DVD players are mounted on the rear of the front seat headrests. Wireless headphones and a single remote control allow rear passengers to enjoy the audio program without disturbing the driver or other passengers. This system is not compatible with the factory rear seat entertainment option. $900 plus shipping. Retails at $1600. Bought to install and sold the vehicle. Go figure lol I'm sure it will fit other vehicle years just not sure which ones. Thanks for reading. Pm me or respond to this if you would like pictures
  22. Looking for some great wheel locks? Look no further... I have a set of 4 wheel Armor Wheel Locks and 2 keys that will fit all GM 1500 series wheels with closed center caps, years include 2000 - 2016 (Silverado, Tahoe, Escalade, Suburban, Avalanche, Yukon or Sierra). More information can be seen at https://armorwheellocks.com Original price was $149 - Asking $50 plus shipping I sold my Silverado and am trying to clear the garage, so make me a reasonable offer and they're yours!
  23. I am a new member here. My insurance company just totaled my 2007 Chevy Avalanche. I was completely stopped in freeway traffic when I was rear-ended by a lady in an Acura TSX (I think) She hit me hard. I estimate she was going 45 mph, slowing down but was distracted and didn't have time to get out of the way or stop in time. I say 45 because she pushed me into a Honda Odyssey. I was about 2 feet from him, and he was pushed into 3 vehicles ahead of him. So 6 cars total. She had state minimum coverage, $10k for property. Needless to say her insurance company is not paying for anything right away. We were told to file on our own insurance via Under Insured or Non-Insured. While not happy about this, I would rather have the ball rolling on getting back on the road. Her claims guy told me she will likely get sued by all six insurance companies in the end to try and recover what they can. That cheap insurance isn't looking so cheap to her any more. My insurance company was more than fair with me. I am very happy with the settlement, even though I had a new engine in it (6 months and maybe about 10k miles) which they kinda screwed me on, but considering the age and mileage of the Avalanche they gave me "Very Good to Execellent" / "Dealer Ready" condition for pretty much everything. I am sad that I lost my favorite truck ever, I am moving on. I just ordered a new 2016 1500 Silverado LTZ 2WD (Crew Cab/Small Box). My dealer found a couple of trucks in the area that were close, but in the end I decided to order from the factory to get exactly what I wanted. I lose my rental (2015 Ram 1500 Quad Cab) Wednesday. (I hate my rental - LOL) This RAM doesn't even have a shifter on the column, It has a KNOB on the dash. Very difficult to get used to. Luckily my father has offered his 2015 1500 High Country to use while I am waiting for mine. It is a company vehicle (family corporation) we decided to not go High Country and drop down to LTZ and save the company a little cash. And the loaner High Country to save some cash on driving a rental. My dealer quoted me 6 to 8 weeks to get it built and delivered. Needless to say I am going a little stir crazy playing the waiting game. But it has given me time to do some research on a tonneau cover for it. I read all 80 pages on the subject here. Better info than anything else I could find online. I am excited to be here and more excited to have a new truck. While I loved my Avalanche, after 9 years it was really starting to show it's age.
  24. I have an '03 Avalanche w/93.8K miles. Got out of the truck at the grocery store and immediately got hit w/a very strong burning odor. Original thought was electrical, so took a flashlight in my pocket and looked for smoke in the cab. There was none. In fact, I couldn't see any smoke anywhere. Smell had dissipated while in the store, but upon arrival at home (2 miles away), there it was again. I sniffed around and found that it was strongest around the left/rear wheel well. Hoping someone else has had this issue and been able to resolve it. I cannot find any recent posts about anything similar that have any confirmed solutions posted. Thanks in advance, I really LOVE this truck!
  25. Been lurking in the forum for a week or so, as I was waiting to pull the trigger on a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali. I have been an owner of a 1999 GMC Yukon (used), 2007 GMC Acadia (new) and a 2007 Chevy Avalanche: She was dirty and I traded it in with 134k miles, but in mint shape. No payments the last year and a half was awesome also, but I just put new brakes and rotors on it, new battery and a sensor for the air ride shocks. (Need to trade in next time BEFORE doing all the maintenance, although I did get it back in trade.) Initially I was looking at a 2012 or 2013 used Avalanche but could not seem to get one that I thought was a value and most were out of state. Then went looking for used Sierra Denali's and looked at a 2011 (no backup camera) and 2013 (no Nav) which I could not live without. After striking out at my dealership on used choices (who I've bought the last two trucks before this one and they treat me very well) I went looking for a new SLT Sierra 1500. Not wanting to downgrade from my loaded AV (only thing missing was the DVD player from list of options) I walked over to the truck lot and saw the black 2015 Sierra 1500 Denali and went..."wow"! I was hooked. Found one with all the options I was looking for (except some I'll note below that I was hoping for and wonder why GM didn't take the "best of the best" for their new trucks) and I was sold...then spent about five days working out a deal that I could live with... Wanted to give you my initial impressions after day two of ownership and figured you guys could help me with any questions I have...so here we go: My first thing was to name the truck...after asking for opinions, I settled on "Denali Vader". I'm not a Star Wars geek, but am a fan and so are my twin girls, so given it's imposing profile and onyx black finish, it works for me. A little background, I'm a pretend "urban redneck". I hunt, sled, hike, carry a sidearm, have a dog, wear camo, like Nascar, etc. but I'm not a hard core redneck. I want a truck that I can bring to camp and bird hunt with, pull a snowmobile trailer, etc., but I'm certainly not planning on going "mudding" with it. I am pretty particular about keeping it clean also. I wear a tie at the office and want to be in something that fits that side of me also. Anyway, on we go as a prior AV owner and a new Sierra Denali owner: Negative Changes: Let's start here with the negative impressions/questions, as in life, it's easier to point out the faults. In no particular order, as I made notes on my iPhone, this is what I came up with. - Flashlight holder gone from door? I could put a full sized Mag Light in the lower door spot in AV and it would "snap" into place. Not sure why with all the places to put stuff, GM wouldn't have kept this option? - Had to buy a tonneau cover (Fold-a-Way four part folding) and it's not same as AV. Loved the three part cover I had on that rig. Although they were heavy, the cover sections appeared bullet proof to me, 98% water-tight and I didn't have to worry about anyone getting into the back of the truck. The new one doesn't seem to be setting down right on the pegs, it doesn't naturally feel locked into position, need the dealer to investigate it. - Rear media availability lacking and no passenger rear heat/AC vents like AV? The AV had two vents out the back of the center console and you could also plug in headphones to listen to a different source. You could also turn off the rear speakers, if the twins wanted to take a nap, or didn't want to listen to what I was listening to. - Rear seat in the Denali has kind of a "cut in" on the middle section making it smaller than the two outside regular seats? Why the wasted space? For a cooler to fit in the middle floor area or something? It's gonna make less room for my 70lb Golden Retriever puppy dog, he may end up on the floor. Insert comment about black interior and golden dog hair here. - Why the heck do you need to manually use the key to lock tailgate and not do it via the key fob like the AV? That's whacked. - No rubber mat in back of bed like I had in the AV, I can order one and probably will as the bed-liner is hard and stuff is sliding all over the place. Another $85. - Way less storage space for hitch, tie downs, jumper cables, folding shovel, four way tire iron, blanket, spare jacket, rain gear, box of bungee cords, tool kit, snow scraper, etc. With side panels of AV and under the rear seat I had stuff stored all over the AV. Maybe I need a caddy with the Fold-a-Way, but I'm not sure if I could get sled skis in and under it, plus it would be another $500. These side panels on the AV were awesome! They did cut into the rear cargo capacity, but it was plenty big back there for me. - Seat heaters don't ramp up as fast as AV, which would be burning your ass in about a minute. But, that's ok, I'll work with them. These kinda sneak up on you slowly. - Not sure how I'm going to re-mount my Cobra 75 WX CB. (Best warning detector for accidents on a snowy day in Maine, also a good "fuzz buster" along with the app Waze.) I had the prior antenna running out the back "drop down" door behind the rear seats of the AV and up the inside of the "sail". I have no clue what I'm going to do here, leaning toward a "glass mounted" antenna, although I know this will greatly reduce my range. Not sure I can figure out how to mount one on the driver side antenna and I'm not sure I like the looks of it. More thought and opinion needed there. - While loading my sled in the back, I mashed my knee on the horizontal rear peg of the Fold-a-Flat tonneau cover, which sticks out about 2-3". It was a bleeder. AV had the rear cover pegs integrated into the corner and were flush. Here's a pic of my sled in the back! (Next time will take picture from side/back.) - Just as an aside, don't order the GMC Part Name: Front Premium All Weather, Black Part Number: 23452764, they were wimpy and seemed made for a small car. Swapped out for Husky mats at the dealer, about the same price. - Noticed a wire to shock hanging down precariously in the left rear of the Denali. (Forgot to take a picture.) Is this normal? - Sunglasses holder is tight. Doubt any Oakley's would fit in there. - No mirror option on the sunglass holder to watch the kids like my wife's Honda CRV. That has a "mirror like" surface on the concave section of the sunglass holder and when you flip out the sunglasses, it can stop in a position looking down at an angle toward the back seat which is cool. I can't ever see my girls in the back, so had to go with the "baby mirror" hanging on the edge of the regular mirror. - No heated rear seats? Yukon only? The twins hate me. (I used to joke in the AV to have them "turn on" their seat heaters.) - No blind spot monitoring detection system like all the other new cars out there? Weird, although the view out the back rear c pillar is WAY better than the AV and the "sail" part back there. - Oh, today, the Nav showed me in the Atlantic Ocean and I got the "GPS horizontal red line of death" going on. Onstar module bad? No compass, nor GPS on second day. Onstar phone app working, I have to call Onstar support tomorrow when the tech's are in. I've read a lot of bad stuff on here about this issue...crud. $55,000 truck and second day this craps out. - XM for only 3 months? Uh...again, $55,000 truck...should be a year minimum. Kinda confused on the traffic and weather thing, is that through XM or Onstar? Neutral: - My sled still fits, the rear area with the tailgate down is about a few inches longer than the AV, a full sheet of plywood sticks out about 1" over the gate. Either way, I'm good. - LED lights in bed, similar to AV lights in the bed, but will need to do the mod to get it to show up with my key fob. - Fold down arm rest in the back between the passenger seats still kinda wimpy like before. Not sure why this isn't more beefy. - Not sure yet if tonneau cover will be as water resistant. AV had drain rails and was 98% dry all the time. Even if I went through the car wash, just a few sprays made it's way inside. - Had to double up on rear passenger area rubber matting. Middle section of the all weather mats no where near wide enough to cover the carpet. Maine winter is brutal right now with sand, salt, goo... - How the hell do I get to the tire jack? Jammed up under the right rear seat? Does the back of that seat release or do I have to wedge my hands up under there to get it? Weird... - 7-8 years later and I can only get 1-2 miles per gallon better? That's a disappointment. Positive changes: - Lots of rear legroom, my brother in law called it a "grouser" in reference to the bird hunting trips in the fall we will be taking with it. The rear doors seem to open wider also than the AV. - I settled on the DIC in "Technology Mode" and the display capabilities are amazing. I love all the options to move things around, check on different screens, etc. - Simple pleasure, but I like the "artist alert" on XM and now have Metallica locked in. (Twins didn't like flipping from Radio Disney to Metallica as we drove down the road today but I got a kick out of it. From Shake it off" to "Enter Sandman" is quite a transition.) - I have an iPhone and I guess I can't yet reply to text messages? I can get them, I can listen to them, but I can't reply to them, even though I put in some responses into the system. What gives? - The overall ride a bit stiffer than the AV, but just as good if not better than AV when loaded, which was amazing. Loaded with sled in the back the ride was outstanding. However, with just the four of us heading down the highway, it was bouncing a bit on these Maine frost heaved roads. Maybe it will loosen up a bit as it ages? Wish this had some different options for "ride mode". - I like the cargo lights feature, I didn't have that option on the AV. - Going to try the "fog light diode trick" when the weather warms up. (I can't seem to find the thing under the driver's side pedal area. Wonder if it's on the side panels on the dash in the Denali?) The headlights do seem to have a horizontal "line" that seems lower than it should be. For new lights, I swear they are not as good as my AV. No HID lights on this thing? $$? - Same 5.3 V8 that I had but more torque and HP and I can feel it. When I first test drove it, the sales guy thought all Denali's had a 6.2. I stomped on it and figured it was a 6.2 as I exited the lot. After looking at the window sticker, the 5.3 was more than enough for me and I didn't need to spend another $2500 or whatever on the "Corvette engine" although it would have been cool. - One of the best features of these new Sierras is that the driver's area center console storage rocks! iPad fits right in sideways on the rubber slot with the temperature buttons almost an additional support holding it down on top. Perfect fit even with Otter Box on. If we wanted to watch a movie we all could. Who needs the DVD player these days? I download stuff to the iPad from DirecTV, etc. Anyway, the storage areas have tons of room and I like the file folder options. That area is a "bottomless pit" of storage. - AV sunglasses holder was way small, although this one not much better. - More drink holders than any human could need. I think it's four for each front passenger and three for rear passengers? I have to pee just thinking of it. But, one of mine has a gum package in it, etc. - An option I initially didn't want, but took after we found the color I wanted, was the Driver Alert package and it is growing on me. I guess I didn't realize how much I wandered when I drove down the road. Freaking seat is almost like a hamstring massage when I drive. - Easy open tailgate is very nice, I used to fear for my girls lives when the AV tailgate would drop down. - Bed is sprayed on with bed-liner which will protect it into the future. - I can turn instrument cluster lighting way down at night, I have sensitive eyes and at night, even at the lowest setting on the AV, it sometimes was too bright for me. Super insignificant for most, but a plus for me. - Bluetooth is cool, I didn't have that before. Just need to figure out why my iPad wants to immediately play songs when I plug it in? If I don't plug it in, I can play a movie off the iPad through the speakers. Weird. (Is there a setting so that the iPad and iPhone won't just go into "music" mode on it's own?) - Another option I didn't think I needed, but the 4G wifi is neat. Would like to see things like Waze integrated on 8" screen to pull from your phone. (Waze rules!) I think I can get the warnings to play through the bluetooth? Anyway, the twins and wife liked it...all three had iPad's rolling today. - Weather option on the Nav pretty cool. Will be good hunting where there is no cell reception and we have to guess what the weather will bring us. (Will there be other apps in the future? I figured there would be a ton of options by now?) - The ass cooler is quite more enjoyable than I anticipated. I had the heat cranked up in the truck and was over-heated and then got cooled down...ahhh. Sure in the summer this will be awesome when I start it up remotely in the "heat" of Maine. - The rear window opener is very nice. I honestly never used the AV as a drop down bed and only took the rear window out once just to see how it worked. I opened the sunroof and the rear window and man, what a rush of cold air coming through! - Heated steering wheel heats up quickly, almost wish it was like the seat heater with three options for temperature. I couldn't keep it on very long today, but have yet to test it in a -15 morning. - Bose blows away the AV Bose system. 1/2 way on volume in the Denali is enough for me. (Must be getting older.) - The glove box additional section above the "normal" glove box houses my binocs and other items. The lower section has the owners manual and other odd ball stuff. Not a ton of room, but double what the AV had. - I think the guy said there were 63 computers vs 5 in the AV and 5 miles of wiring? 250 sensors vs 23? Really? Got the extended warranty package, just in anticipation of things going wrong after year two or three. - The cabin is amazingly quiet inside. I love this...not sure if I add window deflectors if that would effect the lack of wind noise? - My wife likes the "oh crap" handle and step up handle on passenger side. (No step up handle for driver?) - Stitching and craftsmanship on the leather amazing. Need to keep my dog off of it. I have a rear seat cover and will have to throw a blanket over the center console. (Again with the dog hair.) - Onstar phone app is cool, I won't have to go to the office window (or go outside due to glass thickness) to remote start the truck, I can do it from my desk. Works quickly. Does that standard option stay with the 5 year Onstar program, or is it only with the 6 month additional program? - Rear step on corner of the bumper is nice, however the hand hold is at weird angle for me. AV had better handhold but no step. - Like the "best score" MPG on 25, 50 and 400 mile screen. Had kept the AV on "instant" mode for gas milage, but may try this screen more for the Denali. - My 40 cal S&W M&P fits in side space near driver right knee. Plus some extra magazines. Because you never know... Anyway, I'll think of more... Future needs/wants: Probably will get side window deflectors, maybe in chrome? - Will get a molded hood protector in chrome also I think. Long winded, I know, but these are my thoughts. If that GPS horizontal red line of death can be fixed, I'm well on my way to having an amazing ride.
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