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I'm in the market for a 2014 regular cab. One of the major downfalls is that you can't get a regular cab with a larger mylink screen. The only option on a regular cab is the tiny ~4" screen. Is it possible to swap in the larger screen that is available on the double/crew models? I saw some videos on youtube and it looks like the screen is separate from the actual system. I planned on asking the dealer to swap the larger one over from another vehicle but I'm not sure what needs to be swapped and if it will work.

 

Any insight would be appreciated.

 

-Cook

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I believe in regular cabs that the airbag system has a disable button on it in case you carry a child seat in the seat. Maybe the dash is a little different to accommodate this and that is why or maybe the airbag is a little different. Someone certified in aftermarket systems should be able to answer the reason for the smaller screen. If it does deal with either of the above I doubt the dealer would change it due to being liable for the inflation system.

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The 4.2" screen is what is standard on Sierra trim level for double and crew cab trucks, the 8" screen is an option on those trucks. So I cant imagine there being any real difference. I also have a regular cab and would like to upgrade to 8" screen with navigation, whether it be a factory unit of aftermarket. I just have not seen or heard of anyone attempting it yet, and have not found anything in the aftermarket specific to the 2014's yet.

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They make an aftermarket dash kit to swap in a single or double din radio. It includes the plastic surround and replaces the control knobs with a pocket. But you lose all the my link stuff and I'm not sure how that affects the cluster which can display the radio

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I'm in the market for a 2014 regular cab. One of the major downfalls is that you can't get a regular cab with a larger mylink screen. The only option on a regular cab is the tiny ~4" screen. Is it possible to swap in the larger screen that is available on the double/crew models? I saw some videos on youtube and it looks like the screen is separate from the actual system. I planned on asking the dealer to swap the larger one over from another vehicle but I'm not sure what needs to be swapped and if it will work.

 

Any insight would be appreciated.

 

-Cook

 

Unless the dealer has a used vehicle on the lot to play swap, they are not going to swap from another new vehicle into your vehicle, That is a cardinal sin in the business to cannibalize from a new vehicle a factory installed option into another.

 

Besides, I think it is more than just the front screen display as there is receiver modules behind the display also. Plus I would imagine these units are VIN specific.

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The big issue with the 4.2 screen in the regular cab is the font size. The time and outside temp font is so small that I have a magnifying glass hanging from the rear view mirror so I can read the display. The screen was designed for individuals under the age of 50. GM needs to hire some engineers that are old enough to have bifocals.

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I've never understood why you cant get a loaded Reg cab.. I think that is so senseless.

 

 

I'm with you. Both Ford and Ram let you get pretty well equipped in a regular cab. Not top trims unfortunately but you get more options than GM offers.

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One dealer will swap off a new vehicle. They're the largest around and have over 200 in stock. The other dealer is a local one and the one I prefer to buy from. They won't swap from a new truck but they have a demo 2014 that they are selling as used which they can pull the screen from. I'm also going to try and get a WT grille so I don't have to paint chrome when I color match.

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Anyone have access to gm parts? I'd like a price and part numbers on the screen (which is part of the plastic Bezel / hvac controls) as well as the mylink computer that controls it.

 

This vin # can be used as this truck has those options 3GCUKSEC1EG266513

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Anyone have access to gm parts? I'd like a price and part numbers on the screen (which is part of the plastic Bezel / hvac controls) as well as the mylink computer that controls it.

This vin # can be used as this truck has those options 3GCUKSEC1EG266513

You might be out of luck last time I looked there was a parts restriction in place on the HMI (human machine interface) as well as some of the nav/radio modules. Meaning GM won't let their parts departments order them without full documentation of a failure which would include a RO and a VIN. Eventually they may relax it some but generally it is a year or so down the road. I can look up the part numbers tomorrow at work and I will see if the bulletin about parts restrictions still shows up.

 

Craig

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Thanks Craig. Part numbers would be great and any additional information would be helpful. I am purchasing a 2014 this week and this is one of the key things we're trying to work out.

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The big issue with the 4.2 screen in the regular cab is the font size. The time and outside temp font is so small that I have a magnifying glass hanging from the rear view mirror so I can read the display. The screen was designed for individuals under the age of 50. GM needs to hire some engineers that are old enough to have bifocals.

 

Tell me about it. I hate that small font also. Would have been nice to add the temp display in the same larger font when you have the screen in clock display only mode.

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A couple bulletins that may be of interest here. First I should have remembered this but you cant swap modules on the new Global A vehicles. So your thoughts of pulling one out of another lot truck is not going to work Referenced here

 

#PIP4670D: Do Not Swap Modules in Vehicles With Global Electrical Systems - (Jan 23, 2014)
Subject: Do Not Swap Modules in Vehicles With Global Electrical Systems

 

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This PI was superseded to update model list. Please discard PIP4670C.

The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Condition/Concern

A technician may comment of a no start or another concern after swapping an ECM or other modules from one vehicle to another.

Recommendation/Instructions

The Global Architecture electrical system associated with these vehicles does not allow controller swaps between vehicles. Swapping ECMs or other modules (including Radio, BCM, EBCM, SDM, TCM, ECC (HVAC), EPS, HPCM, & IPC) between two vehicles with the Global Architecture electrical system will result in damaging both controllers (A NO START CONDITION WILL OCCUR ON BOTH VEHICLES IF THESE MODULES ARE SWAPPED) due to the new vehicle security code protocol (environment) starting with the 2010 MY GDS applications.

ADDITIONAL SI KEYWORDS:

B389A B3902

Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.

GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.

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WE SUPPORT VOLUNTARY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

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