Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Parts And Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Accessories
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With sleek features and heavy-duty performance, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 easily catches the eyes of driving enthusiasts who give a premium on power and strength. Dating back to its first appearance in 1998, the 1500 model has undergone several upgrades and continues to be in production, with the 2016 model equipped with better V6 and V8 engines. The Silverado 1500, however, had caused a stir among owners due to certain radio reception issues. Although these do not affect the drivability of the truck, a weak radio reception affects the overall experience. Fortunately, these issues can be easily fixed.
Some Silverado 1500 models experience weak FM signal strength. If you are one of the few whose truck suffers from this issue, then consider replacing the radio hardware. The Silverado 1500s with radio hardware part numbers 13588209, 13588213, 13588214, 13588217, 13588218, 13590765, 13590769, 13590770, 13590773, 13590774, 13591673, 13591677, 13591774, 13591777, 13591778, 13591979, 13591982, 13591983, 13591992, 13591996, 13592702, 13592705, 13592706, 13592715, and 13592719 should install a new hardware in order to correct the reception problem.
Using GDS2, the part number can be determined by selecting Radio under Module Diagnostics. Clicking on Identification Information will show the value of the End Model Part Number. A radio hardware with any of the above part number must be immediately replaced for a h3, stable FM signal strength.
Weak signal reception can also be a result of a software anomaly. Thus, upgrading the radio software on board the Chevy Silverado 1500 is one of the primary fixes for this issue. Before upgrading the software, however, see to it that the tuner build version shows the Audio Soft Version labelled 000478. The radio software may get corrupted after reprogramming it if the software version 000478 is already installed.
Radio hardware whose part numbers require a hardware replacement also need the software to be upgraded. Other than those versions, the following part numbers also require a software update: 13592795, 13592791, 13592794, 13592808, 13592804, 23238028, 23238026, 23238027, 23264112, 23264111, 23264110, and 23264109. The reprogramming may take hours to finish, after which the vehicle modules should go to sleep for five minutes. Failure to do so may cause technical problems like blank screen, no touch response, and no sound. Moreover, it is important that the battery is fully charged before continuing with the software upgrade.
Radio reception issues may also be a product of bad cable antenna connection or poor wiring. This is the reason ensuring that the connection in the back and in the passenger side is in good condition is important. In the event that the radio signal strength is still weak, the mast base may be replaced, along with a new antenna. This procedure will require the removal of the components and the installation of the replacement parts. The new radio antenna should be compatible with the Silverado 1500 model to guarantee a spot-on solution. Once properly replaced, both AM and FM signals should be significantly improved.