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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS

A: AllData list the 2000 silverado LS AND LT models comes factory with a AM-FM single CD radio.It also states on all base model trucks the AM-FM single CD radio is listed as a factory option.Best of luck.

Q: is a 1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS or LT ext cab with 4.8 or 5.3 engine a good truck?
I really want to buy these kind of trucks hopefully with under 120k miles on it. Is it a good dependable truck overall?

A: i have a 2001 chevy 1500 z-71 ex cab. we purchased it a year ago and have only had to do the usual – oil changes and change the brake pads/shoes. it had 68,000 miles on it when we got it and now it has 102,000. if this helps, we paid $16,900.00 for it. we could have gotten it cheaper i think, but in my area, we jumped on it cuz 4×4’s are kinda hard to come by here. now the gas milage is a different story… in the winter we get around 21-22 mpg and in the summer with running the a/c, we get around 18 -19 mpg :>(
i guess it’s about average with a 4×4 though. keep in mind that the newer models – sometimes when buying new parts it can cost more – the newer models can sometimes only be worked on through a dealer rather than working on them yourself depending on the part that needs work – alot of the parts can only be purchased through a dealer cuz of the parts stores not caring the parts (for instance when we had the oil changed, the part store didn’t care the air filter) however, now advance auto does care one and it cost about 50.00, but has a lifetime warranty.
overall, we like the truck, but if we had it to do over again, we’d try to go with one that has the 4 full doors. our truck has 4 doors, but the back 2 are what i call half doors, lol… the 4 full doors are a big advantage if you have a family. also, on some of these trucks, a heater will come on the transmission to get it heated up quicker. they have several cool things that i like about them. and taxes cost 249.00 per year and insurance cost around 750.00 per year.

hope this info helps…

Q: Why does my 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have trouble starting?
I have a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS with a 5.3L V8 and I am having trouble turning over my engine. Sometimes it will start without any problems and other times it can take multiple times. Should i think about replacing my starter, spark plugs or what? I have had this problem for awhile now but seems to be getting progressively worse. Please help.

A: get to auto electrician ask for a starter motor and battery check , or take the battery to a tyre shop to be checked if both are ok then you can look at any other possibilites as it,s a 2001 car it may be a good idea to get a cylinder compresion check, before you start changing lot,s of components

Q: Chevrolet silverado?
okay so i’m getting a 2001 Chevrolet silverado 1500 LS sportside…and i want to get some people’s opinion on the truck. because alot of websites don’t have many reviews for this one. thank you

A: i must disagree with the first answer. These trucks have TONS of power and torque…especially with any of the 3 v8 engines offered. These trucks hold up very nicely, and you will most likely be satisfied. kbb.com has some great reviews for this truck, also check out:
http://www.fullsizechevy.com
good luck with your new truck,

Q: Aftermarket stereo installation in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado?
I have a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab and I bought a Kenwood KDC-MP145 stereo to install in it. I’ve already installed new speakers, but I don’t know how to install the head unit at all. I have seen these GM harnesses that keep the factory chimes and what not, but I know that I don’t have to have that. I know how to take the factory head unit out of the dash, but I don’t know how to connect the new head unit. On other cars it seems like it’s plug and play or something. Can someone PLEASE show me an article, video, etc. on how to install a head unit in my truck without buying some $100 GM harness?

Thanks,
Zach

A: Be careful, I did this on a 2004 Silverado… You’ll need some $100 part to add in because there’s a lot of crap that runs through the factory head unit, or you’ll have to get a stupidly long wiring harness and keep the factory head unit stashed someplace else. Do lots research first so you don’t look stupid like I did!

Q: What is a good offer for a new 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
I’m getting it new out of a dealer. What should I offer if it is LS? and if it is LT?

A: The new sale is for supplier price less rebate. There is not a lot of room to haggle on the trucks at that price. If you can get an extra $300 off the price you will have done well.

Q: what kind of differential do I have? I have a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 5.3L v8?
alright, I have a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4 door extended cab LS with a 5.3L V8. what kind of differential do I have?
or a better question would be, what kind of differential do they come standard with.. locking, limited slip.. what?
thanks

A: Look for the code G80 in the glove box that’s the locking differential code. If you send me the vin i can tell you. If it has the factory tow package it will also have locking differential.

Q: 99 Chevy Silverado. Problems starting up….and battery light.?
I just bought a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab Short Bed V8 5.3 L pickup truck.
I got a crazy good deal on it, even if it needed a new engine I got an amazing deal.
It runs perfect, everything works right.

But, when I start it, it turns over and everything, it wants to start, but it won’t, so I stop, try again, and it fires right up, everytime.
I know it’s not the battery, and not the starter, because it’s turning over, and it’s turning fast, like it’s supposed to.

What could this be?

Also, the battery light is ALWAYS on. Somebody told me it might be an ignition switch or the instrument panel needs to be replaced. Does anybody know how to figure out which one is the problem?
I’m not as concerned about the battery light, I’m going to run it over to the Chevy dealer, UNLESS, are these two things connected?

I will give points to best answer, if it is a real, legitimate answer.
I don’t know if this has anything to do with it, or helps my answer but

It has performance Edlebrock headers
K&N Air Intake system
Magnaflow redirected exhaust
Alpine, Punch, and Kenwood CD Head Unit, Power Amplifier, and 4 Subs

A: im not a mechanic but heres what I would say..That light usually means your alternator is not putting out enough volts to keep the battery charged. The alternator should put out between 12-14, most likely @13 volts. You can test it if you have a voltmeter or else go to Autozone and have them test it on the vehicle. You may want to make sure your belt is tight and is not slipping on the alternator pulley. It could be nothing more then a short tho.. there are a couple of things to look into before you start replacing stuff..

Q: How much of my 0-60mph (0-100kmh) time will decrease if I add 25 horsepower?
I have a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS. It has a 4.8 Vortec V8.

A: I am not a physicist, but took physics and understand that there’s a direct correlation with the factors in your question, and would be best addressed by folks in that category (science&physics), but a lightly educated guess?-not even one second, but for sure there will be a measureable decrease in the amount of time it takes to accelerate from 0 to 60mph.

Q: Looking for a complete leveling kit for my truck.?
I have a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado z71 1500 ls 5.3L. I am looking for a complete leveling kit maybe the 2.5 I want my truck to sit level all the way across. If you can give me some web sites and part numbers it would def help. Also can i fit 32.5s or 33″ tires once I get the leveling kit put on it has 16″ rims on it.
Thank you very much for those of you who help me.

A: www.summitracing.com should have you covered …. hope this helps

Q: Need help with Scosche GMLAN2SR 2000 GM Wiring Harness w/CHIME!?
Okay here is the description for this wiring harness:
This interface will allow you to replace your radio in your 00+ GM vehicle with the class 2 data system.

GM Compatibility by either Class II or LAN Vehicle Applications:
Buick – Century 04-05, Rainier 04-06, Rendezvous 02-05, Terraza 05-up, Lucerne 2007
Cadillac – Escalade/ESV/EXT 2003-2007
Chevrolet – Avalanche 03-07, Blazer S-10 2003, Cavalier 00-05, Colorado 04-07, Express 03-07, Impala 00-07, Malibu 01-03, Monte Carlo 00-05, Silverado 1500/3500 03-06, Silverado 2007, Suburban 03-06, Tahoe 03-07, Trailblazer LS/LTZ 02-06, Venture 00-05
GMC – Canyon 04-07, Envoy SLT 03-06, Savana 03-07, Sonoma 03-04, Sierra 03-07, Yukon/Yukon XL/Denali 03-07
Hummer – H2 2003-06
Isuzu – Ascender 2003-06
Oldsmobile – Alero 2001-03, Bravada 2002-04, Silouette 2000-04
Pontiac – Aztec 2001-05, Grand Am 2001-05

Note: Not compatible with OnStar Systems or for use on Premium Bose Sound Systems

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My question is in regard to the “Note” at the end of the description. I have a 2003 Tahoe Z71 with the Premium Bose system, why would this NOT be compatible? I’m looking to replace the stock in-dash unit with the Pioneer AVIC-F700BT and need to keep all the chimes and everything working, so I would need this wiring harness, but what’s the deal with the Bose system? Why would it not be compatible? Is there any alternative harness that WILL work? Thanks!

A: The Bose has a separate amplifier, with a different harness.
The compatibility issue has to do with the LAN communications. There are a certain number of modules programmed into the BCM memory, and when the LAN is powered up, it looks for the correct amount of modules. If one is missing, it sets a code and can disable other functions.
At the dealership where I work, I have seen the original radio pushed back inside the dash panel, still connected to the harness, and an aftermarket one in the space for the radio,which is then wired up separate from the OEM harness.This allows the chime and all other original functions to operate, but still be able to have the super powerful system in place. Just an observation and a suggestion.

Q: Need help with Scosche GMLAN2SR 2000 GM Wiring Harness w/CHIME!?
Okay here is the description for this wiring harness:
This interface will allow you to replace your radio in your 00+ GM vehicle with the class 2 data system.

GM Compatibility by either Class II or LAN Vehicle Applications:
Buick – Century 04-05, Rainier 04-06, Rendezvous 02-05, Terraza 05-up, Lucerne 2007
Cadillac – Escalade/ESV/EXT 2003-2007
Chevrolet – Avalanche 03-07, Blazer S-10 2003, Cavalier 00-05, Colorado 04-07, Express 03-07, Impala 00-07, Malibu 01-03, Monte Carlo 00-05, Silverado 1500/3500 03-06, Silverado 2007, Suburban 03-06, Tahoe 03-07, Trailblazer LS/LTZ 02-06, Venture 00-05
GMC – Canyon 04-07, Envoy SLT 03-06, Savana 03-07, Sonoma 03-04, Sierra 03-07, Yukon/Yukon XL/Denali 03-07
Hummer – H2 2003-06
Isuzu – Ascender 2003-06
Oldsmobile – Alero 2001-03, Bravada 2002-04, Silouette 2000-04
Pontiac – Aztec 2001-05, Grand Am 2001-05

Note: Not compatible with OnStar Systems or for use on Premium Bose Sound Systems

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My question is in regard to the “Note” at the end of the description. I have a 2003 Tahoe Z71 with the Premium Bose system, why would this NOT be compatible? I’m looking to replace the stock in-dash unit with the Pioneer AVIC-F700BT and need to keep all the chimes and everything working, so I would need this wiring harness, but what’s the deal with the Bose system? Why would it not be compatible? Is there any alternative harness that WILL work? Thanks!

A: It would NOT be compatible because this adapter still uses the after-market head unit’s amplifier to drive the speakers. Your Trailblazer’s Bose system has its own amplifier. Nor can you use the aftermarket deck’s outputs to connect directly to the Bose amplifier.

Here’s how the “Premium Bose” system in your Trailblazer works: the factory head unit supplies a fixed left and right audio signal to the Bose amplifier. It also generates a control signal through the vehicle’s computer data bus. When you turn up the volume or adjust the fader, it doesn’t change the levels on audio signals between the Bose head unit and Bose amplifier (like most standard Bose systems work). Instead, it sends a data signal to the amplifier telling it to adjust the volume, or adjust the fader settings. Needless to say, the after-market head unit isn’t capable of producing the control data stream that the Bose amp is looking for…and neither is that Scosche adapter.

That particular adapter will work ONLY if you plan to bypass the Bose amplifier and replace the Bose speakers. In this case you can connect the new speakers directly to the head unit, or use an after-market amplifier, and the Scosche adapter will work. However, if you want to keep the Bose amp and speakers in the system, you need an adapter that will take the audio output from the new head unit and convert it to a fixed left/right audio signal and a data control signal, which the Bose amp can use. I’d suggest Metra’s GMOS-04.

Edit: I mis-read the type of vehicle you have. Actually, the Bose system in your Tahoe may be much different from the Trailblazer Bose system I described above. The Bose package in most Tahoe’s is a “standard” Bose system, not a “premium” Bose. If yours is a standard Bose system, then you could use the RCA connectors that come with the adapter to supply the Bose amp from your Pioneer deck’s RCA pre-outs. In this case, the Scosche adapter would work.

Here’s how you can tell the difference: just turn on the factory Bose radio, and adjust the volume. If there’s a slight delay between the time you turn the dial and the time the volume actually adjusts, then you probably have a premium Bose system, and you’d want the GMOS-04. If there’s no perceptible delay, then it’s probably a standard Bose, and the Scosche adapter would work (although the GMOS-04 would work too, and IMO it’s a more reliable product).

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