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1  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: adding navigation on: September 13, 2011, 08:39:17 AM
If I decide to put a GPS in my Traverse, I might consider this: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_135GM1010P/Rosen-GM1010-P11-Navigation-Receiver.html?tp=20212&nvpair=FFBrand%7cRosen.  It is suppose to be TOTALLY PLUG AND PLAY.   Not sure how it will work with On-Star Navigation, but I really don't care about that.  

You can get a plug-and-play OEM unit for much cheaper.  If you decide to go the OEM route, make sure to get the unit pre-programmed.  A dealer can program it for you, but most have no clue how and it can become a real headache.
2  Chevy Traverse / Wheels/Tires / Re: New Tires on: June 16, 2011, 10:50:07 AM
I'm not looking forward to when it's time to replace the 18" tires.  I'm hoping there are more options, but it sure doesn't seem that way.
Worth considering that you can get used or takeoff tires for a fraction of the price you'd pay at a tire shop from your local salvage yard, or one that ships nationwide.
3  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Radio Upgrade Already Searched For Answer on: June 09, 2011, 12:51:48 PM
I think in his case-- they had trouble getting the XM traffic feature to work- and I think Onstar turn by turn..
the radio itself worked-- except for the 2 features....



If those features were loaded in the vehicle before the NAV was installed, they would work once the unit is installed.  If they weren't, then there's another piece that still needs to be installed, and it has nothing to do with the NAV.
4  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Radio Upgrade Already Searched For Answer on: June 09, 2011, 10:12:00 AM
They can't install factory nav. I started a post about this about a month ago. You can find it under Has this happened to anyone else.
Lounstx
  This is absolutly untrue.  We've installed hundreads, works like a charm.  Go to the Acadia forum, there are dozens of instances of people on their getting a NAV install done and having it done correctly.  I even offer a money back guarentee on my units with free shipping.  If they didn't work, I would be hemmoraging money paying for the shipping and returns.
5  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Radio Upgrade Already Searched For Answer on: June 08, 2011, 01:36:08 PM
So I purchased a 2011 Traverse last month with LT1.  Silly me since on a budget I opted for the dual sun roofs.  Having a Bose in my Denali I didn't actually realize the crap system in the LT1.  My question is this can I go to the dealership and have them upgrade my radio to the Bose package or the Bose with Nav Package.  I understand it may be cheaper to just go aftermarket, but I would rather not do that.
As to upgrading the whole vehicle to BOSE, I don't know how hard that would be.  Haven't heard of it.  If you wanted to upgrade to a NAV, I know the NAV has an internal AMP.  I don't know if that would make the difference you are looking for.  In the event you are interested, I'm a sponser on the Acadia forum or you can PM with any questions.
6  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Navigation Unit for Traverse 2010 on: May 20, 2011, 09:17:49 AM
My understanding is yes.  The NAV unit has a small amp installed into it which can be turned on or off with programming.


Any idea how it can be turned on or off?  I don't recall seeing a function for anything like that on our factory equipped 2010 Traverse Nav unit. 
It isn't an option that can be programmed in the general NAV.  When you say Factory installed, do you mean that your came built with a NAV, or was it installed afterwards (either at the dealer or by you)
If you're not sure, e-mail me your VIN, I will check.
Scott
7  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Navigation Unit for Traverse 2010 on: May 20, 2011, 08:58:27 AM
My understanding is yes.  The NAV unit has a small amp installed into it which can be turned on or off with programming.


Any idea how it can be turned on or off?  I don't recall seeing a function for anything like that on our factory equipped 2010 Traverse Nav unit. 
When you got your unit installed, did you have it programmed?  Is the problem that the radio itself is loud (the music or whatever) or are the door chimes / turn signal loud?  If the latter is the case, it's a programming issues.  A dealer will need to scan it to your vehicle with a tech-II.  Many of them don't know how to do this properly, but I do have instructions if you need them.  The important part is finding a dealer that is willing to work with you, since it is a little out of the box.
If it's the latter - I don't know if it can be done without messing up your door chimes / turn signals.
If you need the dirrections, e-mail me at srespecki@schramauto.com
8  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Navigation Unit for Traverse 2010 on: May 18, 2011, 01:46:14 PM
Just had a quick question about the Navigation Unit for the Traverse.  I recently took out my old radio unit and installed a Brand new Navigation unit, I also have the BOSE premium sound package and was wondering if this unit has a built in amp.  The Audio system sounds MUCH better than previously before with the other radio unit.

Thanks
Hello
My understanding is yes.  The NAV unit has a small amp installed into it which can be turned on or off with programming.
9  Chevy Traverse / General Discussion / Re: Has anyone else had this problem? on: May 13, 2011, 11:03:30 AM
I bought a 2011 Traverse 1LT on March 11th.  The dealer installed a factory navigation unit for me and assured me it would perform the same as if it came from the factory with it installed.  It does not.  It will not accept traffic information from XM nor download directions to the navigation unit from Onstar.  I have spoken with the dealer principal, XM, Onstar, Chevrolet customer service numerous times.  Everyone agrees I need part number 22739332 to correct the problem.  The net of all this is Chevrolet has told the dealer that they will not send them the part because it can be repaired.  I don't have the part therefore it cannot be repaired.  I have contacted all the above listed parties numerous times and it's always we'll know in a week.  After two months had passed, yesterday the dealer told me that Chevrolet will not let them have the part so it's done, can't be fixed, and they can't help me.  This is supposedly the biggest Chevrolet dealer in the United States and is located in Texas.  The dealer's only solution offered to me was I could pay them $7985 and they would take my car, less than 3000 miles on it, and give me one that has factory installed navigation.  I have personally talked to the dealer, emailed all parties concerned and this is the status.  No one will take responsibility for this.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should proceed?  I've tried nice, not nice, personal, email, everything and the net result is no one will make this right.  If nothing else I hope this will stop anyone else from getting in this situation.  If the car doesn't come from the factory with navigation, don't let anyone tell you they can put it in because apparently it just can't be done.
I believe you PM'ed me a while ago about some info on this?  I don't remember the specifics, but looking at what you have going on.... Did they use your VIN to program the unit?  If so, it probably wouldn't work right (your vehicle never had NAV)

Tell them to get a VIN from a fully loaded '11 Traverse (if that is what the part number on the unit identifies as) and have it programmed with that.  May make the difference?
10  Chevy Traverse / General Discussion / Re: Has anyone else had this problem? on: May 13, 2011, 11:01:49 AM
Schram Auto Parts- they are an Acadia forum sponsor
Can't be talking about us - our units are brand new, not used Smiley
11  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Do all Lambdas share the same nav system? on: February 22, 2011, 09:12:24 AM
Thank you Schram for the wealth of info.
I have a 2011 1lt with Personal connectivity and overhead RSE. Can i use a Nav radio from a 2010 Traverse/Acadia/Enclave? Any suggestions on order of preference?

Also, I'm not a sponser on this particular forum, but if you check the Acadia one, I might have a pretty good package offer on there.....
12  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Do all Lambdas share the same nav system? on: February 22, 2011, 09:11:16 AM
Yes, '09 and newer out of any of those vehicles will work with the bluetooth.
13  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Do all Lambdas share the same nav system? on: February 18, 2011, 08:28:21 PM
Personal connectivity?  Is that the USB plug?
14  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Do all Lambdas share the same nav system? on: January 27, 2011, 04:24:51 PM
One small thing to add.  There is the idea out there that bose / non bose vehicle can only take bose / non bose units.  This was the case in the old GMT800 trucks, but not in the NBS (2007+) vehicles.  The idea carried over somehow, and I was even guilty of thinking it until we tested it locally. 
15  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Do all Lambdas share the same nav system? on: January 27, 2011, 04:22:40 PM

I thought the difference in the numbers were for the RSE support.  So, the nav units have a CD player or a DVD player in the slot on the face.  Of course, the navigation dvd is placed behind the face in both.
I'll clarify for everyone a little bit.

For 2007+ SUV's / Trucks there are two main types of NAV units with many subdivisions, all of which work with each other if programmed correctly.

All types have a main break down: With rear seat entertainment or without.  The main difference here is that the front disc play in the RSE unit will play DVD's when in park, or while in motion if you have the rear seat entertainment option.  The non RSE unit will no play DVD's in the front drive.  I believe every version of the radio has both of these options available.  The following excludes Denali, Escalade, and H2 models.
 
Denzo makes the units that come in your standard truck and SUV (Excluding Escalade, Denali, and H2) and have blue lights.  2007-2008 do not have any serious differences that I am aware of.  2009 is compatible with Bluetooth (it does not control the blue tooth, that's the VCIM, but it is compatible).  2010-11 have an option for a USB drive.  Any of these will work in a LAMBDA model as well but did not come stock from the dealer and you may confuse them when you come in for programming, but they 100% will work.  These require the Denzo discs, so make sure if you install a Denzo unit that you order a disc for a Silverado Tahoe Sierra ETC.

Delphi makes the unit that comes in the LAMBDA models.  They are all the same except have different colored lights.  Acadia has red, Outlook is kind of whiteish-yellow, ETC.  2007-2008 seem to be more or less the same.  2009 are compatible with Bluetooth but do not control the Bluetooth (this is in the VCIM) 2010-2011 have an option for a USB port.  Any of these will work in a LAMBDA model (or a standard NBS truck model) but again, your dealer may look up the part number and get confused, but they will absolutely work.  These require the Delphi disc, so make sure if you install a Delphi unit that you order a disc for a Acadia, Outlook ETC.

All of the above will also work in some other models, but I’ve only personally tested them in SUV’s. 

If you are putting any unit into a LAMBDA, you will require the head unit, NAV Antenna, and disc.  If you are installing a 2009+ unit and want Bluetooth, you need a VCIM as well.  If you are trying for USB, you need a little bit of custom wiring for an input and the USB wire.  No VSS wire is needed, it already exists in your vehicle.

If you are putting any unit into a NBS Truck / SUV, you will require the head unit, NAV Antenna, and disc.  If you are installing a 2009+ unit and want Bluetooth, you need a VCIM as well.  If you are trying for USB, you need a little bit of custom wiring for an input and the USB wire.  A VSS wire is not required, but is recommended.

Any used unit you purchase should be theft-locked, and will require the VIN from the previous vehicle for the dealer to unlock it.

Any NEW unit shouldn’t need to be unlocked unless someone unfortunately powered it up in another vehicle for some reason. 

The install is relatively painless.  The unit will work without programming, but you may experience some… Unpleasantness, as your door chimes and turn signals will be very loud, and not all of your features (XM, steering wheel controls) may not work.  This can only be solved by taking it to a dealer and having it programmed.  The problem is some dealers simply don’t know how to do this.  For this reason, I recommend that if you are going to do the upgrade, use Google, get a list of a few local GM dealers (doesn’t need to be your make, any GM dealership will do) and ask their service department “Have you upgraded a truck without navigation to one with navigation before?” if you say no, call the next one.  If they say yes, you should feel somewhat confident about taking it in to them. 

If you take the unit in and they tell you it won’t work based on the part number, they’re technically correct (their system may indicate that it doesn’t) but the reality is they do work.  Take it somewhere else if they won’t do it.  If they do the programming and can’t get it, they’re programming wrong and don’t know how to do it properly.  If they do the programming and it doesn’t work correctly (or the chimes are still loud) they did it wrong and need to do it again and be more careful entering your options.

If you still are having problems, e-mail me at srespecki@schramauto.com . I have step by step directions on how to do it, but even with these some dealers still fail.  I have no explanation why, but usually the best (and only solution) is to take it somewhere else.

If you want to avoid this, I know there is a company out in California that does the programming on a bench.  He charges about the same as a dealer would.  But from what I understand, he cannot program a Denzo unit for a Delphi vehicle or a Delphi unit for a Denzo vehicle., so if you’re going to go that route be careful.

I think that about covers it.

16  Chevy Traverse / Audio/Video/Nav / Re: Do all Lambdas share the same nav system? on: January 27, 2011, 04:02:43 PM
You mean stolen like these! No wonder some dealers take the units out while on the lot, you wake up one morning and 10 units are missing!
Are they really asking $3,800 for ONE unit, that seems really high no?

Notice they mention the part number, and the fact that those nav units do NOT play DVD's. I still think there are different models other than simply the color.
While that price may seem like a steal for 10 units, I can assure you you are violating no US law by taking advantage of our offer!  And if 10 isn't enough, I have more!
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