Radio no sound

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TONY SULFARO
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • 5.2L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I was driving listing to the radio I pushed the mute button the sound turned off and never turned on again. This was a year ago. Last week I got in my car and heard the chimes I turned on the radio and sound for about five minutes then it turned off but went back on again for about three minutes. The sound went off again and never turned on.
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 AT 9:49 AM

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Tiny
HAGERTP
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Stock radio? Original to the vehicle?
The aftermarket exists to replace the unit in question.
I had a chevy that did the same thing, went online and replacement cost was $50 for a way better unit
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 AT 1:29 PM
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TONY SULFARO
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It is the stock Radio. The radio I have no chimes, and the CD player works but no sound. I swapped the Amp. But that did not help.
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 AT 3:01 PM
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TONY SULFARO
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The mute button is on the steering wheel. The radio is a bose radio ans CD.
I pressed the mute button two years ago and the radio turned off until a week and suddenly it went on for five minutes and turned off again. ( The sound that is ) the radio lights up the cd turns.
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 AT 3:06 PM
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TONY SULFARO
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • 5.0L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Two years ago I pressed the mute button on the steering wheel, all the sound turned off.
Everybody said it was the AMP on the bose system. I could not afford a new amp so I drove with silence.
A few weeks ago when I got into the car I heard the chimes I turned on the radio and it worked for a few minutes then turned off five minutes later it turned on again for awhile then turned off.
My friend had the same year Tahoe and was junking it. He sold the radio but the Amp. Was still in the car so I took it out and put it in my car still no sound. I already donated to the site this is my second request for the same problem
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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If you didn't receive a good answer the last time at donation you should have asked for your money back as we guarantee that. Now to root of problem because this is the premium radio you need to have a pro scan this as it may be the coil in steering wheel or the buttons which I kind of doubt or a body module as well as a radio problem. Because you switched amps it will probably have to be programmed into your truck as they may be vin specific. Any garage with a good scanner(not auto parts kind) can at least find the problem if it's amodule or coil causing the problem.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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TONY SULFARO
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I put the original AMP. Back and scanned for any computer problems but nothing. It was strange that it turned on after all this time and then shut down, Do you think grounding has anything to do with it. I have issues with the horn that now starting to work not work the horn rely is good because when I lock the doors the horn sounds. Do you think that the problem is in the steering wheel for both issues?
Thanks,
Tony
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Yes the steering wheel problem may relate to the clock ring or a shorted wires something like that. If the scanner you used was from an auto parts and not a pro model you won't show any codes you need a pro model to scan for body module, radio etc.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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MXBONNELL
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • 100,000 MILES
Have intermittant electronic problems. Voltage gauge bounces all around, power locks, windows and mirrors stop working. Radio stops working flashing a "locked" indicator. When this happens the vehicle will not start if turned off. Happens only during the heat of the day. Mornings and evenings when it is cooler things are fine. Voltage at battery and alternator is good when gauge says otherwise. I AM LOOKING FOR A GM ELECTRONICS TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL that I can purchase.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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There isnt' a manual you are looking for check battery for condition and load test. Clean battery terminal ends and check body to battery grounds.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • 171,000 MILES
I cranked my Tahoe and it started making this loud tapping sound. It ran fine the night prior with no sound. There is no check engine light on, and the oil level is good. The temps dropped below freezing two nights prior, but it showed no signs of a problem until now. What could it be?
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Chekc your engine oil, it may be a lifter making noise, normally when the engine warms up they quit. When was last oil change and filter done?
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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PIPSQUEAK1971
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • 165,000 MILES
The screen is always working but the stereo started goin on and off intermintently and now it won't work at all but screen on the deck still works.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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MHPAUTOS
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Often this can be an internal radio wiring fault, I would get the unit out and bench tested by a radio tech.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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PIPSQUEAK1971
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Ok--thank you
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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GRAJEK
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 300,000 MILES
My 1995 Tahoe died 4 days ago while driving home. On the interstate the engine just died. The Radio and Headlamps worked but when I put the key in the ignition and turn it nothing happens at all. The lights on the dash board do not come on and the starter never turns the engine over. It is like turning the key in a truck with no battery. The headlamps work and the radio works after I release the key from the "start-up" position. I checked all the fuses both in the truck and under the hood. I took it to a mechanic who said they had fixed it but when I drove it home and tried to go to work the next day same thing. The mechanic towed it to their shop again and said they had fixed it again and said it was the ground from the battery that caused it to stop. After driving it for 2 days it stopped working. Same problem.

A point in the right direction is I am looking for.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
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PEAR69
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Check the battery ground (negitive) wire where it connects to the body and battery. Make sure there is a good connection there. It is possible that the battery has a internal problem with the negitive terminal. The only remidy to this is to replace the battery.
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