2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

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2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by TommyGp » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:26 pm

Vehicle: 2007.5 (new body) 2500HD LTZ w/ Bose, Nav, DVD & RSE, No Backup Cam

Head Unit: Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS (I purchased before is discovered your list of compatible data radios)

Maestro RR w/ GM5+ harness

Steering Wheel - Where does the blue/yellow wire on the SWC blue harness go? What is its purpose. Which jack does the 3.5mm go into?

Brown Plug - I assume that since I don't have factory backup camera but am wiring an aftermarket one in, 5)/5 the yellow rca is disconnected. Same with the center channel rca. I assume the sub is connected, but to which channel (L or R)? Should I merge the two out of the radio with a Y-harness?

RSE - I haven't taken the old head unit out yet, but I assume there will be a set of rca cables that I will connect to the Pioneer?

Thanks,
Tommy

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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:37 am

Blue/yellow is not used, Tape it off.

Just plug it in. Sub inputs are mono, so it doesn't matter if you plug it into the left or right.

We do not retain RSE with non-idatalink compatible radios.
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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by TommyGp » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:51 pm

Dara DeGrand wrote:Blue/yellow is not used, Tape it off.

Just plug it in. Sub inputs are mono, so it doesn't matter if you plug it into the left or right.

We do not retain RSE with non-idatalink compatible radios.
Thank you. Sounds like I need to exhange the Pioneer for something else. What do the yellow icons on your list mean, specifically? Is RSE retained with those, or only with the green ones?

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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by Dara DeGrand » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:53 am

Yellow icons mean partial support. They do not do gauges, vehicle info, or climate control. They do support OEM satellite radio and RSE in your application.
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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by TommyGp » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:30 am

Thank you, Dara. I have opted to swap the head unit for a Kenwood DDX574BH and now I have new questions.

I purchased the optional AV harness but it isn't shown on the instructions. Do I even need it? Maybe I'm confused as to its purpose.

Also - Do you recommend using the speaker level converters, or the preamp outputs in my install? I do listen to it loud and want the cleanest output I can get, for what it is anyway.

I haven't taken the dash apart yet because I was waiting to gather everything and have it fully planned. Maybe the answer to my first question will be obvious once I have it opened up, so I apologize if it seems foolish.

Thank you so much for the advice so far!

Tommy

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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:01 am

The optional AV harness is for retaining the OEM dvd player. If you don't have that option in your truck, then that connector will likely not be back there.

I recommend using the speaker level outputs.
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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by TommyGp » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:12 am

Dara DeGrand wrote:The optional AV harness is for retaining the OEM dvd player. If you don't have that option in your truck, then that connector will likely not be back there.

I recommend using the speaker level outputs.
Ok, something isn't right. I can't get the rear seat control panel to work. At one point it was lit up, but only the buttons were lit and the source button would automatically send the DDX574BH to ipod mode.

For clarity, I want to be able to do the following:

- play DVDs to the rear flipdown screen from the DDX574BH with the kids listening to the DVD audio on headsets while simultaneously playing some other source, such as spotify or radio.

My factory system was an in-dash DVD/Nav Bose system with the subwoofer and everything. The DVD was not in the rear, but it had rear seat controls allowing for dual sources to be played and a flipdown overhead screen.

What else do I need in order to make this happen? I have the optional AV harness and cannot tell that it is doing anything for me other than sending video back to the screen. I have tried every combination of plug arrangements out there.

In the dash there is a yellow female rca labeled Video In that was previously unhooked. Hooking it up doesn't do anything.

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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by Dara DeGrand » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:18 am

http://cdncontent2.idatalink.com/corpor ... 140918.pdf

See page 5 for instructions on how the rear seat controls should work.

As long as that radio has dual zone capability, you should be able to tell it to play a DVD in the rear and have another source going in the front.
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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by TommyGp » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:21 am

Dara DeGrand wrote:http://cdncontent2.idatalink.com/corpor ... 140918.pdf

See page 5 for instructions on how the rear seat controls should work.

As long as that radio has dual zone capability, you should be able to tell it to play a DVD in the rear and have another source going in the front.
I figured out that my radio isn't dual zone so I'm exchanging it for one that is. However, there aren't any instructions on where the appropriate connections from that AV harness should go. Maybe the dual zone radio will have connections labeled so I can tell, but it seems as though the harness is telling me to connect some RCAs to a factory set of RCAs somewhere. I just don't see them.

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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by Dara DeGrand » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:45 am

The ones labeled "to overhead screen" will go into the radio's AV outputs. This is what sends signal to the rear screen.

The ones labeled "from rear AV input" would go into the radio's AV inputs. This would allow video to display on the aftermarket radio FROM the overhead screen's input (the RCAs on the back of the rear screen or console input).
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Re: 2007 Silverado 2500HD - Wiring Qs

Post by TommyGp » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:36 pm

Dara DeGrand wrote:The ones labeled "to overhead screen" will go into the radio's AV outputs. This is what sends signal to the rear screen.

The ones labeled "from rear AV input" would go into the radio's AV inputs. This would allow video to display on the aftermarket radio FROM the overhead screen's input (the RCAs on the back of the rear screen or console input).
Ahhh!!! Now I get it! Understanding how it works makes all the difference! Thank you!

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