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#1524 of 1571 Chevrolet Impala: Installing New Radio - Upgrading to Touch Screen
Feb 02, 2008 (7:30 pm)
I read through some of the messages in the Impala Radio thread and am experiencing the same letdowns everyone else is.
I decided, after owning my 2004 Impala, for the past three years, to finally upgrade to a touch screen.
I heard through a customer in my store that the chevys have something called an information module/system that hooks into the factory radio. it basically controls the on-board monitor system/light in your dash about your oil/tire pressure/etc.
after the guy installed the new system and amplifier, all of my speakers in the car died. the customer, who had been through a similiar issue with his malibu, told me i have to find an aftermarket information module so i can access my car's electronic functions.
has anyone gone through this? and if so, did you you have to buy the aftermarket module, how much and from where?
any information would be greatly appreciated. thank you
Feb 07, 2008 (10:36 am)
I am having problems with my 2004 impala ss i put an aftermarket cd player in and it worked for a couple months then it started to pop out at high volumes then it just completly went out and then i put my stock radio back in and it still didnt work . Then a few weeks later i shut my door hard and it poped back in and worked for a while and then only worked low it started to sound like all the speakers were blown then i lower it and it works again . I moved a couple wires and it worked perfect for a coupoe days now it makes a wooping noise and i lower it all the way it stops then i turn it up with no bass and it works almost all the way up then woops again. Does anybody know wtf is going on please help me im a music freak with no music. and i dont want to replace the stock amp and thats the answer i keep getting from everyone.
#1526 of 1571 Almost no sound coming from speaker on driver side of 01 imp..Please Help!
Feb 19, 2008 (6:46 pm)
#1527 of 1571 Almost no sound coming from speaker on driver side of 01 imp..Please Help!
Feb 19, 2008 (6:46 pm)
Hey...I can barely hear any sound from the speaker on the driver side of my 01 impala.....I can only hear a faint sound when I have my ear up to it and its set to the highest volume.....I know its not the actual speaker since i had two different ones installed and they both worked fine....I can hear the sound from all the other speakers just fine.....Everything in the car is still factory......I've heard it could be faulty wiring or the amp going bad.....Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it without my having to spend a whole lot of money?.....I need help please!!
#1528 of 1571 Re: Almost no sound coming from speaker on driver side of 01 imp..Please He
Mar 11, 2008 (6:31 pm)
It is likely the external audio amplifier problem: one possible cause
But it could also be the shorting of the two speaker wires somewhere between the Audio Amplifier and the speaker in question. When the speaker wires are shorted, you, for sure, lose that channel. But in some case, you would lose all 4 channels. You can check the shorting of the speaker wires/ Amp outputs by probing the speaker connectors (after removing the speaker from the connector) using an Ohm meter.
Another possibility is the broken speaker wire(s) or connection problem. Checking for broken wire is harder since you have to probe at both ends (speaker end and the Audio Amplifier end). But indirectly, you could check the DC voltage at each wire (again with the speaker taken out). At each wire, you should measure something around 6V - 8V (depending on the battery voltage. This is normally 1/2 BATTERY voltage). Broken wire has no voltage at all or some voltage out of range (13V if it is shorted to BATTERY).
Sometime it could be the radio itself is at fault (connection problem at radio side, blown one audio driver inside the radio)
#1529 of 1571 2008 Impala Radio Screen Scrolling
Mar 17, 2008 (4:43 pm)
I was wondering if there was a way that I could get the song title and artist to scroll across my screen when the XM radio is on. As of right now when I press the information (i) button on the top left I can choose to show only one of them. I don't know if I imagined it but I thought they did scroll when I first got the car (before I started experimenting with the buttons).
#1530 of 1571 2007 Impala Radio Problems
Apr 04, 2008 (6:07 am)
I have a 2007 Impala with about 13,000 miles on it an am on my third radio. The prievious radios just went dead. Dealer, aren't they always so helpful?, said the problem was the radio and replaced it twice. The last new radio was two weeks ago and this one is already starting to not work. Symptoms are no sound, period. Sometimes it will start working then go dead again. Dealer said they cannot fix it until I bring it in with the radio not working. Help.
#1531 of 1571 Re: 2007 Impala Radio Problems [johnkux]
Apr 04, 2008 (6:48 am)
See if you have an amp in the trunk between the speakers. This is probably the problem. Tell the dealers to check it, or send it out to a radio shop.
#1532 of 1571 Re: Hissing noise etc [quietpro]
Apr 26, 2008 (5:27 am)
Could you share with us what the fix was?
#1533 of 1571 Re: 2008 Impala Radio Screen Scrolling [don8455]
Apr 28, 2008 (5:08 am)
The "Black Tie" stereos do not offer XM title scrolling. If you tune to an RDS FM station, you'll notice that the information from the FM station will scroll. This may be what you remember seeing. I researched in great detail after first purchasing my car. I had ASSUMED it would scroll since the earlier models' stereos scrolled the information but it simply isn't a capability designed into the new stereos.