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#2791 of 3150 Re: Cricket and or whistling noise - front driver's side [ggreenil7]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:19 pm)
Keep trying. I did convince Jim Reed Chevrolet in Nashville to replace the steering mechanism, and that fixed the problem for me.
GM probably figures it's too expensive for them to have a nationwide recall if it's not a safety issue.
They told me that the majority of owners can't even hear it. But my hearing is perfect, so it was driving me nuts too.
I bought my 2007 Tahoe LTZ in February of 2006 and had the problem from day one, but only after the car warmed up after 15 minutes.
It took a couple months of complaining, but they fixed it for me. Since I was the first in town with the LTZ, they probably felt it was in their best interest for PR to make me happy.
My other problems since then have been...
* Clock disappearing - I figured this out that having an MP3 CD with alot of songs overloads the software and kicks off the clock. Since I have my iPod hooked up, I don't need the CD anymore.
* Power locks not working - it's been awhile since that was an issue and seemed to work itself out.
* A/C compressor doesn't kick on, even set at 60. - This also seemed to work itself out.
* DVD screen in the back cutting off after just a few minutes. - They replaced the entire upper screen unit and that still doesn't fix it. I have the GM Lockpick installed that overrides the DVD lock when moving, so I haven't really pushed this too much in case the Lockpick is messing it up.
* Driver's side seat lumbar support has something broken in it. It doesn't push out at your back but pops. - I'll be taking this in shortly since I'm approaching the 36,000 mile limit.
I really do love the LTZ 4x4 and it still rides great. I just got back from a 1000 mile roundtrip to Destin, FL and got 18.6 MPG averaging about 78 MPH.
As long as my dealer has fixed my problems, I'm ok with first year glitches. They even put me in a free rental anytime I have to bring it in.
I just hope I've gotten through the expensive stuff in the first 36k miles and they keep treating me well.
#2792 of 3150 Re: Cricket and or whistling noise - front driver's side [shawnhackett]
Oct 16, 2007 (8:24 pm)
"* Clock disappearing - I figured this out that having an MP3 CD with alot of songs overloads the software and kicks off the clock. Since I have my iPod hooked up, I don't need the CD anymore.
* Power locks not working - it's been awhile since that was an issue and seemed to work itself out. "
shawnhackett, I've referred some of these exact same issues to some attorney's and they are interested in hearing from more people with them. The address is http://www.wcclaw.com/CM/ClassActions/ChevyTruck.asp. I know I've given the address a lot, but some of these are the exact same issues that my attorney's are looking at.
#2793 of 3150 Removing Front Passenger Seat
Oct 19, 2007 (7:45 am)
I just got my Ham Radio license and have a mobile rig on the way. In looking at my 07 Tahoe, it appears that the "best" place to mount the radio is under the front passenger seat . (The radio has a separate control head which I'll mount someplace on the dash.)
My question is - How hard is it to remove the front passenger seat? Mine is NOT powered (I only have a driver's side powered seat.)
I'm thinking I'll have to remove the seat only once, to mount the radio bracket to the floor. I think I can then install and/or remove the radio from the bracket without messing with the seat.
Any other Hams out there with any advice for me?
#2794 of 3150 Re: Removing Front Passenger Seat [csprick]
Oct 19, 2007 (7:49 am)
You might want to search on the internet. They make replacement consoles and/or equipment holders. The Tahoe and Suburban can be used by fire, police, and emergency workers, and there are companies that make a number of options for either replacing the console or mounting radio gear.
I was looking a couple weeks ago for a platform to mount a laptop to, and got some good ideas. I don't have the time right now to give you some URL's, but they're pretty easy to find.
#2795 of 3150 Removing Front Passenger Seat
Oct 19, 2007 (9:33 am)
If you'd like to see pictures of my Yaesu FT-8900 quad band installation, go to www.k0bg.com, click on "Photo Gallery", then "Other Installs", and go to Page 7. I have 11 pictures posted of my installation including 2 antenna mounts in the roof. Unfortunately, I could not use the area under my seat because of the power option. You'll be able to see where I mounted mine.
Also, another good mounting location is on the passenger side of the console, as forward as far as the seat excursion. RTV the mount to the console, and you can easily remove it without leaving any holes.
If you don't have the Bose option, remove the cup holder, and pull up sharply on the tray insert. It will unsnap and there might be a pretty large cavity underneath it. I don't know for sure becaue I have the Bose option on mine and that's where the sub enclosure and amp is located. vy 7 3, K3GM
#2796 of 3150 Re: Removing Front Passenger Seat [csprick]
Oct 19, 2007 (9:36 am)
Hi Chuck, I'm K2WE and have been a ham for 43 years. I have an Icom IC-208H installed in my '07 tahoe. The main radio is just sitting under the drivers seat. I have the remote head sitting in the console. When I wish to use it, I put 2 small velcro strips just under the center dash AC/heating vents. I just stick the head in place and it works fine. I have the remote speaker sitting in the console. As for an antenna, I have a dual band Larsen on glass antenna mounted on the rear drivers side window.. It works very well.. I was going to drill a hole in the roof for an NMO mount but never got the chance..Another friend, Rick N2YME has 2 mounts drilled in the roof of his '07 Suburban and he easily snaked the coax thru the roof to his radios.. By the way, I drew the 13.8 volts from the fuse block located in the interior side panel just under the dash. I snaked the cable under the carpet and nothing shows.. Hope this helps..
73 Steve at Saratoga Lake, NY
#2797 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe Help! [tripwire]
Oct 19, 2007 (6:35 pm)
My 2007 Tahoe has had several issues, all covered by the warranty and not many have been fully resolved. My car is in right now for whistling. I had hired a sound specialist who rode in my car and found that the sound comes from the rear drive train. The sound occurs when the car is not in gear and is coasting at speeds of 45mph or more. The dealer has found that it is something to do with the rear pinion (I am not quite sure of the exact wording), but I am hoping that the sound stops for I have had it since day one of owning the car. I too can realte as to how annoying it is.
#2798 of 3150 Re: 2007 Tahoe Help! [jochamp]
Oct 19, 2007 (7:32 pm)
Where does one go to find a "sound specialist"?
I know that GM has a "vibration specialist" that connects to the frame and can identify the location of vibrations.
#2799 of 3150 Service 4WD message
Oct 20, 2007 (3:19 pm)
Last month my message center had a "service 4wd" message. It has been to the dealer 3 times and still not fixed. They replaced a wheel speed sensor and did some work on the wiring without success. They called GM and they suggested replacing the transmission control module, but it's on backorder so am just waiting. Dealer has been working hard but it seems to be an elusive problem.
Anybody else have this problem or have heard of it?
#2800 of 3150 Re: Cricket and or whistling noise - front driver's side [ggreenil7]
Oct 20, 2007 (7:30 pm)
Shawn, did you get your whistling situation resolved yet?
I just noticed tonight a static noise which sounds like it is coming thru the radio, while idling or running at low speed. Radio is off, a/c and blowers off.
Does anyone have a copy of the above Document ID 1974648? .... or has a definitive fix been issued?