Last post on Nov 08, 2011 at 9:49 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Truck
Can't find the answer in your owner's manual? Ask here!
#40 of 69 Re: Help changing automatic locking doors [grampy1]
Mar 21, 2008 (6:57 pm)
After the psychiatrists invented Attention Deficit Disorder, the truck manufacturers with the help of their attorneys developed all these fail safes to protect the owners. Because of all these additional features, back in 2003 GM decides to do away with the cabin air filter on their trucks which IMO thought was one of the better features with all the air pollution. But I digress, and will not buy another GM truck because of the lack of a cabin air filter.
#41 of 69 adding driver information center
Mar 21, 2008 (7:19 pm)
I have an 08 Sierra SL and want to add the driver information center buttons so I can change lock options, see fuel economy, etc. I see the panel is available from GM accessories but is it plug and play or does it require dealer programming to make it work. I know some of the info is there. When Onstar emails me a diagnostic it shows individual tire pressure but I only have the idiot light without the buttons. Has anyone added this option or know what is involved. I called the dealer but they didn't have a clue that this was even available as an accessory so they really didn't know what it entailed.
#42 of 69 Re: adding driver information center [erobinson35]
Mar 21, 2008 (10:13 pm)
DIC is a plug and play feature. There is a post on here about it. What it entails is buying the DIC, removing what's there and plug in the unit. No programming needed by the dealer. Think the part was something like $100.
It is easy and many have done it especially those with the W/T trucks. I'll post the link if I can find it.
#43 of 69 Re: adding driver information center [obyone]
Mar 22, 2008 (4:57 am)
Thanks for the info. That is what I hoped to hear.
#44 of 69 Re: Help changing automatic locking doors [mule4]
Mar 22, 2008 (6:49 pm)
Hey mule maybe you could help hdfatboy over at the Toyota Sequoia forum. Apparently he was told by the Toyota dealer that there is a Daytime Driving Light switch which will disable the DRL located on the stalk with the regular light controls. He says he can't find it but on the Moroney sticker Toyota charges him $40 for that DRL switch. Dealer tells him he has to have it if it's on the sticker but he still can't find it. Those lying Toyota dealers eh?
Back to topic. One wonders why GM cuts costs in the areas they do. The DIC is a $100 and I would think the information it provides is well worth the price. Guess the bean counters at GM think differently.
#45 of 69 fuel pump or wires??
Mar 30, 2008 (2:31 pm)
my truck will start on a nice day, but when there is alot of moisture it wont start or if it does it jerks and acts like its starving for fuel. i had a tuneup took it back 2x
they told me i hadbad wires or cap, i thought they fixed it but ??? i was going to buy a fuel pump, but i don't know if thats the problem..
#46 of 69 ABS problems
Apr 08, 2008 (7:32 am)
I have a 2000 GMC 4WD with ABS. When coming to a slow stop, the ABS kicks on and stays on until I pump the brakes. It doesn't do this on hard stops. It seems to be especially bad when parking in a parking lot. Anybody else had a problem with this?
#47 of 69 2500HD Fuel Tank Reserve
Jul 08, 2008 (10:23 am)
The fuel tank capacity of my 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (diesel) is specified as 26 gallons. When I run to empty (~20 miles indicated on the computer range function) and fill the tank, it only holds 20 gallons.
I assumed a sensor/sender was out of calibration but my dealer says that Chevy designed it to have a six gallon "reserve". I can't believe that they would use almost 25% of your tanks capacity for a reserve that is hardly going to be used.
Should I run my truck 100+ miles past empty and see if my mechanic is telling the truth?
My search of this forum didn't show any discussion of this. Has anyone else seen this before?
#48 of 69 Nobody has noticed fuel reserve?
Jul 10, 2008 (8:19 am)
#49 of 69 Re: 2500HD Fuel Tank Reserve [wdesign1]
Jul 10, 2008 (11:59 am)
This is nothing new. GM has done this since 1999. I have personally noticed this on Dodge, Ford and Toyota trucks all with fuel reserves of approximately 6-7 gallons to idiot proof refueling as some run longer than normal and do run out of gas.