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Old 10-28-2009, 01:38 PM
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New member here and I have searched high and low for this answer so I am hoping you guys and girls can help out.
04 ext cab LT everything, but the sun roof.
Short summary, my factory rear speakers, base box quit working and the key ding works intermittently. I have removed the center console tested all the capacitors on the bose amp and nothing is testing bad. Do any of you have any idea as to what this issue could be, for some reason I do not think it is the bose amp, but have no way of verifying this.

Second part of the question: is it possible to bypass the amp and use the same wiring to hook up another amp using the factory head unit?

BOSE amps suck in vehicles, my opinion they don't last, I have spoke with several folks that have all kinds of issue with the sound in these chevy's with the bose amps.

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Old 10-28-2009, 04:19 PM
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Hi tdog69,

Welcome to the Chevy Forums.

Here's a couple things to chew on. First, that chime is linked with the dataport for your system, and if it's intermittent, I'd bet even money it's the culprit.

I've got an 04 Crew Cab LS, and the CD player in this truck was replaced once under warranty, and was starting to go again before I put in the Clarion I'm using now(you'll need a dataport adapter for ANY aftermarket radio you install, because GM in it's pre-bankrupcy wisdom saw fit not to include an accessory station with your ignition on these trucks, regardless of HOW MANY options you have)

BTW, the nickel GM spent on the factory speakers for these trucks was WAY TOO MUCH. What happened? Did the GM audio design engineers lose a bet, or something? The speakers blew(for SQ, brand new,IMHO) just after the truck got out of warranty.

Do yourself a favor. Get a real CD player, AMP, and speakers, and save yourself the ag of having to listen to that factory dung for even one more minute. Just re-wire the WHOLE THING, from the head-unit to the speakers. I did, and now I can crank my tunes with respectable SQ and volume.

I'm not here to brag about particular stereo components. At OnLineStereo.com and a few others, you can get many nice quality aftermarket audio components you personally prefer at half to 70% off list price, if you can install it yourself. The selection of high SQ components is huge.

Find what works for you, your ears will be glad you did.

There's a great selection of double-din head units, all with built-in EQs. (unfortunately you'll still need a dash adapter-Metra sells them) You'll also need a GM antenna adapter. I got a 4-channel AMP, but if you want subs, you may need something different. A good set of speakers will make the system sound better than your home system, I kid you not.

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Old 10-28-2009, 05:59 PM
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New member here and I have searched high and low for this answer so I am hoping you guys and girls can help out.
04 ext cab LT everything, but the sun roof.
Short summary, my factory rear speakers, base box quit working and the key ding works intermittently. I have removed the center console tested all the capacitors on the bose amp and nothing is testing bad. Do any of you have any idea as to what this issue could be, for some reason I do not think it is the bose amp, but have no way of verifying this.

Second part of the question: is it possible to bypass the amp and use the same wiring to hook up another amp using the factory head unit?
BOSE amps suck in vehicles, my opinion they don't last, I have spoke with several folks that have all kinds of issue with the sound in these chevy's with the bose amps.


I'd be willing to bet that the speaker leads are green...pull the speakers out and have a look
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I am not sure but I have the same stereo in my 05 Chevy suburban and I spilled a small glass of water on the console and the speakers started making funny noises and now they do not make any noise at all ever. Sounds like poor design. any ideas?
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