Question about 2000 GMC Sierra
2000 GMC Sierra, how do I get a hot connection to my CB radio? Took the fusebox cover off and see only fuses but no place to plug in. Do you have to get behind it? Thanks
Normally what you would do is pull a fuse our for say the radio, then push the fuse back in with the hot wire. This way the radio will turn on with the accessory.
To be honest with you, you are better off running a direct line to the battery. Some times when you run from the fuse line you get engine noise in the radio.
The drawback is you will have to turn the radio off manually, and it won't shut off with the ignition.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
Most parts stores carry a "piggyback" terminal that can be used with a fuse that will provide a male spade lug that can be used for such installations. I suggest you use the "AUX" fuse as it will be a heavy enough circuit.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
I experienced the same head ache. First attempt was to replace the thrmostat and after taking it apart I realized that there was nothing wrong with it. I then removed the plastic cover/panel located under the dash board on the passenger's side. (only a few 4-5 smalls screws) Removal will enable you to see the on/off switch/gate moving/rotating as you turn the knob to hot or cold positions, on the control panel. If that switch/gate seems to work ok, then the trouble is within the heater core. Many mechanincs suggested that I replace the heater core. A very expensive proposition.
I checked the heater core supply/intake hose and found it hot to the touch, while the return hose was nearly cold. It was definitely a heater core blockage. I removed both ends (supply and return) hose connections/clamps. They are located near the fire wall in the engine compartment. A special tool is very helpful to remove those clamps easily and to replace them as well. It can be done the old fashion way but this tool was a life saver and reduced work time to just minutes. (Tool is $70.00 bucks at auto parts store,so I borrowed mine from a mechanic/friend)
I then hooked up a garden hose to the return end of the heater core and reversed the flow of coolant/water through the heater core. My truck is a Sierra 2000 and I refuse to see how a heater core could get clogged up with clear coolant alone. To my surprise a flat piece of rubber about the size of a quarter blew out of it and the flow of water became unobstructed. I reconected the ends of the hoses to the heater core, replaced the lost antifreeze & everything returned back to normal. No money spent for something most mechanics suggested I replace control valves/switches ($280.00) replace heater core ($500.00) etc etc. I am glad I was curageous enough to tackle this myself and save a few pennies. Good luck, and I hope this will work for you.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
SOURCE: factory radio wiring color codes
Here ya go. enjoy!
2002 GMC Sierra C1500 Car Radio Wire Color Codes
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Orange
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/White
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Brown
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Gray
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: Under the center console.
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue
Posted on May 14, 2009
SOURCE: wiring diagram 2003 GmC Sierra
I need wiring digram for GMC 2003 SIERRA . I have the left head light working fine but the right I have no power to it. I have checked the fuses and relaysand so far have not found and broken or frayed wires.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
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