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radio changes stations by itself

Postby neswes [OP] » Mar 25 2010, 9:21pm

newbie here. Just picked up a used 2009 4x4 1500. The presets on the radio change stations by themselves. Doesn't happen often but it is not related to hitting a bump or anything. It will just go over to the next station in the preset .wierd . ever heard of this? It's still under warranty but I didn't want the dealer to go messing with the dash in case there is a simple fix. you know how it is ---bring your truck in for service and it's worse than when you left it there. thanks
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Re: radio changes stations by itself

Postby Custom_car_creations » Mar 26 2010, 2:29am

I know what you mean. Have not heard anything about the radio changing on its own, but you say it happens when you hit a bump. This sounds like a loose connection at the radio. The only other thing that I can think of is when your driving and the signal is weak and it just changes on its own to the next station. I wonder if its has to do with the onstar system??
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Re: radio changes stations by itself

Postby LonestarEMT » Mar 26 2010, 1:52pm

It is the wiring to the steering wheel. I had that problem but my stereo is an aftermarket and that what it was.
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Re: radio changes stations by itself

Postby neswes [OP] » Mar 26 2010, 11:15pm

no it does not happen when I hit a bump. It seems to be just random. I guess it could be in the steeringwheel control. It is a factory radio. thanks
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Re: radio changes stations by itself

Postby LonestarEMT » Mar 27 2010, 3:34pm

Mine wasn't from bumps either, but it was still the steering wheel controls. They had some kind of short in them.
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Re: radio changes stations by itself

Postby lzn197 » Apr 03 2010, 4:09am

Some Trucks with keyless entry have Radio memory presets connected to which key fob unlocked the vehicle. Lets say you unlock your truck with key fob #1 and you set all the presets of the radio to what you want. Now lets say you get home and you grab the #2 key fob your wife has. When you unlock the vehicle, the radio stations will be set to what she last listened to or her preset. Here is what happened to me on my '04 Silverado. I was driving down the road and the wife was with me. Inside her purse was her key fob. She moved just right and her purse somehow pushed the unlock button and the radio station changed. Too funny but it's true! Try your own test. My truck has the Bose radio but I assume all uplevel factory radios with keyless entry could have this happen. I hope this helps. Gordon
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Re: radio changes stations by itself

Postby Goose » Feb 19 2011, 6:41am

i think your truck is haunted. you should hire a ghost whisperer.
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Re: radio changes stations by itself

Postby GMman » Feb 19 2011, 8:37am

Under warranty, I would take it to the dealer for replacement. Figure it is wiring to steering wheel.
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Re: radio changes stations by itself

Postby WingNut » Feb 19 2011, 9:48am

GMman wrote:Under warranty, I would take it to the dealer for replacement. Figure it is wiring to steering wheel.

I second GMman and also agree with Izn. Try Izn's solution first and if that's doesn't fix it, take it to the dealer for warrantee work. I'm not sure why you fear the dealer getting into the dash. Do they have a bad rep?
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