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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Backseat Radio in Cadillac Escalade Forums; I recntly replaced my factory radio with a new Kenwood that has nav, satelite, backup camera, dvd, etc.... The problem ...
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    Backseat Radio

    I recntly replaced my factory radio with a new Kenwood that has nav, satelite, backup camera, dvd, etc....
    The problem I'm having is the backseat radio no longer works.
    The installer told me that it won't because I took out the front factory radio. Has anyone had this issue, and if so, what did you do to fix it?

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    i don't think that there is a fix for it because the stock radio is software based and controlled by the truck's computers

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    Nope. Rear seat radio is dead without the front HU. The front HU is the "brain" for the rear seat controls.

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    yes pretty much the rear audio controls are dead without the stock and it is software based because of the lux amp

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    I took mine out and threw a small screen in there. Not that it's really intended for watching, I just think it looks a lot better than some controls that can't be used.


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    Re: Backseat Radio

    Supposedly the Meta GMOS-14 allows you to keep the RSE. I'm not sure what the limitations are. The manual doesn't really describe what RSE capability the GMOS-14 provides.

    I will be putting a Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT and using the GMOS100. I don't care about the RSE because my rear dvd player and tv screens are aftermarket. I will be able to wire the Z130 directly into rear screens.

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    thats a good replacement by the way did you lose control of your rear heat and ac after going to a aftermarket radio just wondering

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    cause the unit that was in there also works the rear air system

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    on the rear controls is what i mean

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    i will definitely post back with pics and a complete write-up as i didn't see alot of details on here specific to aftermarket radios. i'm just waiting on the GMOS100, antenna adapter and dash kit. hopefully i won't lose rear hvac control. if not, no biggie...passengers will just have to suck it up and let me control the temps.

    i'll also post up a complete write-up of a compustar + drone mobile install (complete w/autofold mirrors on arm/disarm). i'm just waiting for the ads-blade al.

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    you will still have it in the front so you will be better off just putting the control to auto and just adjust the temp it may not the range the rear controls would give cause it is like the front driver and passenger controls in the front that goes form 60 to 90 on the temp range you ain't losing much anyway but nice screen beats cutting up the headrests on the front seats to put screens in them

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    I honestly never even thought about rear HVAC controls until I just read that. I have kids, so I control the temp up front anyways. I also have a roof mounted flip down screen. The seat heaters still work fine. Like I said, I did this to get rid of that other piece that I wasn't gonna be able to use anymore.

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    I kept the factory nav and installed an additional indash monitor for entertainment. She can watch movies, I can keep track of where I'm at in harmony lol. I still have the controls in the rear HVAC and Radio, but no sound comes from the rear head phone plugs.. (weird). But the rear overhead monitor has it's own built in DVD player, and wireless head phones. I probably could find an adapter that would make the head phone jacks for the radio (rear ent center) work again, since the factory head unit is still connected. Never thought about it till I read this post yesterday and tried to get the radio to play through the head phones. The heater controls work and I can change radio stations with the controls.. just no sound through the head phone jacks.


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    Re: Backseat Radio

    try all of the sources if it still don't work it might have to be replaced if you have the rear seat dvd system try using it with the rear audio controls to see if it works if this don't work i would say the headphone amps in the unit is bad cause it should since you didn't remove the factory radio which would mean the rear seat audio controls will have to be replaced

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    Re: Backseat Radio

    to do that turn the dvd player on first then turn the rear seat audio controls on after and cycle through the sources i have volume knob issues if i don't use mine after a long time i hope this helps

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