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How to do the VIN relearn for the HU in 03-06 Escalade and others - with pics

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disclaimer i do NOT condone theft and do not want this how-to to be used that way and this will NOT work with the 02 and older trucks as they have a different set up on the radio anti theft

temporary theft lock bypass to test the radio before doing below procedure
turn key to acc(not run)
when the theft lock screen appears pull the radio fuse then put it back in after 30 seconds
this will not work if you start the truck so don't think it will it won't(i have tried)

i have had multiple members of the forum contact me asking on how to reprogram the radio after replacing it

some have went to a dealer only to get told no it can't be done(i have been told this by some who have went to the dealer)even after the person has already installed the radio and tested it using the above steps

well those dealers lied as yes it can be done even if you upgrade to the stock nav unit(if you go from a cd/cass radio like i did or from a non touch screen nav to a touch screen nav is where they will try and deny this will work)

it simple you just need a tech-2
from the main screen you will see a list like this(select diagnostics)

it will then give you a list of years(select the year of your truck mine is a 03)

select the vehicle type

now you will see another list with four choice(select body)

select the product line(base escalade is k)

you will then see a list with three nameplates(this works on chevy and gmc models also just select the one for the nameplate your working with)

you will then select your hvac unit

you will see another list under body(select radio or navigation radio depending on which radio you have installed)

then select the radio your wanting to do the relearn

you will go into special functions from this list

select vin relearn(output control doesn't work well with our radios so don't mess with it)

you will then see this screen(tap the soft key below begin clearing to do the relearn)

that's it your radio will now work

if you have any questions or have trouble with any of the steps feel free to send me a pm or post and i will be glad to help out
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Can I use this technique to drive my 2002 on Uber, if I buy a salvage title for an 2006 then swap the VIN. They limit the years at 04 as of today?
NO!!!! The VIN for your 2002 will still be registered with the DMV as 2002 as well as the license plate. Plus, you will have to remove the VIN plates on your 2002 and swap them for the 2006 VIN plates. It is possible to do the swap, but the forgery would be very noticeable to anyone who look at it unless you find a person that can perfectly swap VIN plates on and off the body. Basically a pro. Plus, the 2006 VIN would be flagged as a salvage car, so Uber would still not allow your car to be used a taxi.

This thread only let you swap radios.
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