The length of the passenger and cargo space behind the C pillar distinguishes the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon from the similarly sized Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL, which are both members of General Motors’ full-size SUV family. For the 1999 model year, a high-end Denali sub-model was added to the Yukon lineup. The Cadillac Escalade is a similarly related high-end variant that uses the same platform.
According to U.S. News & World Report rankings as of February 2014, the 2014 Tahoe was the best-ranked Affordable Large SUV. The Tahoe has consistently outsold its rivals by a factor of two, making it the best-selling full-size SUV in US.
Why Chevy Tahoe Screen is Not Working
If the radio display is blank, one of two things could be happening:
- The full radio device is not functional.
- The display is the only issue.
Determine which one it is by checking to see if the radio is playing music. The entire device is probably broken if the Chevy Tahoe radio volume isn’t working. The radio may not actually be defective despite this. The radio fuse, the wiring, or the connectors could all be problematic.
If the radio in your Tahoe is playing music but the screen is blank, one of the following components may be broken:
- The sensor for ambient light
- The connectors for the Serial Data Gateway Module
- The actual display
How to Fix Chevy Tahoe Screen Not Working
Checking the fuse should be your first action. Perhaps the fuse has blown. Checking the wiring and connections should come next if the fuse appears to be in good condition. The wiring of the radio system might contain a short somewhere. Even though the wiring appears to be in good shape, connections could be slack. Verify all of the speakers, antenna, and radio’s wiring and connections.
If the wiring and fuse appear to be working well, the radio device may be damaged. Most likely, there is a hardware problem with the radio. The on/off switch, for instance, might not be functional.
You have two choices if you find yourself in this predicament:
- Have a professional fix your radio.
- Replace the device.
It’s possible that the ambient light sensor isn’t working but the radio display is perfect. On the top of your dashboard is where you’ll find the ambient light sensor. It detects how bright the environment is outside the car (sun, night, cloudy weather, dark parking garages, etc.). Your radio display will automatically dim or brighten based on the information the car utilizes.
Your Tahoe’s ambient light sensor might also be malfunctioning. If that is the case, the car will darken the radio display since it will believe that it is dark outside. Although it could appear to be off because of how dim it is, it is actually on.
If you can, change the display’s brightness setting. Additionally, investigate whether the ambient light sensor has to be repaired.
Sometimes, the problem can be with the display. It could have, for instance, burned out. Or if there is a short in the radio’s wiring. You would then need to either fix or buy a new radio.
Max AnthonyMax is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.
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