Go Back   Chevy Equinox Forum | GMC Terrain Forum | Cadillac SRX Forum > Chevy Equinox General Discussion > 2010+ Equinox General Forum

2010+ Equinox General Forum

2010 Equinox Radio Problems


This is a discussion on 2010 Equinox Radio Problems within the 2010+ Equinox General Forum forums, part of the Chevy Equinox General Discussion category!
Intermittent problem; Radio dead after starting car; screen dark, radio controls not working on stack and on steering wheel, turn ...



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2012, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
Dusty is on a distinguished road
Default 2010 Equinox Radio Problems

Intermittent problem;

Radio dead after starting car; screen dark, radio controls not working on stack and on steering wheel, turn signals work but without sound, blue tooth connection to cell phone works but driver can not hear, outside party can hear. HVAC controls seem to work okay.

Will clear by turning car off and restarting (some times) but time display off and radio looses station channel programing.

Will be taking vehicle to dealer for oil change soon, is there a TSB on this problem so I can refer the service writer to it?

Thanks

Dusty
Dusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
Admin
 
dietz4ibanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Carolina
Age: 31
Posts: 4,405
Rep Power: 10
dietz4ibanez is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't think that I have heard of this... I remember a recall on the HVAC control unit but don't know if this was the cause for all this...

Let me do some looking around!

Welcome to the site, BTW!!!
dietz4ibanez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Admin
 
dietz4ibanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Carolina
Age: 31
Posts: 4,405
Rep Power: 10
dietz4ibanez is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow, Sorry for my stupidity...

Here's the link for the recall information.

http://www.chevyequinoxforum.com/f39...d-7-2010-a-42/
dietz4ibanez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 11:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TheDarkKnightKnox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Age: 29
Posts: 252
Rep Power: 3
TheDarkKnightKnox is on a distinguished road
Default

I had an issue last weekend, where the LCD display froze the HVAC settings, they still changed VIA the controls. Shut off the car, restarted and it cleared up just fine. Only time will tell if it happens again.
__________________
"12 Nox LTZ 3.0L (TheDarkKnight) 33K Miles
TheDarkKnightKnox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
Dusty is on a distinguished road
Default

dietz4ibanez, thanks for the reply on my problem, hope to get the car in for service soon, will let you know what was done to fix problem.
Dusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 03:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
Super Mod
 
Z_Ghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Age: 56
Posts: 1,586
Rep Power: 5
Z_Ghost is on a distinguished road
Default

Maybe 3 times I have started up the Terrain and no FM, am works and the songs I have on the hard drive work, just no FM stations.
Strange, very strange.
__________________
2011 Terrain SLT2 Carbon Black I4 FWD
92 B4C Camaro - X Texas HWY Patrol car
ZZ4, SuperRam, Holley 52 mm TB, T-56.
92 Z/28
60\'1.937-1/4 13.851-98.16 mph

Z_Ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
Dusty is on a distinguished road
Default

I took my 2010 Equinox in today to address the radio issue I described above. Tech checked radio power and grounds, tested okay. Tech found bulletin 09-08-44-020c program radio, Tech programed radio.

Oil change and radio program - 4 1/2 hours total.
Dusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 09:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
Dusty is on a distinguished road
Default

I had forgotten to mention while there I was approached by the service writer and was told I had carbon buildup in my engine and I needed it cleaned out, costing only $140. At 17,800 I can't believe that this was nothing more then an over ambitious service writer attempting to push the companies profit margins. When I asked him how could this be with such a low mileage vehicle he blamed it on the use of ethanol in todays gasoline.

Has anyone had an issue with carbon buildup in a low mileage vehicle? By the way the vehicle is mostly used for highway driving (50 mile per day).
Dusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 04:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
Super Mod
 
Z_Ghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Age: 56
Posts: 1,586
Rep Power: 5
Z_Ghost is on a distinguished road
Default

I do not see how it would do that, I not sure how they would know unless it was running really bad.
Sounds like they were trying to make some free money off you.

Do you drive around at 20 mph all the time, that might do it.
__________________
2011 Terrain SLT2 Carbon Black I4 FWD
92 B4C Camaro - X Texas HWY Patrol car
ZZ4, SuperRam, Holley 52 mm TB, T-56.
92 Z/28
60\'1.937-1/4 13.851-98.16 mph

Z_Ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 08:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
Admin
 
dietz4ibanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Carolina
Age: 31
Posts: 4,405
Rep Power: 10
dietz4ibanez is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad to hear that they at least got the radio issue fixed!
dietz4ibanez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
islandreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 23
Rep Power: 0
islandreamer is on a distinguished road
Default

My radio would not sync with my Ipad and would not go to other music sources except XM. Took it to the dealership since it is still under bumper2bumper warranty. Radio had to be ordered and I was put on a rental. I was on the assumption that a new radio was going to be installed but found out that it was a used unit. Transferring my XM subscription to this replacement unit was how I found out about it since the XM rep asked me if I knew this certain person who was the previous owner. Called GM Customer Support and told me that GM will replace parts that can be new or used based on availability. Oh well, as long as it works, I'm happy.
islandreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 11:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Age: 40
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
Wandering Waddy is on a distinguished road
Unhappy Radio Issue

I have a 2010 Equinox LS and have already had the HVAC recall issue taken care of. Over the last few days, I have had issues with the radio not coming on at start up of the vehicle, no display on the screen either. I push the power button and the radio and screen turn on briefly, then shuts down again. When I begin driving, however, the radio and display will come to life within five minutes and will work perfectly. Does anyone know if this is a code issue? Any advice would be appreciated.
Wandering Waddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
LindaC is on a distinguished road
Default Radio XM Works but AM/FM Does Not

My 2010 Equinox Radio XM Works (which I do not subscribe to) butmy AM/FM does not work.
LindaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
chevy, dealer likes my money, dirty thieves fix my nox, equinox hvac recall, equinox radio recall

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Chevy Volt And Equinox To Gain Pandora Radio Streaming dietz4ibanez Audio & Electronics 1 03-27-2012 01:11 PM
2010 Equinox battery problems rbiggers 2010+ Equinox General Forum 21 02-05-2012 02:42 AM
2010 Equinox 48,000 miles johns4949 2010+ Equinox General Forum 8 02-02-2012 10:31 AM
2011 Equinox problems since purchase equiowner 2010+ Equinox General Forum 4 08-07-2011 04:34 AM
2011 equinox radio ?'s 2l8iwn Audio & Electronics 2 04-02-2011 08:24 PM