Workshop Repair and Service Manuals GMC SIERRA

Using the Auxiliary Input Jack


Radios with an auxiliary input jack located on the lower right side of the faceplate can connect to an external audio device such as an iPod®, MP3 player, or CD player, for use as another source for audio listening.

This input jack is not an audio output; do not plug headphones into the front auxiliary input jack.

Drivers are encouraged to set up any auxiliary device while the vehicle is in P (Park). See Defensive Driving on page 9?3 for more information on driver distraction.

To use a portable audio player, connect a 3.5mm (1/8 in) cable to the radio's front auxiliary input jack.

When a device is connected, press the radio CD/AUX button to begin playing audio from the device over the vehicle speakers.

For optimal sound quality, increase the portable audio device's volume to the loudest level.

It is always best to power the portable audio device through its own battery while playing.

(Power/Volume): Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the volume of the portable player. Additional volume adjustments might have to be made from the portable device if the volume is not loud or soft enough.

BAND: Press to listen to the radio when a portable audio device is playing. The portable audio device continues playing.

CD/AUX (CD/Auxiliary): Press to play a CD when a portable audio device is playing. Press again and the system begins playing audio from the connected portable audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, “No Input Device Found” displays.

DVD/CD AUX (DVD/CD/ Auxiliary): Press to cycle through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the radio. The DVD/CD text tab and a message showing track or chapter number will display when a disc is in either slot. Press again and the system automatically searches for an auxiliary input device, such as a portable audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, “No Aux Input Device” displays. If a disc is in both the DVD slot and the CD slot, the DVD/CD AUX button cycles between the two sources and does not indicate “No Aux Input Device.” If a front auxiliary device is connected, the DVD/CD AUX button cycles through all available options, such as: DVD slot, CD slot, front auxiliary, and rear auxiliary (if available). See “Using the Auxiliary Input Jack” in this section, or “Audio/ Video (A/V) Jacks” under Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 7?38 for more information.

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Using the DVD Player     The DVD player can be controlled by the buttons on the remote control, the RSA system, or by the buttons on the radio faceplate. See “Remote Control” under Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 7?38 and Rear Seat Audio...
Inserting a CD (Single CD Player)     Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player pulls it in and the CD should begin playing.
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