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Installed aftermarket kenwood stereo and cannot get the rear

Customer Question

installed aftermarket kenwood stereo and cannot get the rear oem dvd player to output sound to the headphones, video works but no sound, and RSE controller will not come on
JA: Have you checked the fuse?
Customer: it has power to the orange wire and ground to the blk/wht wire
JA: What is the model/year of your GM?
Customer: 2004 chevy suburban z71
JA: Are you fixing your Suburban yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am a tech at my own shop, have install many radios before, got the on-star and radio controls to work ok but just not the rear entertainment center, if I reinstall the oem radio it will work but then will not work with the kenwood head unit
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: installed the interface unit for the vehicle that I thought would tie everything together
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 8 months ago.

what is the Brand & Part / Model Number of the Interface?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
SOOGM15 Crux
OnStar Rad. repl interface 4
sel GM classII vehiclesGMRSAV Axxess
Audio/Video Harness
RSE95-2009 Metra Electroncs
GM 90-up Multi Kit DDINDDX372BT
Kenwood
6.2" dbl din dvd w/bluetooth
sirius/xm ready
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 8 months ago.

thanks............
Are you using "plug in" Headphones or IR Headphones?

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 8 months ago.

The GMRSAV does not power the RSE, it just sends the Sound & Video
IF you are using Plug In Headphones, then it will not work
You need to use IR Headphones, IF your Factory Rear Video has that option

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
was trying to use plug in head phones don't know if it is IR system or not, how can I determine if it has IR?
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 8 months ago.

You can borrow a set of IR Headphones or Purchase, or have Dealer get a "Build Sheet" to see if that is an option on your vehicle.
Most Suburbans have the IR type

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I will check with the dealer and then get a set to try
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 8 months ago.

You could also locate a Car Stereo Shop & have them take a set of IR Headphones out to see if it works.........
Let me know if you need further

Thanks

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I will reply and rate you after I see if the IR headphones work, as far as response time, it was very quick and the answer was a good idea, now just to see if it works
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 8 months ago.

Thank You

Let me know if you need further

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 8 months ago.

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