#PI0572C: Information on COAX Repair Kit Availability – (Mar 29, 2016)
|Subject:||Information on COAX Repair Kit Availability|
|Models:||2006-2016 GM Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks|
|Attention:||This PI also applies to any of the above models that may be Export vehicles.|
This PI has been revised to add the 2015-2016 Model Years. Please discard PI0572B.
Repair Kit Availability
GM is implementing a new service strategy that uses a set of universal coaxial repair kits to service vehicles. This only applies to cable used for high frequency signals, such as cellular (OnStar®), satellite radio (XM) and GPS (navigation). The kits do NOT apply to the AM/FM cables.
There are four individual kits. Any given repair may require the use of one or more kits. Over time, stocking the original production coaxial cable will be phased out, and only the following kits will be used.
COAX Cable Kits
The following four kits are available for service:
Consists of four different RG56 cables in lengths of 18 inches (A), 3.5 feet (B), 5 feet (C) and 7 feet (D). This kit is used to replace the cables for carrying a cellular signal or a combined cellular and GPS signal. It is also referred to as the long run cellular kit.
Consists of three different RG316 cables in lengths of 3.5 feet (A), 5 feet (B) and 7 feet (C) and is used to replace the satellite radio and GPS cables. It is also referred to as the long run XM/GPS kit.
Consists of many different connectors, housings and jumpers to mate into the connector housings. This kit may be used by itself to repair a connector or in conjunction with either of the long run kits to change the connector ends. It is also referred to as the connections kit.
Revised COAX Cable Service Strategy
With the new kit strategy, it is not necessary to remove old or bad coaxial cable from the vehicle. Using the long run kits, a new service cable should be routed in the vehicle from point A to point B. The cables should be secured with a combination of tie straps, electrical tape, and/or clips with foam or felt tape placed around the cable to prevent possible rattles.
It may be necessary to combine various lengths of cables to create the needed length. If there is extra cable, it can be coiled around itself, but be sure not to bend the cables more than a 2 inch radius or damage could occur.
If an in-vehicle connector is damaged, it may be possible to replace it with a new service connector housing from the Digital Radio and Mobile Telephone and Vehicle Locator Antenna Coaxial Cable Kit. The kit will have mostly non-keyed water blue connectors for 1-way and 2-way styles. The 3-way connectors are color coded. In some cases, it will not be possible to replace only a connector. For these cases, run a long run cable and bypass the non-replaceable connector.
For more detailed instructions, refer to the wiring repair section in the appropriate Service Information. Go to Wiring Systems and Power Management – Diagnostic Information and Procedures – Coaxial Cable Repair.
|13581174||Communication Interface Module Antenna Cable Kit|
|13581173||Digital Radio and Vehicle Locator Antenna Coaxial Cable Kit|
|19119056||Digital Radio and Mobile Telephone and Vehicle Locator Antenna Coaxial Cable Kit|
|22803854||Communication Interface Module Antenna Cable Kit|