2015 Chevy Tahoe DVD Player is Not Working [Best Solution]
The issue is becoming more and more common these days. Just like you, our customers had the same problem with their 2015 Chevy Tahoe DVD player not working.
ISS Automotive offers a replacement option that is OEM remanufactured and tested by our customer testing equipment. Our engineering team is one of the best in the nation and is dedicated to GM electronics, DVD players, radios, and more.
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Common problems of Chevy Tahoe DVD player
The most common problem with the Tahoe DVD player is that it stops working suddenly. This can be really frustrating, especially if you're in the middle of watching a movie. Same thing with GMC Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade ESV.
Common problems include:
- The player won't turn on
- Old ribbon cable went bad
- The Chevy Tahoe player turns on, but there's no picture or sound completely blank
- Player will only play certain discs
- Row screen goes black
- Player skips or freezes
Rear DVD flip down and play - No power
If your rear DVD flip down and play is not working or no power at all, then you might have an issue with the ribbon or the unit itself.
ISS Automotive offers a replacement dropdown unit.
How do you know your DVD player needs to be replaced?
If you're experiencing any of the issues mentioned above, then the first thing you should do is check all the fuses related to the DVD player in the Tahoe.
The fuse box is located in the engine compartment, on the driver's side.
Once you've checked and made sure that all the fuses are good, the next thing you should think about is the DVD player ribbon. This is a common problem and it's an easy fix. You can find the replacement ribbon cable on Amazon.
If that's not the case, then the next thing you should do is clean the DVD player lens. This is a very common problem and it's an easy fix.
These are the most common solutions to the problem. If you've tried all of these and you're still having the same issue, then you might need to replace the DVD player.
We hope this post was helpful and that you were able to fix the problem with your Tahoe DVD player. If you have any other questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below or send a private message via email. Thank you for reading!
Additional Common Questions
How do you fix a portable DVD player that won't turn on?
There are a few things that might be wrong with your portable player if it won't turn on. Here is how to fix them:
Check the power cord and the outlet. If everything is plugged incorrectly, try to reset the player.
If your portable player has a "Reset" button, press it and see if it works. If it doesn't, you might have to open the case and check the connections.
If your portable player is a newer model, with an internal battery, the problem might be the battery.
If everything is connected correctly, and your player still won't turn on, you might have to look for a replacement.
Do Chevy Tahoes have DVD players?
This might be a stupid question for some of you, but we still get people telling us that they don't have DVD players in their Chevy Tahoes. But of course, they do!
It's not a Stereo DVD either, it plays DVDs and CDs. It can be used on long trips, to keep the kids entertained. Or simply, to listen to music when you don't have an iPod or iPhone with you.
How do I know if my Chevy Tahoe has a DVD player?
You can't really tell if your Chevy Tahoe has a player just by looking at the head unit. But of course, you can always take a peek at the manual before buying it…
But there are some other ways to find out if your Chevy Tahoe has a player. One of our readers told us that she bought hers new, so it was obvious right away that there was a player in it.
Another one of our readers said that his Chevy Tahoe has a sticker right below the head unit, which says that it has a player.
It might be different in your case, depending on the year of your Chevy Tahoe, so you might have to do a little research before you can find out if it has a player.
Where can I find a replacement Tahoe DVD player?
ISS Automotive offers direct replacement GM and Chevy DVD rear players replacement. You might be able to find options on places like Amazon, but the risk is the quality. Our team has been doing this for 30 years and has the knowledge to produce high-quality replacement parts.
Where can I purchase a drop-down entertainment screen?
There are a few online shops that have them, but you might not be able to get the exact same one that your SUV came with unless you bought it new.
With ISS Automotive, you'll get the same replacement parts that your Tahoe came with, so it'll be a perfect fit.
Does Chevrolet Tahoe come with rear-seat entertainment?
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe comes with a rear-seat entertainment system as an optional extra. It's a great way to keep the kids entertained on long car journeys!
If you're thinking of buying a Tahoe, we would definitely recommend opting for the rear-seat entertainment system. It's well worth the extra money!
What is the best portable player for kids?
There are many things you should consider before buying a portable player for your kids. Here are a few of them:
Battery life, screen size, price, weight, etc. Your kids should be able to handle it easily, so don't buy them something too big or heavy.
Some of the best portable players for kids are:
- Sony DVP-FX780/B 9-Inch Portable Player with 8-Inch LCD Screen and 16:9 Aspect Ratio
- Sony DVP-SR210P/S 9-Inch Portable Player with 7-Inch Widescreen Display, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, and AC Adapter
- Sony DVP-FX750/B 9-Inch Portable Player with 8-Inch LCD Screen and 16:9 Aspect Ratio
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How do I get my DVD player to work in my 2015 Tahoe?
The technology in the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is a big step forward from last year. It has brought many new features to enhance your driving experience, but the one that you are concerned about is how to get your player to work.
The problem is not with your player itself but rather the wiring harness that has gone bad. When the wiring harness goes bad it can cause all sorts of issues throughout your SUV.
If your player is not working then you will need to replace or reattach the wiring harness located underneath the right rear seat of your SUV.
It is a very simple job that should take you less than an hour to complete. Below are the steps involved in removing and replacing your wiring harness.
Small flat head Phillips screwdriver.
Remove the Right Rear Seat:
To get started you will need to remove the right rear seat, this can be accomplished by lifting up on the top of it and pulling forward. Once you have removed the right rear seat you will need to reach underneath the seat and unplug the wiring harness.
Next, you will reach down under the seat and unclip the wiring from the seat. You can then wiggle the wiring harness free from under the seat and disconnect it from the player located in the trunk of your SUV.
If you would like to completely remove your wiring harness from your SUV you can do so by unplugging the wiring from both ends of the harness.
Plugin the New or Reattached Wiring Harness:
Once you have unplugged your old wiring harness you can plug the new wiring harness back in. You will notice that there are 4 clips along the length of the wiring harness, make sure each one is snapped in place. If you have to remove the wiring harness from your SUV, please read below for instructions
Gaining Access to the Wiring Harness:
In order to disconnect the wiring harness from your SUV, you will need to fold back the rubber boot located at the top of the rear seat. Next, you will need to remove the 3 push-in fasteners that hold the carpet down in place and the center console in place.
Next, you will need to push on the top of the center console and it should pop off. You can then unplug the wiring harness from your player and remove the wiring from your SUV.
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Plug the Wiring Harness back in:
Once you have removed all of the wiring from your vehicle you can plug the wiring back in. Please follow these instructions carefully, as this is a very important part of the job.
On the wiring harness, there are 4 black clips that you will need to attach. The two outer clips are not used by your player, they are for attaching the carpet back in place. The two inner clips are for the wiring harness.
After you plug your wiring harness back into the player, you will need to snap the center console back in place. Once this is done you can re-install your push-in fasteners and rubber boot.
Replace the Right Rear Seat:
Once your wiring harness is reattached to your vehicle, you can reinstall the right rear seat. You will need to lift the top of the rear seat into place and then pull it forward.
Once you have reinstalled your rear seat, you can test your player to see if it is working properly. If the unit does not work properly you will need to go back and double-check your installation.
If you have a problem with the wiring or seats, then you will need to contact a professional.
How do you play a movie in a Chevy Tahoe?
There is usually an eject button on the player. Once you have found the eject button you will need to push it in. This will release the DVD tray.
You will then need to load the DVD into the tray.
Once you have loaded your DVD, you can push it down on the tray until it locks into place.
Once the tray is locked into place you can hit the play button and your DVD should begin to play.
How do you hook up a DVD player to a 2016 Suburban?
In order to install a player into your 2016 Suburban, you will need to follow the instructions below.
1. Insert the left-hand side of the double-DIN fascia into the open space in the dash. Do this by fitting one end of the fascia into the corresponding slot on the dash, and then snapping it back until it is fully seated.
2. If you are installing a single-DIN player, snap off the left and right side pieces of the fascia.
3. Insert the mounting sleeve into the slot above the glove box. This sleeve will ensure that your new stereo is installed at the same depth as your factory stereo.
4. Connect the wiring adapter harness to the Suburban's wiring harness, and connect the other end of the wiring adapter harness to your new stereo.
5. Install the new stereo by sliding it into the mounting sleeve. Be sure that it is all of the ways in, or your new stereo will not work.
6. Secure the stereo in place by tightening the screws on each side of the mounting sleeve. Do not over-tighten these screws, as this can cause the plastic mounting sleeve to crack.
7. Attach the trim panel and/or fascia to your new stereo. Make sure they are fastened securely in place.
8. Insert the car's key into the ignition switch, and turn it to the "ACC" position.
9. Turn on the power to your new car stereo by pressing the "Power/Volume" knob, and test out your new stereo to make sure everything is working properly.
How do you play videos on a suburban?
Once you have installed a video-capable head unit in your Suburban, you can begin playing videos on your car's entertainment system. All you need to do is insert a video disc into the new car stereo, and it will automatically begin to play.
If you would like to watch videos that are on your USB drive or SD card, all you need to do is plug it into the new car stereo's USB port. The head unit will typically show the video files that are on the storage device, and allow you to select one to play.
How do I get my DVD player to work in my 2015 Suburban?
If you have installed a new head unit in your 2015 Suburban, but are unable to get it to work properly, there may be an issue with the wiring harness. Please contact a professional car audio installation specialist, and have them inspect your vehicle's rear entertainment system for issues.
How do I watch Netflix on my GMC Yukon?
In order to watch Netflix, you will need to purchase a compatible streaming device.
You can then connect this device to your Yukon's receiver using an HDMI cable, and sign in to your Netflix account. Once you have signed in, you can search for movies and shows on Netflix.
How do you use a DVD player in a 2018 Yukon?
In order to watch DVD movies in your 2018 GMC Yukon, you will need to have a player installed in the entertainment system.
You will also need to purchase a Bluetooth transmitter if you do not already have one. In order to start watching a disc, insert it into the system and turn on the power.
If you do not have a Bluetooth transmitter plugged in, start the vehicle before inserting a disc.
You may use your Bluetooth device to bring up OnStar if you would like, and then connect it using an HDMI cable. You will need to select your desired audio input, which can be done in the settings menu on your car stereo's display system.
If you do not have a Bluetooth device already, you can pick one up at an electronics store.