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2004 Hummer H1 - Restoration and bringing it back to life

Kurt

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I liked the 2/3 tone of the newer interiors, I may go with a dark grey/dark tan leather look on my next refresh. No ivory, collects too much dust :D
 

nkpgarage

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Location
Austin, TX
Got the carplay headunit installed. For $105 shipped from amazon it works surprisingly well. Takes just a couple seconds to boot up when you start the truck, and about 5-7 seconds to auto-connect to my cellphone and start Carplay. Very happy with the end results.

Here is the kit that you need to purchase that includes the wiring adapter and the antenna connector. It fits most GM, GMC, and Chevrolet vehicles including the Hummer: https://amzn.to/3gM9jVR

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And here is the Carplay headunit that I purchased and installed: https://amzn.to/3XMerKk

And here's the video of me digging through the dash and doghouse to find the old wiring :)

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nkpgarage

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Location
Austin, TX
I finally figured out what those pockets behind the divider are for !!!

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nkpgarage

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34
Location
Austin, TX
I upgraded the interior dome lights and the reading / map lights to LED. I went through 5 sets of LED bulbs before I finally found the set that I liked. I was wanting the brightest light without being too harsh on my eyes. The ones I finally got installed are fantastic. The difference at night is absolutely amazing!

Here's the full video of the install step by step, and comparison between the old factory lights versus the new upgraded LED lighting. All the links for the bulbs I bought and used are in the video description.

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nkpgarage

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34
Location
Austin, TX
Upgraded from the old mirror to a new frameless mirror with Homelink garage door opener buttons!!! Very happy with the upgrade. Now I no longer have to carry my garage door opener remote, and I don't have to stare into a broken auto-dimming mirror anymore!

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nkpgarage

Active Member
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Location
Austin, TX
Got the rest of the 394mil sound deadener installed on the roof. Got the rear section of the new headliner installed. And all the trim back.
What do you think of the color scheme with the black headliner with the ivory/white colored trim pieces and the two tone black/brown seats?

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nkpgarage

Active Member
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34
Location
Austin, TX
I was hesitant ordering from an eBay seller. But these were such a good price I had to get a set of 4 ordered. Brand new AMGeneral 12k shocks. They came in today and they're brand new in OEM AMGeneral packaging and all with the correct part numbers and everything. If you want new shocks, $39 bucks each with free shipping is pretty hard to beat!!

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nkpgarage

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Location
Austin, TX
Found out why the blower motor wasn't working. Old wasp next was blocking it from spinning. Slapped it a couple times and it started spinning, but was off balance. Pulled it out and found the old wasp nest. Good as new again. Now it's time to vacuum out all the refrigerant, check for a good seal, and charge it back up.

Here's the video, you'll get a kick out of it.

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nkpgarage

Active Member
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34
Location
Austin, TX
When Ian Ward was working on the H1 for me I had him install the RubberDuck manual wastegate controller:

I drive like an old man, gently, in no rush to get anywhere. But I like to make sure that everything is adjusted properly across the entire throttle/load range. I noticed the DTC code pop up a few times for over-boost over the last few weeks. I took some time this week to adjust the manual wastegate controller's spring tension. Took a few drives between adjustments while gently rolling into full throttle to make sure the code does not come back. All set and back to being within what the factory ECM wants to see for boost pressures.

I guess it must have been very slightly off, but not much. I don't really notice a difference in power. And all seems to be running pretty much the same and healthy. But glad to know that even under full load or going up hill the boost pressure is now staying where the factory ECM wants it to.
 

nkpgarage

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Location
Austin, TX
For some of the folks that are still on the fence about getting a Tech2 scanner, thinking your OBD2 scanner has you covered. Just bite the bullet and get a Tech2 or a Tech2 clone. Even if you don't need it to program anything, it is pretty much a necessity when it comes to troubleshooting little things here and there. If you have a Hummer, just buy one. Quick glance at some of the main data it shows in this clip:

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nkpgarage

Active Member
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Location
Austin, TX
I loved the look of the original factory stereo. But like a lot of you mentioned, I missed my CarPlay and my apps.
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This is the unit I bought now. I think this one is perfect for the 2004/2006 Alpha interior.
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https://amzn.to/3XOH5Kg
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Ditched the 7inch screen and went with this 10inch unit. Has a lot of height and angle adjustability so I could get it positioned exactly where I wanted. Fits perfectly between the AC vent and Climate control without covering either one. The display is surprisingly sharp and plenty bright. And it’s very fast with no lag. And right out of the box it connected easily to both my iPhone and my Google Pixel. Sounds great too. Very happy with this one, and at $200 it’s a steal! I’ll do a full video on the install soon.
 

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