GMC Sierra Owners Manual

Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
Infotainment System / Rear Seat Infotainment / Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System

The vehicle may have a DVD Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system.

The RSE system works with the vehicle's audio system. The DVD player is part of the front radio. The RSE system includes a radio with a DVD player, a video display screen, audio/video jacks, two wireless headphones, and a remote control.

See CD/DVD Player on page 7‑22 for more information on the vehicle's CD/DVD player.

Before Driving

The RSE is designed for rear seat passengers only. The driver cannot safely view the video screen while driving and should not try to do so.

In severe or extreme weather conditions, the RSE system might not work until the temperature is within the operating range. The operating range for the RSE system is above −20C (−4F) or below 60C (140F). If the temperature of the vehicle is outside this range, heat or cool the vehicle until the temperature is within the operating range of the RSE system.

Parental Control

The RSE system may have a Parental Control feature, depending on which radio the vehicle has. To start Parental Control, press and hold the radio power button for more than two seconds to stop all system features such as: radio, video screen, Rear Seat Audio (RSA), DVD, and/or CD. While Parental Control is on, a padlock icon displays.

The radio can be turned back on with a single press of the power button, but the RSE system will remain under Parental Control.

To turn Parental Control off, press and hold the radio power button for more than two seconds. The RSE returns from where it was previously left and the padlock icon disappears from the radio display.

Parental Control can also be turned off by inserting or ejecting any disc, pressing the play icon on the radio DVD display menu, or changing an ignition position.

Headphones

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. A. Battery cover
A. Battery cover
B. Channel 1 or 2 switch
C. Power button
D. Volume control
E. Power indicator light

The RSE includes two 2-channel wireless headphones that are dedicated to this system. Channel 1 is dedicated to the video screen, while Channel 2 is dedicated to Rear Seat Audio (RSA) selections.

These headphones can be used to listen to the radio, CDs, DVDs, MP3s, DVD-As, or any auxiliary source connected to A/V jacks or the auxiliary input jack, if the vehicle has this feature. The wireless headphones have a power button, channel 1 or 2 switch, and a volume control.

Push the power button to turn on the headphones. An indicator light located on the headphones comes on. If the light comes on, but there is intermittent sound and/or static on the headphones, or if the indicator light does not come on, the batteries might need to be replaced. See Battery Replacement later in this section for more information. Switch the headphones to Off when not in use.

Infrared transmitters are located at the rear of the overhead console.

The headphones shut off automatically to save the battery power if the RSE system and RSA are shut off, or if the headphones are out of range of the transmitters for more than three minutes. If you move too far forward or step out of the vehicle, the headphones lose the audio signal.

To adjust the volume on the headphones, use the volume control located on the right side.

For optimal audio performance, the headphones must be worn correctly.

Headphones should be worn with the headband over the top of the head for best audio reception. The symbol L (Left) appears on the outside bottom edge of the ear cup and should be positioned on the left ear. The symbol R (Right) appears on the outside bottom edge of the ear cup and should be positioned on the right ear.

Notice: Do not store the headphones in heat or direct sunlight. This could damage the headphones and repairs will not be covered by the warranty.

Storage in extreme cold can weaken the batteries. Keep the headphones stored in a cool, dry place.

If the foam ear pads attached to the headphones become worn or damaged, the pads can be replaced separately from the headphone set.

To purchase replacement ear pads, call 1-888-293-3332, then prompt zero (0), or contact your dealer.

Battery Replacement

To change the batteries on the headphones:

1. Turn the screw to loosen the battery door located on the left side of the headphones. Slide the battery door open.

2. Replace the two batteries in the compartment. Make sure that they are installed correctly, using the diagram on the inside of the battery compartment.

3. Replace the battery door and tighten the door screw.

If the headphones are to be stored for a long period of time, remove the batteries and keep them in a cool, dry place.

Audio/Video (A/V) Jacks

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. B. White: Left Audio Input A. Yellow: Video Input
B. White: Left Audio Input
C. Red: Right Audio Input

The A/V jacks are color coded to match typical home entertainment system equipment.

The A/V jacks, located on the rear of the floor console, allow audio or video signals to be connected from an auxiliary device such as a camcorder or a video game unit to the RSE system. Adapter connectors or cables (not included) may be required to connect the auxiliary device to the A/V jacks.

Refer to the manufacturers instructions for proper usage.

Power for auxiliary devices is not supplied by the radio system.

To use the auxiliary inputs of the RSE system, connect an external auxiliary device to the color-coded A/V jacks and turn both the auxiliary device and the video screen power on. If the video screen is in the DVD player mode, pressing the AUX (auxiliary) button on the remote control switches the video screen from the DVD player mode to the auxiliary device. The audio of the connected source can be listened to over the speakers by sourcing the radio to the auxiliary device or by sourcing the RSA to the Rear Aux and listening with the wireless headphones on Channel 2 or with the wired headphones. See Using the Auxiliary Input Jack under Auxiliary Devices on page 7‑33 for more information about changing the source.

Changing the RSE Video Screen Settings

The screen display mode (normal, full, and zoom), screen brightness, and setup menu language can be changed from the on screen setup menu. To change any feature:

1. Press the GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. 2. Use the remote control , (display menu) button on the remote control.

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3. Press the GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. Audio Output button again to remove the setup menu from the screen.

Audio Output

Audio from the DVD player or auxiliary inputs can be heard through the following possible sources:
Wireless headphones
Vehicle speakers
Vehicle-wired headphone jacks on the RSA system, if the vehicle has this feature.

The RSE system always transmits the audio signal to the wireless headphones, if there is audio available. See Headphones earlier in this section for more information.

The DVD player is capable of outputting audio to the wired headphone jacks on the RSA system, if the vehicle has this feature. The DVD player can be selected as an audio source on the RSA system. See Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System on page 7‑48 for more information.

When a device is connected to the A/V jacks, or the radio's auxiliary input jack if the vehicle has this feature, the rear seat passengers are able to hear audio from the auxiliary device through the wireless or wired headphones. The front seat passengers are able to listen to playback from this device through the vehicle speakers by selecting AUX as the source on the radio.

Video Screen

The video screen is located in the overhead console.

To use the video screen:

1. Push the release button located on the overhead console.

2. Move the screen to the desired position.

When the video screen is not in use, push it up into its locked position.

If a DVD is playing and the screen is raised to its locked position, the screen remains on. This is normal, and the DVD continues to play through the previous audio source.

Use the remote control power button or eject the disc to turn off the screen.

The overhead console contains the infrared transmitters for the wireless headphones and the infrared receivers for the remote control.

They are located at the rear of the console.

Notice: Avoid directly touching the video screen, as damage may occur. See Cleaning the Video Screens later in this section for more information.

Remote Control

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. To use the remote control, aim it at the transmitter window at the rear of the RSE overhead console and press the desired button. Direct sunlight or very bright light could affect the ability of the RSE transmitter to receive signals from the remote control. If the remote control does not seem to be working, the batteries might need to be replaced. See Battery Replacement later in this section.

To use the remote control, aim it at the transmitter window at the rear of the RSE overhead console and press the desired button. Direct sunlight or very bright light could affect the ability of the RSE transmitter to receive signals from the remote control. If the remote control does not seem to be working, the batteries might need to be replaced. See Battery Replacement later in this section.

Objects blocking the line of sight could also affect the function of the remote control.

If a CD or DVD is in the Radio DVD slot, the remote control O (power) button can be used to turn on the video screen display and start the disc. The radio can also turn on the video screen display. See Operation on page 7‑3 for more information.

Notice: Storing the remote control in a hot area or in direct sunlight can damage it, and the repairs will not be covered by the warranty. Storage in extreme cold can weaken the batteries. Keep the remote control stored in a cool, dry place.

If the remote control becomes lost or damaged, a new universal remote control can be purchased.

If this happens, make sure the universal remote control uses a code set of Toshiba.

Remote Control Buttons

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Illumination): Press this button to turn the remote control backlight on. The backlight automatically times out after 7 to 10 seconds if no other button is pressed while the backlight is on. (Power): Press this button to turn the video screen on and off.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Title): Press this button to return the DVD to the main menu of the DVD. This function could vary for each disc. (Illumination): Press this button to turn the remote control backlight on. The backlight automatically times out after 7 to 10 seconds if no other button is pressed while the backlight is on.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Main Menu): Press this button to access the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every DVD. (Title): Press this button to return the DVD to the main menu of the DVD. This function could vary for each disc.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. Use the navigation arrows to move the cursor around the DVD menu. (Main Menu): Press this button to access the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every DVD.

Use the navigation arrows to move the cursor around the DVD menu.

After making a selection press the enter button. This button only operates when using a DVD.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. ,, GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. , , GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Menu Navigation Arrows): Use the arrow buttons to navigate through a menu. , GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Enter): Press this button to select the choice that is highlighted in any menu. (Menu Navigation Arrows): Use the arrow buttons to navigate through a menu.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Display Menu): Press this button to adjust the brightness, screen display mode (normal, full, or zoom), and display the language menu. (Enter): Press this button to select the choice that is highlighted in any menu.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Return): Press this button to exit the current active menu and return to the previous menu. This button operates only when the display menu or a DVD menu is active. (Display Menu): Press this button to adjust the brightness, screen display mode (normal, full, or zoom), and display the language menu.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Stop): Press this button to stop playing, fast reversing, or fast forwarding a DVD. Press this button twice to return to the beginning of the DVD. (Return): Press this button to exit the current active menu and return to the previous menu. This button operates only when the display menu or a DVD menu is active.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Play/Pause): Press this button to start playing a DVD. Press this button while a DVD is playing to pause it. Press it again to continue playing the DVD. (Stop): Press this button to stop playing, fast reversing, or fast forwarding a DVD. Press this button twice to return to the beginning of the DVD.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. While the DVD is playing, the DVD can be played slowly by pressing the play/pause button then pressing the fast forward button. The DVD continues playing in a slow play mode. Also, reverse can be played slowly by pressing the play/pause button and then pressing the fast reverse button. To cancel slow play mode, press the play/pause button. (Play/Pause): Press this button to start playing a DVD. Press this button while a DVD is playing to pause it. Press it again to continue playing the DVD.

While the DVD is playing, the DVD can be played slowly by pressing the play/pause button then pressing the fast forward button. The DVD continues playing in a slow play mode. Also, reverse can be played slowly by pressing the play/pause button and then pressing the fast reverse button. To cancel slow play mode, press the play/pause button.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. Press this button to return to the start of the current track or chapter. (Previous Track/Chapter):

Press this button to return to the start of the current track or chapter.

Press this button again to go to the previous track or chapter. This button might not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Fast Reverse): Press this button to quickly reverse the DVD or CD. To stop fast reversing a DVD video, press the play/pause button. (Next Track/Chapter): Press this button to go to the beginning of the next chapter or track. This button might not work while the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. To stop fast reversing a DVD audio or CD, release the fast reverse button. This button might not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews. (Fast Reverse): Press this button to quickly reverse the DVD or CD. To stop fast reversing a DVD video, press the play/pause button.

To stop fast reversing a DVD audio or CD, release the fast reverse button. This button might not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. To stop fast forwarding a DVD audio or CD, release the fast forward button. This button might not work while the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews. (Fast Forward): Press this button to fast forward the DVD or CD. To stop fast forwarding a DVD video, press the play/pause button.

To stop fast forwarding a DVD audio or CD, release the fast forward button. This button might not work while the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. (Subtitles): Press this button to turn on or off subtitles and to move through subtitle options when a DVD is playing. The format and content of this function vary for each disc. (Audio): Press this button to change audio tracks on DVDs that have this feature when the DVD is playing. The format and content of this function vary for each disc.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to switch the system between the DVD player and an auxiliary source. (Subtitles): Press this button to turn on or off subtitles and to move through subtitle options when a DVD is playing. The format and content of this function vary for each disc.

AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to switch the system between the DVD player and an auxiliary source.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. 1 through 0 (Numeric Keypad): (Camera): Press this button to change camera angles on DVDs that have this feature while a DVD is playing. The format and content of this function vary for each disc.

1 through 0 (Numeric Keypad):

The numeric keypad provides the capability of direct chapter or track number selection.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. 10 (Double Digit Entries): Press this button to select chapter or track numbers greater than nine. Press this button before entering the number. (Clear): Press this button within three seconds after entering a numeric selection, to clear all numerical inputs.

GMS Sierra: Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System. Battery Replacement 10 (Double Digit Entries): Press this button to select chapter or track numbers greater than nine. Press this button before entering the number.

Battery Replacement

To change the remote control batteries, do the following:

1. Slide the rear cover back on the remote control.

2. Replace the two batteries in the compartment. Make sure they are installed correctly using the diagram on the inside of the remote control.

3. Replace the battery cover.

If the remote control is to be stored for a long period of time, remove the batteries and keep them in a cool, dry place.

Tips and Troubleshooting Chart

Problem Recommended Action
There is no power. The ignition might not be turned to ON/RUN or ACC/ ACCESSORY.
The picture does not fill the screen. There are black borders on the top and bottom or on both sides, or the picture looks stretched out. Check the display mode settings in the setup menu by pressing the display menu button on the remote control.
In auxiliary mode, the picture moves or scrolls. Check the auxiliary input connections at both devices.
The remote control does not work. Check to make sure there is no obstruction between the remote control and the transmitter window.

Check the batteries to make sure they are not dead or installed incorrectly.

After stopping the player, and pushing Play, sometimes the DVD starts where it left off and sometimes at the beginning. If the stop button was pressed one time, the DVD player resumes playing where the DVD was stopped. If the stop button was pressed two times, the DVD player begins to play from the beginning of the DVD.
The auxiliary source is running, but there is no picture or sound. Check that the RSE video screen is in the auxiliary source mode.

Check the auxiliary input connections at both devices.

Sometimes the wireless headphone audio cuts out or buzzes. Check for obstructions, low batteries, reception range, and interference from cellular telephone towers, or use a cellular telephone in the vehicle.

Check that the headphones are on correctly using the L (left) and R (right) on the headphones.

The remote and/or the headphones are lost. See your dealer for assistance.
The DVD is playing, but there is no picture or sound. Check that the RSE video screen is sourced to the DVD player.

DVD Display Error Messages

The DVD display error message depends on the radio that is in the vehicle. The video screen can display one of the following:

Disc Load/Eject Error: This message displays when there are disc load or eject problems.

Disc Format Error: This message displays if the disc is inserted with the disc label wrong side up, or if the disc is damaged.

Disc Region Error: This message displays if the disc is not from a correct region.

No Disc Inserted: This message displays if no disc is present when EJECT or DVD AUX is pressed on the radio.

DVD Distortion

Video distortion can occur when operating cellular phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Position Systems (GPS)*, two-way radios, mobile fax machines, or walkie talkies.

It might be necessary to turn off the DVD player when operating one of these devices in or near the vehicle.

*Excludes the OnStar System.

Cleaning the RSE Overhead Console

When cleaning the RSE overhead console surface, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water.

Cleaning the Video Screen

When cleaning the video screen, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water. Use care when directly touching or cleaning the screen, as damage could result.


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