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Metra GMRSAV Rear Seat Video Adapter Retain the factory rear seat entertainment (RSE) system in select 2007-up GM-built vehicles

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About the Metra GMRSAV Rear Seat Video Adapter

Bob Bihlmayer

Metra GMRSAV

If you plan to install a new radio in your 2007-up GM vehicle and you want to retain the factory Rear Seat Entertainment system (RSE), Metra's GMRSAV adapter can help. This cable sends audio and video from your aftermarket radio to the overhead screen in your entertainment system. If you connect a secondary A/V source to the inputs on the rear seat control panel, it will route that signal to your new radio too. Warranty: 1 year.

What's in the box:

  • 18" RSE retention harness
  • Installation Instructions
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Features

RSE Retention Harness: The Metra GMRSAV is an RSE retention harness designed to retain the rear seat entertainment system in select GM vehicles. The GMRSAV provides an audio/video input to the factory overhead video screen from your new aftermarket radio, and provides the audio/video output from the rear seat control panel to the aftermarket head unit.

Vehicle Compatibility: The Metra GMRSAV RSE retention harness is designed specifically for the following 2007-up GM vehicles with LAN29 system (as of 8/27/14).

Make Model Year
Buick Enclave 2008-up
Cadillac Escalade (ESV/EXT) 2007-2009
SRX 2007-2009
Chevrolet Avalanche 2007-up
Silverado 2007-2013
Suburban 2007-up
Tahoe 2007-up
Traverse 2009-up
GMC Acadia 2007-up
Sierra 2007-2013
Yukon 2007-up
Hummer H2 2008-2009
Pontiac Torrent 2007-2009
Saturn Outlook 2007-2010
Suzuki XL-7 2007-2009

Connectivity: The GMRSAV RSE retention harness features a 16-pin connector which plugs into the factory connector behind your aftermarket stereo. There are also composite video/stereo RCA connectors labeled "From Rear A/V Input" and "To Overhead Screen". The composite video/stereo RCA connectors labeled "From Rear A/V Input" plug into your aftermarket head unit's rear-panel AV input. The composite video/stereo RCA connectors labeled "To Overhead Screen" plug into your aftermarket head unit's rear-panel AV output. There is also a black wire with a ring terminal that will need to be grounded to the vehicle.

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I own a 2010 Cadillac Escalade platinum with double monitors on the ceiling. I used this adapter with a tesla style head unit but only the monitor in second row works. The one on third row has power but no signal. Do I need another adapter?
giovanni  May 29, 2023
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It is extremely difficult for us to troubleshoot any radio's purchased elsewhere Giovanni, but I will try my best to help. This adapter is the only model we have available to be used and we do have some special notes on the second monitor, which I have linked below to help. "The GMRSAV will retain the first monitor but not the second (rear seat). The second monitor runs off of 2 wires in the factory X2 plug that need to be cut and spliced to another RCA plug. Pin Number 4 = Light Green = Video + = Center Pin RCA Pin Number 12 = White = Video - = Outer Shield RCA You will then need to get a female to male Y adapter (depending on the radio) plug that into the radio then the GMRSAV harness and the wires that were tied into the home-made RCA connection to the Y adapter then both monitors will work." I've linked the Hosa RCA y-cable in the link below for reference. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_979YRA104/Hosa-RCA-Y-Adapter.html
bo  May 30, 2023 (Staff)
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If I do an aftermarket flip down and radio- both with rcas. could I buy 2 of these and put them on either end of the cable to get the same effect as running rcas?
darrin  Jun 02, 2022
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This adapter allows you to connect the Composite outputs of a compatible aftermarket radio to the OEM connection in your vehicle. If you are replacing the OEM monitor as well, you will need to run Composite RCA cables, this adapter would do you no good.
thomas  Jun 02, 2022 (Staff)
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I installed a after market radio in my 2007 escalade esv but no video to the rear two flip down tvs is this what you would recommend to get them working with the head unit? I do have a grey plug left out that looks exactly like what's pictured I'm guessin that would be audio video to the rear
juancho  Aug 26, 2020
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
kristina  Sep 08, 2020 (Staff)
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Do i need this to install headrest dvd players to my factory head unit? I dont know if the rca cables are already there if i do not have a rse system. Thank you.
nick  Mar 19, 2018
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If the headrest DVD players are factory installed, then you need them as GM does not use a standard RCA connections. If the headrest players are aftermarket, then no as most aftermarket units use RCA connections.
grant  Mar 28, 2018
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i tring to install the gmrsav harness to my aftermarket stereo its not working?
oswaldo  Jul 29, 2017
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Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website.
kenneth  Jul 29, 2017 (Staff)
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Purchased this for my aftermarket Kenwood in my 2007 GMC Yukon. Connected only the video out from the "To Overhead Screen" wires. However, the overhead screen will not turn on. What am I missing?
jeff  Dec 14, 2015
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings to see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
jeff  Dec 14, 2015 (Staff)
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