I have a 2006 300C. My factory navigation unit screen has gone blank. Everything works as it should but the image is gone-just a gray screen with lines streaking thru it. Doesn't matter if using the GPS or radio. At times the image does come back as though nothing was wrong. I presume that there must be a short or something loose in the main board. I did remove the unit from the dash but did not see anything that would cause this problem. Has anyone had this type problem? Does anyone here repair the nav unit or know where I can get it fixed? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Check out Dom at tvandnav2go . Great vendor with no bad reviews ever. Give them a call! Also, they can modify the unit if you want to add a DVD feed from an external player or backup camera. They've fixed your issue on other members rides
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Had the same problem with 06 srt8..Its a loose LED connection..Bad news is, I got a refurbished from the dealership for $716.00,,and $45.00 for installation..The good news is a factory refurbished has a one year 12000 mile warranty..Kinda sucks cause all my stuff worked to except screen..But If you ever trade it in..They are gonna take that off trade in..So might as well pay it now and enjoy it till you trade it in..There is a link on ebay for $325 to refurbish..Have to be carefull sending it though..These things are easily damaged en route..So I feel your pain..
Toddbarrick. Thanks for the info. Is there some way I can fix that loose LED connection? Do you know where it would be located within the unit? The wife and I just use the radio and we can see the station call letters on the dash cluster. My bluetooth even still works. I really need to find a cheap why out if possible. I love this car - it is an amasing piece of machinery but I am restoring a 1955 Chevy Bel Air 2 door sedan which is my true love (I lost my virginity in the back seat of a '55). Oh, the memories.........lol . It's gonn'a be awesome: LT1, 4L60E, power everything, 4 wheels discs, A/C, Cadillac heated seats, floor shift, digital dash, flaming river column, wire wheels, etc.
random thought... have you tried popping out the nav disk and re-inserting it?
(dont know if this would do anything but could be worth a simple try)
Also i bought mycar with 35,000 a year ago and broke the joystick nob i think like 6 months of owning it, brought it back to the dealer and they complete swapped it out so i'd try to hassle them a little more
Quiknen I don't have any warranty. The 06 model only had a 3/36 warranty but it doesn't matter as I purchased it used with 40,000 on it then. The dealer wants $375.00 to send the Navigation Unit off for repair. I had a call from some place in California who said if it was just a loose connection, they would repair it for only $350.00 plus shipping. That's not bad pay for about 15 - 30 minutes work. I think I'll just live with it cause I'm tired of getting stuffed by corporate America. I can use my Tom Tom if necessary. lol
Man your dealer was cheaper than mine..Got mine installed today..It was $811.00..Im not sure on where The Led connection was located..It will get old after awhile starring at those lines..They are different everytime you turn it on..it wouldnt be so bad if you could just turn off the screen..
I can't believe people charge so much for so little. Maybe my mind is stuck back in the '60s but I just can't accept outrageous charges. Ex: AAMCO will charge you about $2500.00 to rebuild your transmission. Of course they give a lifetime warranty. How many wil keep their car longer than 3 additional years from that date? Your're paying for something you will never use. You can buy one direct from a GM Dealer with a 3 year factory warranty which includes towing, labor, etc., for $1500.00. Go figure. Everybody is looking to make a fast buck. I just won't give in. I'll do without, trade, sell, or whatever it takes to find a way around. Yes, I CAN look at those gray lines for a long time before I'll pay the price they demand. Maybe I should have bought a Yugo instead of a luxury car? Thanks for the help and advise everyone.
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