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Navigation screen went black
It sounds like two separate problems. Check your fuses for the radio and navigation. If it is the unit itself that is faulty, there are specialized places that will repair them, or you could replace it with a good used...
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Screen on the dash goes black randomly
I hate to be the stereotypical dealer mechanic, but the issue may be “normal.” According to the GMC bulletin PIC6106, the display screen may reset during high load situations. This is considered normal and will most commonly happen during a...
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How do I use the navigation system?
If your vehicle is equipped with a navigation system, it will help you find directions where you need to go. Your navigation will appear on the center display. To use the navigation system. Type in the address you need...
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How does the compass display work?
If your Altima is equipped with a compass display, you’ll find it in the automatic rearview mirror. It measures magnetism and it can help you determine which direction your car is headed (north, south, east, west, only – it doesn’t...
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How do you change zones on the compass?
Your compass is designed to work on a “zone system” due to the fact that that magnetic north and true north are not always the same (it depends on where you’re at on the face of the planet). The good...
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How do you calibrate the compass in a 2012 Nissan Altima?
While your compass is designed to auto calibrate, there may be times you have to do it manually. Many things can cause the compass to lose its calibration, including power lines, strong magnets and more. Thankfully, it’s not hard to...
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Q: How do I use the compass?
Some models of the vehicle come equipped with a compass that is visible in front of the driver. The compass, in order to remain accurate, must be set to work in the zone that the vehicle is in. This is...
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How do you set the clock with a navigation system?
Setting the clock on a car with a navigation system is just as simple as one without the nav system. It might actually be a little easier. Here’s what you need to do: Press the setting button. Choose clock....
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How do I use the audio system with a navigation system?
If you have an Accord with an in-dash navigation system, there’s good news. Most of your audio system functionality still comes from the standard buttons on the interface. However, there are some things you can only do by using the...
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DVD and CD players jammed, navigation not working.
When the DVD player and the CD player on your vehicle cannot eject a disc it is because the loading/unloading motor in the unit has failed. Besides taking the unit apart to retrieve the discs there is not much that...
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Navigation system not working
The navigation system in your vehicle is a common failure. If this occurred right after a battery change then a code needs to be put in to get it going again. If the system is not turning on at all...
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Command screen black logo. 2005 Mercedes Benz E55
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2005 Mercedes Benz E55 AMG. You may have to have the radio command unit reset and reprogrammed by the dealer using the latest software. They will have to reprogram the unit to...
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Q: When turning on navigation system, radio comes on too
This is a problem inside the nav/radio unit. The system will have to be tested and serviced by a dealer certified repair facility. You may have to have it removed and sent out for repair or replacement.
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Where would a GPS be place on my car
A GPS unit would be installed under the dash on the left side most likely. There are many types and models that can track your movements. Some will even mark every few seconds where the car has gone and even...
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The navigation on my 2006 Acura TL stopped working.
Hi there. From my experience with this car, if the navigation keeps turning off and on, it is due to a failure in the hardware in the navigation module. I always check the voltage going to the module first to...
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I think a GPS tracking device has been placed on my car into the wiring underneath dashboard panel
As you may know, GPS tracking devices are "sometimes" surreptitiously installed on motor vehicles by law enforcement. Typically though, these are exterior (underbody) installations and the practice is not all that common. Nevertheless, as we would have no way of...
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Finding a GPS Tracking Device if it's broken
Hey there. The majority of the GPS tracking devices operate using a signal that is emitted from the unit transmitting this signal to the receiver. There are various tools on the market that can be used to detect the presence...
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Can a gps/tracking device placed on my vehicle cause my car alarm to malfunction?
Hi there. Its no possible for a GPS unit to set off the car alarm unless the ground wire to the GPS unit is wired into the same ground as the alarm system. If the alarm is all of a...
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What is the ACC signal in a GPS tracking?
The ACC wire for the GPS unit is the remote wire just like on a radio. The GPS needs a feed power constant, a constant ground, and a remote wire to turn on the unit. The yellow wire needs to...

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