Last post on Sep 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#1354 of 1362 No radio after a new battery??
Jul 17, 2012 (5:44 pm)
AAA just replaced the battery on my 2006 M35(w/ nav system) & now the radio doesn't work. I push the "Radio" button & nothing happens, CD works fine & apparently everything else though seat memory needs resetting. At 1st FM stations would work but none of other the radio/SAT functions. I suspected that I might have to redo my presets but it appears that the whole radio function is out. Any bright ideas?? I don't see anything in my manual or in these posts re the issue. Thanks.
#1355 of 1362 Re: No radio after a new battery?? [jeffry]
Jul 17, 2012 (6:30 pm)
If the radio does not work with the new battery ,put the old battery back in.
#1356 of 1362 Re: No radio after a new battery?? [mltsurger]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 18, 2012 (7:22 am)
That makes absolutely no sense. The main reason batteries are replaced is because they no longer work. They're dead. They can't make the car start. Putting the old battery back in would cause EVERYTHING not to work, including the radio.
#1357 of 1362 Re: No radio after a new battery?? [kirstie_h]
Jul 18, 2012 (2:11 pm)
Think about it, would you really then care about the radio ! Seriously, Good Luck. I have had good luck , so far with my M45 but they certainly have a lot of electronics with difficult issues by history.
#1358 of 1362 2006 M35x 88k Still going Strong
Jul 19, 2012 (12:29 am)
My 2006 M35x is an amazing car. After years of torturous highway and hilly LA stop and go traffic, the M just keeps going and going. What's better is the minimum amount of maintenance I've done to it over the years. I had a dealer 30k done and regular oil changes, brakes, tires and filters. That's about it. Now, as its getting into its mid/later life I want to make sure it performs well through the later years. I have noticed a little bit of lagging throttle response off the line, but nothing major considering its mileage/age. Are there any suggestions on performance tweaks that might help besides a tune-up? Not sure if it needs that but will check with dealer.
#1359 of 1362 battery update
Jul 19, 2012 (4:21 pm)
After getting my battery replaced by AAA 7/17 and losing auto fn on windows, sunroof, and completely on radio, I took it to my reliable independent garage today. (Kuno's in Redwood City) It took them 1/2 hr to reboot the system and now all functions work as normal. I happened to spot another AAA truck on the street 7/18 & asked him how he handled replacing the battery re memory fn & he didn't know either. As I suspected the independent uses a "memory saver box", a small aux battery while they install the new one so that there is constant power. So the total cost ended up being about the same as if I'd had him, or presumably the dealer, do it to begin with. I'm asking AAA to refund the cost as they should know this if they're going to do battery work. I'm thrilled that the original battery lasted 6 1/2 yrs on my 2006 M35.
#1360 of 1362 Re: No radio after a new battery?? [jeffry]
Jul 21, 2012 (6:21 am)
I had the same thing happen to me after I replaced my battery myself. I realized later that I should have used an auxillery battery to keep all of the memory intact. When I did bring the car into Infinity to have them look at the radio, they found something deep inside the radio had blown out and they replaced it as warranty work. They said that they had never before replaced this part.
Sep 18, 2012 (3:36 pm)
I have 2006 M35x with almost 60m miles. Dealer tells me I should do a full tune up. I don't have any problem with the car and do regular oil changes. Can anyone tell me what is included in a full tune up. Thanks for ur in-put.
Sep 19, 2012 (4:54 pm)
I'll be certainly doing mine tho its expensive--about $550 at my independent. It is a pretty major deal, you can find out in your service book what it includes. He has said that my belts are likely to need replacing. Has any one else needed that so soon?