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#77 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [vamaxwell]
May 08, 2008 (6:55 am)
The video screen in my 2001 died a few months ago. I understand it is rare that this happens. I found an Acura dealer with a discount parts department that sold me a new display for a little over cost - about $1300.
The navigation units are not too hard to replace - they sit under the passenger seat. You could save labor costs by switching them out yourself. There is as security code "pin" number that needs to be input once the new unit is installed. [A new replacement for the 2004 lists for $3240., dealer cost is $2592] So if it really is broken, the quote from the dealer is fairly accurate.
#78 of 195 Phonebook Experiment
May 08, 2008 (12:07 pm)
Acura has told me the following scenario would work on a 2008 vehicle, and I wonder if anyone has tried it?
1. Assume you have a bluetooth phone that does NOT allow the phonebook transfer.
2. Borrow a phone that is approved for phonebook transfer, insert your sim and transfer your phonebook to the vehicle.
3. Remove your sim and place it back in your own phone. You must leave the bluetooth profile for the phone you used, in the vehicle. In other words, do not selete the phone you used to insert the phonebook.
4. Access the phonebook and dial a number using your non-compatible bluetooth phone.
My local Radio Shack will let me use one of their phones for a few minutes to do this, but I would like to know if anyone has tried it.
#79 of 195 2008, Navigation doesnt work in Alaska
May 10, 2008 (11:19 pm)
I purchased a 2008 MDX with Navi in Arizona and then I was transfered to Alaska. The system does not work in Anchorage but I can buy after market units that do? Is there something I can do to make the system work? It doesnt allow me to access the calculator or change the time without the Navigation up and running. A couple of times I have gotten a signal so I parked and set the clock and cleared the messages. The dealer has been no help, their answer was "we cant use navigation in Alaska". Called the 800 number and they were even less help. Said they planned to have this service in the near future??? Whatever that means. Thanks for your help! I love the vehicle and it does GREAT in the snow even with the stock tires.
#80 of 195 MDX 2004 - rear view camera
Jun 16, 2008 (9:07 am)
The rear view camera on my 2004 stop working. When put the car in reverse, the screen goes blank. The nav system and other screen menu options work ok. Any idea how to trouble shoot this. My acura reference manual shows the location of the rear view camera control unit. How do I know that the control unit is bad?
#81 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [vamaxwell]
Aug 12, 2008 (7:49 am)
Yes. The same thing happened to me - just after the warranty had expired. Initially the dealer gave me the same option. I was considering getting a portable unit as I did not want to spend 3500 to replace the unit. I was angry.
However, I decided to send my husband over to talk with them. They investigated my maintenance record and decided to replace the unit. This all happened around November of 2007.
This is not quite the happy ending you think it is. I just started encountering the same problem last week.
When it breaks this time, I will replace it with a portable unit.
#82 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [lintattoo]
Aug 13, 2008 (4:52 am)
FYI- My wife likes my portable Garmin Nuvi 660 ($350) better than the standard nav in our (her) '07 MDX.
#83 of 195 Re: XM presets and Navigation probs [grandzu]
Aug 25, 2008 (5:21 pm)
Needawd, I need some help. I just got a certified mdx 05. Very good, I love it. I noticed you had some conversation with someone with regards to the welcome message. I don't get that. I can't find any info in my owner,s manual that talks anything about linking a key? (or a remote)? I have the tour package, navi, bluetooth and more...
What am I missing?? About the conversation about a fuse missing, could that be my case??
I hope you can help me. Thanks.
#84 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [vamaxwell]
Sep 24, 2008 (3:20 pm)
I had the same issue with my 2003 MDX and was given a $4,000 estimate. I did some searching on the topic and found that the unit is made by Alpine Electronics and they will fix for a $150 fix fee and ship back to you free, which is 4% of the Acura estimate. See www.navhelp.com/TSB-96.025.pdf. I just called them and they confirmed that did the electronics for my model and year. You should confirm model and year. Not sure why the dealers are not offering this as it is an Arura spec. Good luck.
#85 of 195 Re: Need basic help on Nav system [mecheng1]
Sep 25, 2008 (7:34 am)
How do you buy the update from Alpine? I can't find it on their site.. If you want to reply private, mgaudet1cox.net
Just got new 08 MDX