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Infiniti G35, Electrical, Coupe, Sedan
#429 of 438 A/C and Radio Problems
Aug 10, 2012 (2:34 pm)
Hello. I am having a similar problems. All the lights on the control panel are off, the buttons and radio don't work, and the A/C controls itself. The Infiniti dealer quoted me around $700. I'm a student, is there a cheaper fix that will fix the radio and the air conditioning.
Also, I am located in Columbus, Ohio. Has anyone gotten this problem resolved in Ohio?
#431 of 438 Re: A/C and Radio Problems [ragu1]
Aug 14, 2012 (9:36 am)
I've been experiencing this issue for the past few years. A/C would go full blast, the radio would only be accessible through the steering wheel. It would do that for a few minutes/hours, sometimes even a day. Then it would go back to normal. Recently, it hasn't.
So I started strolling the "interwebz" for solutions. I did the obvious and changed all the corresponding fuses and still nothing.
I called Infiniti Consumer affairs and gave them my VIN number, unfortunately, they told me that this wasn't covered under a recall at least for me and my extended warranty has expired.
So I bit the bullet and called the dealership. They were aware of the problem but quoted me a price of $600 to repair it. Now my car is almost 10 years old and wasn't really looking into putting $600 minimum to replace it.
So I looked around New Jersey for places that could possibly repair it. Each place wasn't necessarily aware and were hesitant to do any work on it.
It then dawned on me, what if there wasn't an issue and I just wanted to replace my radio? So I called the dealership again and asked what the $600 covered and was informed a new radio and that the wiring for the AC ran through the radio. I then pressed them, well, what's to stop me from just purchasing a new radio from Best Buy. Then said, if they wired it through the stereo, there shouldn't be a problem.
So I called Best Buy, and they said, they could replace a radio in a G35 and were cognizant of the AC wiring. However, I would have to purchases some additional materials, wiring and a new face plate for my stereo.
I purchased the Metra Kit, antenna adapter, and the amplifier integration harness through Amazon.
I bought a $90 stereo from Best Buy. Cost $50 to install it. With the previous purchased and a couple of new parts, it totaled a little over $325 for everything.
Air conditioner is controllable again and the stereo works great.
Only think is the new buttons for my air conditioner look a little "cheap" from the Metra kit.
Otherwise, I'm happy. I paid about half of what I would have paid going to Infiniti.
#433 of 438 no phone numbers, please!
by kirstie_h HOST
Aug 17, 2012 (8:31 am)
I have had to remove several posts lately that contained phone numbers. Please don't post ANY contact info in the forums - this is particularly important when the contact info doesn't belong to you.
You can post a name and the name of the company - let people google for the rest. Thanks!
#434 of 438 Re: Aftermarket replacement radio [tlen015]
Sep 07, 2012 (9:01 am)
So Do You Think I Will Have Electrical Problems After I Install My Doublin Din Interface with The Double Din Radio For My Infiniti G35 2003?
#435 of 438 Re: A/C and Radio Problems [erzengel]
Nov 01, 2012 (10:51 am)
I have the same issue with my G35. Can you please share with Best Buy you went to? I live in NJ as well. Thank you so much!
#436 of 438 Re: G35 a/c radio prob in SoCal [joshg35]
Dec 27, 2012 (5:12 pm)
Hey do you have the actual number for this mechanic?
#437 of 438 Re: G35 a/c radio prob in SoCal [shandig]
Feb 22, 2013 (6:02 pm)
I had a center stack inoperable problem (off and on) for years. The dealer was no help. They wanted $150 to tell me how much the repair would cost. Crazy, right?
I finally found a guy on eBay who would fix the problem for $160. All I had to do was remove the radio and send it to him. But, as it turns out, we're both in LA so I drove to his shop in El Monte and he fixed the problem for $200. ($160 for the repair, $40 to remove and re-install.) In and out in under an hour. No aftermarket parts needed.
Before I left I asked what the problem was. (I'd heard it was a bad audio finisher board, but that's not right.) According to John, the guy who fixed it, some solder connections fail and kill the power. Which kills the power to the HVAC controls as well.
I had it done today and so far so good. It came with a 90 day warranty.
You can reach John through eBay (member xw1600) or infooemfactoryradio.com.
Or, if you don't live in the LA area, you can probably find a competent radio tech to do the same thing.
I hope this helps.
BTW, I just read the message a dozen replies up about the same guy.
#438 of 438 Re: G35 a/c radio prob in SoCal [joekeyes]
Apr 12, 2013 (7:28 pm)
thanks for your information. I have the same problem. my ac turns on by itself and I cannot turn off the ac neither can I turn on the radio. hey can you give me the info of the shop that did the repair. I would like to bring my car in to get it fixed.