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Infiniti G35, Electrical, Coupe, Sedan
#137 of 457 Re: radio/ac control issues [kimbracrowe] FIXED! [kimbracrowe] [steve215] [missroberts]
Jul 21, 2009 (11:59 am)
Same G35 2003 Infiniti problem with AC and radio.
Took it to dealer in Cleveland and he wanted almost $1600 to fix the problem. He was willing to soften the blow by waiving the $60 diagnostic charge.......wasn't that nice of him.
I mentioned the ITSB by Infiniti and he said that the replacement had already been done once...a month before I bought the car from the dealer
I took a pass on the dealer fixing this.
I had someone local take out the stereo (amazingly involved) and I am currently driving around with an empty dash. I am sending my stereo into Factory Car Stereo Repair people in FLA. for them to fix it. They have been nothing but nice on the phone and I have the expectation that everything will go well.
The local guy will put it all together when they are done.
Just my 2 cents on this amazing Infiniti debacle
#138 of 457 g35 audio/ac circuit board
Jul 26, 2009 (2:29 pm)
are the audio board in the 03 g35 and the 04 g35 the same?
#139 of 457 Re: radio/ac control issues [kimbracrowe] FIXED! [kimbracrowe] [steve215] [missroberts] [glassjoe]
Jul 27, 2009 (2:13 pm)
I also have a 2003 G35 Sedan and have the similar problem of the AC/radio controls not functioning. I have seen this problem about 2-3 months ago when suddenly the stereo used to stop suddenly while playing. Then after few days i saw all the lights on the ac/stereo panels to turned off automatically. They would go on and off intermittently. Initially when the lights go off, i could not control the stereo with the buttons, neithr i could change the temperature or could not turn on the defogger. But i could control the stereo by the remote on the steering wheel. But since past month, even that option is gone. I can see from the previous posts that this problem is related to the Bose Stereo which probably needs a replacement, but what I need to know if anyone knows any place in Seattle area who can do this. I dont even want to go to the Infiniti Dealer in my area after reading the experience people had after taking their Infiniti there. Does anyone from Seattle area facing such a problem and seeking a reasonable (not costly) solution? Does anyone know any place here who can fix this problem?"
#140 of 457 Re: radio/ac control issues [kimbracrowe] FIXED! [kimbracrowe] [steve215] [missroberts] [glassjoe]
Jul 28, 2009 (8:03 am)
Hello...I also live in the Cleveland area and am experiencing the same radio and a/c problems.I cannot control the radio from the dash and the a/c runs constantly. I spoke with two local dealers and was told I would have to pay 115.00 to have a known defect diagnosed!!!! NO way...Just curious as to what you did or are doing to fix the headache...the cd player has never worked since we had the car ...about 4 years now....I did speak with Infinit Corporation and they could care less..Idid receive a qoute for 1600.00 also...thanks for listening and any input would be geatly appreciated...Jim Campbell
#141 of 457 Re: radio/ac control issues [kimbracrowe] FIXED! [kimbracrowe] [steve215] [
Jul 28, 2009 (8:43 am)
Find a really good car stereo shop -- preferably one that the dealer subs their stereo work out to... You will need to have your cd player replaced and the amp rebuilt. The amp is the problem. It pulls to much voltage and shorts out everything in the console. It can even drain your battery as it gets worse. I ended up getting mine fixed for $400.
#142 of 457 Re: radio/ac control issues [kimbracrowe] FIXED! [kimbracrowe] [steve215] [ [kimbracrowe]
Jul 28, 2009 (8:50 am)
So what you are saying is, the problem of Stereo/AC controls not working is actually a Stereo/Amp problem. After reading previous posts I was drawing that conclusion, but just wanted to confirm. Also, where did you get this fixed? I have a third party extended warranty on my car. I wonder if it will help me out here. Any thoughts?
Thanks for reading.
#143 of 457 radio/ac control issue being faced in Seattle/East-side area
Jul 29, 2009 (9:02 am)
I just wanted to know if any Infiniti owner in the Seattle/East-side area facing the typical radio/ac blanking out problem. If you are facing this problem and know where to fix it please please reply to this post.
#144 of 457 Re: radio/ac control issue being faced in Seattle/East-side area [ktelang]
Jul 29, 2009 (10:10 am)
I own an 03 G35 sedan. The radio went out for the second time about a month ago. I decided to order the Metra kit and installed an after-market radio. Probably not as nice as the original, but at least I won't have to deal witht the HVAC issue and non-working controls. The radios in these cars are nothing but a cash cow for Infiniti. In my opinion Ford Escorts have better radios. At least they work.
#145 of 457 Re: radio/ac control issue being faced in Seattle/East-side area [rmanguera]
Jul 29, 2009 (10:23 am)
Thanks for the reply. I thought of doing that too, but when I called Car toys, they said they will not touch the Factory installed radio. They said, since the radio and AC are integrated, it might mess up more. Is your AC/climate control working fine when you put the after market radio? How much did you pay to get it done and did you do it yourself? Sorry for so many questions, but I am worried about the cost of repair, and worst thing is, you have to get it repaired, as it is becoming a safety issue.
#146 of 457 Re: radio/ac control issue being faced in Seattle/East-side area [ktelang]
Jul 29, 2009 (12:33 pm)
I can confirm everything that's been discussed on the previous 15 pages of posts regarding the problem. What's encouraging is that there seems to be a sollution, but tragic that it doesn't come from Infiniti....at the corporate/national level they are staying the company line, with well-rehearsed responses and answers to common sense questions...and a face-to-face at the local dealer here in Albuquerque doesn't offer up any help or creative thinking on their part, either I am fortunate that I have an expert and local audio technician, who gives me the confidence to plunge in and attempt the after-market fix. I will report on what gets accomplished, but in the meantime, cross your fingers and say a couple of Hail Marys.
By the way, I love my G35 and have since purchasing new in Febr.03. I've just put new rubber on it at 80Kmiles (2nd set since originals wore out), so I'm invested for awhile, and the monthly payment is perfect (0). This problem isn't so bad when it's 95 degrees out, but will be untenable come November. Infinit's handling of this issue will push me back into Toyota's arms when my tread-wear indicators say it's time for new skins!