Navigation system, radio, front power outlet failure
Our radar dectector was plugged into the front power outlet... we noticed it wasn't working and when we jiggled it the navigation system, radio and front outlets all went out. We've checked all the fuses and none of them are blown... any suggestions??
Re: navigation system, radio, front power outlet failure
The solution is to buy a new mini fuse (Blue #15) at an autonation or similar. Open the passenger side kick plate fuse box and pull out the fuse in position #9 (upper most left fuse). You will need needle nose pliers or tweezers etc... Insert new fuse and you are done. 50 cent repair and 30 seconds spent screwing with it. Enjoy! Oh, and don't worry about blowing it again. Best I can say is when starting the car, unplug the power sucking device like a radar. Once car is on you can re-insert it the radar. The initial jolt of powering everything on all at once is what blew your fuse in the first place. Get a few additional fuses to have on hand just in case.
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You have to have the manual and paperwork for the car. These came with codes for the systems. If you don't have the papers, then you will have to go to a shop(that has the right scanners) or the dealer to have them reset. The systems should have been disabled before the battery was changed to avoid this problem. again, the codes would be needed or lug a charger into the power outlet socket.
Let me ask a few questions: The items mentioned, radio, clock and power outlet...are these the only items not working? does the instrument panel light? Also , does the cigar lighter work? Lastly check fuse # 7(40A) in the battery junction box
The overall system is pretty simple for these but not cheap to fix. On the passenger side up front in the engine compartment you should see the air compressor for the system. Have someone start the vehicle and listen for the compressor to kick in. If the compressor kicks in then you are good there. I am assuming that you have not ever changed the drier. The drier is nothing more than a container holding silica gel that sucks out the moisture but should be replaced every three years. While you are under the hood see if you can identify any air leaks. You will have to trace the entire system to locate them. With the moisture in the system it will freeze up and cause failure and this is why you notice it when it is cold out. When it warms up it will most likely work again as long as not damage has occurred when frozen.
System memory may have been erased/lost due to extended loss of power. System may have to be reprogrammed to effectively work. Do you have the programming CD? If so, check owners manual for programming procedures
Even thought the plug in is 12 volt. It's ouput is different. Most electronics have different ranges from 3-9 volts. Does the 12 volt charger put out 12 volts? If so, it would burn up the electronics' capacitors on their power supplies. How is the car's electronics doing? Are they too failing? If so, that would be a faulty voltage regulator, if not, I would hook up anything you use to the radio wires. You cannot plug in anything directly to battery no matter what the person told you. Batteries charge, than release charge, a contiuous cycle. The power output is speratic and anything hooked straight up to the battery will need a fuse.
Fuse #14 is for REAR auxillary power outlet (in cargo area). This is located in the INSIDE fuse box to the left of and under the glovebox (to the left of the front passenger's feet). Fuse #32 is for FRONT Power Outlets/cigarette lighter//Lights, OnStar® Fuse 32 is under the hood in the ENGINE AREA fuse box located in the compartment just above the battery.DOUBLE CHECK YOUR MANUAL to make sure that your fuses are the same. I have a 2003 Rendezvous. Your newer model may be different. The diagrams for each fuse box can be found inside the lids of the compartments.