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Please help me with my rb4 radio

I purchased the dodge rb4 nav-system and it seems that it does not work. i drove my truck over 500 miles and it does not display any directions. I have a 2001 dodge dakota and everything seems to be wired ok for my truck and the radioand cd-player is working great. the only thing that is not working is the gps. the unit searches for the city and state and it seems as through it keeps telling me to use the cd for the west coast. i am living on the east coast. do you know how i can resolve this problem? another problem is the gps calibration seems to always display my truck is going in reverse or backwards and their is no pulses to get the unit functioning. can you shed some need light to my problem. i really appreciate it? Thanks

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Dear Wisenooty

Hello there, well im reckoning that you may need to reload your software if your GPS unit has the ability to perform this function. In addition to this, there is a possibilty that your GPS receiver may need some slight attention, but im reckoning though that your best bet on this one is to get hold of the service manuals, service sheets and check out forums on what people are saying.

For the start of this process, you can try visiting http://www.google.com and enter your manufacturers/ vendors model number of the GPS unit followed by the words "service sheets/ service manuals".

If you are stuck on this, then you can always try to get hold of the manufacturer/ vendor of your system, then ask them to give the details on where you can either get the user guide from, or the servicing manuals (be warned though, certain vendors dont like goiving out servicing information, because they would rather expect you to pay for them to come and collect the unit, service it for you, then give it back to you, while stinging you for a ludicrously high cost). But all the swame it is well worth asking them, just in case one of their advisors decide to send them out to you.

There is another solution to this, and this is for you to get hold of me here directly, and we can do a live discussion in the hope of me gathering enough data about your system in order for me to suggest how you can even fix/ service the unit yourself. Now the things i will need are quite straight forward, and they are of the following

Webcam link to you as so we can live conference, and for me to give you repair instructions/ supervise

High quality photographs of the device, showing all components internally and externally

Your manufacturer/ vendor model details

Year and date of manufacture of the vendor device

Its operating statistics (power ratings, ambient temperature loads, tolerances, frequencies etc. etc, and you can get this from the manufacturers website or manual).

Well for now, that is about all i can really suggest, as most of what needs to be done here is investigation work into what caused the fault, why its happening the way it is, and how to resolve it. Therrefore meaning we cannot rule out any single cause until absolutely everything has been looked at.

I hope that this is the fixya for you and do hope to hear what you have to say regarding the matter. I also wish you all of the very best of luck in providing the information to me if you choose to go via my services, and if not, i still wish you the best of luck in finding the fixya for you.

I will respond to you as soon as practicable, and although based in the United Kingdom, I should be on hand for most of the day and the night.

In the meantime, i bid that you take care and i look forward to hearing from you soon,

Yours sincerely

Oz

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Give me the full model no of the GPS unit.

Thankyou

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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    Mohamed Ismail Apr 13, 2008

    The unit is appeared to have "stuck" in this acquiring mode, following is the instructions :

    1) open the GPS antenna
    2) press the bottom left screen while holding the power button to turn the unit on
    3) enter maintenace mode
    4) select diagnostics
    5) clear error report, do NOT clear any user data
    6) restart unit the usual way

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