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Old 07-13-2011, 12:03 PM
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Nav sees no sats it seems, sat antenna bad?

Hi Guys

The Nav stopped seeing any satelites, there are one or two dots on the small pictogram in the top RH corner (they randomly jump around) but it does not register any data it seems. The unit navigates fine once I tell it where it is, it turns and senses reverse, etc. But it will go in the wrong direction from the starting point compared to where I am actually am going.

Have not had time to trouble shoot and my first try will be to connect the antenna from the BMW assistance system that is connected to the BT module. (When I put my Nav in I twinned the antenna.) If that is not conclusive I will swap in the Nav from the wife's car.

QUESTION: The sat antenna I put in is the same item as the original and I bought it from the dealer. Is there any history of these units going bad so quickly? I put the system in March or April last year.....
2003 4.4i black ext./black int./black headliner
2006 4.8iS Le Mans blue/cream int./black headliner, SOLD sadly...
2009 E70 35d, black ext./black int./black headliner (shipped to Europe)

Hmmmm, love those black headliners!

Other hardware:
2005 Tundra crew cab, son's DD and weekend hauler
2015 Cayenne S (wife's new DD and definitely wroooommmmm)
2016 Tundra 1794 edition crew cab, luxo hauler
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