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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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RB1 nav radio display fixed!

A couple of weeks ago the display on my RB1 navigation radio stopped working. No display, radio would not tune to another station, only thing that worked was volume control. I had this unit repaired under warranty several years ago and it is not known for its reliability so I ordered a kenwood unit from Crutchfield. However, this morning after having some battery issues I had unhooked the ground cable from the battery, after hooking it back up and taking off for work I noticed that the display was up and running, good as new. Nav worked also. So it looks like I will have a new Kenwood unit for sale. The old "unhook your battery for 5 minute" reset looks like it works for more than just a ECU reset.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 06:19 PM
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Interesting...

I would wait before you sell the kenwood since it might be an electrical short and could come back.

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I hope your prolem doesnt return but im with greg on this one. Wait and see what happens.

Unplugging it shouldnt have really fixed it. Doesnt make much sense why.

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unless you had a bad connection and unplugging it fixed it. I would also wait and see.

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I introduced the word unplugged. I don't think he actually unplugged the unit itself, did you? I think it was just the negative battery cable. Im still crossing my fingers for you!

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yeah, just unhooked the battery, RB1 working like new!

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the nav radio in my dodge 3500 occasionally will not turn on at all, pop the hood and pull the radio fuse for about 10 seconds and it works fine until the next time

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My RB1 has been blanking out just like you described. It's strange it happens only sometimes and sometimes when I am driving it will just come back on by itself. I was thinking a loose connection but I am not sure. I was going to take it out and blow out the dust and see. But I don't think unplugging the battery will solve the problem.

The one thing I notice is if I turn off the truck for less than 5 min and start again it seems to happen more than not.
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Just got back from 2 weeks of wheeling in Silverton and it worked great. Guy at local radio shop said unhooking ground cable at battery will reset the chip in the radio. Guess it did.

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i forget the fuse # ( easy to find for radio) i would pull that fuse and it reset perfectly



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