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I have to find a place that I can trust to fix this for less than the dealer. I is a fine car otherwise. Just can't afford much these days. If anyone in Atlanta knows of an independent mechanic that works on infiniti let me know.
i need to replace the audio finisher and the bose stereo.
1987 Corporate Square Suite 159
Longwood, Fl. 32750
I think it was around $200 but can't remember for sure. That included removing the radio and re-installing -- amazingly involved on a G35 (and I've taken many radios out of cars in my life). I can't say enough as to how professional these guys were in every respect -- I know enough about electronics "to be dangerous." Just top-notch.
Mat, Orlando, FL
Anyways, thanks for the tip!
Electronics Masters is great - so easy to deal with.
If you know what the fix is and don't mind sharing this with me, I to am very handy with cars and will fix it myself.
Later I noticed that when I pump a full tank of gas, the gas gage does not go a little beyond full as it used to. I also am not sure if everything is working all right but have no tangible evidence except this gas gage to support my feeling.
Cheers ... Norbert
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
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.
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.
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.
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! :mad:
anyway, i live in austin, tx and was wondering if anybody knew of a good factory car stereo repair shop nearby. any places in houston or dallas would be cool. thanks guys.
2003 Infiniti G35 - caribbean blue sedan
Does anyone know a place that could fix this inexpensively in the Harrisburg PA area? I do not need the radio working, just the AC/defrost controls. Or if I try to get a part from a junkyard and installed by a local car audio place, what part do I go looking for?
Also, if the radio is unplugged, will this solve the problem? I am not that electrical, so I am not sure if some of these questions make sense, but this problem is the most maddening thing!
Thanks for your replies!
i will make another post after we put the radio back in...
I just fixed the A/C controls,dead radio issue. I read all of your posts and setttled on one persone that had the same symptoms and posted what he did to fix the POS G35 elec system.
1. 2 years ago CD err appeared. CD changer inop. Screw it I don't care.
2. 9 months ago the amber lights on the center console buttons (AC, Radio) started to go out once in a while. The frequency of the outage increased. Often turning off the ignitionwould solve the problem for a little while.
3. A few months later the lights went out, and only came back once for a few minutes. While the lights were out the AC would default to the last temp I had set it to. THANK GOD because I live in Arizona.
ALSO during the time that the buttons would stop working, I was able to control the radio with the steering wheel buttons. Those worked up until last week. I listen to Howard Stern on Sirius, and when I no longer could control the radio I had to do something.
4. Dealer told me that to fix it they would need to replace the circuit board that is right behind the buttons of the radio/AC. AND the radio unit behind that. They wanted over $1200 for this. A-holes.
WHAT I DID TO FIX THIS::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
1. I read up here in this AWESOME forum. Several of you had already found a fix. I choose Electronics Master in Deluth Georgia 678-957-0686. I called them and explained what was happening. He told me to pull the radio out and send it to him for repair. $300. I pulled the radio I DIDN'T PULL THE CIRCUIT BOARD BEHIND THE BUTTONS. HE ASSURED ME THAT I DIDN'T NEED TO. I overnighted the unit to them and called the next morning. I asked him if I could please get it fixed that day. He said he could send me another alredy fixed unit and he did. shipping included priority mail. I sent it to him on Wednesday, he shipped back on Thursday, I got it today, Saturday and installed it again. EVERYTHING WORKS PERFECT. I love those guys.
2. Removing the radio. Some kids took a video of them removing the radio STEP BY STEP. It was easy because I had a laptop running their video while I did it. I searched in my browser for "removing G35 radio" and found them. The link takes you to infinityhelp.com. But just do the search and you will find it. Love those guys for doing that.
My total cose was $300 for the fixed radio, and my $80 to overnight it to them. Return shipping is included. If the admins remove the Ph# for Electronic masters just search for their name in Georga. Guys name was Nahhed Abdulnabi. Great Guy totally hooked me up.
We're installing the Metra brand aftermarket panel and AC interface, and a brand new Kenwood radio/deck. New tweeters in the doors, and a new transformer network to step-up/step-down power from the stock amplifier located in the rear of the car. With the new deck, and the mods/tweeters, etc., plus getting a radio that has the ability to pump out the satellite directly from the unit for better clarity of sound and having an USB/and Ipod hook-up...it's well worth it and I'm still under $700. The dealer wanted me to pre-pay for a special order of the audio finisher, with no guarantees that it would work, probably have to yank the radio for a re-build of dubious quality, and have to wait for two weeks with no sounds or AC...and a probable outcome that won't likely fix it permanently, for $1500-$2000...on a car that might be worth $6K-8K right now. I'm trying to wring another 40K miles out of this....and thanks to Infiniti's arrogance at the corporate level and disinterest at the local.....I'll be back in the arms of the Toyota Corporation for my next wheels...which is a bloody shame----as this car is one I've enjoyed owning on every other level.
BigMurth in New Mexico, USA
This is the link to the removal process I wrote about. Its in the DYI (Do it Yourself) section of infinityhelp .com , check it out and see if you think you can pull it off. No special tools required. I needed a wrench to remove my car battery terminal, and a phillips screwdriver for most of the removal.
I can't remember if I drove it during that time. I could have though no problem. Following those guys I had the radio out in 1 hr,, but I was busting my [non-permissible content removed] to get it out and to Fedex on time.
Watch the movie and maybe have a buddy with an extra pair of hands.
You may call your local Radio Shop and ask them how much to pull it for you.
I have just gone the other route in trying to avoid the "stealership's" solution that might ultimately cost upwards of $1500-$2000, and was no guarantee of it lasting!
I had my guy here in Albuquerque NM (Crystal Clear Audio 505/892-5684), install the Metra 99-7604 Dash Kit (available on Ebay-ships immediately @ approx. $179--specify correct color to match dash!)--this gets the interface between climate control and audio circuits into the dustbin of bad memories. He installed a Kenwood KDC-X493 AM/FM/CD that has aux./USB inputs for IPod, etc., added some sort of transformer/modulator between the radio and the amp in the rear, to effect the proper speaker bias and adequate volume levels, tucked it all underneath the console (totally out of sight) adjacent/under to the shifter---and probably did some other things I probably don't need to know or understand....but what I've got is a superior sounding system, AC/heater controls that work the way they're supposed to....for about the same amount of money that the Infiniti people were going to charge to "order" the audio finisher...before any installations and hopes of a fix. And it all looks great to me, and I can now play my IPod through the radio, and my Sirius Stiletto is wired directly into the radio, providing even cleaner sound. Hey now! Thanks for everyone volunteering ideas and answers and best of luck to all who still need to get wired right! :shades:
Company is Electronic Master
$300 return shipping included.
what should I expect to happen next. Any advice is much appreciated. I've read through many of the posts and fear I'm headed for trouble. Does anyone know where to take my beloved car other than the local dealership?
1st CD error,, then lights on buttons go out. somethingabout the CD failing causes everythign to fail becasue the databuss from the A/C buttons and radio buttons go directly through the radio.