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After reading the Infiniti service bulletin and all of the posts here I figured it was the control board again. I pickup a new board the other day for about $100 from a dealership that had one in stock, put it in and it worked for a bit then went out, then came back on later in the day then went out again.
I considered getting the aftermarket kit however I have navigation and heard mixed reviews of using those kits with the Infiniti nav. One of the more helpful posts here was the one that mentioned about the Clarion Service center in Oakville.
This morning I went out and pulled my dashboard apart again and went to the Clarion office. For $225 I left my unit there and walked out with a rebuilt unit. They guy in the office said there were numerous improvements used in the rebuild that most likely weren't in the one the dealer put in back in 2005. He didn't know the specifics though which is too bad as it would be nice to know.
Any ways, to make a long story short, its in and seems to be working fine. I have had the car out 5 times today and it hasn't crapped out yet. It appears that it was more of an issue with the stereo unit and not the control board after all.
Thanks for all of the helpful info here. It really helped me out.
I live in the bahamas and i have an infiniti g35 as well 03 and i am experiencing the same problem with the dashboard. I have been quoted about 1800 to get the problem fixed... some one also recommended that i just put an after market cd player in it which is less expensive and it will fix the problem. Joe 2285 which type of aftermarket player did you put in? and does your aircondition work?
Model: CDXGT640UI | SKU: 9448421
They only thing is my steering wheel controls dont work or my rear sub. You can have your sub hooked up but cost extra. I would talk to best buy some installers know more then others. My AC and everything works great though.
I didnt have to do anything extra to connect the sub.. all i did is use the
harness and adaptors i got from Crutchfield and it all worked.. p/s there is
no sub output on the head unit the bose amp splits the frequencies so if
your sub is not working it has beeb disconnected from the factory amp or is
as for the temp button either the connection was not made right or u have a
faulty one.. what brand of dash kit did u buy?
My car has started acting up.
Were you able to get the steering wheel controls back with the aftermarket unit ?
has it ever acted up again?
Here's the info I found. And so far it did work.... I just did it and it did indeed turn the light off... I haven't driven the car anywhere yet though, so I don't know if it will stay.
Ok I can help you. Follow these directions carefully.
1. Turn ignition switch from OFF to ON.
2. Within 1 second after air bag warning lamp is on for 7 seconds and turns off, turn off ignition switch.
3. After ignition switch is turned off, wait for more than 3 seconds.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 two more times (3 OFF to ON sequences in total)
5. Turn ignition switch to ON.
6. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait for more than 1 second then turn it back ON.
The blinking airbag light should stop.
It seems there are 2 viable fixes:
1) remove the stereo unit myself and ship it to be repaired (approx $300)
2) have the stereo replaced with an aftermarket stereo (requires purchase of Metra kit and few other parts to maintain AC controls, etc).
Am I understanding this correctly? Any guidance on which option I should chooose?
There is a very nice 03 low mileage Infiniti for sale just around the corner for sale. Would like to pick it up for as the price is good but no way. I'm am just turned off with Infiniti's head office and their lack of concern with their customers. Hey customers are their biggest asset. Why not give the customer the respect they deserve. Sounds like they just want to shoot themselves in the foot and hope for the best?!?!? Dauh.
I decided to work with the dealer, even after hearing your posts.
This was the 2nd radio replacement as my 03 sedan was bought in Feb. 07. w/ about 40k on the odo. at Infiniti Of Tyson’s Corner, VA.
The 1st time it was just a jammed CD, and they replaced the unit free of charge.
Now with about 85k I have experienced jammed CD and error code, cassette does not work/errors, AC/Climate control with a mind of its own, and finally battery drainage.
Fortunately, I only paid for the unit ($420) but after 1 week I get a call saying the wrong radio type was installed? Seems they swapped the wrong radio to begin with?
Anyway, I return again and they install yet another unit last Friday 9/24.
The car sat until today 9/27 and would not start this morning!
I intend on making noise about this in a public way, if possible.
We're being screwed!
I’m having a very weird problem with my 06 G35 Sedan. When I turn the car off the parking lights turn on and stay on until the battery discharges. All the light switch settings are set to OFF and I do not have any “auto” settings. As soon as I turn the car back on the parking light turns off (because the light switch is set to OFF). Two more weird things – when I try to lock the car with remote the alarm goes on and stays on. The only way to turn it off is again to start the car. Also “VDC off” and “SLIP” lights occasionally turn on and stay on but not every time I start the car.
I had a small accident last week – a car ran into me from behind in traffic. Nothing major at all, just a bent bumper. Didn’t even break the taillights. And this problem occurred a week after the accident. Body shop that I took it to said the problems are unrelated.
If anybody heard of similar issues or has ideas – please please please help!
Thanks in advance!
I have a 2003 G35 that is having the exact same problem you mentioned above. Do you have the number for their "good will program." I'll also appreciate any other advise you can offer regarding how to resolve this problem.
If you don't mind, can you send it to [email protected]?
Thanks in advance,
I have a 2008 G35X with 29K, and lately the "VDC OFF" and "SLIP" lights have been coming on while I'm driving and staying on. I will sometimes stop the car and restart it, but the problem persists.
Any thoughts on what could be happening here?
Took the car to my dealer and they said it is a known issue with infinitis. The issue could cost upto $2000 to fix if out of warranty. I have 15k miles left on my warranty should I look at an extended warranty? Has anyone had similar problems with their nav, radio and temp?
I guess I will save my money on the extended warranty.
I have the same problem with my car as well. It was manufactured in Sep 02. I spoke with Infiniti Consumer Affairs and they said I need to pay for a diagnostic at a dealership first ($300) and they call back and they may be able to help with the repair. Has this worked for anyone? I'm hesitant on paying $300 to find out I need a new audio finisher circuit board (which I already knwo) and then don't receive any help from the consumer affair group. Has anyone had any success in getting Infiniti pay for this repair for cars that are out of warranty and manufactured later than Aug 02?