Originally Posted by minuccims
GoGranny - Can this be a left over symptom from the interior flood? Perhaps the amp shorting has affected the stereo head/nav. Return to the dealer and remind them of the prior issue. If at all possible, have this issue associated with that ticket.
Sorry to bring this subject up again. I have not been able to make it to the dealer since posting. We did not have a happy parting of the ways after the last time in to fix the bad windshield install.
I did look up the manufacturer of the NAV/AUDIO and it is Kenwood. The manual that I stated weighed 5 pounds actually weighs 2 pounds 14 ounces with the cover on.
The 'buzzing' continued and I was hoping against hope that it was just the cold so I didn't have to go there again to link the issue of the water and the new issue. It seems my hopes are dashed (pun intended) now.
Yesterday and today the NAV screen and the dash lights went dark while driving. They would flick back on and then flick off again. Once was for a prolonged time. While driving the only dash light was the square that shows P,D,R and the mileage. That is usual when I am driving. The NAV screen was on audio.
I pulled off the highway and went the back roads just to get the car home.
The screen was bright and clear in the driveway and all would seem normal. Still the buzzing sound.
This flicking happened 17 times while driving the wet car the first time to the dealer. I did document that at the time of leaving the car. It was gone when the car came back.
There is no water in the car. I went out and felt every square inch of the carpet. Dry as a desert in there. I pulled the seat forward and back all the way and looked at the amp. It is securely fastened and all the wires seem connected and not loose.
Reluctantly, I have called for an appointment. "Drop it off and we'll give you a loaner". "No, I'm staying with the car". I didn't see my car for a week both times. The first time I can understand -- they had to wait for the AMP and dry out the car and install new windshield. Second time could have been a two day tops fix.
So, my question is this: are we still thinking ground wire? Would this ground wire be in the dash in back of the NAV? Or accessible without digging around pulling out the dash? I am guessing this head unit is behind the NAV in the dash?
See, every time they have had the car, something happens to it. I have no confidence they will put the car back together the same way it looks when I bring it in. When I checked the dash lights tonight, the car said 1001 miles driven.
I am grateful to all of you for the help and interest in my car.