Re: Navigation System on 2004 Solara SLE V6
Update: The problem was solved the following day, but I am just now getting around to posting a reply.
My system had to reboot after the battery change, from what I gather. The following day, I drove for a while, about 20 minutes, then the screen came back to life. Once the screen reappeared, I had access to the stereo, but the NAV system was back to factory settings (my saved trips and landmarks were gone). It was prompting me to go through a new setup, which I declined. My updated disc was in the unit. I removed it, and inserted the original disc, and the system booted up right away with my settings. I then removed the original disc, and inserted the newer one. Everything is/has been fine, back to normal since. So, perhaps there was some data on the original disc that my system needed in order to reboot properly.
I did not rely on the dealership to fix this problem. They said they were unfamiliar with this problem, and I could leave the car there for them to try to find the problem. No telling how much that might have cost me.
Not sure why this happened, since this was not my first battery change.
Just hit 90k miles, and everything still works. When I bought this car new in 2004, I did not think I'd still be driving it 10 years later.