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post #1 of 2 Old 09-16-2019, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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UConnect screen not turning on at startup

curious to see if anyone else has had their UConnect/NAV screen NOT turn on when turning on the car. This has happened only once, but after 2-3 minutes, it eventually came on.

I've gotten into the habit over the years to turn off the radio and air before turning off the car. My understanding is that leaving them off will help extend battery life and allow the car to startup easier (I also typically let the car sit for 30 seconds if it hasn't been used in several hours).

but the other morning, when I started the car, I pressed the power button for the radio, but nothing happened. I pressed harder, and again, nothing. I cursed, and again nothing. I pressed different buttons, and again, nothing. eventually, the radio came on, but the screen was unresponsive. I cursed again, but nothing. I pressed the talk button on the wheel, and the screen went dark. I pressed the power button to the radio, and then it came on and was fully responsive.

clearly, my cursing and mashing of the buttons were unaffective. so I'm not really sure what else to do. /sarcasm

but seriously, just wanted to know if this happened to anyone else.

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post #2 of 2 Old 09-16-2019, 12:20 PM
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Well first off, turning the AC and Radio off isn't going to extend your battery life. Possibly the radio if it had an excessive parasitic draw, but it should draw the same whether you turn it off or the key does.

As for the unresponsiveness. The uConnect systems do take a couple minutes to boot. It's possible you got it hung up by mashing the buttons repeatedly, lol. I usually crank my car up, and by the time I've put on my seat belt, and adjusted the air, everything else is up and ready for me.

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