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2006 Audi A6 Quattro Question: GPSnotworking

 

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tunder, 4.2L V8, San Juan Capistrano, CA, November 21, 2010, 18:06
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Why would my GPS stop working?

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    November 21, 2010, 18:38
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    As in does not power on? Could be a fuse. Not giving your position? Not finding locations? Sorry but a description of "not working" just tells me it's broken. But in any case your best bet would be a shop that does car electronics, or the dealer. Although the dealer will either recommend replacing the whole unit or will sub it out to an electronics shop.

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    Visitor, November 21, 2010, 21:03

    It tells me to install the DVD. The DVD is installed. I went to the dealer and one of the mechanics took me aside and told me he could replace it for less, on the side. What I don't understand is why a new DVD upgrade won't work. Should the GPS be failing like this? I was told that these units get overheated being in the trunk. If that were the case, why would the 2011 models still have the GPS system in the trunk?

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    November 22, 2010, 04:10
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    I guess you have the "Please insert the navigation DVD" message.
    There is a Navigation System Software Update out from Audi to fix this problem.
    You need to take it to a dealer or to an independent Audi/VW shop who has OE diagnostic computer and get the new software loaded to your car.
    Here is the TSB's # for reference:

    91 08 180
    2010868/3
    December 17, 2008.
    Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 91 number 07-21 dated May 16, 2007

    Zee

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    Visitor, November 22, 2010, 16:43

    I'll do this. Thank you very much.

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