It's one of those mysteries that just has you gnashing your teeth. Let's see if anyone out there has had a similar experience or any knowledge about this:
So my wife and I just bought our first house ( ) and as part of our celebration, we finally enter our new address as "HOME" in the navigation system (factory-installed in our '03).
The next day, my cousin borrows the car for 30 minutes to take her brother to something at school.
The FOLLOWING day, I find that the navigation system is unresponsive, as if it never existed. On the display is the message about something's not connected, just like when I press "DISC" (we have no CD player). When I go to eject the Nav system disc, no response.
I interrogate my cousin, who tells me that all she remembers is thinking that it was strange that when she got in the car to drive it, the screen seemed stuck on her departure point. She claims that she never fiddled with any buttons, and neither did my other cousin, her brother.
Took it in to the dealership. They say the ECU is bad, and they want roughly $4000 to replace it. :shock: :shock: :shock: 39K on the odometer means I'm out of warranty... and out of luck. We just bought a new house and have to furnish it... which means all of a sudden, the Prius is less fun to drive.
You know that gnawing resentment that's there when something's wrong or damaged on your car, computer/laptop, cellphone, etc? Your first instinct is to say, "Screw this thing," and throw it away.
Anyway, does anyone have any insight into my predicament? Anyone know where I can pick up a cheap Nav ECU anywhere?