: Nav screen delay on start
Mar 15th, 2004, 06:20 PM
I have the DVD based nav system. It worked fine throught the coldest parts of winter here in Mass,USA . Then one day all of the sudden it just stopped starting right away. It takes a couple of minutes after I start the car for it to come on. My car is garaged over night and it worked fine when it was below 0, but now it is 40 or so out and it stopped starting correctly. Anyone have any more news on this. Thanks
Mar 16th, 2004, 01:02 AM
I have the CD system and have had no problems since the unit was replaced under warrantee as noted above.
BMW/Mini should do this for you no questions asked. It is a known problem.
Apr 15th, 2004, 05:24 PM
Is no one with a DVD based system having this problem?
Ron J. B.
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:01 PM
i encountered the same problem now with my DVD based system. i have a 2004 MINI Cooper built in November 2003 and i noticed the problem this week afaik.
the only thing that was different this week and probably the last one, was, that the weather got warmer and while the sun was shining onto the car it was hot inside.
and since i noticed this problem it constantly needs about a minute until the display shows anything - independent of the temperature in or outside the car.
Apr 29th, 2004, 01:14 PM
good to know I am at least not alone with this on the DVD based system. It never comes on when I unlock the car anymore. How long it takes after I start the car to come on varies from 10 seconds to a few minutes seemingly unrelated to temp or anything else.
Apr 30th, 2004, 09:54 PM
This problem may be resolved with version 38 but this is an issue with all BMW LCD screens as there is a heater for the display that can actually take up to 15 mins ( worst case) in order for it to start working. On the BMWs the software upgrade version 23 and the recoding of the NAV with version 37.1 will cure these but I have not come across it on mini yet !! Hope it resolves it though.
Ron J. B.
May 1st, 2004, 08:17 PM
the problem is not software based as it suddenly appeared without software changes in that period.
also, why would a lcd need a heater in the summer? and even if it would be winter and cold, the backlight should switch on and the picture should be there, however with a very slow reaction due to the coldness.
May 1st, 2004, 11:21 PM
I had the same problem as you. Battery also went dead. MINI OF PEABODY replaced DVD. Its running good now, its been 3 weeks since I had it fixed.
May 3rd, 2004, 11:31 AM
mwcoop - Yikes, dead battery too. And they told you that was caused by the nav system? I have also been having trouble starting my car. I think it is time to make an appt at Mini of Peabody.
Ron J. B.
May 3rd, 2004, 05:38 PM
believe it or not, but my battery was flat as well this morning, however, yesterday i was working a lot on the car and also was cleaning it with a vacuum cleaner. of course all the lights inside were on too.
but still i was surprised how fast it could went flat as it's not the first time i was working a long time on my car.
anyway, i did this so-called "disconnect-the-battery"-reset (for about 45 minutes while the positive and negative cable were connected to the ground) and after reconnecting the MINI logo started to show up again when i opened the door. now let's see if that remains permanent...
May 10th, 2004, 04:31 PM
Was in for service this morning. They are going to order a part for the nav system, a new system board I think, that will fix my delayed start. I will let you know if it does when it is put in.
Ron J. B.
May 10th, 2004, 09:07 PM
i didn't encounter the problem anymore after disconnecting the battery. it was probably my fault that caused the delayed start. while installing something in my car i removed the two fuses that are for the navigation and radio things. seems, that the electronics are very sensitive to such things...
anyway, the nav screen now always starts up right when i open the door :)
*very pleased with his mini again*
May 10th, 2004, 11:48 PM
crazy thing, they tell me they need to order a part to fix it. I go out and start it after work. the Mini wings are right there as soon as I sit in the car. It seems they inadvertantly fixed it. For the time being anyway.
May 14th, 2004, 09:29 PM
At work whilst browsing the BMW Intranet they have just bought out a fix for Mini's with a delay on start up of the On board computer screen. Originally they stated to pull out fuse 22 for 10 secs, if that didnt work then carry out a battery reset. Obviously this is not a permenent fix so in isolated cases of on going problems we have to replace the actual screen!!! So bear this in mind if it happens again. (Ron J B the Back lighting on the MINI screen is the heater for the LCD screen in order to aid the flow of liquid crystals obviously this wasnt the complaint on yours sorry m8)