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Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
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Navigation screen is flickering, turning off and red lights

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Navigation screen is flickering, turning off and red lights are flicking on/off. Found same problem online on youtube
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: Got onto the guy who posted it who said screen needs replacing. I found out it just a touchscreen, so looking for oem replacement
JA: What year is your Subaru?
Customer: 2007/8 MY08 Subaru Trieca Premium
JA: Are you fixing your Tribeca yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing so far, I am happy to fix myself but not sure part I need. I will pay for part/delivery & extra for your time if you can assist
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

Hi there,

Does this only happen first thing in the morning?

Does it come good after you start the engine?

If not, you need to replace the screen, but I would recommend Subaru does the job for you.


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Problem is intermittent. I am pretty involved in electronics/tech & have my own research has the monitor as a "standalone" (ie screen output/touch input). I can pickup an OEM touchscreen (same size) for under a $100. If I go to dealer, I will be charged almost 10x that. Any advice on the specs of the monitor? OEM recommended replacement?
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

Ok, if you are quite savvy at this sort of job, yes it is a touch screen monitor.

OEM only for me.

Please verify the part numbers are the same during the swap.


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Do you know the part number?
I can then get the specs (dpi etc/connectors)
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

Unfortunately I don't know the part number.

It could be the screen or the NAV unit, here's a discussion:


Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hi again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards


Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thanks Gary, I ended up doing my own research & found full part numbers from Subaru/Kenwood, full schematic/wiring/pin diagrams, specs & even tracked down original manufacturer of the monitor/panels. Thanks for your assistance, however I managed to find the solution myself. All the best, Chris
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

That's good news Chris.

Hopefully you can sort your problem now.

All the best to you.

Kind regards