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I have a Renault Initiale 2005 estate tourer with a carminav satnav. Everything went well until my battery went flat and I jumped the car with jump leads from my wife's car. This caused the fuse to the Cabasse unit and satnav to blow. When the fuse was replaced everything worked ok until I went down a road that was not marked on the disc. The satnav lost itself. I reset the current location and it continually loses itself regularly. I have seen other people with this problem and they suspect arial. I took the unit out and made sure the arial points were clean, and put it back. It still has the same problem. Any ideas. Henry XXXXXX
It has been into the local Renault dealer and I presume they have done a diagnostic check on the satnav. All they said was that the only thing they could do was to reload the software but this did not cure the problem. A new unit would cost many 100's of pounds which obviously I am not keen on. The unit only goes wrong when on roads that are not on the disc. Other than that it works perfectly. Your help does not tell me any more than I have already learnt. The GPS sign stays grey and according to the instruction manual it should go green when receiving a signal that is why I suspect the arial and others have had the same problem. The clock also could not be changed. After cleaning the clock was able to be reset and the GPS sign went green but it now is grey which again leads me to suspect the arial..