Subaru

Have Subaru questions? Ask a Subaru mechanic and get answers ASAP

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

This answer was rated:

When the Subaru Nav Systems start acting up--by only coming…

when the Subaru Nav Systems...
when the Subaru Nav Systems start acting up--by only coming on when it wants to but does work perfectly when it does turn on (I start the car and the display screen lights up and shows me the monthly calendar and it's highlighted with the correct day of the month...versus starting the car and display doesn't light up automatically and no matter what button you push-screen stays dark--if battery reboot doesn't work-it's not a loose wire somewhere that could be found??? Or do you just know it's only a matter of time before it never comes on again? And can a general car mechanic install a new one if I purchase it or should I definitely have an authorized Subaru dealership replace it? I'm just trying figure out the least expensive way to have a reliable Nav system
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
3/22/2019
Subaru Mechanic: anthony proulx, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
anthony proulx
anthony proulx, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Subaru
Satisfied Customers: 4,332
Experience: master tech at lia honda
Verified

Hi welcome to just answer. Anyone can install your navi unit as long as they have the correct tools to remove the plastic trim and audio unit. Its a very simple job to do but taking your time and not cracking the trim panels is the hardest part

Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
This Outback LL Bean Edition has 166,000 miles on it. The online price for the Nav that goes with a 2008 model is listed at $1,124.00 and then sales tax...I don't know how much someone would charge to correctly install. And I couldn't get a price over the phone from the Subaru dealerships in my area on the cost to replace the system. They all want me to bring the car in...The car looks very good and drives good...but do you think Replacing the Nav is a reasonable investment in a vehicle with this many miles on it? When is it time to consider another Subaru with less mileage? (I hate car payments though LOL)
Subaru Mechanic: anthony proulx, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago

If it was me ? No way would i spend 1200 for nav when almost every single phone now has navi in it. If yours doesnt then a good garmin will cost you 100.00. You can buy a reman unit from ebay or a outside vendor but like you said then the cost to install. Our dealer will charge 250.00 to install it. Long story short, use your phone or get a garmin lol

Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
oK you're right. My go to app is WAZE for the most accurate GPS--whoever designed that system needs to sell it to every major car manufacturer for their Nav systems! Last question...whats a realistic expectation for how many more miles this Outback will go before it becomes cost prohibitive to repair? (I need to plan for the future and start setting some dollars aside!)
Subaru Mechanic: anthony proulx, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago

Biggest issue with outbacks are the timing belts and waterpumps, They are supposed to be replaced at 100,000 miles and that job will cost over 3,000.00. If that was replaced then you have a long time left before anything major SHOULD happen

anthony proulx
anthony proulx, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Subaru
Satisfied Customers: 4,332
Experience: master tech at lia honda
Verified
anthony proulx and 87 other Subaru Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a subaru mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask anthony proulx Your Own Question
anthony proulx
anthony proulx
anthony proulx, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Subaru
Satisfied Customers: 4,332
4,332 Satisfied Customers
Experience: master tech at lia honda

anthony proulx is online now

Related Subaru Questions
My new iPhone won't sync with my 2021 crosstrek. What can I
My new iPhone won't sync with my 2021 crosstrek. What can I do? … read more
tamaz
tamaz
2,927 satisfied customers
I bought a WRX from a dealership and was unaware it had a
I bought a WRX from a dealership and was unaware it had a turbo back exhaust. I'm trying to figure out what my best option would be for reliability … read more
Kevin McDaniel
Kevin McDaniel
Owner
HS diploma
9 satisfied customers
Where to buy Navigation Screen for 2009 Subaru Tribeca
Where to buy Navigation Screen for 2009 Subaru Tribeca Premium ( ie with Nav & Entertainment System / DVD player)Just need LED screen… read more
StevenA35
StevenA35
Automotive Service Technology
252 satisfied customers
I did a factory reset on my 2020 Outback and my STARLINK app
I did a factory reset on my 2020 Outback and my STARLINK app has gone dark and can't be selected. … read more
tamaz
tamaz
2,927 satisfied customers
Having problems with 8-inch touch screen Display audio with
Having problems with 8-inch touch screen Display audio with Navigation system for my 2019 Ascent. Suddenly unresponsive and unable to use? Listening to radio when it cuts off! Did what manual called f… read more
tamaz
tamaz
2,927 satisfied customers
I started up my Subaru the navigation system and the back up
I started up my Subaru the navigation system and the back up camera were off I drove a little bit stop the car shut the engine off restarted it in the navigation system and rear camera still did not w… read more
tamaz
tamaz
2,927 satisfied customers
My 08 Tribeca navigation screen has started going black.
My 08 Tribeca navigation screen has started going black. Although the radio continues to play, the Subaru logo will flash (perhaps) and then the screen goes dark. After a while, it may or may not come… read more
tamaz
tamaz
2,927 satisfied customers
My 08 Subaru Tribeca navy screen goes pink every once in
My 08 Subaru Tribeca navy screen goes pink every once in awhile? What does that mean? … read more
Dan
Dan
Dealership Technician
Associate Degree
2,621 satisfied customers
Can a Subaru Starlink navigation system be rebooted by a car
Can a Subaru Starlink navigation system be rebooted by a car owner or is that doable only by the dealer?… read more
Todd M
Todd M
Owner
ASE Certification
2,075 satisfied customers
I have a 2008 Subaru Outback. The car was parked on a slight
I have a 2008 Subaru Outback. The car was parked on a slight incline overnight so left in first gear. When starting the car in the morning, the sat nav system changed so that it now reads "No map DVD.… read more
tamaz
tamaz
2,927 satisfied customers
Sat Nav screen has gone black, also radio and air con
Sat Nav screen has gone black, also radio and air con screens … read more
tamaz
tamaz
2,927 satisfied customers
Subaru 2011: 2011 Subaru Forester The computer screen in
2011 Subaru Forester The computer screen in the car that is located in the center of the dash went from being operational, to flashing partial images, to now just a blank white screen that will not le… read more
tamaz
tamaz
2,927 satisfied customers
tribeca: s gps screen has been dimming in the last week
My wife's 06 tribeca's gps screen has been dimming in the last week and now is totally black. Any comments appreciated. Thanks!… read more
Kevin C.
Kevin C.
Subaru Master Tech.
High School or GED
1,727 satisfied customers
2006 TRIBECA: / monitoring system intermittently works..flashing means
I Have a 2006 TRIBECA B9 the navigation/ monitoring system intermittently works and when it is not working the control buttons flash 4 times stop and flash 4 times this continues until the system star… read more
Kevin C.
Kevin C.
Subaru Master Tech.
High School or GED
1,727 satisfied customers
2010 Subaru Outback Limited: 20k miles..stereo..no navigation..cabin
I recently inherited my first Subaru, a 2010 Subaru Outback Limited w/ Navigation. I currently have 20k miles on it and have only owned it 2-3 months. Recently, I turn on the car and nothing works wit… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
technician
Subaru and Nissan factory training.
35,154 satisfied customers
2007 Subaru tribeca: its probably because the disks are missing
I am looking at buying a 2007 Subaru tribeca but he navigation panel will not come on. The Ford dealer said that its probably because the disks are missing? Any suggestions?… read more
Bill Hower
Bill Hower
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5 satisfied customers
2010 Forester X: with touring parkage..Security System Shock Sensor
I have a Subaru 2010 Forester X with Touring Parkage. I have installed a Security System Shock Sensor to it. How can I enable that?… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
technician
Subaru and Nissan factory training.
35,154 satisfied customers
Hi folks, I have a Kenwood OEM Subaru tribeca GPS screen part
Hi folks, I have a Kenwood OEM Subaru tribeca GPS screen part number is XXXXX The way the unit works is when the car is turned on, I have to click ok in order to get past a warning screen. The touchsc… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
technician
Subaru and Nissan factory training.
35,154 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kevin C.

Kevin C.

Subaru Master Tech.

1,727 satisfied customers

34 years of Subaru service experience, ASE Master Technician.

George H.

George H.

Subaru Certified Technician

1,377 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 15 + Years

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

Subaru Technician

517 satisfied customers

24 years of experience diagnosing & repairing

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

453 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Matt

Matt

Engineer

428 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

Paul M ASE Master

Paul M ASE Master

ASE Master Tech

222 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 20+ Years

I. Silva

I. Silva

ASE Certified Technician

120 satisfied customers

auto mechanic

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x