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Ford Navigation Problems

A Ford navigation system is used to detect the position of a user on a road at a particular point of time while navigating a Ford vehicle. A GPS tracking device is normally used to obtain the location of the user. However, there can be various problems a car owner may face with their navigation system such as outdated navigation discs, a locked up navigation system, suspension issues and so on. When such issues appear, consulting an Expert usually helps. Below are frequently asked questions on issues relating to Ford navigation problems that have been answered by the Experts.

What could cause problems with trying to replace a navigation CD in a Ford wherein the car fails to start up and makes a noise in the fuse panel when a remote is used to unlock it?

Many times, low battery voltage could cause the issues described. To prevent this, load test the battery at a local auto parts store. However, while testing it, make sure the battery shows a good CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) reading.

Why would an arrow icon on a Ford navigation display appear with a flashing ring around it?

A faulty navigator antenna could cause this to happen. Check the antenna by performing a reboot. Take out the negative battery cable and wait for five minutes before connecting it. Try starting the vehicle and check the navigation system. If it fails to work, one may have to take the vehicle to a dealer to examine the problem first hand.

What can a person do to enter a destination into a Ford navigation system in a moving car?

Normally, trying to manually feed a destination into the system, while driving, does not work. However, one could use the voice activated navigation procedure to do so. One would need to press the voice button and then enter the destination following the voice commands.

What could be the reason for a Ford navigation DVD to get stuck in the system?

This could be from a clogged cartridge inside a faulty radio. To check this, troubleshoot the radio by first unplugging the battery for five minutes and then unplugging the radio for four hours to reset it if the first option doesn’t work. If it fails to sort out the issue, one may have to fix the problem using the warranty on the radio.

How can one convert a Ford navigation system programmed as an American system to that of the Middle East?

To do the conversion, one can reprogram the car using a factory scan tool at the dealership. Alternatively, one may be able to do it on their own using a map DVD, provided they have a touch screen radio type.

What could cause a Ford navigation system to not show the arrow in the actual position and say there is no GPS?

A failed GPS antenna or a defective audio control module can sometimes cause this to happen. If this is the case, troubleshoot each of these components to determine which is causing the problem by extracting the fault codes using a scan tool at a dealership.

What can be done if a Ford navigation system fails to recognize a disc?

First, the DVD needs to be removed for a cleanup. Then, try checking the DVD for any damage, scratches or fingerprints, repairing the problems as needed. Finally, confirm if the map DVD being used is an authentic one. If everything turns out to be fine, have the system tested by trying out another good disc. If the system doesn’t read the CD, it points to a defect in the audio unit which may need to be repaired or replaced.

Troubleshooting components to make a proper diagnosis when faced with Ford navigation problems is one of the best ways to fix the issue. This allows a person to know what the exact cause of the issue is and helps them to decide the right procedure to fix it. However, in some cases, one may fail to figure out the true cause of a particular problem or its relevant repair techniques. In such scenarios, seeking assistance from an Expert can help to resolve a problem quickly. If you need clarification about specific issues related to Ford navigation problems, ask an Expert. They can help you evaluate your case details and provide insights, information and suggestions to tackle your problem in a timely and cost-effective manner.
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