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  1. Boosted battery now engine light stays on

    A scanner/reset device costs about $25
  2. It would require a special aftermarket kit - the 4.3 does not have native support for the factory backup camera.
  3. No question that loading a map was the fix for a 'can't find maps' error. It is simply that you could have restored the maps for free. Based on what I can find, the part number is a replacement for the RE2, which does not have Navigation at all. Not sure why you'd see ANY icon. As to Navigation that need only to be activated, the Journey doesn't get that radio, we get the 8.4N. That feature is a function of the 8.4AN
  4. To answer the question, in addition to enabling automatic air conditioning you will need to change the ambient environment sensor and (possibly) add a wire. That is the sensor that sits under the dashboard in the center of the windshield - if you have neither automatic headlights or automatic air conditioning you have no sensor there. There are several versions of the sensor, one for vehicles with automatic headlights, one for automatic air conditioning, and another for vehicles with both. I'm not certain anyone who didn't have automatic air conditioning made the system work - at least I don't remember anyone posting about their success - good luck and please let us know how it works out for you.
  5. There are no settings in the radio for the RDS information. Is it just one channel? It could be that the station's encoder is on the fritz. Or have you lost the display on all stations? Does it work on another radio?
  6. You could simply have returned the RB5 to the scrap yard and purchased another one, or an RE2 (the radio you already had), or build your own map, set saving the $160.
  7. Don't get mad, get a refund. It seems to me that if you can document the number of replacements that have been made you have the basis for an interesting suit against FCA in small claims court in your province. They charge $2,100 for the navigation group in Canada (probably $1200 of that just for the nav, but let the judge figure that out) and you've been denied enjoyment of it, not to mention the loss of about 32 hours (at 4 hours per swap) just getting it 'repaired'. I just noticed that the Canadian web site doesn't even have a 2019 Journey on offer. It is in the US. Very strange.
  8. Your assumption is correct; The nag screen is triggered by the age of the maps and is unrelated to the availability of updates. The traffic-less navigation data is adequate, even if it is a year old - the mapping on board is adequate for the vast majority of my nav needs. And, given the cost of the traffic service (we don't get the 5 years of free service in Canada) and the availability of much better mapping and traffic data online from a number of different providers I have stopped updating the mapping in my unit and let my Android phone do the heavy lifting (I use Waze for this) when I am on a schedule and need to thread my way through traffic, though in truth I rarely actually use the app. Will I update the mapping? Perhaps one day; when I have the time and am so utterly bored that I won't mind spending all the time required to build a map set and load it.
  9. You can pick up used replacement radios ad display panels (especially the 4.3" ones) for cheap in scrap yards and on ebay. You can put the satellite version into a on satellite (you won't get XM unless you do the antenna, mind you) and the non sat in your XM equipped unit (and of coure you wouldn't get XM reception), but hey are, for all intents interchangeable. Swapping the radio and screen takes all of 10 minutes. You WILL need to get an unlock code for your new radio, which some dealers will give you for free and which you can apparently purchase from online sites.
  10. First of all, the entertainment system is uconnect, so you DO have it. Bluetooth is a subsystem and s in a module located above the steering column under the dash - you can't add Bluetooth in any case without a lot of trouble. While You *can* upgrade to the 8.4" radio and display there are compromises, unless you already have auto air. If you want Sirius XM and don't have it now you'd also need to change the antenna and cable going to it. It is a pain to implement and likely to be expensive with the plastics and such (you can always strip the parts you need from a vehicle in a scrap yard to get costs down). But it isn't as if it will get you much more than display of old album covers when you stream MP3s when all if said and done.
  11. Rim size ... vehicle a same as 225/65r 17

    I have steel rims on mine - dealer supplied them with snows mounted as part of the deal. So, if I have 'em there OUGHT to be some in a junk yard somewhere.
  12. Do you have basic warranty left? If so then get your dealer to deal with it. If your unit is out of warranty and if you have the 'Can't Unlock Maps' message then you can update the maps you had (note the tense) with newer ones yourself. It takes time to do but if you follow through you will get it working; If your unit is stuck on 'loading', you may have a bad solder joint on a board inside the radio - good luck with that if you have no warranty - my spare remains on the self, available for purchase.
  13. The system does not look at your artwork - there is a non-updateable database in the uConnect radio that is used as the source of artwork for music - it is, however out of date and quite picky about the ID tags.
  14. It is less about the vehicle than it is about the driver tough in icy conditions the traction control the DJ uses sometimes needs to be switched off to climb hills.. A story from my past: In those days there was no legislation in my province requiring snow tires, even through we got lots of snow up in cottage country. Even today my vehicles get their snow tires installed on the last legal day and removed as soon as the law allows. My brother used to have a country house in the lower Laurentians that was at the bottom of a hill. He used to have lots of guests and the parking situation was that anyone could take whichever vehicle was parked at the head of the line if they needed to head into town - for some reason, my vehicles seemed to always be the ones that people took. One memorable weekend my ex sister-in-law tried to take my wife's van to go into town to get bread and other breakfast necessities to feed the usual weekend crowd. It had snowed overnight (as usual - and a significant amount, too) and she got about halfway up the drive and bogged down, getting stuck and she stomped into the house, complaining to my wife that the problem was that there were no snow tires on the van - My wife, in turn berated me, so I put on boots and a jacket and went out and drove the van up to the highway, parked it and brought the keys in and handed them to my sister-in-law. That afternoon I took the van and went into town and spend hundreds on 4 new snow tires. The following morning our van was again at the head of the line and my ex sister-in-law again decided to head into town and again (as you can imagine) managed to get stuck at almost the same place on the drive. She came in. I went out, again drove to the top of the drive and parked the van on the highway and came back in to be berated by my sister-in-law's yelling mixed in with content from my wife. The topic concerned how irresponsible it was to drive around with all season tires instead of snows. I lost it. I pointed out that the in-law managed to get stuck, not once, but twice and that in each case I was able to rather simply extracate the vehicle and go up the steeper part of the hill - no digging, no great wheelspins required. I then pointed out that she managed to get stuck twice; And that the second time she DID have brand new snow tires, purchased at great expense - and that the new tires didn't help, suggesting rather conclusively that my then sister-in-law was the problem, not the tires. In many, many decades of deep snow driving and heading to the ski hills twice a day on week-ends during snow season I have NEVER gotten stuck - in fact, way back in 1971, when the area was hit with snowfall that set a record that survived for many decades I drove from Montreal to Toronto and came back the same day and when I crossed the border into Quebec was greeted by someone driving a snowmobile who informed me that I was the first car through in over 6 hours - and I was driving a rental with the all-season tires of the day. I did see many vehicles stuck and off the road on the trip back. Snow clearing was almost non-existent. Over the years we've pulled vehicles as tough as AWD Ford expeditions out of parking spots at the ski hill with vans we've owned and more. And, with the years even my wife has figured out the niceties of driving in difficult snow conditions. But as you drive up north what you notice is that the vehicles in the ditch tend to be things like Jeeps and so on which OUGHT to do well on snow covered roads. So it is largely about the driver.