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10-23-2015 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by nappij View Post
Has anyone found a satisfactory fix to this other than "replace it"? (The cost I've been quoted seems a bit ridiculous).
Cleaning oxidation from the grounding pins that provide a contact between the front panel to the unit seems to be the most common fix. Fixing bad solders have aided others as well.

Let us know what you find.
10-22-2015 12:03 PM
nappij I have this exact issue with my '08 Subaru Outback.

When the radio and climate control go out:
1) I can turn the radio on/off
2) I can still adjust climate control (though obviously it doesn't display)
3) I can NOT adjust any thing on the radio
4) Sometimes when the display goes out it either changes a radio station or adjusts volume to zero

I've noticed this is a problem more on hotter days than colder days. Also, if I touch the radio display and apply gentle pressure, it almost always fixes the problem for at least a little while - this suggest to me it's not a fuse issue.

Has anyone found a satisfactory fix to this other than "replace it"? (The cost I've been quoted seems a bit ridiculous).
05-28-2013 06:25 PM
rwu230 thanks guys ill take a look

09-24-2012 05:55 PM
JohnL Well problem with non function controls seems to have been fixed
......they said the codes were saying the radio ac controls need to be
replaced however the shop sent the controls the reset codes and turned
the ignition key back and forth from Aux to off and everything worked again...
Hopefully it stays that way.....29.99 or 39.oo dollars later......
09-10-2012 06:22 PM
Same here flashing radio and A/C lights

I have a 2009 Subaru outback 3.0 .....the radio and ac lights starting
flashing when I started the car this morning.....while they are flashing I can't
change the Temperature on either AC control right or left....also the radio
volume button will not work and you can't change the radio
stations.....I can still turn the radio on and off...and
I can still adjust the fan speed on the ac and turn the ac on and off....
the flashing seems to stop after a few minutes and everything
works just fine........However this happens every time I start
the car...or turn the ignition on and off...does anyone know what might be causing this ?????

01-12-2011 01:16 PM
plain OM Look here:
01-12-2011 01:13 PM
2008 Climate display and radio went out.

I was driving in a rain storm at night when both the climate display and radio went out. I was using the defroster on the windshield. That light started flashing on and off and would not work. When I got to my destination I restarted the car and everything came back on. Anyone figured this one out??
01-24-2010 12:33 AM
mbach Mine 08OB has radio and climate control issues now too. No lights and no control of radio or climate.
09-28-2009 07:42 AM
unit5alive My wife just called, this morning on the way to work ours just did this for the 2nd time ,first time about a year ago,anyone know what goes bad/problem?
09-18-2009 03:56 PM
Same problem!

It's happened twice to me. I can't remember if both cases were right after a rain, but the first time was after rain.

Radio display and climate control display: BLANK. I was able to control the climate controls (temp/fan speed, etc.) but the audio controls were dead. The volume could still be controlled via the steering wheel controls.

Turned the ignition off, back on, and everything was functional.

I'm not sure it's anything to really panic about at this point, my 09 is still under warranty so I'll bring it up next service visit.

Electrical problems scare the bejesus outta me. I had an 02 BMW 325i that died on the highway because of an electrical malfunction. (Mice chewed wires under the hood!)

Any suggestions, I'm all ears.
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