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Old 12-11-2010, 09:16 AM
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Nav Radio buttons stopped working

I have a 2010 Lariat. Yesterday while listening to bluetooth audio, the radio switched to local FM station by itself. It also put the volume about 25%. Then all the hard buttons (on/off, volume, map, radio, media, etc.) stopped responding. The soft screen buttons still functioned, but there is no volume control or on/off control on the screen.

Also, when I touched on the map, an error message came up saying that it new there was a problem it couldn't fix.

Anyone else ever run into this? Radio still hasn't reset, so I am thinking of pulling the fuse for it, as the volume is just too loud.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:50 PM
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Awhile back someone was talking about their quite responding. Try pulling the fuse or take the negative cable off for a couple minutes and try again. If all else fails take it to the dealer.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:51 PM
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Same exact thing just happened to me. How did you end up fixing this?
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:52 PM
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It happened to my 2010 about 2 months ago, and the SYNC went crazy. Pressing the steering wheel control wouldnt bring the voice menu up, instead it just auto dialed the phone.
I disconnected the neg battery cable for 5 min and reconnected. Fixed it and no problem since. Holding my breath.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:24 PM
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this happened to my 09, at first it happened to be a bad battery. causing weird things with the truck in general.

then on a trip out to Colorado 50 thousand miles later, it became sluggish, and button presses might take 5 mins to respond. nav was useless.

it was a bad APIM module. 750 for part and labor, its the aux power module, basicly runs everything, controls all of the various interfaces into the radio unit.
I traded truck in on a new one. problem solved.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:13 PM
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Talking 2010 f150 rADIO ISSUES

Like many other my radio took a $%1T and had no Audio. I went thru the list of things to do such as
1. restart truck 3 times
2. disconnect battery and wait
3. check and replug multiple fuses ,amp, subwoofer, radio mute
4. reset radio
5. ect
found one post that said whack it....and I Im sure you want to do. palm of my hand all over the mother...***** display ect
AND IT WORKED...FULLY FUNCTIONAL NOW. 7 years of bad roads must have put someting in there or worked loose.

If nothing else works....BEAT THE HELL OUTTA IT
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:40 PM
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Like we used to say in the military - try a hammer. If that doesn't work try a bigger hammer!
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:27 PM
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The actual problem is cold solder joints.
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