NAVIGATION SYSTEM (for Navigation Receiver Type) GPS Mark is not Displayed

INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Note

After replacing the navigation ECU sub-assembly of vehicles subscribed to pay-type satellite radio broadcasts, registration of the XM radio ID is necessary.

PROCEDURE


  1. CHECK CABIN


    1. Check the cabin for any object that might interrupt radio reception or additional devices which use radio waves on the instrument panel. If such an object exists, remove it and check if the GPS mark reappears.

      Tech Tips

      The GPS uses extremely faint radio waves originating from satellites. If the signal is interrupted by obstructions or other radio waves, the GPS may not be able to properly receive the signal.

      OK
      The GPS mark appears.

    NG
    OK
  2. CHECK SURROUNDINGS


    1. Check if the vehicle is in a location where GPS signal reception is poor. If the vehicle is in such a place, relocate the vehicle and check if the GPS mark reappears.

      Tech Tips

      The GPS uses 24 satellites in 6 orbits. At any point in time, 4 satellites should be able to pinpoint your vehicle. However, GPS signals may not reach the vehicle due to influence from the surroundings, vehicle direction and time. For examples, see the following illustration.

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      OK
      The GPS mark is displayed.
      Text in Illustration
      *a Example *b In a tunnel
      *c In a building *d Under an overpass
      *e On a forest or tree-lined path *f Between tall buildings
      *g Under a cliff or overhang - -

    NG
    OK
  3. CHECK GPS INFORMATION (OPERATION CHECK)

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    1. Enter the "GPS Information" screen. Refer to Check GPS & Vehicle Sensors in Operation Check Click here.

    2. Check how many of the following codes appear in the "STS" column.

      Tech Tips

      T, U or P appears.

      OK
      At least 3 codes appear.

    NG
    OK