I tried searching for this question but could not find it. Anyway, first of all, I am not anything even remotely close to a mechanic. But we have a major issue with my wife's Acura MDX. I can't remember the exact year at the moment but I want to say it's either a 2004 or 2008.
So a while back the battery died and wouldn't hold a charge. We replaced the battery and ever since then, the on-board navigation system has this error message that says something like "Check the disc...".
Under the passenger seat is a DVD drive that contains the navigation software (GPS, maps, etc. from what I understand). The disc looks to be in great shape. We've taken the disc out and put it back in, etc. Nothing works.
The issue is that we cannot control the internal temps or anything else because almost all of it runs through the touch screen system.
Why in the world the internal temperature for a vehicle is dependent on a navigation DVD is beyond my comprehension...but that's what we got.
So my wife calls the Acura dealer and they suggest buying a new DVD. At $250. Which is absolutely insane! And, the dealer admitted it probably won't fix it. If it doesn't, he then suggested replacing the DVD drive. At $800 or so. Which puts us at over $1,000 and we still don't know if that will fix it.
Is this seriously our best option? Other than buying a new vehicle, of course. We love everything else about this car (and it's paid for). To be crippled like this for such a stupid design is really eating away at me.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.