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Old 12-03-2004, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default Clarion PnP - Cold weather issues?

I recently got the Clarion PnP and finally got it mounted in my car. Anyway, on my last 2 days to work, I turned on the Clarion along with my Roady2. The Clarion powered up and showed Sirius across it, but then just hung there. My ride to work is about 10 minutes and after powering it on and off a few times, it finally went to my channel and started playing music as I pulled in the parking lot to work.

I thought maybe it was just a fluke that morning, but at lunch time when the temp had to be atleast in the 40's, it still took a few minutes for it to come on. When it does happen, I can bring up the menu and then go back and then it goes to Channel 184 and has an X in the bottom left hand corner? When it finally comes up, it changes to the last station I had it on.

I'm in GA, so it's not that cold here and my car stays in a garage, so it's even warmer. My Roady2 might have a slight delay from the cold, but never an issue with it working.

Anyone else have problems like this?
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I live up in NW Pennsylvania and it get s plenty cold up here this time of year.

I used to just leave my Audiovox PNP2 in my center console after I got out of the car, especially in the Summer.

Last week it was cold in the evening(it was about 25-30 degrees overnight and my car was parked outside). When I connected my PNP to the cradle and powered up, I noticed it was severely delayed in the bootup(receiving info from the antenna which would register full strength) and would take forever to switch channels. After about 20-30 min of driving, it would "warm up" if you will and work fine.

I thought it was STUPID of me to leave this thing out overnight in this type of weather(the Spring and Summer would be fine. Especially if you have a console or glove compartment to put it in).

Well I brought it in one morning after it was out all night and attached it to the home cradle. Again it was freezzing out, and after I connected to the home cradle(indoor temp was about 68-70 degress as compared to 25-30 outside overnight again).

Of course I got CONDENSATION on the outside of the unit due to the quick temp change of the environment. Well I wiped off the units face with a tissue, but then I noticed that while it was warming up, there was CONDENSATION ON TEH INSIDE OF THE INFO SCREEN!! OH CRAP I thought. But, LUCKILY, after about 25-30 min of it getting warm, this interior condensation EVAPORATED.

The point is this. If you live in a COLD weather area, just bring the unit inside out of the elements. This includes even if you park inside a garage as it still gets EXTREMELY cold in these places. Especially in the NORTH.

Just do yourself a favor and bring it in.
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Old 12-07-2004, 03:35 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with my Clarion, except it started at the end of August (so I doubt cold weather was the issue). It would hang, I would turn it off, and it would be fine. However, the problem happened more and more often, and eventually the radio froze totally, and wouldn't reset itself when I turned it off and on. It is currently being serviced at Clarion.
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I left my Sportster in my glove box one night at work. Why, I have no idea. It got cold that night, but other then my LCD screen being a bit delayed due to the cold (this is normal for lcds in cold).. My unit worked perfectly..
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:15 PM   #5
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So far this year my pnp has spent many nites out in the truck at temps as low as -35 (-40 & colder soon to come).
No problems at all with performance except for a very sluggish display screen 'till things warm up.

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I know my audiovox used to black out on the display in the summer if it was left plugged in on the car in the summer for more then a few days, but that was the opposite problem due to heat and not cold.
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