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KIA Motrex Head Unit Keeps Rebooting

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Hi Guys,

Driving a KIA K3, about 4 years old, the Motrex head unit that came with intermittently will keep rebooting by itself, though sometimes it works fine. Anyone have this issue?

 

Thanks. 

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Supersonic

Battery how old? The rebooting occurs just after start up or what?

The battery connectors are they loose or not?

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13 hours ago, Liquidsn said:

Hi Guys,

Driving a KIA K3, about 4 years old, the Motrex head unit that came with intermittently will keep rebooting by itself, though sometimes it works fine. Anyone have this issue?

 

Thanks. 

if you are a DIY person you can remove the HU yourself and use a contact cleaner to spray on the connectors.  This is what I would try.

The youtube video shows you how to remove the HU.  It appears more difficult than Jap rides but should be doable.

 

The contact cleaner that I am using is Mckenic brand.

 

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On 2/5/2021 at 8:09 AM, Watwheels said:

Battery how old? The rebooting occurs just after start up or what?

The battery connectors are they loose or not?

Battery is pretty new about 6 months old only. Rebooting is random, sometimes start car already go crazy, sometimes in the middle of a drive it reboots

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On 2/5/2021 at 8:56 AM, BoneStock said:

if you are a DIY person you can remove the HU yourself and use a contact cleaner to spray on the connectors.  This is what I would try.

The youtube video shows you how to remove the HU.  It appears more difficult than Jap rides but should be doable.

 

The contact cleaner that I am using is Mckenic brand.

 

image.png.728e7c36fe261a7843f25eff122c5c5b.png

Thanks. But i not very hand on, better not anyhow try lol. I suspect it's firmware issue as when it reboots, the lights on the button is still lighted, so should not be a power issue?

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went 3rd party workshop for servicing and got them to take a look too, it seems wiring all looks okie, so could be firmware issue or head unit hardware issue. 😞 Anyone recommendations for replacement head unit that supports apple carplay? The head unit we have screen size is 8 inches right?

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Neutral Newbie

I facing the same issue as you recently. 

My car is also 4 yrs old. 

Did you manage to solve the issue?

 

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