Re: 2005 REC radio intermittent failure
Definitely sounds like there are some electrical gremlins roaming around in your REC. If you're electrically inclined, you may want to take it apart, carefully, and look for obvious signs of blown capacitors, poor solder joints, etc. on the circuit board. Does your Nav. "joy stick" still work as it should? This was a common problem on the early REC's. I had to replace mine when I first bought it ~ 3 years ago. If you have multiple issues, it may be wise to do an internet search for good used/refurbished REC's. There are also a few places that rebuild them. Some folks have upgraded to the later model Nav. radios. I don't know too much about that, but maybe someone that's done it can chime in and give you some pointers and potential pitfalls. I just got a new map disc for mine and it can now actually get me home.
05 LX/RT and 06 WK/GCO, (modded similarly) with MDS "ON" Light, Vortex Gens, Debadged, DashHawk, BT Catch Can, SRT CAI W/Add Air Inlet, K&N Filter, Sonnax Trans Line Press Booster, SC Tuner W/Adv Trans Tuning App, DS Tuner, Cust tubular headers w/3 in. catback, Bilsteins, SRT frt/rear bumpers, Eibach SRT Lwr Sprgs & Sways, FRI Sidewinder Cam Adv 2*, 6.1 valvetrain, SLP 25% UD Pulley, BBK 85mm TB, SOS Coils/.060 spark plug gap.