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New To JP - REC NAV Joystick Broken

Hey guys,

First off, I'm new to most of this. I don't know much about my jeep except it takes me from here to there in style.

I got my 05 JEEP GC back in December of 2007 and have had some technical difficulties here and there, but nothing major. A few months ago, the knob/joystick on my GPS system started to fail. After a while, it became completely useless. There is a little sensitivity left, as I can get it to scroll down with a lot of force/luck, but it's becoming a huge hassle and basically leaves me without a GPS.

I have searched around and found people with similar problems, but I'm not savy enough to do the work myself. Any recommendations? I'm in the Maryland/DC area.

Below is a link to another thread with the discussed problem.

http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=71415
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Re: New To JP - REC NAV Joystick Broken

here is the joystick
http://www.onlinecomponents.com/product/3672230
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Re: New To JP - REC NAV Joystick Broken

Tools needed:
Desolder iron
empty can of some kind..
Solder iron
Solder
Jewelers Flat Blade Screw Driver
Jewelers Phillips Head Screw Driver
**basic soldering skills**
Step 1.
remove Nav unit from car. (if you struggle with this, then stops here DO NOT go further)
Step 2.
there are 4 screws on each side and 2 on the top and bottom of the face plate, remove these and pull off the Knobs
(volume, tuning, Joystick)
(thank you Jaak for providing these pictures)

use small screw driver to top pop the tabs that hold the face plate on.
Step 3.
Remove the PCB board:
4 screws hold it in place:
remove the connector on the left side
Step 4.
place the unit on a mouse pad or some other type of anti-static pad.
I personally use an empty tissue box, because I can set the unit on it with the knobs inside the opening to prevent
damage to them.
Step 5.
Desolder the old joystick, make sure you EMPTY the desolder iron after each pass (empty into the can) or you could
spit hot solder onto the pcb board and Bye Bye Navi Unit.
this is a desoldering iron $25 at Radio Shack:

Step 5A
look at the difference in the 2 joysticks.. if the new one (shorter shaft) bugs you then you can do the following and
swap out the shaft:
A. dissemble the old joystick:
use the flat blade screw driver to lift these four tabs:
open joystick:
remove the shaft:
repeat the steps for the new joystick and swap the shafts.
Step 6.
Now resolder the new stick in place:
If I recall there are 15 points to solder, the stick only goes in one way so you can't mess that up,, but BE CAREFUL
not to bend the ends as you insert it, they break kinda easy.
Step 7.
finished:
Disclaimer
YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.. DON'T BLAME ME IF YOU SCREW UP YOUR UNIT

here is the link if the pics dont work here
http://www.wkjeeps.com/nav/Joystick_..._REC_radio.pdf
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Re: New To JP - REC NAV Joystick Broken

Thanks for the responses. I found a local guy who deals with these issues, so hopefully I can take over that pdf and discuss options. I really don't want to pay much to fix a freakin' knob!
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its an easy fix and a soldering tool is very cheap
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I really don't want to pay much to fix a freakin' knob!
knob jobs can be expensive lol
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Thanks for the responses. I found a local guy who deals with these issues, so hopefully I can take over that pdf and discuss options. I really don't want to pay much to fix a freakin' knob!
I'm also in the DC area with same problem... were you able to solve your problem and if so, could you share the name of the person that did the job for you and how much?

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I can install a new joystick encoder for you guys. They are available in 4 way & 8 way (as original).

Let me know how I can help.

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I can install a new joystick encoder for you guys. They are available in 4 way & 8 way (as original).

Let me know how I can help.

Bob

Bob - can you message me with the details: pricing (service & stick), process & logistics? I noticed you're in CA, so not sure how that would work....

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Bob - can you message me with the details: pricing (service & stick), process & logistics? I noticed you're in CA, so not sure how that would work....

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