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post #1 of 31 Old Sep 19th, 2005, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Sat-Nav screen coating

Don't know quite how I did this but........last weekend I was giving the interior of the car a bit of a clean and there were some smudges on the sat-nav screen on the dash (no doubt from wife who manages to get finger marks on the PC monitor too) so I got my little can of monitor screen spray cleaner which I regularly use to clean the CRT monitor screen and laptop screen.

Unfortunately it seemed to take the anti-reflective coating off the sat-nav screen. Well it has in part. I now have a bit of a mish-mash on the screen with smears where I have rubbed to try and sort the problem out.

The screen cleaner does not seem to get any more of the coating off and I'm left with a bit of a mess. It doesn't cause too many problems in day-mode but when the screen darkens to night mode, I can see the smears and its rather distracting.

Any suggestions? Or should I just gradually rub the remaining coating off over time?

BTW the lack of the anti-reflective coating seems to make not one jot of difference to the viewability of the screen.
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post #2 of 31 Old Sep 21st, 2005, 08:15 AM
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Protective sheet

Whiel I do not have the system that you guys have I have a Kenwood screen with Nave and I purchased from some guy in the U.S. a protective sheet that goes on the screen that protects it from scratches, etc.... do a search for "kenwood screen protector" it will bring to you what you want... they are cheap but worth it. I have had mine over my screen for a year and would highly recommend it.

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Don't know quite how I did this but........last weekend I was giving the interior of the car a bit of a clean and there were some smudges on the sat-nav screen on the dash (no doubt from wife who manages to get finger marks on the PC monitor too) so I got my little can of monitor screen spray cleaner which I regularly use to clean the CRT monitor screen and laptop screen.

Unfortunately it seemed to take the anti-reflective coating off the sat-nav screen. Well it has in part. I now have a bit of a mish-mash on the screen with smears where I have rubbed to try and sort the problem out.

The screen cleaner does not seem to get any more of the coating off and I'm left with a bit of a mess. It doesn't cause too many problems in day-mode but when the screen darkens to night mode, I can see the smears and its rather distracting.

Any suggestions? Or should I just gradually rub the remaining coating off over time?

BTW the lack of the anti-reflective coating seems to make not one jot of difference to the viewability of the screen.
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Whiel I do not have the system that you guys have I have a Kenwood screen with Nave and I purchased from some guy in the U.S. a protective sheet that goes on the screen that protects it from scratches, etc.... do a search for "kenwood screen protector" it will bring to you what you want... they are cheap but worth it. I have had mine over my screen for a year and would highly recommend it.

Stephen
Thanks. Did a Google but came up empty handed. I'll continue to look but in the meantime has anyone got any suggestions as to what I can use to get rid of the remaining coating........
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Try again

When you do a search... do a worlwide search. These are sold in the U.S. and if you do a local search for UK it will not display.


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Thanks. Did a Google but came up empty handed. I'll continue to look but in the meantime has anyone got any suggestions as to what I can use to get rid of the remaining coating........
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eBay

Of course.. .this is on eBay.... I am tired... sorry about this... lol

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post #6 of 31 Old Sep 23rd, 2005, 03:19 PM
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Ron,

My one year old X Trail came with the same problem on the sat nav screen you have got. The only way is to replace the screen which Nissan did free of charge for me. Not sure of the cost but can't be excessive. Nissan, Hylton Worcester replaced mine, although I seem to recall them having a few problems locating the part.

Good luck.

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post #7 of 31 Old Jan 12th, 2006, 12:25 PM
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SAT NAV SCREEN

I Have the same problem but have not been able to get this resolved. Can anyone help.









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Don't know quite how I did this but........last weekend I was giving the interior of the car a bit of a clean and there were some smudges on the sat-nav screen on the dash (no doubt from wife who manages to get finger marks on the PC monitor too) so I got my little can of monitor screen spray cleaner which I regularly use to clean the CRT monitor screen and laptop screen.

Unfortunately it seemed to take the anti-reflective coating off the sat-nav screen. Well it has in part. I now have a bit of a mish-mash on the screen with smears where I have rubbed to try and sort the problem out.

The screen cleaner does not seem to get any more of the coating off and I'm left with a bit of a mess. It doesn't cause too many problems in day-mode but when the screen darkens to night mode, I can see the smears and its rather distracting.

Any suggestions? Or should I just gradually rub the remaining coating off over time?

BTW the lack of the anti-reflective coating seems to make not one jot of difference to the viewability of the screen.
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post #8 of 31 Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:27 PM
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any body who has had the problem with the sat nav screen and nissan have replaced it free can you advised as it has just happened to me on my x-trail
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post #9 of 31 Old Aug 27th, 2006, 10:45 AM
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any body who has had the problem with the sat nav screen and nissan have replaced it free can you advised as it has just happened to me on my x-trail
My missus has just managed to do this with our 54 plate X-Trail SVE. I am absolutely gutted As soon as there is any light on the screen it looks a mess. I have tried to clean the rest of the coating off but as mentioned earlier it doesn't seem to budge.

Anybody know how much a replacement screen will cost direct from Nissan? We only bought the car last month and went out of town to find the right car. I can't see our local Nissan dealer doing anything to help especially with it not coming from them and being over a year old?
Does anybody know if a screen from a different Nissan will fit such as the pathfinder, 350Z or Primera etc.

Many thanks for any help.
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post #10 of 31 Old Aug 28th, 2006, 06:18 AM
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SAT NAV SCREEN COATING

HI MATE,
THE COATING ON MY XTRAIL WAS ALSO RUBBED OFF AND NISSAN DID NOT WANT TO KNOW AT ALL.
I ACCIDENTALLY DID THIS BY TRYING TO CLEAN FINGER PRINT MARKS OFF THE SCREEN WITH A BABY WIPE, NOT KNOWING THAT THE SOLUTION ON THE WIPES WOULD CAUSE PROBLEMS TO THE SCREEN. TO BE QUITE HONEST I DID NOT EVEN THINK THAT THE SCREEN WAS COATED IN SUCH A WAY. ANYWAY AFTER MY LOCAL NISSAN DEALERSHIP SAID THAT THEY COULDNT HELP, I DECIDED JUST TO CLEAN OFF THE REST OF THE COATING. I DID THIS USING JOHNSONS BABY WIPES AGAIN RUBBING HARD AGAINST THE SCREEN IT EVENTUALLY ALL CAME OFF. I THEN UNCLIPPED THE CONSOLE SURROUND SO I COULD CLEAN OFF THE COATING ON THE REST OF THE SCREEN.
IT LOOKS AS GOOD AS NEW NOW, BUT I DO HAVE TO KEEP THE SUN ROOF SHADE ON WHEN USING IT ON SUNNY DAYS.

IF YOURS IS A 54 REG LIKE MINE THEN YOUR SUNROOF ALONG WITH YOUR WINDOWS WONT BE TINTED. WHEN I HAD MY REAR WINDOWS TINTED I ALSO HAD THE SUNROOF DONE AS WELL. MOST OTHER MAKES SUNROOFS ARE ALREADY TINTED BUT I COULDNT UNDERSTAND WHY BEARING IN MIND THE SUNS RAYS CAN SHINE DIRECT ON TO THE DRIVERS HEAD.
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post #11 of 31 Old Aug 28th, 2006, 07:36 AM
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Hi Bomber,

Welcome to the X-Trail world.

Just one note: The use of all Capital letters in one word or a sentence indicates that you are putting a strong emphasis on that particular word, or "shouting-out" a whole sentence. Reading your last post ... my ears are hurting

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post #12 of 31 Old Aug 28th, 2006, 10:53 AM
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Hi Bomber,

I bought mine because the previous owner had already done all the things to it that I wanted to do to it, such as removeable towbar fitted, parking sensors, full chrome pack including steps and corner bars etc. Plus they had all back windows including rear screen tinted. I believe the sunroof has been done as well but need to check.

I have found that by using Pledge multi-surface cleaner and a fair bit of scrubbing we have nearly removed all the coating I also found that by upping the brightness and contrast in the display settings of the sat nav it is easier to read then ever before. I have also bought a 4 pack of ready cut screen protectors from Ebay for £6.99, I will get one fitted as soon as they arrive.

If you would like one of the screen protectors for your car when they arrive, if you mail me your details I will send you one We are never going to use all 4.

To be honest without the coating we have found the nav display to be so much easier to read. Go figure eh

Cheers.

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post #13 of 31 Old Aug 29th, 2006, 04:46 PM
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Unfortunately I had a very similar problem. There is nothing you can do with Nissan. They can only offer to replace the whole system. They will not replace the glass. I traded my car in PX for a Nissan Murano. Dealer did not realise problem with sat nav screen so I was Ok.
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Mine's 3 months old and I've had what look like finger-marks from new. Can only be seen when the screen first comes on and is still black. They wipe away with a clean tissue but seem to re-appear in the same spot without, as far as I know, the screen being touched.

Does that sound like a problem with the coating?
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post #15 of 31 Old Sep 1st, 2006, 12:05 PM
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Am I glad I found this forum !! I have the same problem - nothing in the manual about the sat nav screen, so I would imagine that many will use "standard" dashboard sprays/wipes to clean it like I did, and I now have a partially - coated screen which looks a mess. Will try Dixon Nissan in Sheffield, but I dont hold out much hope, they are useless.
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