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I have a 2017 GT. This is kind of an odd observation/question. Since the screen gets kind of hot, if I'm not using the Nav, I usually press the "screen off" button in order to keep it from overheating. Not that anything really bad has happened to the screen YET (aside from 3 times when it briefly seemed to get frozen but then thankfully unfroze itself), but my logic dictates that a screen that gets too hot could burn out prematurely, so that's why I like to keep it off as much as possible while listening to Sirius radio since I don't really need to see song names/album covers. I swear they must have designed these new UConnect screens with oven bulbs back there given how heated up they get within a few minutes of being on.
I'm a frequent channel surfer, so as soon as I turn the unit on, I press the "screen off" button and then I use the button behind the left side of the steering wheel to toggle between stations. When I toggle between Sirius stations, the screen stays off, no problem.
However, when I go to regular am/fm radio mode and toggle between radio stations, the darn screen keeps turning back on. I can understand that maybe the screen would automatically turn back on when I switch from Sirius to regular radio mode, but once I get into regular radio mode, I press "screen off" again and any time I use the button behind the steering wheel to change radio stations, the screen keeps turning back on. Anyone have any clue why it keeps doing that and how I can get the screen to stay off in regular radio mode when changing stations?
Not the biggest deal, of course, but wondering if anyone has experienced same. Thanks.
 

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My first impression is you shouldn't have to turn the screen off in the first place. These units are supposed to be designed to stay on all the time. I have the 2016 8.4 Uconnect with Nav and it doesn't get hot at all. Mine is on all the time, even during my 1700 mile drive to Texas. I would take it in to the dealer. You should not have to turn the screen off like that.

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My first impression is you shouldn't have to turn the screen off in the first place. These units are supposed to be designed to stay on all the time. I have the 2016 8.4 Uconnect with Nav and it doesn't get hot at all. Mine is on all the time, even during my 1700 mile drive to Texas. I would take it in to the dealer. You should not have to turn the screen off like that.

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DITTO! It keeps coming back on because it is supposed to. Take it in. Let them tell you. Don't drive around being afraid.
 

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Wugh. Annoying. It never got hot in my last car (faintly warm at best). I'm in accord- I really shouldn't have to be shutting the darn thing off to keep it cool.
So this is what I am going to do- leave it on, let it get mad hot and if and when it burns out, I'll take it in for service. Because I just know if I take it in now citing it being hot without any other associated issue, they'll just tell me to shove off. (The places here aren't exactly known for their good customer service skills).


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I have a 2017 GT. This is kind of an odd observation/question. Since the screen gets kind of hot, if I'm not using the Nav, I usually press the "screen off" button in order to keep it from overheating. Not that anything really bad has happened to the screen YET (aside from 3 times when it briefly seemed to get frozen but then thankfully unfroze itself), but my logic dictates that a screen that gets too hot could burn out prematurely, so that's why I like to keep it off as much as possible while listening to Sirius radio since I don't really need to see song names/album covers. I swear they must have designed these new UConnect screens with oven bulbs back there given how heated up they get within a few minutes of being on.
I'm a frequent channel surfer, so as soon as I turn the unit on, I press the "screen off" button and then I use the button behind the left side of the steering wheel to toggle between stations. When I toggle between Sirius stations, the screen stays off, no problem.
However, when I go to regular am/fm radio mode and toggle between radio stations, the darn screen keeps turning back on. I can understand that maybe the screen would automatically turn back on when I switch from Sirius to regular radio mode, but once I get into regular radio mode, I press "screen off" again and any time I use the button behind the steering wheel to change radio stations, the screen keeps turning back on. Anyone have any clue why it keeps doing that and how I can get the screen to stay off in regular radio mode when changing stations?
Not the biggest deal, of course, but wondering if anyone has experienced same. Thanks.
Hi crackleshackle,

Sorry to hear about this! If you decide to visit your local dealership for further diagnosis don't hesitate to send us a PM for further assistance if needed, we're happy to help if needed!

Andrea
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Wugh. Annoying. It never got hot in my last car (faintly warm at best). I'm in accord- I really shouldn't have to be shutting the darn thing off to keep it cool.
So this is what I am going to do- leave it on, let it get mad hot and if and when it burns out, I'll take it in for service. Because I just know if I take it in now citing it being hot without any other associated issue, they'll just tell me to shove off. (The places here aren't exactly known for their good customer service skills).


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If you let DodgeCares know ahead of time before you go to the dealer they can contact the dealer before you get there and grease the skids so to speak ....


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