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Dead infotainment screen (and it's COLD)

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After work, I got in my Volt and the infotainment screen is completely blank (unpowered). The infotainment controls appear to work normally... they are lit up and an audible "click" is heard when they are pressed, I can change driving modes, seat heater controls work. But there is no radio, bluetooth doesn't connect to my phone, etc. Biggest issue is that I cannot control climate, and it's getting cold. I had it on Eco, which isn't cutting it for the polar vortex. Fan speed does change, I assume temp setting does too, but I can't change vents or to Comfort. Cycled car on and off a few times with no change.

Any ideas? Sounds like more than a dead display if bluetooth/radio aren't working. But a dead head unit wouldn't always blank the display (or maybe it would)? It's too cold to randomly check fuses right now, unless I know a specific one. I'll start checking my manuals for that, but appreciate any input.

Edit: fuse F4 (display) looked intact (not blown).
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Talk to your dealer's service department - tell them $1200 is way too much money, ask what the best discount they can offer is. When they still are too much, ask them if they will program/update and install the unit you bring them for labor only. Then hope the one you buy from ebay is the right year etc and is compatible. You may find in the end that's why the ebay units are so cheap - nobody wants to buy them because dealerships don't want to use them and they are the only ones who can program them to work...
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