I think GQ is right for this.
Ok. 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 204,000 miles. Good vehicle all around.
Friday, I put some different cd’s into the OME Bose stereo. Tested it and it worked fine and as expected. Then left for 100 mile drive.
I turned on the stereo during the trip, and everything worked, except no sound came out through CD or FM. All display working properly. I stopped and started car, and it started working again. :shrug:
Now it gets weird.
After car sits for 3 hours, I turned on the heat to Automatic. The heat only blows through vents when engine is up to temp (when on ‘Auto’ this is expected and normal). Engine comes up to temp, the fans start pushing air, but no heat. Drive 5 miles and fiddled with controls (turn auto off/on) and still no heat.
Got to destination, let car sit for 5 minutes. Start car up and heat worked.
It happened again this morning. Warm up car. No heat but fans working. Stop car for 15 minutes and heat works fine. Stereo is fine now too.
I know. Totally unrelated things with stereo and heat. But, it seems the fix is a restart of the car. Odd.
Computer problem? Or coincidence.
And why would the heat be that way? Is there a valve that opens and closes for coolant to run through the heater core? That would be a new one on me. But can’t think of any other explanation.