Got into the car this morning, turned the key to the on position, without firing it up, and waited for the screen display to appear. But the screen stayed completely black for longer than I have ever seen that happen...I’d say just about 10 seconds. So as I was getting that “ oh, crap, there it goes, an expensive repair coming up.. “ the screen came on. Normal display, no flickering at all. But it never had the white screen with the Maserati logo, it went directly from black to the maps display I had on at the time
BTW, the radio sound started playing within just a couple of seconds of the key being on, although there was no display .
Took the key out , reinserted it but this time I started the car right away. The screen display came on after just a couple of seconds. Still no white screen with the logo in the interim , just the maps display again. No flickering .
I tried the radio preset buttons to see what happens ; as usual the screen switched to the radio display, the stations id appeared as they normal do, some stations still took a little bit of time for the sound to to kick in ( not all stations, maybe two out of the six presets ) but the display aspect was fine .
Then I went through the first step one more time ; turned the key on ( without firing up the car ) and on this last try the screen turned on after the same brief two seconds or so, rather than staying black for what seemed like an eternity when I first did this .
Disturbingly though, not sure what happened to the Maserati logo white screen which always came on first every time I stared the car .
Also, I should mention that I did not have my phone with me, deliberately to take the Bluetooth connect out of the equation .
So the new problem added to the previously mentioned problems is the lack of the Maserati logo screen now, just a black screen and delay for the visuals to make their appearance . This can’t be good ..
And it’s now a few hours later... got in the car, turned on the key, the white Maserati logo screen immediately came on, the Bluetooth paired the phone right away , the screen display is just fine .. Nuts ! Leaving it alone for the next three days, and driving the ancient ( 1994 ) Porsche over the weekend..that one does not have any multi media screens and all the technology crap that goes along with it ..just a Blaupunkt stereo system which is more than sufficient ..