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I’ve got a 2014 LS. I bought the car 1.5 years ago. Shortly after I bought the car, I started having problems the negative battery ground cable. The car would randomly not start once turned off, the ignition switch would not completely return to the off position and the infotainment system would stop working. I had that fixed and everything worked fine for a while. The infotainment system started to randomly flicker and then eventually quit altogether. Now, it randomly works but only briefly. On Star doesn’t work either but the On Star button blinks when it is pressed. Bluetooth is still active when the ignition is on. I’ve replaced the negative battery cable, again and checked all of the fuses, took out the button panel, the radio unit, display, the module under the radio and all of the wires and connectors appear to be good. If I leave the battery disconnected for a long period of time, it will come on for a few seconds but then it quits.
On an unrelated issue, the car thinks it’s over heating when it isn’t. The display will say “ac is disabled due to high engine temp” and the cooling fan continuously runs until it clears on it’s own. I’ve checked the wire connectors on the temperature sensors, on the fan and all appears okay. The water level and coolant is normal.
 

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The infotainment issue sounds like it has a component over heating to me. But who knows, right.
Anyway, I have heard of a bad pairing causing similar issues. If you can, try to unpair everything.

the car thinks it’s over heating when it isn’t
The is a classic symptom of the "water outlet" coolant temperature sensor going bad.
 

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Okay, I’m not sure what you mean by unpairing… disconnect all of the wire connectors and the battery?

i forgot to mention that the cooling problem seems to happen more frequently in the winter months.
 

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Okay, I’m not sure what you mean by unpairing… disconnect all of the wire connectors and the battery?

i forgot to mention that the cooling problem seems to happen more frequently in the winter months.
He is referring to any Blue Tooth items paired to the system.
 

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I’ve got a 2014 LS. I bought the car 1.5 years ago. Shortly after I bought the car, I started having problems the negative battery ground cable. The car would randomly not start once turned off, the ignition switch would not completely return to the off position and the infotainment system would stop working. I had that fixed and everything worked fine for a while. The infotainment system started to randomly flicker and then eventually quit altogether. Now, it randomly works but only briefly. On Star doesn’t work either but the On Star button blinks when it is pressed. Bluetooth is still active when the ignition is on. I’ve replaced the negative battery cable, again and checked all of the fuses, took out the button panel, the radio unit, display, the module under the radio and all of the wires and connectors appear to be good. If I leave the battery disconnected for a long period of time, it will come on for a few seconds but then it quits.
On an unrelated issue, the car thinks it’s over heating when it isn’t. The display will say “ac is disabled due to high engine temp” and the cooling fan continuously runs until it clears on it’s own. I’ve checked the wire connectors on the temperature sensors, on the fan and all appears okay. The water level and coolant is normal.
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Delete Bluetooth phone connection memory This is for a Gen II, but it may work.
 

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Because used cars from other brands NEVER have any problems.

230,000 miles on my Silverado. Chevy rules.
My '98 Cavalier had 214k miles on it when my wife bought it for $800 in 2012. By the time it picked a fight with a fire hydrant in 2017 it had 258k miles and still was running strong.

My '07 Cobalt has 124k miles and has been making over double the factory power output since 37k miles in 2009, and I DD'd that up until about 2014 when it became a summer DD and parked for winters.

You are always taking a chance with a used car, no matter the brand.
 
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