Holden Colorado touchscreen fails and fixes

Holden Colorado touchscreen fails and fixes

Holden Colorado / Captiva stereo fix

It's a very common fault, the touch screen component of the factory Holden stereo simply dies of old age.  Sadly "old age" starts around the 2014 models and onwards.

Has your Holden touchscreen stopped working?

What goes wrong?

Usually the touchscreen just becomes unresponsive, just doesn't do anything no matter how hard you punch it. 

Maybe the Bluetooth won't connect anymore, usually because the car is working with firmware that is probably nearly a decade older than your phone.

Sometimes a couple of the buttons or volume control don't do anything, or you can change radio stations but can't tune to anything other than a preset. 

Going to any remaining Holden service agent for a replacement stereo will likely cost several thousand dollars - if parts are even available. 


How do you fix an unresponsive Holden stereo? 

We have good news, and even better news.

The good news: we can replace the stereo.  

The even better news: the new stereo will have modern features that the original Holden system never could, which can include:

  • CarPlay (via USB or wireless)
  • AndroidAuto (via USB or wireless)
  • Better Bluetooth - latest version and firmware instead of something as old as the car itself
  • Larger screen, with 8, 9, 10 and 11" tablet options available
  • Additional camera options such as a selectable front camera
  • Up to 3-year product warranty (Sony and Pioneer)
  • Easier selling - when it comes time to sell your Holden, everybody expects CarPlay/AndroidAuto, even in older cars

What's required?

We need to know exactly what style of factory dash/stereo you have.  

There's a range of cars experiencing these age-related failures, but these are some of the specific Holden:

  • Astra 2016 - 2020
  • Barina 2011 - 2018
  • Colorado 2014 - 2020
  • Colorado 7 2012 - 2016
  • Spark
  • Captiva 
  • Commodore (various models)
  • Cruze 2009 - 2016
  • Trailblazer
  • Trax 2013 - 20xx

Every model has a different dash, some with MyLink systems, some with less integrated factory features, and a variety of parts are required. 

For example, in the 2017 to 2020 Colorado ute, Holden offered the MyLink system with two screen sizes.  They look similar, but the parts we need to order are quite specific.

Example: 2017 - 2020 Holden Colorado

Send us a photo of your dash along with the rego and we'll come back to you with a quote once we know exactly what parts you'll need.