I think it'* on vacation...hope it comes back soon...
No display anymore on the HU. No time, no radio station, no nuttin'. Tape and radio still work great with no change.
OK, so here'* the scoop. Last Fall, Don and I popped in a stock tape player w/equalizer HU in my SE to replace the poorly working original tape player HU. In addition to losing the signal quality in the right channel, the old HU display had begun to fail.
Now the Display on this one is gone completely. My wife, Liz, drives the car daily and told me last night that the display had begun to go screwy a couple months ago, on a sometimes basis. It would come up all chinese characters when first powered up, the eventually display time and channels correctly. It started getting worse and worse and as of yesterday, quite displaying anything at all. For some reason, she didn't tell me about it until last night...
Like said, the rest of the unit works fine.
Among others I have, there are these questions:
1. Is there a specific pinout or wire that controls power to just the display?
2. If so, which one is it and how do I fix it? Understand that I have never paid much attention to audio, so keep it simple for stupid, if you please.
3. Has anyone else ever experienced this failure mode?
Mike: 1997 SE w/ 183K, aka White Horse
, Gutted Airbox w/K&N, drilled 180* t-stat, tint all around, clear corners w/SilverStars, "PONTIAC" light up tail, PEMs, NGK TR55s