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Old 04-05-2005, 05:16 AM   #1
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There'* this radio that I'm looking at getting (it has CD, mine does not), but it supposedly has a dim display. Anyone ever heard of this before? Is it something that can be fixed?

I spend more time under the hood than under the dash, so any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Take it apart and change the bulb thats behind the display, chances are it is burnt out. This happend in my 90 Olds 88 and the bulb solved the problem.....

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And is that a really hard thing to do? I'm fine with basic hand tools, etc., but soldering is another story. Also, is it a bulb that can be found without too much trouble?
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which display are you talking about here? the LCD display doesn't have a bulb in it, does it?
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What year is this stereo from?

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The radio is out of a '98 Grand Prix, and I'm told that the red display for the station, etc., is dim. Readable, but not what it should be.

Yeah, I didn't think that a display like that would have a bulb either. Must be for the backlighting or something?

I'm probably going to pass on this one and look for something aftermarket. I was going to try to stay GM/Delco for ease of mounting, etc., but then I remembered that I have a GM wire harness end and part of an install kit from another car I had a CD player put into. Which makes the aftermarket market a bit more attractive (cheap) for me. If I was going to have to buy all of that stuff on top of the unit itself, it would be about even.
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which display are you talking about here? the LCD display doesn't have a bulb in it, does it?
It has to. LCDs do not produce light. The just change colors.
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sounds like it just can't tell when the headlights are off? oh well doesn't matter now if you're gonna pass.
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Yeah, that does make it a moot point, I suppose. Thanks for all of the replies, anyway.
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