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Old 11-30-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
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My display is fading on the left 1/3 of the display on my 05 GXP.
Is there a how-to on the radio removal? I saw one on a 2000 on this forum, Is this the same.

I had read that most likely this is just a solder that is bad.
What should I expect to pay to repair this ($100?)?
I plan on just having it repaired locally, but I would like to take out the radio myself.

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the radio comes out the same way in your 05 as it does in the 00 no clue on repair costs
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Lots of us with varous years (especially the 00+ guys) have had to replace the bulb behind the LED display.

Do a search for radio bulb or similar and you should be able to find the answer.
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I found this thread. It seems it could just be a bulb.

It appears that I can remove the 05 GXP radio without having it reprogrammed?
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Yes, that should do it.

I've changed a couple bulbs in the 97-99 models and overall it'* straight forward.
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Thanks for the replies !!!
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Okay, I took it in to a local stereo shop. They confirmed it'* the bulbs and not the display.
They said $135 to solder a couple bulbs in. Sounds like a lot to me.
They said it will take 2-3 days to get the bulbs.

You think Radio Shack would have these blubs... Heck, I'll just solder them myself?

Any input would be appreciated.
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The Shack'* bulbs arent as bright as ours. I know there is a website that you can order the right bulbs from. I'll find it and post the link. It'* best to just replace all three bulbs while you have it open
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I did some digging. Here is the website.
Delco Radio Replacement Bulbs
Pontiac display bulbs, all three of them
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Thanks a ton. It says up to 2004, but they look the same as the 2005.

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