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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:29 pm 
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Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Year and Trim: 97.2 40th SLE
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This is the 97 SE. The display on the radio was acting funny for awhile sometimes when you would first start up the car it wouldn't come on for a while and then it would pop on. And sometimes the numbers would be all scrambling and now it just stoppe workin all together

Anyone know what the problem is?
Checked the fuses an they are fine.
It's weird too bc sometimes when the sun will shine on a certain angle I can read the display but it's like the backlight is no working or something?

oh BTW this is the stock radio unit is there some bulbs or something?

Could I just take it apart and figure it out?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:09 pm 
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Anyone?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:51 pm 
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I'd give it a bit more than 18 hours.....

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:10 pm 
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Idk. Now I hit the recall button today and it started working again.
Idk. What's going on?

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1999 GMC Suburban SLT-191k
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:11 pm 
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Intermittent connection. When my dash was pulled,the radio had one light out. I took the radio back out again for another dash pull because my mechanic had to fix a crack in the dash he made, and since it's been put back in, it's worked without flaw. You are probably looking at something similar...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:13 pm 
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So just taking it out and putting it back in may fix it?

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1999 GMC Suburban SLT-191k
2005 Escalade 253k-GINA


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:33 pm 
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Can't say it'll work for you, was just what happened in my case.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:07 am 
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The bulb that backlights the radio display is soldered to the circuit board inside the radio. Over time, it breaks loose. For a while you will have intermittent backlighting, then eventually none. The fix is to resolder the bulb. Or get an aftermarket stereo.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:39 am 
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If it has never been opened or fixed before, the bulb assembly screws onto the pcb. They actually weld themselves together over time.

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I have replaced the factory bulb with these

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:15 am 
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Ok thanks. That's one more thing one the to do list.
I have been having less and less radio display lately. I'm wondering if it went out altogether not because it hasn't worked for about 2 weeks. Usually it comes on and off every couple days.

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