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No lights on stereo by andreww
Started on: 10-13-2016 08:39 AM
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Report this Post10-13-2016 08:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for andrewwSend a Private Message to andrewwEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just put a new stereo in my 84 Notchie as the original was falling apart. This is the one I got at the wrecker:



Problem is that there are absolutely no lights working at all. From what I can tell, there are about 10 bulbs in this thing, could all of them be dead? The display on the previous stereo was flakey as well and would only come on once in a blue moon. BTW, I used the common adapter kit to install, so no splicing was done. Oh, and the reason for the cassette is that it allows me to use a cassette/Aux cord gizmo so I can play MP3s.
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you may not be getting enough juice for the lights. Are you sure you got the right adapter?? what are you driving? I'm in TO as well
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If radio wiring and dash dimming is good... (GM radios uses dash dimmer when Parking light are on.)

Only 1-2 bulbs and often blown.
You have to take apart the radio to fix them.
use Google and YT

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Originally posted by jjd2296:

you may not be getting enough juice for the lights. Are you sure you got the right adapter?? what are you driving? I'm in TO as well


Adapter is right. Everything works perfect but the lights and display. And I drive a white 84 2M4 that I have owned since 1985.

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Originally posted by theogre:

If radio wiring and dash dimming is good... (GM radios uses dash dimmer when Parking light are on.)

Only 1-2 bulbs and often blown.
You have to take apart the radio to fix them.
use Google and YT



Im wondering if there is an issue with my dimmer or the dimmer wire? I would expect at least one light to be working in this thing! To be honest I haven't driven the car at night in many years.
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Originally posted by andreww:

Im wondering if there is an issue with my dimmer or the dimmer wire?


Does the dimmer work with your dash lights?
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Does the dimmer work with your dash lights?


I'll double check tonight
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Report this Post10-14-2016 07:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for andrewwSend a Private Message to andrewwEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I confirmed last night that the face lights do in fact work, its just the display that is dark. So the question is what type of bulb this takes? Is it the single twist in light or the three lights soldered to the board?

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The bulb for the CD player version of that head unit is



They carried them at GM dealers 10 years ago, they may still?

P/N 16208443

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/089227.html
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These links may be of some use to you, on repairing the lights in GM radios

http://www.automotiveforums...e_radio_display.html

Replacement bulbs:

http://www.corvetteradios.c...rvetteradios_013.htm

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