All the lights in the radio have been flickering for two weeks. Now are out. All other dash lights ok.
Took radio out and removed front plate. It appears that every button on the radio pane is lit with an individual LED. Since all are out, maybe there is a fuse or central light controller.
I am not a skilled electrictonic technician so this is as far as I can go.
Is my best option finding a replacement at a salvage yard?
FIXED MINE! My 2000 Sienna XLE had the same problem with the lights not working. They would flicker on once in a while. I took off the face plate, cleaned the radio with a "can of air" to remove any dust, put electrical grease on the face plate contacts and the plugs on the back of the radio. Reassembled and the lights worked better, but dim and flickered off a bit. Knocked on it a few times on the side to get those contacts to work better and it is now working. My guess is the contacts on the faceplate were not making good contact. If I had to do it again, I would pull on and off the face plate a few times after installing the electrical grease to help loosen up any corrosion for a better connection. That would probably eliminate the need to beat on the side of the radio after reassembling. This fixed mine. Hope it works for you.
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How to change the Instrument Panel (Dash) lights in a 2001 Toyota Sienna.
Note! You should disconnect the Negative battery terminal before you
start. If you do it will be a few trips before the engine runs and
shifts normally. All electrical plugs have a catch. You have to find the
correct place to push in, before they will come apart. All of the
screws are #2 Phillips.
Remove the two vertical screws in the trim panel above the cluster.
Grab the bottom of the trim and pull strait back. Note, the center AC vent comes with it.
Un-plug the wires and set it aside.
Use a thin plastic putty knife to get under the left and right
edges of the square Radio trim. Pry it strait out and let it hang from
Above the radio face there are two screws that go strait up into the big piece of trim around the cluster. Take them out.
There is another vertical screw on the left side below the dimmer. Remove it too.
Look strait at the dash for the heads of two obvious Phillips head screws. Remove them.
Pull the top of the big tunnel towards you. If you got all of
the screws it should roll towards you until it is stopped by the wiring.
Unplug everything. If you have an alarm the plugs may be in a
ball of foam tape and cause you fits. Scrape off the tape. You may have
to lower the knee bolster, under the dash, to get to the plugs There
are little catches to find and push.
You now have easy access to the cluster. Take out the 4 screws and roll it towards you.
The panel lights are the 4 biggest sockets. The bulbs are 194s.
Plug the dimmer back in, hook up the battery, turn on the
lights and check the bulbs. Mine all worked after I fiddled with them. I
replaced all four anyway.
Remove the green covers carefully. The auto parts store won't have them.
When you put it back together don't forget the light for the
ignition switch. You may not have noticed it unplug when you took the
big piece off.
I GUESS YOU MEAN THE PARK LIGHTS ARE OUT.... DOES THE DASH STILL LIGHT UP...CHECK THE FUSE BOX OR WHAT THEY CALL POWER DISTRIBUTION BOX UNDER HOOD....WITH TEST LIGHT CHECK ALL FUSES TO CONFIRM GOOD.......ALSO HAS THE BEEN ANY RADIO EQUIPMENT INSTALLED LATELY... I FIND THAT SOME POOR INSTALLATIONS CAUSES FUSE BLOWING LET ME KNOW