The lights that illuminate the radio controls have gone out. It looks to be on a circuit board and I would really like to be able to see what buttons I was pushing after dark. The radio is the original Delco Electronics AM-FM Stereo with compact disk player and auto tuner control. Does anyone know were I can get a new circuit board?
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Re: The lights behind my radio went out
As far as I know only way to get repaired is to send out for replacement. one option would be to get another radio. You can find them on ebay pretty cheap look for a company on there that sells a lot of them and have them guarantee lights are good.
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There is a tiny bulb inside the radio that has burned out, the radio must be removed and the light replaced, this is best left to a radio repair shop as the common practice on new radios is to have the bulb hard wired into the circuit board at the front display.
You have to open up the radio chassis, remove the front circuit panel faceplate (move out of the way)and remove the very tiny 12 light bulbs which are hard wired to the small control panel circuit board behind the radio display. VERY important, use a low temperature soldering pencil and a heat sink in each of the bulbs legs, DO NOT overheat the circuit boards are you will need to replace the radio. You can buy the bulbs from Radio Shack, the part number is 7219 which is a 12 volt 60ma wired terminal base miniature bulb.
There is a wire that runs to the radio to light it up at night, the illumination wire. That wire is also hooked up to the same circuit that the tail lights get power from. If you wired up that illumination wire to the wrong wire on the radio, that will cause it to blow the tail light fuse as soon as you turn on the lights. Double check your wiring, or check to see that the illumination wire is not grounding itself somewhere behind the radio.
Check the dimmer switch to your dash light. If there turned down, your dash and radio illumination light will be dime or not working at all. Keep me posted, be glad to know if it is the dimmer switch turned down or you dimmer switch has gone bad. Good luck
6disc changer goes out first then bad signals are sent thru circuit board. components that help control radio n AC burn out eventually, causing the problem you have.
in my car (2003 G35 sedan) i heard a popping sound from radio while driving. my 6disc changer had not been working for a while now and i didnt care or know about this problem until it went further damaging. i had an ipod. well after pop, radio n AC buttons n lights stop working. AC turns on full blast and cannot be turned off. radio only controlled from steering wheel.
you have to ship your radio or drive your G35 to a factory car stereo repair shop. they are hard to come by so thats why you usually have to ship the piece out.
The circuit board in your radio has fried. This circuit board powers not only the radio but also the lights for all of climate controls. Honda is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty on the stereo to 107K miles. Your local Honda dealership can get the replacement circuit board that also has modified resistor placement to eliminate this from happening in the future.