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1997 Toyota 4 whl. Drive/6 cylinder..clock & radio light problem?

Hello,
The digital clock in my 4 runner was working and then quits working and then starts working and then stops working, etc. And finally, it just quit working altogether.
When I say working- I can read the digital numbers on the clock and when it's not working I cannot read the clock due to the numbers don't show up!!!
Can you give me some ideas as to what the problem(s) might be.

Also, my radio/cd player works, however, the lighted background quit working. So unless it's daytime or I shine a flashlight on the display at night- I can't see the radio station. Any suggestions on this problem?

Thanks very much!
Tammy

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The clock unit is just defective and needs replaced. It is pretty common on these 3rd gen (96-02 Runners) -they are not cheap so many folks have just given up on them. T4R.org is a good place to look for one or a local junk yard if you need to replace it. While you have the dash apart for the clock then ...

Your radio issue is likely in the unit itself-and replacing the radio head unit with a more modern unit would likely be around the same cost as any fix of the old unit. Since many car stereo outlets install for free your only limitation is how much you choose to spend or the features needed. I seriously doubt Toyota can fix your light in the old stereo for any less than a new radio itself....but of course call the dealership and ask to be sure before you go spending big money....

Ron In Denver

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