Question about 1999 Ford Explorer
1999 ford explorer radio display doesnt light up
I had the same problem too. Eventually ended up at www.shareamemory.com. You can either purchase instructions on how to repair it yourself or purchase a reconditioned board. I attempted to fix it myself and realized that I can't solder. So I purchased a board and have a had a brightly lit display for at least two years. I hope this works for you
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
The same thing happened to me, take the radio out and take the front of the unit off. (six screws). then remove and replace the flat cable in the center by gentlely pushing the the grey back up to release the cable. then put it back making sure the grey clip is pushed home and then fit it all back and it should work. My radio stopped when i started using the tape deck as this cable might be moved internaly when you insert the tape.
Posted on May 05, 2009
On my 89 mustang and all i believe late 80 early 90 fords the radio is the same and has problems with a light bulb that burns out behind the lcd display. Its very very easy to repair. Take the radio out and remove the 2 screws that hold the faceplate on. They are on the sides on the radio and very small. Remove all the volume, bass treble and other turnable knobs off the front and the faceplate should come right off. You will see a small light bulb in there but do not try to remove it yet. The top cover to the radio just presses on and you should be able to pop it off with a flathead screwdriver. Once the cover is off you can twist the bulb out like a headlight bulb. The bulb then pulls out of the socket. This bulb is available at most electronics stores but I decided to make sure it never happens again and cut the wire to the socket and spliced in a bright led light that I bought from Radio Shack. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
Rocamtz has the right answer for my 98 and 99 Town car radios. The later one was bought as a replacement, but it has the same no VF display all else work issue. F150 and Mustang may use a similar radio, and therefore has the same problem. 2 large black chip resistors on the front board, R464 and R465 have cold solder joints. see photo's on my web site: http://www.digital-us.com/HenryLai/HenryLaiSL/HenryLaiSL.web/HenryLaiSLTestPage.aspx
Posted on Nov 13, 2010
This is what I did with mine. Re-touched the small chip resistors with a solder tip on the display`s pcboard. Drilled some holes on a heat dissipator (small metallic cage) and since then the lights work well.
Posted on May 08, 2009
There is a short in the radio. replace radio
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
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