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How do I activate the backlights on the 2013 Chev Equinox radio? It appears to light up at random while driving. It is difficult to read the displays and the radio when it is not lit up.

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It's under warranty.

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SOURCE: dash light do not come on but lights do for drl on 2005 chev equinox

DRL (Daytime Running Lights) will come on any time you start your car.
The dash lights do not come on, unless your headlights turn on. Either by a daylight sensor or if you manually turn them on by the switch.
So even though your headlights are on with the DRL, if you notice the tail lights do not come on (just like the dash lights don't).

To test if your dash lights do work, turn your headlight switch on. You should the the tail lights and dash lights come on.

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