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Audio and climate control panel wont light up

The radio is stuck on and cannot be turned off but the climate control continues to work as normal without any information on the lcd

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Internal radio fault,see it all the time,i hope you have a warranty,if not radio must be removed and sent for repair 3-400 hundred bucks probably

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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I have an 06 ford explorer the instrument cluster lights and radio lights don't work


Are these the lights you are talking about ?
Instrument Cluster and Panel Illumination The instrument cluster and panel illumination is used to provide backlighting to the instrument panel, switches, and control components when the headlamp switch is in either the PARKING LAMPS ON or HEADLAMPS ON position. The level of intensity is adjustable by rotating the instrument panel dimmer switch either up to increase intensity or down to decrease intensity.
Fixed Backlighting When the accessory delay relay is energized, switched voltage is supplied to the non-dimmable components and switches.
Dimmable Backlighting When the parking lamps or the headlamps are in the ON position the smart junction box (SJB) monitors the input from the instrument panel dimmer switch. The SJB sends a pulse-width modulated (PWM) voltage to the dimmable components and switches based on input received from the instrument panel dimmer switch. The SJB also sends a message over the controller area network (CAN) to the audio unit, and the instrument cluster to indicate the backlighting intensity level.
If you don't know about PWM an smart junction box your better off taking your vehicle to a quailified repair shop ! You don't the diagnostic tools or technical information . May have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored in the SJB (computer ). Do you know where SJB is located ?
Visual Inspection Chart Electrical
  • Smart junction box (SJB) fuse 23 (15A)
  • Bulb(s)
  • Circuitry
  • Connectors
  • Illumination source(s)
  • Auxiliary climate control switches (if equipped)
  • Door lock control switches
  • Window control switches
  • Headlamp switch
  • Dual electronic automatic temperature control (DEATC) module
  • Audio unit
  • SJB
  • Instrument cluster

  1. If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found, correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step.
  1. If the cause is not visually evident, connect the diagnostic tool to the data link connector (DLC) and select the vehicle to be tested from the diagnostic tool menu. If the diagnostic tool does not communicate with the vehicle:
  • check that the program card is correctly installed.
  • check the connections to the vehicle.
  • check the ignition switch position.
  1. If the diagnostic tool still does not communicate with the vehicle, refer to the diagnostic tool operating manual.
  1. Carry out the diagnostic tool data link test. If the diagnostic tool responds with:
  • CAN circuits fault; all electronic control units no response/not equipped, refer to Section 418-00 .
  • No response/not equipped for SJB, refer to Section 419-10 .
  • System passed, retrieve and record the continuous diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), erase the continuous DTCs, and carry out the self-test diagnostics for the SJB.
  1. If the DTCs retrieved are related to the concern, go to the Smart Junction Box (SJB) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index.
  1. If no DTCs related to the concern are retrieved, GO to Symptom Chart .
    • The control illumination is inoperative
    • Fuse
    • Smart junction box (SJB)
    • Go To Pinpoint Test A .
    • The instrument cluster illumination is inoperative
    • Instrument cluster
    • CHECK the audio unit illumination for correct operation.
      • If the audio unit illumination operates correctly, INSTALL a new instrument cluster. REFER to Section 413-01 . TEST the system for normal operation.
      • If the audio unit illumination does not operate correctly, REFER to Section 418-00 to continue diagnosis of the communications network.
    • The audio unit illumination is inoperative
    • Audio unit
    • CHECK the instrument cluster illumination for correct operation.
      • If the instrument cluster illumination operates correctly, REMOVE the audio unit. REFER to Section 415-01 . SEND it to an authorized repair facility. TEST the system for normal operation after the repair.
      • If the instrument cluster illumination does not operate correctly, REFER to Section 418-00 to continue diagnosis of the communications network.

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2003 Ford Expedition XLT climate controls not working


Check the wiring harness around the radio inside the dashboard. Perhaps you cut or pinched a control wire (the pinched wire may be shorted to ground). Also make sure any connectors to the climate controls are properly seated - they may have been pulled loose.

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Climate control & radio panel do not light


what kind of vehicle is this? very important detail. alot of vehicles have multiple bulbs behind the instrument panel. if these bulbs burn out you have to remove the panel and replace the burnt out bulbs.

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Radio lights 94 lexus ls400


It has something to do with the climate control. You have to have a technician repair it. ebay has many of those repair guys for mad cheap. I did my L of of ebay. They have ways of removing dash and climate control off of google. Just engine search it. Look for people that fix Dash and Climate control. If that does not work then it is a LD problem and probably need a new Radio.

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Stock radio


removed the panel below the radio, clips hold it in and you have to yank it out without damage. then there are two 8mm head bolts behind that panel facing up. they hold the whole frame for the audio and climate controls. then push on that frame with your fingers to pop out the whole panel that the radio and the climate controls are mounted to. then simply disconnect the harnesses and remove the climate controls(three screws and the dials pop off). now you can get to the four 8mm bolts that hold the audio unit in.

Mar 05, 2010 | 2003 Honda Civic

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Climate controls wont change from vents to defrost


There may be a problem in the climate control head. The most common problem with HVAC systems of that error is a broken vacuum line. Usually the feed line to the control panel is broken or disconnected from the engine and it is stuck in defrost mode as it's the default mode. If your stuck in the vent mode there may be a broken line at the climate control panel, a broken line to an actuator or a bad actuator.

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Gear shift and dashboard lights wont light up.


This isn't a definite solution , however, I had the same issue when I got my 2000 ES300. The previous owner had installed a cellphone into the car that was wired into the stereo so that it would be heard through the speakers. It seems ridiculous now but back in the late 90's and early 2000's this was still a very common add on as cellphones were still pretty large, earpieces hadn't become common, car chargers weren't the norm, and battery life was horrible. This screwed up a lot of wiring. My gearshift light wouldn't come on and would sometimes flicker and my climate control lights wouldn't come on but would if i tapped it. I had the cellphone wiring removed and never had anymore problems with the lighted buttons on the radio or climate control. More than likely a wire is loose or has been tampered with. The 2000 and 2001 ES300's had solved all the led issues with the radio and dash so more than likely it's the wiring and not the actual lights in the radio and/or climate control. The gearshift bulb however turned out to just be bad and needed replacing. Its the same size bulb that goes into the glove box. It's a 1.2w type F bulb also known as a T5 bulb It's easy to replace, just pop off the wood bezel surrounding the shifter using a small flathead screwdriver prying it up from the bottom part of the wood closet to the cupholders in the armrest. Be gentle and work it loose and manuever/angle it so that you can get it past the shifter. (It will slide over shifter) Then locate the plastic retainers on your lettered/numbered shift indicator and pry it loose with the same small flathead screwdriver. You should now be able to see the bulb. You will probably need to use some needle nose pliers to get it out as it is a pretty narrow area surrounding the bulb. You might want to go ahead and throw an LED in there from eBay instead of a regular bulb. you can get a green one to match or go for a white led to have a nice contrast between the red, green and white letters on the indicator. (Note a green LED wont be that washed out light green color that is the scheme of the car, it will be a true green so it wont match perfectly.) If you opt for the normal bulb and the green rubber nipple on the old bulb is damaged or cannot be removed you can obtain a new one from Lexus or Toyota for a dollar or two. While your in there you should check the wiring harnesses to make sure its simply not disconnected or loose. Check around for other wiring issues s well. If it turns out there use to be a cell phone installed things can look like a tornado ripped through. If your comfortable removing the radio yourself to check for the lighted button issues you can do so removing the ashtray while you already have the wooden shifter bezel removed by removing the two screws at the bottom of the ashtray, then pop off the small wood strip directly above the ashtray, underneath the climate controls by inserting a small flathead in the top of the wooden strip in between the strip and the climate controls( middle of strip seems to work best, GENTLY) this will give you access to the screws retaining the climate controls which you will also unscrew, for the top radio screws pop off the clock/air vents above the radio using a pry/pop technique using a small flathead screwdriver and that will give you access to the top screws retaining the radio.

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