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Radio display My radio plays and the background of the display lights up but the numbers themselves don't display. It started to dim recently and then stopped working all together. It might be the bulb but the background light on the radio works just not the numbers. Any clues?

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There is no bulb in the radio to replace it is LED display you will have to replace radio.

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