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I just installed a Clarion max385vd. When we turn the headlights on, the buttons and screen illumination on the head unit keep flashing from dim to bright. Everything else is working perfect.

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  • steppinoutin Dec 26, 2008

    If the illumination wire is not connected, will the buttons still light up for night usage?

  • ksanders Mar 31, 2009

    How do you get the light around the volumn knob to illuminate and do the buttons light up as well

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Illumination wire does not need to be installed on this model. depending on your car, it may use odd voltage for the dash lights. Clip and tape off the illumination wire going to the harness.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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    blueextc3221 Dec 27, 2008

    yes... they will be bright all the time.

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 Dec 27, 2008

    illumination works off your dimmer switch. It takes the brightness down as the dash lights are dimmed. Without the attenuation, they will stay on bright full time.

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