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Replacing The Cobra 29 Nightwatch Illumination Panel

The illumination panel on my Cobra 29 NW LTD stopped working and every CB repair tech keeps telling me it's cheaper to buy a new radio than try to repair/replace the defective part. I've invested a considerable amount of money in modifications and like it's performance and would rather fix the illumination panel than trash the radio. Any ideas on getting the parts to repair it

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  • rmccarty2 Mar 02, 2009

    The nightwatch illumination panel is not illuminating...nothing, nada, no candle-power. It's kaput!

  • james morgan May 11, 2010

    what kind of upgrades haveyou made to this radio eg: echo meter lights,and so on could be that the carbom strip inside the radio has came loose or lost its contact give me some details

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    I've only seen the repair done ... not actually did it myself tho all the segments were not burnt out... is that the case with yourse ?

  • desertspr258 Jun 02, 2014

    Most radios do not have this option anyway. I would not spend the $50 to $90 to replace the bezel. NW fails are common with age of the radio.

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YOU CAN ORDER THAT PART FROM COBRA ELECTRONICS ON THE INTERNET YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE FACEPLATE AND UN HOOK THE DRIVET INSIDE THE RADIO IT LOOKS LIKE A SMALL RIBBON CABLE THAT GOES TO THE FACEPLATE. SOME TIMES THE DRIVER ITSELF IS THE PROBLEM. MANY SHOPS JUST DO NOT WANT TO FIX THEM BUT I DO.

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