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Same lighting problem as the other man...

I can get the faceplate to light and display properly by sliding it around a bit, but bumps and such make it go out--at least half the time. this unit does not use a ribbon cable, instead there is a socket style connection with flexible contacts that the faceplate's contacts press against. I've checked continuity between the socket and the circuit board and have received a reading from all 15 contacts. The faceplate, as far as I can tell, seats properly. I seem to be at a loss on this one but will perservere. Thank you for any help you can give,

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Re: same lighting problem as the other man...

Check our 15 contacts again when you do at every contact bump the radio if you got reading on all of them check our faceplate again for dirt or bad alignent cheers

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Hi there,

I also created a tutorial on fixing faceplates with 2R7 resistors (refer to my tip).

But, your unit will have a different chassis, as the faceplate is also a video display.

First you need to determine if the buttons on the faceplate are operating the various functions. If the buttons are NOT operating, then the faceplate itself (or connection to the main unit) can be considered faulty.

It's highly probable that the RIBBON cable (which connects faceplate to the inside of the unit) may be defective - this is common in some Kenwood units.

Try searching Google or youtube for ribbon cable repairs etc.

Hope this leads you in the right direction.



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Basically I have the same problem that has been displayed a lot on this site. My pioneer DEH-P7800MP display won't show when the face closes. When the face opens up all the buttons and lights and display...

The faceplate and head unit is is attached via a flat ribbon cable. (Caution only continue if you have some courage). If you open the faceplate you will see that the ribbon cable is seated in too a flat connector on the PCB (Printed Circuit Board). This connector has a locking mechanism on it that when locked presses the contacts of the cable to the connector. Ensure that the cable is seated properly and that the latch or the lock is in the locked position. Assuming that the tension lessons when the unit is closed so it draws away from the connector and when the unit is open it pulls tension creating a contact. If you see no signs of mishap on this end of the connector try the other end.
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That means that the unit is either faulty, or one of the two powered lines required had not been connected.

The unit is reset by simply disconnecting the connector at the back.

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You can easily replace them. The Aiwa part number for them is 8Z-KT1-641-010. The bulb is made by Sony, and the Sony part number is U0087654U.

I purchased them from Union Electronic Distributors:

Note that the product is not an item they keep in stock, so it may take 1-2 weeks or more before you receive them. Be patient.

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7) Solder the new bulbs in place. They are not polarity sensitive.

8) Trim off the excess wires.

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