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SIR-PNP3 I have this unit since 2006 and everything is working fine except the screen today went dim. The radio works fine except for the screen. The screen is so dim it makes it difficult to read the screen any idea of what is happening

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  • Rick McGarry Aug 17, 2008

    Same problem on my wife's radio (started a couple of days ago), works
    fine but display goes dim. She tried calling Sirius support and they
    were no help (they "don't troubleshoot radio problems"). Anyway, it may
    be her excuse to upgrade but I thought I'd check here before she did
    ... if I find any useful information I'll be sure to post.

  • Jim Bourque Sep 02, 2008

    I have the same radio and the same problem; the screen just dimmed out.

    If someone can find a fix please email [email protected]

    Thanks again


  • ccarlier Sep 03, 2008

    Go figure, mine just did it today. Works fine. Text is barely visible on close inspection. Anyone with success at a fix?

  • svanf Sep 05, 2008

    Same problem here: one day the display quit lighting. I called tech support and they had me unplug the 2 cords and wait, but nothing changed. Then I was told I have to buy a whole new PNP3. It has to be Audiovox so it can be used in the same holders in our 2 cars. I paid for Lifetime, but will have to pay another $75 to activate. At they show the PNP3 but I can't add to cart and no price is given. led to refurbished. Do I trust that? Or I can buy from a person on Amazon for like $85! I think once the LCD screen doesn't light, the whole thing is screwed. Only had it 3 years. Looks like lots of people are having trouble now. Sherry

    [email protected]

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    Same issue - unit is about 3 years old. Backlight went out approx 3 months ago - VERY dim. Signal is still fine. Real irritating when wanting to navigate.

    Any ideas?


  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    light went dem

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    same problem here! dim screen...anyone have any luck fixin it yet?



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When mine goes time I squeeze the radio downward into the cradle and it lights back up.
Might be a weak connection. I'll have to hit it with contact cleaner sometime to see if it helps.

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