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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:24 am 
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a while back i had a stereo installed into my car by the shop i bought it at, the stereo stopped working one day as did the clock, i pulled the stereo out and looked at the s**t wiring they performed and after a short trip back to the store and letting loose with a variety of four letter words, i got a full refund and went and bought another stereo from another store, put it in, and it all works fine, only problem now is...the clock works, but is the lcds in it are incredibly dim so much so u cant realy see them.

i'm just wondering what could be the source of it going dim permanantly, ive pulled out a couple of fuses that i thought could be causing it, and they appear to be fine, the wiring is all tidy..so i'm at a loss...any ideas?

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:40 am 
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a while back i had a stereo installed into my car by the shop i bought it at, the stereo stopped working one day as did the clock, i pulled the stereo out and looked at the s**t wiring they performed and after a short trip back to the store and letting loose with a variety of four letter words, i got a full refund and went and bought another stereo from another store, put it in, and it all works fine, only problem now is...the clock works, but is the lcds in it are incredibly dim so much so u cant realy see them.

i'm just wondering what could be the source of it going dim permanantly, ive pulled out a couple of fuses that i thought could be causing it, and they appear to be fine, the wiring is all tidy..so i'm at a loss...any ideas?


sounds like the bulb needs to be replaced

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:35 am 
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f**k sweet...that'll be a piece of piss

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:58 am 
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x3ros wrote:
f**k sweet...that'll be a piece of piss


sure will be, the fact that you could still see the numbers, instantly told me that the clock was ok, they just weren't illuminated by the bulb!

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:16 pm 
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Yep - illumination bulb - when you remove pieces of the dash, sometimes a bulb can blow due to equipment being removed. Disconnect the battery before taking your dash apart.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:33 pm 
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Um are the wires connected to light circuit??? When lights are turned on so should the clock...
Check fuse also...

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:39 pm 
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Um are the wires connected to light circuit??? When lights are turned on so should the clock...
Check fuse also...


Clock should come on with ignition on an EL. Clock will dim with headlights...

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:49 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
EBXR8380 wrote:
Um are the wires connected to light circuit??? When lights are turned on so should the clock...
Check fuse also...


Clock should come on with ignition on an EL. Clock will dim with headlights...


ha this post just saved me cutting wires n s**t... my clock lighthad died so i got a new globe and turned the headlights on but the clock light did nothing... but now it makes sense :) i can read the time again :)

 

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