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Old 12-11-2001, 02:40 PM
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Default Radio Display bulb or LED burned out

It is just barely lit on the right side. Not enough to read it at night.

Any one replaced them ?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-11-2001, 11:10 PM
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Default Re: Radio Display bulb or LED burned out (GenoLT4)

I have the same problem.
I have heard they are just bulbs, I haven't tackled mine yet.
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Old 12-11-2001, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: Radio Display bulb or LED burned out (GenoLT4)

I have replaced them on one of my Bose radio head units before. There are 4 bulbs on the face of the pc board. Take the radio out, remove the face with pc board. Remove the pc board and then replace, solider in the new ones. I got my replacement bulbs from a local Bose readio repair company locally. Take your time, not much to it. Problem was trying to find the replacement bulbs. :flag
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Old 12-12-2001, 12:26 AM
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I got my replacements from Radio Shack. As poorly as the Blows is :mad , I wouldn't waste my time doing it again. Something else will go wrong as soon as you get that fixed. :mad :mad :mad :mad I finally gave up and went aftermarket.
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Old 12-12-2001, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: Radio Display bulb or LED burned out (R94 LT 1)

I have written a procedure for replacement of the bulbs. The procedure is on my computer at work. I will try to remember to post it when I get in. The bulbs you need are readily available at Radio Shack. I replaced ~ 8 bulbs in my radio about 2 years ago and they are still burning bright. Check back late and hopefully I will have found the procedure and posted it.
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Old 12-12-2001, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: Radio Display bulb or LED burned out (PurpleC4)

Here it is ~ for what its worth.....

Steps for Removal Of the Delco-Bose Radio:

Before doing anything, take a good look at your unit at night and determine where the dark areas are. This will help you understand which bulbs require replacement once you get the radio apart.

If your car is equipped with an automatic transmission;

With car sitting on a level surface, apply emergency brake and select neutral with shifter.
Turn ignition switch to off.
Pry shifter button out of shift **** by inserting a thin blade screwdrivers on each side of button.
Use a pair of straight nose snap ring pliers to remove spring clip on shifter ****.
Pull shifter **** off of shift lever.
Remove shifter trim plate by first removing two screws inside console. Pull corners of carpet up to reveal screws.
Remove screw that is found inside cup holder.
Gently lift up trim plate until you can unplug shift indicator light. Rotate light socket to disengage from plate.
Unplug cigarette lighter socket by prying the two tabs and slide socket off of lighter receptacle.
Leave rear deck release wiring attached to button, and swing trim plate to the passenger seat.
Lower steering wheel by tilting to the lowest position.
Remove two phillips screws in A/C duct, and remove grill
Remove radio trim plate by first removing two screws at bottom of plate and one at top right. Be careful when removing trim plate because there is a spring clip on left side. Pull straight out to disengage clip.
Radio has 4 screws that hold it into dash. Remove all 4 screws, being careful not to drop any. They are hard to find once you drop them.
Remove radio from dash, by sliding out and at the same time prying the trim away to allow room for the radio attachment ears. If you are not careful, you will scratch the trim work.
When radio is out sufficiently, unplug the two electrical connectors. Donít worry, they are keyed so you canít mix them up when plugging back in.

Take radio to workbench, or table, and lay a soft cloth or cardboard down to protect both the radio and counter top. Remove the top cover of radio. There are about 13 small screws located on the top, back and sides. With top off, remove the volume, balance, and tone ***** by pulling off. These ***** are specific to each function, so donít mix them up. If you do, no big deal, you just have to sort it out.
Next, you want to remove the faceplate. This is done by gently prying the tabs that are located on the top and sides. The face will rotate out at the top first. Continue rotating until you can disengage the tabs on the bottom side. Pull the plate out far enough to disconnect the two connectors on the ribbon cables going to the back of the faceplate. Once the cables are disconnected, the plate can be taken completely removed from the radio.

There are 4 small socket head screws on the circuit board that hold the circuit board to the face plate. Lay the face plate face down and remove the four screws. Gently lift the board away from the face plate. Be careful and donít accidentally dump out all your face plate push buttons, cause then you wonít know which button goes whereÖunless you have a better memory than me. My savior was a picture of the radio in the MidAm Catalog. Need I say more? Now, where were we?

You will see 3 lights around the display, and four lights in the pushbutton area. The 3 lights around the display are identical to the ones you bought at Radio Shack. Unsolder the old ones and replace. The 4 in the pushbutton area are not an exact match in size, but they work, and are easy to solder into the board.

When all lights are replaced in the board, set it aside and look at the two light bulbs by the volume and balance controls. The top light is replaceable, and can be removed by grasping with your fingers and pulling out. Replacement bulbs are available at AutoZone or at the dealer. Donít ask the dealer to look the part up on his computer, cause he wonít show it. Just show him the bulb. The bottom light is hard soldered and if you must replace it, use one of the bulbs you purchased at Radio Shack. Again, the bulbs wonít be an exact match, but they work just fine.
Re-assembly is pretty straightforward. Be careful, and when re-installing into the dash, slide the unit in far enough to hook the two connectors up, then try the lights prior to final assembly.
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Old 12-12-2001, 03:43 PM
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Default Re: Radio Display bulb or LED burned out (GenoLT4)

What are the bulb part numbers from radio shack?
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Old 12-12-2001, 04:35 PM
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That's awesome directions. Thanks allot! I'll do it this Sunday and let you know how good your directions were ;) Sounds like it was written for an automatic, but no biggie there.

Thanks again Purple
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Old 12-14-2001, 01:29 AM
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All that work to replace a lightbulb?!?! Remind me to replace the entire sound system if anything ever goes wrong with the Bose crap.
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Old 12-23-2001, 02:08 PM
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So how did it turn out for you. Job complete?
What bulb part number did you use from radio shack?
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Default Re: Radio Display bulb or LED burned out (ConeKLR)

Guys,
I will stop at the local Radio Shack and find the part number for the bulbs. They come 2 to a package and cost ~$2. It may seem like a lot of work to you guys to replace the bulbs, but for those that want to maintain that original look, this is the answer. It is equally as attractive to those on a limited budget ~~~ The total cost to repair will be less than $15.
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Guys,
I will stop at the local Radio Shack and find the part number for the bulbs. They come 2 to a package and cost ~$2. It may seem like a lot of work to you guys to replace the bulbs, but for those that want to maintain that original look, this is the answer. It is equally as attractive to those on a limited budget ~~~ The total cost to repair will be less than $15.
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Wow purple, nice of you. It would really help to have the p/n. Seems like without p/n's, I always get the "what on earth is this guy talking" about look.
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[QUOTE=GenoLT4;1732235]It is just barely lit on the right side. Not enough to read it at night.

Any one replaced them ?

Thanks in advance![/Q

anyone know where else to look?
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[QUOTE=temcgregor;1598141481]
Originally Posted by GenoLT4 View Post
It is just barely lit on the right side. Not enough to read it at night.

Any one replaced them ?

Thanks in advance![/Q

anyone know where else to look?
Here's another OLDY but goody:

Bose-Delco-Backlight-Repair

And if you want someone else to do it for you:

Doctor Don's Bose Radio Repair
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