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Has anyone else noticed the display on the radio fading in and out. At first i thought it may of been where my brightness level was down but when i checked it it was to it's hightest point. Just wondering if anyone else has ran across this problem?
 

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have not seen that happen and this is the first I have heard of this problem.
Are you sure that it is not dimming when your headlights go on/off?
 

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It's been posted before as a problem, however, no solution was ever posted.

Take it to the dealer, but first, please tell me you aren't wearing polarized sunglasses.
 

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Take it to the dealer, but first, please tell me you aren't wearing polarized sunglasses.
Thought this was ammusing... My girlfriend was getting pissed just the other day that her cell phone screen was going out... She was indeed whereing polarized sunglasses. :crazy:
 

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This happened to me a few months back. People on here thought I was crazy cause no one else had this problem.

All I did was press on the face plate around the screen and it lit up back to normal. After which I did the ol Fonze Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!

If this doesn't fix it, take it in. My guess would be a bad connection somewhere...
 

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I have it too

I noticed it happens only at high temp, right after i get into the car (I live in Houston so 90-100degrees is regular).
I just think it is a low quality lcd.
 

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Doesn't happen to me here in Phoenix...

Sounds like there's some sort of heat-related expansion in the plastics that pulls a harness or connection apart just enough to screw with the display.

I believe this is a similar situation (and fix) to the trip computer in the dash going out.
 

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I have this problem too. I have had it for awhile now(5 months or so) I've pressed on it a couple times but nothing it just goes away after awhile. I guess I'll take it in when the whole lcd goes out. LOL
 

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I'm taking it to the dealership saturday so i'll keep everyone posted on what the solution is. Thanx for all the input
 

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possible fix

I started having this problem with my radio (non-BOSE) a few weeks ago. The LCD randomly dims and then brightens again. No other lights dim..just the LCD screen on the radio. Mine did it mainly when it was humid out. When the weather was more dry, it didn't do it at all.

I fixed it by removing the radio from the dash, and then separating the main part of the radio (the metal box part) from the plastic front faceplate with the LCD screen and buttons. There are 4 screws that hold the plastic faceplate to the actual radio itself. When you remove the plastic faceplate, you'll notice 2 metal contact pads on the faceplate circuitboard that apply pressure and touch the metal chassis of the radio. I think this is the ground for the faceplate circuitboard, which includes the LCD. I noticed some dark carbon buildup where the metal pads contact the radio chassis. I scraped off the carbon with a knife and roughed up the metal for better contact, and bent the metal pads a bit so they would apply more contact pressure, and then reassembled everything.

So far, it has not dimmed once over the past week, and the LCD digits even seem to form a little faster. When I did this procedure I also cleaned my battery terminals, but I don't think the battery terminals caused the problem. I could have just brought this in to the dealer, but this fix took 1 hr and I thought I'd give it a shot. I don't know if this will work for everyone but it seems to have fixed the issue in my case.
 

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My screen just did that today, when I was leaving for work. It flickered a few times and I just assumed it was because of the heat. It was in the 90's today here.
 

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yep happens to me all the time...i live in houston also...once got in the car and temp gauge read 107 degrees outside...surprised the lcd still worked
 

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darn LCD

I have this same problem and I live in NYC, temps around 80.

I had upgraded the interior bulbs to LED's and then I realized that they are always on very dimly. I assumed that the LED's could have been draining the power a bit so I turned the dome light's to OFF instead of leaving it on regularly.

So far, no longer doing it. I hope it's not the LED's, I've had them for quite a while and this didn't use to happen, but turning the dome lights OFF seems to be working for now
 

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I have this same problem and I live in NYC, temps around 80.

I had upgraded the interior bulbs to LED's and then I realized that they are always on very dimly. I assumed that the LED's could have been draining the power a bit so I turned the dome light's to OFF instead of leaving it on regularly.

So far, no longer doing it. I hope it's not the LED's, I've had them for quite a while and this didn't use to happen, but turning the dome lights OFF seems to be working for now
That's a resistance problem, completely and entirely not related to the stereo any. Almost anyone that changes the interior lights for LED's this has this problem. I personally think it has something to do with the retained accessory power since they're reported to cut out after 5 minutes. This is one of a few reasons why I left my interior lights as they were.
 

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That's a resistance problem, completely and entirely not related to the stereo any. Almost anyone that changes the interior lights for LED's this has this problem. I personally think it has something to do with the retained accessory power since they're reported to cut out after 5 minutes. This is one of a few reasons why I left my interior lights as they were.

You are definitely correct TheRupp, cause today when I turned on my car, the radio was dimly flashing again, so it is not related to the LED's as I first suspected. :banghead:
 

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I'm taking it to the dealership saturday so i'll keep everyone posted on what the solution is. Thanx for all the input
Sooo where is the update on what was wrong
 

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Has anyone else noticed the display on the radio fading in and out. At first i thought it may of been where my brightness level was down but when i checked it it was to it's hightest point. Just wondering if anyone else has ran across this problem?
someone figured it was a bad connection, so he opened the radio and bent some wires and connectors and didn't have the problem anymore. don't remember who did it tho
 
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