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There are no lights [working] in order to see the buttons,

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there are no lights [working] in order to see the buttons
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: the device was manufactured in Japan July 2003
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I don't drive at night too often, so taht question I am unable to answer. I bought it used on e-bay. The one in the vehicle didn't work. I swapped face plates to see if that would be the answer. No such luck
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have one to take apart, to work with an expert. The one that is in the car, is still inplace. If the inside needs attention I'll proactice on the old one.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 6 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide

the right answer to your question.

What is the maker and model of the device, please? Thanks.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Maker is the one described on the 1st pg.
Model 86201SA110 Matsushita electric industrial Osaka Japan
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No, I want written answers. I have a brain injury, comprehensive disability.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Should I remove the radio cover? I have the face plate off.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I read it's probably unfixable. But it's worth $5
Expert:  Russell H. replied 6 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear that you are disabled... and I do understand.

Just a moment, please...

Expert:  Russell H. replied 6 months ago.

Is it the backlight that is not working, behind the buttons ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The lights in the screen work but there is no way to see the buttons 1-6 nor tone, balance. ..
Expert:  Russell H. replied 6 months ago.

That would probably require that the backlight be replaced.

I unfortunately don't have further information on how to replace the backlight in this model, so with apologies I have Opted Out, opening the case to other Experts in this category.

Thank you for following the process thus far.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you, ***** *****'m going to continue tomorrow.
Kind regards,