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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: 11 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 11 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 11 months ago.
Maker is the one described on the 1st pg.
Model 86201SA110 Matsushita electric industrial Osaka Japan
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, I want written answers. I have a brain injury, comprehensive disability.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Should I remove the radio cover? I have the face plate off.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I read it's probably unfixable. But it's worth $5
Expert:  Russell H. replied 11 months ago.

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

Just a moment, please...

Expert:  Russell H. replied 11 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 11 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 11 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 11 months ago.
Thank you, ***** *****'m going to continue tomorrow.
Kind regards,