Re: 96 radio display
> Steven Hilgendorf wrote:
>> Ratbert wrote:
>>> Al Williams wrote:
>>>> Radio displays usually dim when you turn the headlights on - I think
>>>> it's so it's not so glaring at night or something. Is it only dim
>>>> when the headlights are on?
>>> Yes, it's only when the headlights are on. I've been driving this
>>> vehicle for years, though, and until just recently, the display was
>>> just as bright as the dash lights when the headlights were on. You
>>> could turn the dash lights up and down, and the radio lights would
>>> follow. Now the radio lights are just dim if the lights are on.
>> This is normal behavior, at least with my '98 EB. The radio display
>> is suppose to dim when the headlights turn on. You can adjust the
>> brightness of the radio display, and the entire instrument panel, with
>> the Panel Dimmer Control on the dash.
> I can't adjust the brightness anymore. It used to work, but it stopped.
As you already know, it's not uncommon for Ford Explorer radios to
develop various problems and apparently your '96 is no exception. I've
had my '98 EB radio replaced four times, under warranty, for various
(i.e. display, on/off/volume switch, etc.) problems too, so I can
empathize your frustrations.
If I didn't have to worry about loosing my steering wheel and rear seat
controls, I would have upgraded the head unit with a quality
after-market unit years ago.