Our 2008 GXP stock radio/CD display decided to not light up when the CD or radio is turned on. The radio functions but you get no readout as to station or CD info. Wondering if anyone has experienced this problem and what might be a potential fix. We have a 2008 GXP w/16,000 miles.We have had all the recalls done.
Last edited by 1955c1d6; 09-11-2019 at 10:48 PM.
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John, yes the displays on the consol behind the steering wheel are working. The only thing that is not working is when you turn the radio/cd on there are no lights showing on the radio screen. Strange but same thing happened on my 2007 F150. We never had it checked out to find out why. I wonder if it is just the led components of the time burning out?
The only thing that is not working is when you turn the radio/cd on there are no lights showing on the radio screen.
Just to be clear, the button backlights are not working, but the radio display *is* working? Or neither display nor backlights are working?
In either case it's unlikely that ALL the LEDs failed at once. I suspect that it's the faceplate that has failed. Good news (if you are up to the DIY) you can pretty much buy any radio that has the same display and swap out the faceplate circuit board (there's just clips and a couple of screws holding it all together).
If I were you, before I did anything else, I'd just open up the dash, take out the radio, take off the faceplate and put it back on and try it again -- just to clean the connector.