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The LED readout on the radio stays lit only sometimes. If I push the LED screen it sometimes stays lit or if I hit the dash/radio with my hand it stays on for a pretty good time before it goes off again.It's kinda annoying. Anyone have this trouble with before.

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The display in my 02 radio did the same thing. I put in an aftermarket radio. I recall researching a few places that repaired the display, and it cost more than a new radio.

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Certain CDs in my OEM radio/CD player... will lock up my TomTom GPS, mounted to the airvent. Sometimes, it takes a bit of CPR to get the GPS working again... I was pretty bummed, thought I'd fried the CPS.

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Certain CDs in my OEM radio/CD player... will lock up my TomTom GPS, mounted to the airvent. Sometimes, it takes a bit of CPR to get the GPS working again... I was pretty bummed, thought I'd fried the CPS.

:wow::wtf:... Seriously... What does the CD player and the GPS have in common???

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my cd player puts out suprising amount of heat. could you be over heating the tom tom?

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The display in my 02 radio did the same thing. I put in an aftermarket radio. I recall researching a few places that repaired the display, and it cost more than a new radio.

http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?qs=6YhTptf0WO1dQPp6ZqLy%2bw%3d%3d The bulbs are 3mm size, 14.0V, 40mA and are installed in a twist lock base which is 8mm in diameter and 9mm in height. These are also known as 3mm T-1 Neo-Wedge base bulbs. There are some companies who sell LED's that use the same base, but I have not used and therefore cannot vouch for them. Note that LED's do not have the same dispursion of light as incadecent bulbs, so they may not light the radio display properly anyway. To replace them, remove the dash trim around the radio and remove the 2 x 10mm bolts securing the radio. The radio does not neen to be removed entirely fron the dash, but enough to have access to the 2 x phillips screws on each side of the faceplate. Remove the screws (4 total, 2 on each side) and then remove the volume knob and EQ knobs if your radio has them. Next remove the faceplate by prying under the plastic sides of the faceplate where it snaps over the metal bumps on the radio. Once the faceplate is removed, remove 2 x phillips head screws holding the display to the front of the radio and pull it off from the left side. You will notice that there is a notch on the right side that forces you ro remove the left side first and it will automatically unplg itself from the rest of the radio chassis. With the display removed, you can see the grey bulbs on the back with a regular screwdriver indent in them. Simply turn 1/4 turn to remove. The new bulbs do not come with the green filters that the OEM radio has, so you will need to pull off the blue/green filters from the burnt-out OEM bulbs and slide them on to the replacement bulbs. Reverse the procedure to reasseblre everything. Take care when reinstalling the display as there is the notch on the left side you must slide the display under first and a pin that inserts through the display on the left side that must be aligned for the display to install correctly and the display plugs to mate correctly. This is actually a fairly easy job for anyone who is mechanically inclined and is cheaper than a new or rebuilt OEM radio. If you replace the OEM radio with an aftermarket radio you lose the steering wheel controls, so this is a way to get more life from your factory radio. Note that some of the neo-wedge base bulbs in the dash use a longer base. I found one of these in my rear defroster switch that was burnt out. The base was the same 8mm, but the height was 20mm. I suspect mouser sells these also but used the bare baseless bulbs below from Allelectronics instead. and simply unwound the bulb wires from the OEM base, removed it and replaced it with one of the bulbs below since I already had them on hand. http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LP-23/14V-40MA-T-1-3M... One final note, Allelectronics does sell a Neo-Wedge bulb with green filters at the link below, but they are 4mm bulbs with a 10mm base and 12mm height and will not work for the radio application because they are too large. http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LP-70/14V-NEO-WEDGE-B... Here are a few other useful links I found during this ordeal if you want to post them: OEM new and refurbished factory radios: http://oem-auto-accessory.com/factory_oem_chrysler___jeep_radios.html Neo-Wedge and other LED auto bulbs, note as stated earlier I did not try these and cannot vouch for them: http://www.superbrightleds.com/instrument.html 2002+ style, surface-soldered: post-10339-138698181281_thumb.jpg post-10339-138698181288_thumb.jpg 99-2000 style, twist-in: post-10339-138698181275_thumb.jpg

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