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Old 23rd January 2007
mowtnman mowtnman is offline
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Exclamation Backlighting of stereo...

The car drives great... its all the little things that are starting to piss me off!

Here's the scenario: (2002 93 SE)
Radio works fine... when I drive at night the backlighting of my stereo fails to work (totally blacked out) I can apply pressure to the face and it comes on but goes off again once I release. How annoying!!!

Is there a way to tighten the faceplate so that the small amount of pressure that is applied to keep the light on keeps it on?
I have tried to wedge a penny in there (amongst other things) but nothing seems to work.

Anyone have any clue's?
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Old 23rd January 2007
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There's been a few threads on this issue before. No concrete answers, but try here for starters. Please post back if you solve the problem, because I still have not.
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Old 23rd January 2007
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Niether have I, although the last time I pulled the radio out, the lights have been on since. I kind of like it without. With steering wheel controls, who needs to even look at the radio?!?
Also obvious this issue spans ALL the 9-3's.

99 here, 01935 has an 01, and you with an 02.
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Old 23rd January 2007
SwedeSpeed95 SwedeSpeed95 is offline
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I've heard about people stretching a rubber band across the back of the display to keep pressure against it, but Ive never tried it and I'm honestly not sure how to do it.
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