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So I installed a new receiver in my 2001 honda civic ex sedan yesterday. Thanks to the crutchfield instructions, the whole process was straightforward and relatively painless.
In order to access some of the screws to remove the factory radio, you first have to remove the climate control knob assembly. When I reassembled it all, everything seems to work fine, except the bulb no longer works to illuminate the lower climate control knobs when I turn on the headlights.
Could this be the result of just not getting the plug in quite right, or did I somehow kill the bulb in the installation process? I don't really mind pulling apart my dashboard again and jiggling the wires, etc, but I'd rather not if it definitely needs replacing.
Also, if it does need to be replaced, anyone know if you can just pop a new bulb in there or if you need a whole new knob assembly unit?
Thanks for any advice.
Yeah, that's kinda what I thought too.
I called crutchfield tech support and the fellow I talked to said he'd never heard of anyone having this particular problem before and thought it was probably just the bulb. To be safe, I ordered a new bulb from the local honda dealership for $3.
I guess we'll just see what happens when I pull it all apart again. Hopefully, I can figure out how to get the assembly open in order to access the bulb.
Unintentional bulb assassination is a rare thing. I 'd bet you have a loose connection.
That's a good plan. Worst case scenario for $3 you have a spare bulb.
It's not likely to cause your exact problem, but if you are tearing the dash apart anyway ....
(I can't access the Honda wiring info), but ....
If your new stereo has a lighting lead (usually orange and labelled DIMMER), make sure it is connected to the ILLUMINATION wire on the Honda harness and that the DIMMER wire on the Honda harness is separately taped off.
That confuses a lot of people.
Hope This Helps!!!
2002 Ford Focus JVC KD-A815 Sony CDX-GT410u Sony XT-100HD HD Tuner Stock
speakers, no amp, no subs
Thanks for the heads-up, but the orange wires on the harness were not used with this receiver, so they're both taped off.
Everything seems to be working great with the stereo, although I can really hear how bad my speakers are now, and I think this issue must be unrelated to my splicing. Hopefully, it's just a loose connection somewhere.
Turns out it was the bulb after all. Popped a new one in today and everything lights up just fine. Thankfully, it wasn't too hard to access the old bulb in order to replace it.
Thanks for all the suggestions and info, guys.
Now if I could just get my back speaker to stop buzzing every time the bass kicks...
Glad you got the light fixed.
Check for debris on the speaker cone. bugs and such can find there way in there pretty easily.
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