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LCD backlighting has crapped out (maybe I shouldn't throw ski gear from the rear hatch into the front seats?) on my 1st gen radio.

Anyone have any experience with this?

Perhaps a ribbon connector that has come loose?
 

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'99 Outback 2.5 GT auto & '97 LegOB w/ grossly insulted 2.5
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The two I've been into with the display inop. have been simple bulb failures. They are located under a metal shield which looks to be cadmium plated (most likely something different though). A pair of tabs protrude through the PC board & are twisted to retain the shield. The display bulbs run hotter than the rest, because the shield blocks cooling air; I'd counsel replacement of all bulbs though as they often fail after the radio is disturbed.
 
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