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Posted: 9/10/2010 11:59:49 PM EDT
2003 Honda Accord sedan no navigation.

Backlight in the center console radio display went out. Seems to be an epidemic problem.
I'm a few months outside of the warranty extension since the car was bought in Spring '03.

Service Bulliten: 04-027
Warranty Extension: Audio-HVAC Display Is Dim or Dark
(Supersedes 04-027, Audio-HVAC Display Is Dim or Dark, dated February 15, 2006.
To ensure that customers have adequate warranty
coverage for this potential problem, American Honda is
increasing the warranty on the audio unit display to
7 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first.



Dealership said the entire head unit needs to be replaced at my cost.

Any cheaper alternatives to solve this problem?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 12:08:32 AM EDT
Get a decent aftermarket head unit?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 12:11:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By golfroot:
Get a decent aftermarket head unit?


Only issue with this is that the HVAC controls are built in to the stock radio unit.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 2:08:07 AM EDT
Well, that sucks. Planned obsolescense?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 6:29:50 AM EDT
You just need the printed circuit board in the radio, not the whole thing. The TSB only replaces the circuit board. I've fixed them outside the warranty extension with the TSB parts. Should cost you around $200
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 7:19:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By slows2k:
You just need the printed circuit board in the radio, not the whole thing. The TSB only replaces the circuit board. I've fixed them outside the warranty extension with the TSB parts. Should cost you around $200

Thanks for the info.

Do you know where I can buy the PCB online? Will the dealership parts dept. sell it to me?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 7:53:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 7:53:45 AM EDT by cityboy172]
You need a dash kit to make an aftermarket radio work.

Dash kit
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 8:10:05 AM EDT
My dealer will sell them, but they are remanufactured with a core charge. Since the repair is outside of the warranty extension the customer has to buy the core charge too.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 1:55:17 PM EDT
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