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Boxster Radio Face Plate Lights

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My '00 Boxster S has been great. But now my removable radio face plate lights are acting up. Sometimes they're on and very bright. Then, suddenly they either go dim or just shut down altogether. This is the drop down, pull-off face plate that comes with the standard Boxster/Porsche radio.

Any ideas here? It really seems that it must be a connection problem unless there is some sort of relay or switch. Maybe it's defective but my dealer says no one has ever needed just a new face plate.

Obviously, when they shut down I can't see the channel, the band, the selector options, or anything.

Thanks for the help.

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I'd do the obvious and try one from another radio (you must have a friend or club owner that would be willing to help). If that solves the problem, you're off to eBay to purchase a replacement. If not, trouble lies within the radio itself. Have you tried some contact cleaner?

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Id' say your on the right track. Does the light flicker is you jiggle the face plate around?


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