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Debbie Harris's 1969 Grand Prix

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Stock G6 head unit issue


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Seems the G6 every couple months brings up an issue, I think it's just getting mad at me for buying the Camaro :lol: anywho...

The stock head unit's text for display (time, volume, radio station, etc...) and DIC (it's in one area) do not display when the car's backlights are on at night. In the daytime, when the backlighting in the car is not on, the text is clear as day. The radio functions perfectly fine either way but is quite annoying when I'm driving home and it's dark enough my lights and cabin backlights turn on and I lose the display. The blacklighting on the display is still there though as in I still see the red glow.

I am thinking it's either an issue with the wiring or a fuse. I don't think the bulb on it went out seeing as its fine during the day, I honestly don't know right now I'm just guessing at this point till I can do some exploring... Has anyone else have this problem?

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Does it have that day time assist lighting? Where it inverts the colors of the background and text? The GP has that feature but it does the same thing you described with the DIC when I have it on, so I just leave it off.

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Does it have that day time assist lighting? Where it inverts the colors of the background and text? The GP has that feature but it does the same thing you described with the DIC when I have it on, so I just leave it off.

Nope, doesn't have that in which it changes colors. Its just daytime its just the text and when correct at nighttime its just a back light plus dimmed text.

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ill sell you mine. :D

anyways, maybe a bulb did go out making it not bright enough at night and acceptable in the day. maybe? i cant remember how many lights it has there.

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Whelp looks like it's more than the bulb... The presets, source, seek and more don't work now. Looks like I think I'm going aftermarket

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Found a great deal on an aftermarket double din head unit for an early cyber Monday deal so I snatched it. Pretty excited to install this thing not gonna lie.

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make sure it matches the rest of the lights on the interior haha. I hate aftermarket head units that are like green or purple and the dash lights are blue or red

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make sure it matches the rest of the lights on the interior haha. I hate aftermarket head units that are like green or purple and the dash lights are blue or red

lol it has over 150 color choices for the lighting ;)

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