Radio cassette in a Ford Escort - Dave H
I have a 1995 Ford Escort 1.6 LX.

The radio cassette has a backlit LCD display. Well, rather, it had, as the bulb has gone so at night-time, I can't read the display.

Does anyone know if this is easily replaced?

Thanks

Dave
Re: Radio cassette in a Ford Escort - Dan J
Did this on a Ford stereo from a car a couple of years older than this, pretty easy. Undo the screws which hold on the top panel of the stereo and remove it, you'll see where the LCD display is, a plastic attachment behind it (white on the one I did) which has a single bulb pushed into the back of it. From memory this either pulls out or comes away quite easily (unscrews or whatever) and replacing the bulb is not a big hassle.

Biggest problem is finding an identical bulb though places like Maplins are pretty useful and you may not need an identical match (Ford may even supply replacement bulbs but you'll be lucky!) - probably quite a standard 12v auto bulb.

Hope that helps and the job is easy, if you need any more help with it give me a shout.
Re: Radio cassette in a Ford Escort - John Kenyon
Dan J wrote:
>
> Did this on a Ford stereo from a car a couple of years older
> than this, pretty easy. Undo the screws which hold on the
> top panel of the stereo and remove it, you'll see where the
> LCD display is, a plastic attachment behind it (white on the
> one I did) which has a single bulb pushed into the back of
> it. From memory this either pulls out or comes away quite
> easily (unscrews or whatever) and replacing the bulb is not a
> big hassle.
>
> Biggest problem is finding an identical bulb though places
> like Maplins are pretty useful and you may not need an
> identical match (Ford may even supply replacement bulbs but
> you'll be lucky!) - probably quite a standard 12v auto bulb.
>

An alternative may be to replace with a suitable LED.
(don't forget to add a current limiting resistor)
The LED will probably last longer than the car!

/john
 

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