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Old 06-04-2014, 06:25 PM   #1
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A/C Indicator in Shaker Radio

Noticed something today on way home from work. As the sun hit the left hand side of my shaker stock radio I noticed a A/C indicator rite above where the compass is that wasn't lighting up. Its suppose to show you what level the air condition is on. Has a little fan symbol with a few bars next to it. The only way I could see it was when the sun was shining on it. Anyone know what I'm talking about and /or how to get this to lite up? I tried google but no help. This would be useful to look at instead of the A/C dial all the way on the bottom. It must work if its there. Any info would be useful. Thanks
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I have a 2014 gt premium btw
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I've noticed quite a few things on the radio display that never light up for me, either. I've seen that fan indicator, but there's no way to get it to light up afaik.
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Radio display panels are "generic", and are used in several makes/brands of radios; Ford, GM, Dodge, and many other automobile manufactures. Based on the electronic circuit of the physical radio (and other electronic circuits that may feed into the radio), various icon displays are lit to indicate various functions. So in short, just because you can "see" it in the display, does not mean the automobile manufacturer designed an electical circuit to light up that icon in the display.

If automobile radio schematics are still sold (used to be sold as "Sams photofacs") for modern day radios, you could figure out a way to lit up a particular icon in the radio display by some other switched function, such as the fan switch lighting up the radio's fan icon whenever the fan is activated.

Whould require some study of the radio's schematic to see what circuit activates (lights) the icon in it's display, then activating that "lead" with an input made by you.
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Thanks bucko that clears that up
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If you push the defrost button twice it turns on the light and the air blows but it's not A/C. It's weird.
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Anything214 hitting the defrost button twice did nothing in my car what year is yours?
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2011. I will try and get a video of what it does. It's weird.
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Anything214 hitting the defrost button twice did nothing in my car what year is yours?

Can't post videos on here I guess but I was able to do it. I can email it to you if you want. It's like it turns on this duel climate control or something. I think it's a glitch of some sort.
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Can't post videos on here I guess but I was able to do it. I can email it to you if you want. It's like it turns on this duel climate control or something. I think it's a glitch of some sort.

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