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Old 05-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #24
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: CT
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My Ride: 325Cic
CD53 backlight brightness

When replacing a Blaupunkt with an Alpine CD53, is there an issue with the backlight brightness? I'm trying a second Alpine P/N 65. 12-6 927 902 on my '01 325Cic, thinking the first backlight was a dud, but both displays are about half as bright as the Blaupunkt was. It looks just like this first photo in another post, which appears to be a night shot with the buttons lit up:

That's when it looks the best, but in the daytime with the top down the display is washed out. At night the radio display is as bright as the buttons so not bad, but does not "pop" like the climate control brightness. Does anyone know if there is something different in the Alpine headunit wire harness regarding the backlight? I noticed that the display looks brighter when looking down at it and dimmer when looking up, for whatever that's worth.
'01 325Cic w/ hardtop
'92 K75S/A
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