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Old 04-16-11, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default 1997 ES 300 Radio LCD burned out

I love my 1997 ES 300. The LCD display of the radio burned out. The dealership priced to replace the whole radio for $707.00. Is there a step by step instruction how to repair it? After all the radio works fine but the LCD is necessary to operate the radio and the CD changer. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-16-11, 09:27 AM   #2
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I just searched "LCD radio". An entire thread dedicated to it...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es30...radio-lcd.html
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Old 04-16-11, 11:36 AM   #3
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I lived with a screwed-up display in my '98 for more than a year (thinking replacement was too expensive) before I finally gave in and bought a new screen.

Putting it in was a piece of cake, thanks to the thread on this site. I was sorry I waited so long to do it.

This is where I bought mine, but I see it's not in stock now. (they expect to have them in a month, but maybe they will be getting harder to get in the future?):

http://parts.pioneerelectronics.com/...uctNum=CWM4319

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Old 04-17-11, 08:19 AM   #4
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Thank you very much for your help. The photos will make this job easier I think I will be able to do it. Thank you once again.

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Old 04-17-11, 08:21 AM   #5
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Thank you very much for the link, as soon as I get the numbers off from my stereo I will order it. Thank you one more time.

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I have a few that are from 2000 / 2001 models so they have the wood grain look. I might be willing to let them go for the right price. I am not sure what the going rate is and I don't need to get rich, but I hope to get fairly compensated to let them go.
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Old 06-07-11, 12:49 PM   #7
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I would not waste my time with replacing these lcds as they jsut burn out(at least in my experience). I bought the replacement lcd for $100 bucks and it blew out less than a year later. You can get a decent aftermarket radio installed for around $200, thats the route i went.
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I would not waste my time with replacing these lcds as they jsut burn out(at least in my experience). I bought the replacement lcd for $100 bucks and it blew out less than a year later.
My replaced LCD is still working after 4-5 years....
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I would not waste my time with replacing these lcds as they jsut burn out(at least in my experience). I bought the replacement lcd for $100 bucks and it blew out less than a year later. You can get a decent aftermarket radio installed for around $200, thats the route i went.
I had the same experience with my replaced LCD display. I haven't changed mine but would love to get a new head unit that can play mp3s and I can connect my iPhone or USB thumb drives.

One thing I wonder is how does the new housing look with the new head unit.
It seems like most of the aftermarket installs look mediocre.
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Old 06-12-11, 02:17 PM   #10
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I had the same experience with my replaced LCD display. I haven't changed mine but would love to get a new head unit that can play mp3s and I can connect my iPhone or USB thumb drives.

One thing I wonder is how does the new housing look with the new head unit.
It seems like most of the aftermarket installs look mediocre.
Mine went too on my 97 ES300. Checked everything out for a replacement and will go with a Pioneer DEH4300UB for $105... from Amazon. Why fool with a CD changer when you can plug your USB or ipod in and...have better sound quality.

Many Thanks to Ickey for the thread on replacement.

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