Metra 99-3303 display lighting issue... - Pontiac G6 Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3
 
Metra 99-3303 display lighting issue...

This may be a silly question, but my friend and I just installed an aftermarket stereo with the metra 99-3303 wiring harness and everything works great. The only problem I have is that the backlighting of the LCD display for the DIC is lit during the day when I don't need it, and NOT lit at night when I DO need it. Is there a way of resetting this or fixing it? Thanks in advance!
fenix20 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 02:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Daniel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Algonquin, Illinois
Age: 33
Posts: 916
 
So at night its not lit up at all and u have the dimmer switch turned all the way up?
I know mine is very sensitive and will dim all the way by barely turning the dimmer switch at all... If you've checked that i would say the dimmer wire is installed incorrectly.
Daniel is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3
 
At night, it doesn't light up at all, but during the day, it is very evident that it is lit up. My friend did all of the wiring while I took the car apart, so I don't really know if he wired something incorrectly.
fenix20 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 07:46 PM
Senior Member
 
datacat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 237
 
There is no illumination wire on the factory harness nor Metra. I'll say one thing, I've had the Metra about 1 week and I'm very unhappy with it. The buttons are complete junk. They have to be pressed "just so" in the center of the pad or they won't recognize. When the contrast is changed the display flickers so I have to set it at full contrast or no contrast. Anything inbetween and the entire display flickers non stop. I turn the backlight off totally just so I don't have to see the ugly white lcd. I don't understand why a little more quality couldn't go into this design. It will be getting hacked up and stuck in the glovebox very soon.

Your dimmer switch on the dash should also adjust the brightness on the Metra, which is dependent with the contrast/brightness you have set on the Metra display. Good luck

2005 G6 SE 3.5L V6 LX9

Mods
Audio: Pioneer DEH-P6900UB / Rockford P300-1 / Bassworx GPH210BK / 2x 10" MTX 600W RMS
Appearance: Eagle Eye CCFL Halo Projectors w/ Stealth Bulbs / Oracle 6000K LED Fogs
Painted Tails & Brake Light / Xenon White LED Plate / Front Plate Removed / Debadged
Performance: Doctor Speed CAI / Glasspack Resonator
Coming Soon: Full TINT / GT-R / WAMS / STB

DC's G6 Progression!$#%
datacat is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 08:26 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: dayton oh
Age: 42
Posts: 433
 
mine work for an day then my double-din showed up
now it behind my radio

05 G6


ipad mini install


Gametag psn=getonerd 360=geronerd
getonerd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac G6 Forum > Technical Discussion & Modifications > Car Audio, Video and Security

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac G6 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aftermarket Install w/ Metra 99-3303 datacat Car Audio, Video and Security 3 09-22-2013 01:09 PM
Metra 99-3303 Dmanj Car Audio, Video and Security 10 10-29-2010 12:22 PM
Problem getting the metra 99-3303 to work Timtp2004 Car Audio, Video and Security 7 06-29-2010 10:54 PM
Metra 99-3303 or SCOSCHE GM1587B??? KingT Car Audio, Video and Security 1 02-12-2010 10:06 PM
Thinking of installing Metra 99-3303 Skitchin989 Car Audio, Video and Security 0 03-20-2009 12:09 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome