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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Metra Install Kit Display Problem

Hi guys,
Installing an aftermarket head unit in my 2005 6 (non-Bose) system. I'm using the Metra 99-7503 kit and a Pioneer DEH-2950MP unit. All the speakers, air con and climate control work, but the clock/temp display is blank. It's backlit and flashes when initially turned on, but the information doesn't come up.
Anyone else had this problem?
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Are the pins aligned correctly? I would have assumed you didn't plug it in but if it flashing it must be getting power.


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I remember reading some threads that had the same problem as you. The thing in common was those people were non US. Don't know if they fixed the problem though. I would search through the forum, if it's not just a loose connection.

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hey guys, i am new in this forum and wondering if i can get help in her .

i have the same problem as the guy above , bought a new double din fascia for my 2004 mazda 6 (australian) and install it by professional however he couldn't find out how to make the upper unit work,the display tunes on when i switch the light on but no display . the a/c working fine as well as the dvd unit .

i tried to contact the seller but no respond ,

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if you search double din you would see my thread.

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The link that he posted is the same one that you have.


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The link that he posted is the same one that you have.


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I know that... Just showed him it just because incase he didn't have reference pics.

And if I remember right people that didn't have U.S. models even the metra kit had problems. I don't remember reading if anybody got it working right on a non-U.S. model 6
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Same problem

My center display didn't work either until I started to play around with the 9 pins in the center of the circuit board. Just touch a couple of the pins together with a flathead screw driver and you should see the display show something. I haven't figured out how to get it to work, but if you touch the correct two pins together it should start working. The only thing I can't figure out is how to adjust the clock. I hold down the clock button and nothing happens. The set button and the dimmer button do the same thing and adjust the brightness. Trying to figure it out.
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I have read some things about using the factory radio oem connector? I've tried this, but I still have the same issue.. Like yours, mine flashes and then turns off - I have noticed its (very) lightly back-lit, so maybe it's just not getting enough power?

I had to move the amp on pin on the metra harness, as it didn't match the oem connector.. Makes me wonder which other pins weren't mapped correctly, at the factory...


Anyone have a solution for this? It's driving me nuts. :/

I should mention, I'm in Australia, driving an '03 6 GG series 1 luxury, using a pioneer DEH-X6550BT Headunit.

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hi all, I'm glad I found this thread. I am in the UK and bought the ebay kit mentioned above. I am having the same issues mentioned here. The head unit works ok but the display is just back lit and blank. It briefly displays some random characters when being powered on then stays blank. I am not sure if the 3 HVAC buttons are working correctly as the LED's are behaving quite randomly coming on and off occasionally.

jcf6288 - Which 2 of the 9 Pins did you touch together to get the display working? I cant get any change on the display when trying this. Also what country is your car?

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