Foxtrot Posted August 13, 2022 Share Posted August 13, 2022 (edited) I recently bought a 1989 Reatta with 70k miles, and the previous owner said the only real problem with it is that the screen doesn't light up. I drove it around like that for a month or two, and used the manual to find out where certain buttons are at. I used the car like normal, (AC worked, radio worked, etc.), but there just wasn't any image on the screen, completely blank. Sometimes it would flicker on for a second or two before phasing away and going dark again. No amount of jiggling, taking it out, or cleaning the contacts fixed it. I ordered a new one off eBay from a car with 180k miles, plugged it into my car, and it worked! At least for about 2 months, then it began to distort the image constantly and eventually began to stay off more than it would stay on. I've looked just about every nook and cranny on the internet trying to find an answer to this problem to no avail. I've checked the two ground screws next to the battery and soaked them in WD-40, even replaced the hex nut, no change. I find it highly unlikely the tube just went bad on both, since the new screen is now doing the exact same thing as the old one. Flickers on for a few seconds maybe once every few weeks, then goes back off and doesn't come back on for who knows how long, and it's not like it's easy to find someone who knows how to repair old monochrome CRT displays these days. Any help or suggestions on this whatsoever are greatly appreciated. Edited August 13, 2022 by Foxtrot Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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