So... I had an issue because I had this great idea to buy a factory radio off ebay that had an auxiliary port to install on my jeep. (I know pretty much everyone has done this). I found it online for $60 and it was described as in perfect condition. Well I got the thing in the mail and it looked like someone tried using the LCD as a touch screen with a key.
Also went to install it and half of the light bulbs were burnt out.
I was so mad. I contacted the guy and he offered a refund if I shipped it back to him. Decided it wasn't worth the time or money to ship it back so I thought I would get creative. I will try to add pictures later if anyone is interested in more.
Problem 1- Scratched screen.
I picked up the meguiars headlight lens restore kit that comes with sand paper. Wet sanded it and buffed it out. It looks like brand new!! So if anyone has a scratched screen on there stock stereo this worked perfectly and only took me all of 10 minutes!
Problem 2- Light bulbs burned out.
So I saw a couple threads on people soldering in new 12v bulbs into there heating/air conditioning controls. So I removed the stereo popped off the face plate, and sure enough there where 4 bulbs not working. So I took off the face off my other deck heated up the solder on 4 bulbs that I knew worked and soldered them on to the new deck! It was a little hard because the bulbs were so small but it didn't take me to long and it works perfectly!
If anyone wants a further right up on this let me know. I was just excited that this issue was solved and for free with parts I had laying around the house! At the end of the day the Ebay seller refunded me $20 to compensate the scratch kit.
Now I need to find bulbs for my heater controls because ALL of the bulbs are out on it and unfortunately I don't have a spare one laying around. Has anyone played with putting colored LEDs in there instead?