I have a problem and maybe someone here can help me. My 1995 Corsica
has finally passed away a few days ago (transmission fried and I don't
have $1,400 for a new one) so since the stock Delco radio in my Corsica
(model # 16195181) has superb sound quality, I want to move it to my
1993 S10 Blazer which I now drive. I removed the crappy sound quality
stock Delco radio from my S10 Blazer (model # 16161615) and installed
the radio from my Corsica. I can tell you that the sound quality and
range vastly improved in the S10 Blazer without having to change any of
When nighttime came, I noticed a problem when I turned on my headlamps.
None of the panel illumation lights inside the radio would turn on. The
clock/display works fine and dims like it should when I turn on my
headlamps as the rest of my dashboard lights up just fine. It's only
the panel illumination lights inside the radio that don't work. The
radio still works great; however, without any lights on the radio at
night, I find myself turning the cigarette lighter instead of the
At first, I thought maybe the little lightbulbs inside somehow burned
out all at once so I put the Corsica's Delco radio back into my Corsica
and tried it out. The lights in the radio worked just fine when I
turned on the headlamps on the Corsica so that couldn't be the problem.
I put the old Delco radio back into the S10 Blazer and its panel
illumination lights work just fine when I turn on the headlamps. The
panel illumination lights in both radios work just fine.
This one just baffles me. Both radios are the same size, shape, and
have the same connections in the back. I only had to move the mounting
hardware from one radio to the other to use the radio in the S10
Blazer. Maybe someone here can help me on this one and tell me how to
fix it. Thanks.