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    I finally found an lcd to fit the dash opening in my car. The only problem is that it has no backlighting. Does anybody know a source for backlights or have any other suggestions. BTW it looks very similar to the Matrix Orbital 4X20's except it is a little smaller footprint. thx Jason

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    Well, you could try using those electroluminecent night lights. Thats what I did. Go over to Wal-Mart or mabey a hardware store and pick up as many are needed to completly fill the back of the screen. Take them all appart and trim as necessary. Just dont cut off the power leads. These work off of about 100 VAC. So if you have an inverter powering your system, theres your power. This is a much cheaper way to backlight your screen. It only cost me 6 dollars (US) for mine to work. Good luck.

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    UPDATE: I moved farther north. Now its even too cold for the deer; only moose now

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