Ok so I have a really old , I believe 1st gen Ranger 2950 . A buddy did a display LED "mod" for lack of a better word ;( All display and faceplate(button) lighting was dead ) but display still was working .) as you can see in the pics he tapped into a plug on the board to find ABOUT 12 volts and wired in two 12v leds from pepboys haha . Hey at least he got the display lit up right ?!? Apparently one of the LED wires got shorted to chassis ground and when he tightened the case screws it smoked and then he gave it to me Question 1. What is the brown plug he tapped into ? Clearly the red wire cooked back to the plug he hacked into I replaced the wire and removed the LEDs he had inline and still no power . I checked the protection diode (I think) Im having a hell of a time with the ranger Schematic tracing this sucker. Any Ideas ?? Questions or need more info please chime in the more help the better ! There is also a missing orange LED for the buttons and none of them EVER worked so I'm just going to wire in a few surface mount blues (or a strip of micro blue LEDs ) sounds easier than replacing the orange LEDS that are ugly anyway lol !! Feel free to talk and recommend diodes to check or whatever you think would fix an internal short!! It was a free radio so Im willibng to experiment but its also a 38 watt driver whwen it works so hopefully if we all put our heads together we will have her buzzing in no time ! I know you ranger guys have some great advice and Im ready to get this old girl talking ! Only the red wire back to the brown plug(see pic) I see no bad traces or hotspots on the board near "the smoking wire plug" lol Any help getting this good ol girl will be greatly appreciated !!!