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Offline Gel

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Display brightness
« on: January 13, 2020, 11:58:28 am »
Have to say this is first car I've owned where there's no dedicated switch so display brightness can be instantly amended :-\
Other day (early morning) in rain I put my headlights on, and dash display became far
too dim, but no quick fix possible. When stopped I fiddled with settings, and display brightness
was on "AUTO"; changed to manual, and moved brightness levels up so I could
better see the displays.
Gerald
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Offline aljshep

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Re: Display brightness
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 12:34:32 pm »
Try twisting the little knob that sticks out of the tachometer.
On our cars it switches between dim and bright.
On some models, pressing this switches from mph to kph.

steve101

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Re: Display brightness
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 04:03:09 pm »
I would go and have a look now but it's chucking it down out there. Will have a go when it eases off a bit. I have had a similar problem with the satnav going into night time mode.

Offline Helijock

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Re: Display brightness
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 07:37:47 pm »
SatNav goes into "night mode when the headlights come on. So if you have them on auto and they come on the sat nav will all but disappear.

steve101

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Re: Display brightness
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 07:02:41 am »
Yes, I knew about that. I'm hoping there is a quick way to alter the brightness that I am yet to discover. The rest of the dash going dark isn't a problem, just the sat nav if on the off chance I am using it.

Offline BigAl

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Re: Display brightness
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 03:18:53 pm »
That system has been a bugbear of mine since I had my first in 2012, but they sorted it on 2018 models.

Up to 2018 models, the dimming was activated by turning the lights on (manual or auto via the dashboard light sensor). You could override it by turning the stalk on the dials, or use the display setting on the satnav itself (auto/day/night). But if you ever needed lights on after (say) a summer thunderstorm leaving lots of spray, the display would also be dark. Post 2018 models have the light sensors independant for headlights and dashboard so you can have the lights on with the display still bright (unless the cabin is dark).

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Re: Display brightness
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 09:28:16 pm »
Thanks all.

 ;D
Gerald
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Re: Display brightness
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 08:17:46 pm »
Update on this, on my car. There is a stalk comes out of the dash which when either pressed or turned changes the dash lights including the sat nav from day to night and the other way too.

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Re: Display brightness
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 08:17:46 pm »