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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Odometer, Heater, Radio, & Clock LCDs Default to Very Dim?

Is there a way to make the odometer LCD screen, heater controls, and radio instruments default to the bright setting? They are so dim I can barely see them in daylight without pushing the bright button by the clock. Needs to be done every time the car is started and is getting annoying. If not, are there mods available?

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You just have to turn your headlights off.

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05-09 dimming is controlled by the wheel switch. There is no ‘default’ logic to the circuit.
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Dimming of the instrument cluster itself is controlled by the wheel switch to the left of steering wheel near power mirror controls. The LCD screens I mentioned were not controlled by that switch but with the headlights off they reverted back to full brightness. I thought they were somehow controlled by the solar load sensor located in lower pass. corner of windshield.
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