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Hello. I have a 2013 Chevy Equinox LTZ. One thing I notice (that I do not like) is that the ...





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Old 10-26-2015, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2013 Equinox Interior Console/Infotainment Auto-Dim Lighting

Hello. I have a 2013 Chevy Equinox LTZ. One thing I notice (that I do not like) is that the instrument panel (speedometer, infotainment,fuel gauge, etc) has some sort of "auto dim" function. Depending on the time of day, it either becomes brighter or dimmer. Is there a way to disable that function so that the instrument panel is either always bright or always dim? It is easier for me to see the brighter lighting.

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As with most vehicles, when the sensor detects that it is dark, it automatically turns on your headlights and dims your interior lights / screens to preserve your sight in the dark. When the sensor detects daylight, it turns off your headlights and brightens your interior dash to make it visible in ambient light. This is probably what you are seeing.

My frustration with it is that when I start my car in the garage, it detects dark and reacts as it is programmed to. This means as I back out of the garage, my back up camera is useless because it takes a few seconds of light to get it to switch to that configuration and make the display visible.
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Thanks LurpyGeek. While I understand that the manufacturer may want to have automatic detection, some sort of "manual override" should be available. It is frustrating on an overcast day when the interior lighting switches to "night mode" and is very hard to see.
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Originally Posted by jakebebber View Post
Thanks LurpyGeek. While I understand that the manufacturer may want to have automatic detection, some sort of "manual override" should be available. It is frustrating on an overcast day when the interior lighting switches to "night mode" and is very hard to see.
There is a knob in the left side of the steering wheel that you can adjust the brightness to the lighted features of the interior.

I don't know if this information will be of any help to you. I don't have Mylink but there may be a settings function that allows you to control how it automatically changes.
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Thanks was wondering the same thing
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