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I got a 2018 LT, Confidence and Convenience a few days ago. Everything is great, except: The radio is way ...





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Old 05-28-2017, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a 2018 LT, Confidence and Convenience a few days ago. Everything is great, except:
The radio is way too bright at night. It doesn't dim at all when the headlights come on, and the dimmer knob has no effect on it at all. I can't find anything in the settings either. The manual, probably just a generic picture, shows lighting and climate buttons on the home screen, but I don't have either of those.

Not an issue, just a question, is the cruise control supposed to be always on? As soon as I start up the car, the light is on, but grayed out.

Minor gripe, more about android than the car. I wish I could keep bluetooth streaming going through an unsupported app and have maps going on the display through Android Auto.

I think that's all for now.
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I have the 8" radio I'll check the dimmer later .
My cruise on/off button is on the left side of the steering wheel .
I dont care for the andriod auto ,because you Have to use a cable . I have tried it ,but dont use it
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The dimmer knob to the left of the steering wheel on the lower dash has very little effect on the overall radio display, from what I've perceived by playing around with everything.

From memory, you'll need to select "Settings" on the touch screen Home Page, then select the sub-menu for either "Display" or "Vehicle". That contains a setting which will alter the display lighting. When you find the "Display" menu, select "Auto" so that the MyLink system will automatically adjust the lighting to what is best given the conditions it perceives.

Please keep us posted on whether you're able to solve this issue or need further assistance.
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I'll look around again in the menus, but I couldn't find anything that said display. I may stop back in the dealer since I have to drive by there later anyway.
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Found out everything is as it should. The sensor is more sensitive than I thought it would be, and I didn't realize that controlled the dash brightness even if the headlights are turned on. Once we played with that, even at the dimmest it seems bright to me.
The other ones at the lot don't have an option in the display menu either.
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Glad you were at least able to get to the bottom of it, even if it isn't to your utmost satisfaction (yet).
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My dimmer will black out the radio ( and the dash ) .When the lights are on .If the lights are off ,it has no effect on anything
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I'll need to try that out. Haven't thought of that since I don't drive at night very often.
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I'll need to try that out. Haven't thought of that since I don't drive at night very often.
I dont either ,cant see as well at night as I used to
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Has anyone figured out how to dim the display? I can't believe GM Engineers let this go into production. My 2015 would dim with the dash lights.
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Has anyone figured out how to dim the display? I can't believe GM Engineers let this go into production. My 2015 would dim with the dash lights.
The instrument panel dimmer switch is located on the lower left dash next to the steering wheel and should be the left outermost knob next to the headlight knob which is the center one and the right most knob for the fog lights (p. 157).

The 7" or 8" display can be set to either "day", "night" or "auto" display or can be re-calibrated via the "vehicle settings" menu (p.150). I believe the engine may need to be running to access / change some of the vehicle settings.

My IP / Nav display seems to work fine. Sometimes the Nav display will adjust the lighting as I'm driving due to outside lighting conditions.

If neither of those work, a dealer service visit may be in order.
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Anyone else notice that the passenger seat is narrower than the drivers seat ?
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I just purchased a 2018 Equinox and have tried the suggestions in this forum without much luck! Any new findings? I do not have a display option in settings either and cannot believe there is no way to turn the brightness down.
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my dimmer next to the headlight switch dims my radio display maybe something is wrong with yours ?


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I did try that and it only adjusted the speedometer display and not the 7 inch radio display area.
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