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Stock radio way to bright

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Charlievee, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Apr 3, 2019 at 4:08 AM
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    Charlievee

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    I find the stock radio display way to bright. I have never been a fan of super nova illumination while driving at night. Yes, the setting are turned all the way down, but just like the instrument cluster its still way to annoying. Any ideas how to correct it? Not looking for a wiz bang techno ipad for the dash. Im toying with the idea of tinting the display, but not sure if it will effect the touch screen.
     
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  2. Apr 3, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    There's the dial knob on the left to adjust brightness of the gauges and it also works somewhat on the audio screen.

    There is also a brightness control just for the audio screen that is in the 'display' folder.

    You can also turn off the display entirely, which I do at night. Home -> settings -> display off
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    I agree it is too bright even turned down. An did not know you could turn it off, thanks for that tip!
     
  4. Apr 3, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    Here i am being a PITA, i like it being on just not so bright. I will see how it works shutting it off.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    Hmmm you think it's to bright turned way down?
     
  6. Apr 3, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    Another option is changing the display to a dark colored image which is more pleasing at night... although the image covers up the display rendering it useless until you hit a button (same as turning the display off).
     
  7. Apr 3, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    Yep, way to much light in the cabin when driving at night.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    You turned it all the way down in the head unit settings? That's an additional brightness setting than the small wheel to the left of the steering wheel.

    I think there are both day and night settings in there, too. Set it once with headlights on and once with headlights off. Can anyone confirm this?
     
  9. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    Correct. Both contrast and brightness all the way down.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    Well, shoot. I think you're outta luck then.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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    That's why I'm toying with the idea of window tint. If touch screens work with protective covers then it should work with a bit of tint.
     
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    Our screens are different than phone screens, for example. It may work but it won't be as sensitive/precise with a cover.
     
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    Well Corey Hart has had the solution to you problem for nearly 35 years now.

     
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