View Full Version : Nav display brightness vs headlights

08-20-2007, 05:40 PM
I often drive with my headlights on in the daytime for safety, especially when it's raining. When I turn on the headlights the nav display goes into night mode, which is very difficult to see in the daytime. Any workarounds for this?



08-20-2007, 05:41 PM
reading the manual or playing with the settings (Display Function maybe?) works wonders for problems like this...

08-20-2007, 07:10 PM
Yep - hit the "info" button in the bottom left then select daytime lighting - I do the same thing in the rain...

08-20-2007, 08:00 PM
Yep - hit the "info" button in the bottom left then select daytime lighting - I do the same thing in the rain...

Your description gets the point across, but it is actually the "disp" button - and the headlights have to be on for it to give you option for "day mode".

08-20-2007, 08:37 PM
Thanks, I'll try that.

Been reading the crate of manuals I got with this beastie for the last three days and must have overlooked that.

BTW, programming instructions for the security system are a real hoot. Insert/remove key from ignition three times in five seconds, open drivers door, lock/unlock three times, close door, dance Irish jig, lock/unlock a few more times, and now we've got it's attention. Then open/close the door 1/2/3/4 times depending on how you want to program it, rotate the tires, and fiddle with the key some more... :wink:

Picked up Junior (other vehicle is much larger/older F150) on Saturday, #4 sold in this area according to dealer. Getting some odd looks from folks wondering what it is. One commented it looks like a gangster car out of the 1930s and there ought to be a guy in a cheap pinstripe suit in the back seat with a tommy gun.

08-20-2007, 08:54 PM
Well, if you get the Tommy gun, you might as well suicide the doors.

08-20-2007, 09:07 PM
Does look a bit sinister with the short (height) windows and their black window trim, and the black front-end trim. Funny I didn't notice all the black trim on the demos I took out for testing. Demos (white and silver) were different colors than my teal, maybe the trim is a different color as well. Guess I'll have to have another look at the dealer's lot.