Computerizer
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Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:15 pm

The one thing I have found most annoying in my LEAF is how I have to change to brightness of the dash backlights. In all other cars I've driven, there is a dial/knob or +/- rocker buttons so that I can change the brightness up and down at any time. In the LEAF, however, there is just a single button which increases the brightness one unit at a time, eventually wrapping around to completely off. This means if I'm at, say, brightness level 2 and I want to go to level 1, I have to press the button (guessing) 9 times. As I often adjust the brightness of the display for best safety and easy of use (I want it to be as dim as possible without being so dim I can't read it), this is quite annoying.
Tyrel Haveman
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philipscoggins
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Re: Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:59 pm

+1

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Shaka
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Re: Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:12 pm

Agreed, annoying. I just leave it in the middle, which is often times not bright enough, or too bright, but acceptable. Avoids the hassle altogether LOL

LEAFfan
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Re: Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:17 pm

This is your MOST annoying thing?? This one doesn't even come CLOSE to the 'OK' at startup for me.
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Computerizer
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Re: Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:21 pm

LEAFfan wrote:This is your MOST annoying thing?? This one doesn't even come CLOSE to the 'OK' at startup for me.
That was annoying at first but I don't even notice it anymore -- it's just an automatic thing I do when I get in the car as part of my routine to turn the car on.
Tyrel Haveman
Current: 2013 LEAF SL (Brilliant Silver), 2017 Bolt LT (Red)
Previous: 2016 Kia Soul EV+ (Titanium Grey); 2013 LEAF SV (Blue Ocean), 2012 LEAF SL (Glacier Pearl)
100% Solar PV (12.125 kW ground-mount)
Bellingham, WA

Shaka
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Re: Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:36 pm

LEAFfan wrote:This is your MOST annoying thing?? This one doesn't even come CLOSE to the 'OK' at startup for me.
Haha... my wife gets so annoyed by that, that she has started to press the OK screen as soon as I start the car. As we commute to work together so 90% of my driving is with her, it is like having an automatic button presser... LOL

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mwalsh
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Re: Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:42 pm

Yes, very annoying. Especially if you get it going to fast and overshoot the desired brightness.
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Stoaty
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Re: Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:44 pm

Since I never adjust the brightness, a non-issue for me.
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LEAFfan
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Re: Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:27 pm

Stoaty wrote:Since I never adjust the brightness, a non-issue for me.
+1! I always keep it one from the brightest so it can be seen in the sun, and it dims automatically when the headlights turn on.
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kovalb
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Re: Annoying to change Dash Brightness

Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:43 pm

LEAFfan wrote:
Stoaty wrote:Since I never adjust the brightness, a non-issue for me.
+1! I always keep it one from the brightest so it can be seen in the sun, and it dims automatically when the headlights turn on.
+2 I do exactly the same.
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