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Overhead Console and Clock Lights Too Dim

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TDE, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Jul 12, 2008 at 4:11 AM
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    TDE

    TDE [OP] Member

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    Anybody else out there notice that the overhead console and clock illumination is way too dim? I have a 2008. Most of the time I have to move my head over to the center of the cab to see overhead console. Forget about seeing anything on either display if you are wearing sun glasses. I also noticed that the Fog Light switch doesn't light up (or it too is very dim) so it makes it difficult to know if you have them on or off.

    Any suggestions to improve illumination?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2008 at 4:40 AM
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    Don G

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    That was one of my first complaints when I got my 08 (Oct 07). When it is bright outside I can't see clock or temp! ! I don't approve of the whole inst. cluster thing at all. Thats my story and I'm stickin' to it:D
     
  3. Jul 12, 2008 at 5:35 AM
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    bambooshoots

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    Yeah, I didn't notice it at first.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2008 at 9:58 AM
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    Punisher

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    Interesting, my 08 seems fine. You don't have your lights on in daytime do you?
     
  5. Jul 12, 2008 at 1:05 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    do u have the dimmer toggle turned all the way up? i cant stand the bright red lights, especially at night, so i have it dimmed down so low that its where the lights darely kick on
     
  6. Jul 12, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    MikeS.

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    My clock is fine, never had a problem seeing it. The temp though is faint and at times hard to see. Can't see the fog light switch light at all during the day. Can see it just fine at night.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2008 at 3:22 AM
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    TDE

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    My observations were daytime. Illumination is just fine at night, and dimmer switch was all the way up.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    TDE

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    Thank you for pointing that out. You are correct; All dash/overhead lights dim when the light switch is on. Question for Toyota -WHY? There are some of us that for safety reasons like to run our lights during the daytime. I would just as soon control the illumination through the dimmer switch.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    DoNoEvil

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