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For the past couple of weeks, my dashboard lights have been very dim and I thought maybe something was wrong with them. But I start messing with the little dimmer knob and noticed that it controlled the dash lights. I had always thought it set a delay for the lights when you lock the car, but I was wrong.

Anyway, why is it there? What is the purpose of dimming your dashboard lights?? :confused:
 

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IDK the true purpose but at night when I drive and it's pretty dark out, I dim the lights so it isn't so bright and so it doesn't hurt my eyes when I look at the dash.


Hope this helps!


For the past couple of weeks, my dashboard lights have been very dim and I thought maybe something was wrong with them. But I start messing with the little dimmer knob and noticed that it controlled the dash lights. I had always thought it set a delay for the lights when you lock the car, but I was wrong.

Anyway, why is it there? What is the purpose of dimming your dashboard lights?? :confused:
 

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seriously did you start a post about this??????????????
Does it really matter? He had a question so he asked it. Most do the same thing. It's a forum, i believe thats what these are for.
 

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IDK the true purpose but at night when I drive and it's pretty dark out, I dim the lights so it isn't so bright and so it doesn't hurt my eyes when I look at the dash.


Hope this helps!

This is the purpose you said it right there.. thats the idea of the adjustment switch;)
 

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seriously did you start a post about this??????????????
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No Hating here. Be respectful.



and secondly,

To dim lights, i know when i drive at night i keep them at lowest setting because bright lights in the dash reduce your night vision. (Think airforce pilot, dim green lights to help with night vision)
 

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Noodile I figured you'd be the first flipping on a post like this. You must have started seeing a shrink to control your rants or you are either still stoned from 4/20 LOL
 

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You will also find. That when you run your headlights when it's still a little light out, you can barely see the dash or radio lights .But if you rotate the knob up it will brighten up the dash ...:D
 

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I don't know about any of you all but I never mess with the switch. I just leave it on full birghtness at night. It doesn't hurt my night time vision that I can tell.
 

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If you drive at night in the city then the lights wouldn't affect you to much. I did a lot of rural highyway driving and it was annoying have the lights blinding you when everything past 50 feet was pitch black. No that I am back in the city I just leave them at the highest setting with no issue.
 

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I find the best setting on most cars is at about 80% of the maximum intensity. The adjustment is there for personal preference of course.
 

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Noodile I figured you'd be the first flipping on a post like this. You must have started seeing a shrink to control your rants or you are either still stoned from 4/20 LOL
hahahahah, funny. in all honesty, i do flip out if its something thats been answered or something that has 2000 threads on, but for this, its honestly a noob mistake kinda.


PS: i might also be easy on this because a friend of mine drove WITHOUT his headlights on because when he turned them on he couldnt see the dash.

NO JOke. i had to show him the switch
 
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