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post #1 of 17 Old 07-05-2013, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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HUD Brightness Calibration

I just switched from a 2012 2LT to a 2013, and the HUD in the new car is brighter - which tends to be too bright at night. On the '12 the dimmest setting was very faint, and I could see great in bright daylight when it was set all the way up. It makes me think that there should be some sort of calibration you can make to the unit itself, which would control the brightness range of the dimmer in the cockpit.

Does anybody know if you can do this?
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-05-2013, 10:00 AM
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So you are saying that the lowest brightness setting is still too bright at night?
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I noticed that the HUD responds to the light sensor on the front of the dash.

I'll drive around in the daytime with running lights on, but when I go into my neighborhood and the leaves on the trees block the sunlight the HUD auto dims along with it.

Is yours doing that? Perhaps faulty light sensor on your dash?
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-06-2013, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your feedback everyone.
ichris: yes, the lowest brightness setting is much higher in my 2013 than it was in my 2012.

skuttduck: my dash lights, etc dim and brighten in response to changes in ambient light, so I don't THINK that's the problem.
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I have a 2013 2LT and it has a dimmer switch just to the right of the steering wheel on the dash. You can even turn it all the way off. You can move it around, adjust what information you want it to display and make it super bright too. There are about 10 different brightness settings from super bright to very dim. Your switch must be defective.

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I have a 2013 2LT and it has a dimmer switch just to the right of the steering wheel on the dash. You can even turn it all the way off. You can move it around, adjust what information you want it to display and make it super bright too. There are about 10 different brightness settings from super bright to very dim. Your switch must be defective.
Yep, same on my 2012 SS ... my HUD did go out completely at about 2000 miles, they thought it was the switch, but it wasn't it was the HUD unit itself

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Your switch must be defective.
Actually, the dimmer is working, its just not getting dim enough. I'm thinking about using a small square of neutral density lighting gel to cut down on the overall brightness of the display. I'll let you all know how that works.
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I know how to fix it. On a bright sunny day, go out and stare at the sun for about 10 to 15 minutes. You will damage a few hundred rods and cones in both eyes and that night, when you drive your car, your heads up display will be just right.

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Actually, the dimmer is working, its just not getting dim enough. I'm thinking about using a small square of neutral density lighting gel to cut down on the overall brightness of the display. I'll let you all know how that works.
Does your switch turn the HUD completely off? It should

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