E90Post
 


GTB Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > ConnectedDrive / I-Drive / Navigation Related Discussion > Navi-I drive brightness at night



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-09-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
niftyhawk
Private First Class
niftyhawk's Avatar
6
Rep
141
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 530xi
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

Navi-I drive brightness at night

Hey folks!! for those people with navigation in ur 335, is there a way to decrease the brightness of the navigation screen when driving at night, so the glare of the screen doesn't disturb people sleeping in the back?

wish they put head up display navigation in 3 series..
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2007, 02:28 AM   #2
magmd
Major General
magmd's Avatar
United_States
70
Rep
5,272
Posts

 
Drives: '06 330i
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Torrance, CA

iTrader: (13)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Yes, you can adjust the brightness via the settings menu for the display.
__________________
2006 330i | Black Sapphire Metallic | Step Auto | Navi with iDr | Sports Pkg |OEM Rear Spoiler | 3M CS35 Tint | H&R Sport Springs | Koni Yellows | Advan RS Racing Hypersilver: 19x9 et22 19x10 et20
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2007, 02:42 AM   #3
TRZ06
Captain
TRZ06's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
652
Posts

 
Drives: 08' IB E90 M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

I am not sure about i-drive, but most vehicles with Nav have an auto setting that when your headlights come on, the back ground of the nav changes from a whiteish to a blackish so as not to strain the eyes.

That is the case on Lexus and Audi, I am assuming that BMW has such a feature
__________________
11' Cyber Gray Corvette Grand Sport
PREVIOUS:
08' M3 Interlagos Blue: 6sp, Tech. & Premium Package
07' 335i E90: KWV2, H&R Sways, SSTT
01' & 04' Corvette Z06
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2007, 03:05 AM   #4
Neema
Major General
Neema's Avatar
United_States
200
Rep
7,224
Posts

 
Drives: a few BMWs
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (12)

Yessss duuudeeee you cannnn....... click your iDrive knob down at the home screen, or click the menu botton at the home screen. Go to vehicle and settings or whatever.......just look for it, its there, you can easily adjust the brightness. Guess what, you can even find a section to be able to program the buttons on the steering wheel to preform almost any function you want, including shutting off the Nav screen (I have my "diamond" button set to turn it on and off).
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2007, 03:07 AM   #5
Neema
Major General
Neema's Avatar
United_States
200
Rep
7,224
Posts

 
Drives: a few BMWs
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRZ06 View Post
I am not sure about i-drive, but most vehicles with Nav have an auto setting that when your headlights come on, the back ground of the nav changes from a whiteish to a blackish so as not to strain the eyes.

That is the case on Lexus and Audi, I am assuming that BMW has such a feature
Not the case with iDrive, on a 3 series atleast. I know our S500's nav screen goes from white backround in daylight, to black backround as soon as its dark or whenever we enter a garage or something.
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2007, 06:05 AM   #6
nyc3r
Colonel
nyc3r's Avatar
United_States
33
Rep
2,589
Posts

 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: USA

iTrader: (24)

the idrive screen brightness will adjust with gauge brightness.
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2007, 08:19 AM   #7
scpage
Private First Class
1
Rep
179
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SEUSA

iTrader: (0)

I wish BMW nav was like Nissan's nav. It is one of the best I have seen...with the 3-d birds eye view, etc. It also turns black once it detects low light and then back white in the day. My friends that ride in my car say the same thing after they ride in the Pathfinder.
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2007, 09:13 AM   #8
SoYank
Major General
SoYank's Avatar
United_States
88
Rep
7,504
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 E90 335i MT
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Brighton, Colorado

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via Yahoo to SoYank Send a message via Skype™ to SoYank
Quote:
Originally Posted by niftyhawk View Post
Hey folks!! for those people with navigation in ur 335, is there a way to decrease the brightness of the navigation screen when driving at night, so the glare of the screen doesn't disturb people sleeping in the back?

wish they put head up display navigation in 3 series..
As far as I've seen in mine, the intensity of the iDrive screen is adjusted with the instrument cluster back-lighting. I haven't found a way to get it to dim separately.
__________________
2009 E90 335i Montego Blue Black Leather Burl Walnut 6MT US Spec
SatNav ZPP ZCW 6FL TPMS iDrive PDC HWS Xenons BMW Assist Power Rear Sunshade Logic 7
European Taillights Rear Foglamp OEM Alarm PicoTray DataToys XM-DVR Multi-view Processor
Quaife ATB LSD Short Shift Knob Hartge Anti-Roll Bars AP Racing Front Brakes 19" Style 269
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2007, 01:04 AM   #9
Neema
Major General
Neema's Avatar
United_States
200
Rep
7,224
Posts

 
Drives: a few BMWs
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoYank View Post
As far as I've seen in mine, the intensity of the iDrive screen is adjusted with the instrument cluster back-lighting. I haven't found a way to get it to dim separately.
then read my post above
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2007, 01:06 AM   #10
rrandyy
Captain
10
Rep
787
Posts

 
Drives: E92 328
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by niftyhawk View Post
for those people with navigation in ur 335
There is a way to do it. But you seem to be asking only the 335 owners....
Appreciate 0
      06-10-2007, 01:14 AM   #11
niftyhawk
Private First Class
niftyhawk's Avatar
6
Rep
141
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 530xi
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rrandyy View Post
There is a way to do it. But you seem to be asking only the 335 owners....
yes.. cuz i am getting a 335 that's why i asked the 335 owners..
__________________
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST