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      05-29-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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night mode for navi?

Searched, didn't find it. Do our cars have night mode, where the colors change to low contrast dark colors when it gets dark outside?
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i think it dims doesnt change like an Audi
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      05-29-2006, 10:58 PM   #3
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I dont think it changes at all, but thats a good question, ill check for you once I get my car back from the shop. I know my dads MB goes from an orange background to a dark blue but the idrive at least on e90 and e60 do not.
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      05-30-2006, 07:27 AM   #4
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The display definitely goes darker when its darker outside. Each morning when I starup the engine its a bit dim outside (almost winter here), and the display is notably darker. There does not appear to be a range of darkness though - its i\either bright or dim.
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      05-30-2006, 10:54 AM   #5
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Thanks boys, that's pretty much what I thought. Kinda surprised, my Dad's Lexus had night mode around 2001.

Great forum!
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      05-30-2006, 12:27 PM   #6
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...and you can always adjust the brightness of the screen yourself in the iMenu.
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the way this screen is put into the dash, it doesnt need a night mode.

All the other cars that have the screens flush with the dash need the fuction.


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Plz explain. I assumed nightmode was to preserve night vision. I don't see how a hood makes a difference.
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The screen brighness is dependent on three things:
1) The screen dims if you have your headlights on
2) A light sensor under the display (the sensor is in a small hole in the display frame, centrally below he display)
3) A relative screen brightness set in the iDrive menus.

I do not find the display distracting at night. I guess the lights on and display sensor im the display enough.
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