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Old 10-12-2011, 09:33 PM
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

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Give each light you wish to dim a coat of sharpie marker. It will make your light the perfect brightness. Can see it, but it does not irritate or distract you. If you wish it darker, give it another coat.

If you wish to remove it, it comes right off with most solvents.

You will not be able to see it except when the sun shines directly on it, and this is rare because the lights are hooded.

The marker blends will with the background.
What color did you use, black?
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:48 AM
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

I actually included something about the brightness of this indicator light, of the fog light indicator, and of the high-beam indicator on a survey I got from Jeep a few weeks after I took delivery of my Overland. I also noted on the survey that dimming the dash lights doesn't dim these lights.
It's nice to see I wasn't the only one who noticed this.
IMO, driving with dimmed dash lights increases your view of the road. Driving with bright dash lights is like trying to stargaze while standing under a streetlamp. With the lights dimmed, there is less visual distraction directly in front of you, so you can focus on things that are farther away, like the road. This is especially helpful during deer season around here, and especially helpful on the highway, where cruise control will keep your speed in check.
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

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I actually included something about the brightness of this indicator light, of the fog light indicator, and of the high-beam indicator on a survey I got from Jeep a few weeks after I took delivery of my Overland. I also noted on the survey that dimming the dash lights doesn't dim these lights.
It's nice to see I wasn't the only one who noticed this.
IMO, driving with dimmed dash lights increases your view of the road. Driving with bright dash lights is like trying to stargaze while standing under a streetlamp. With the lights dimmed, there is less visual distraction directly in front of you, so you can focus on things that are farther away, like the road. This is especially helpful during deer season around here, and especially helpful on the highway, where cruise control will keep your speed in check.
Amen to that. Too, there is no automatic raising/dimming of the dash lights depending on ambient light. So when the headlights are on at twilight, relatively bright dash lighting is needed. But at night on a dark road, they should be dim for the reasons you cite. Apple can do this with their laptop keyboards; why not Jeep?
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

Hard to believe that Jeep has not yet fixed this simple and obvious defect that every every driver notices daily (until bringing out their Sharpie market!)
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:52 PM
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

Here's my solution. Try this:
(1) Buy roll of dark window tinting film.
(2) Go to a craft store and buy a 1"-1.5" diameter whole punch.

Punch out a round circle on place it over the headlight indicator. You will cut the brightness down significantly, but you will still be able to see the indicator. The film should disappear against the black background of the display. Worth a try
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:50 PM
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

doesn't putting tint on your cluster or using a sharpe on your cluster more annoying than a green light.
I would think my eye would catch the marker all the time. I can just hear people saying, hey who scribbled on your dash with a marker?
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doesn't putting tint on your cluster or using a sharpe on your cluster more annoying than a green light.
I would think my eye would catch the marker all the time. I can just hear people saying, hey who scribbled on your dash with a marker?
Did the black Sharpie thing on another vehicle, and while it works it looks like crap. Better is the window film ideal already suggested.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:31 AM
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

I just moved my steering wheel right in front of the light. Now I can't see it at all.
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