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Unread 01-19-2014, 05:17 AM   #1
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Automatic Switch to Night Mode on Display

Hi All--I've noticed that my Navigation Map stays in daytime mode--even when the headlights are on. I have the day/night option set to "Auto" in the setting panel. The daytime display is really bright. Anyone else notice this? I can manually switch to night display. I have the latest software upgrade installed. 8.4AN unit/Summit with a December '13 build date.

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Unread 01-19-2014, 05:48 AM   #2
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Not sure what model year you have, but on the 2012, the rotary dimmer switch position will have an effect on the day/night mode. Try dialing down one notch.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 07:37 AM   #3
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If operating correctly, you should be able to set to your desire in the "settings" mode.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 08:06 AM   #4
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Not sure what model year you have, but on the 2012, the rotary dimmer switch position will have an effect on the day/night mode. Try dialing down one notch.
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Turn the interior light dimmer switch down so it is not in the detent position at max brightness. I couldn't figure out why my display would never switch to night mode and that was the reason. 2014 Overland 06/13 build date with latest software.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 01:46 PM   #5
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Same exact issue on my 2014 limited GC. I can't get it to switch to night mode when the automatic lights go on.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 01:48 PM   #6
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Same exact issue on my 2014 limited GC. I can't get it to switch to night mode when the automatic lights go on.
Did you try turning the interior light dimmer switch down so it is not in the detent position at max brightness?
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Unread 01-19-2014, 02:39 PM   #7
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It's the dinner knob for sure. Top position = all lights on. Mid position = brightest locked then the lowest click allows it to switch back and forth with day and night modes automatically.

I was worried about it in my 2012 and stumbled on the answer.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 02:31 AM   #8
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Unread 02-19-2014, 09:40 AM   #9
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That's all well and good, but when doing that it doesn't give you the same brightness in the car that you originally had.....plain and simple, it should just switch to night mode when your headlights go on. Shouldn't be too hard to program
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Unread 02-19-2014, 10:55 AM   #10
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Turning the headlight switch to off will cause a problem with the displays, too. Works best in auto mode.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 11:37 AM   #11
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These are the silly little things that keep pushing me away from buying my Summit. My Lincoln MKX just works. Nav is perfect. Lights work the way they are supposed to. Stereo is great. No problems in the snow, etc. I feel like I'm in a luxury vehicle when I drive it. I keep reading the various little problems that people post about their jeep having and it makes me feel like I am buying something that's trying real hard to be a luxury vehicle, but still has its training wheels on because it keeps falling short. I need to stop feeling so nervous about this purchase and just do it.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 12:21 PM   #12
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These are the silly little things that keep pushing me away from buying my Summit. My Lincoln MKX just works. Nav is perfect. Lights work the way they are supposed to. Stereo is great. No problems in the snow, etc. I feel like I'm in a luxury vehicle when I drive it. I keep reading the various little problems that people post about their jeep having and it makes me feel like I am buying something that's trying real hard to be a luxury vehicle, but still has its training wheels on because it keeps falling short. I need to stop feeling so nervous about this purchase and just do it.
Whats being described here isn't an issue, every car I have had the full max brightness on the dimmer keeps everything lit up no matter what, day or night. If you drop it one notch below everything is just a notch dimmer but also toggles between day and night modes - thats how it was in the 2 Lexus', M5, Avalanche, new Subaru, and Acura TL and now Jeep that I have owned. This might come as a surprise to some that have never had a screen in their vehicle.

Not sure how you can say this is something that doesn't "just work" - in this case it doesn't "just work" in an extremely large percentage of the car market. Also not totally sure why you are implying some of the other things you listed above don't "just work" in the Jeep...

Maybe go down and use it for yourself. Try not to mistake confusion about how something works and preference to something not working.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 12:21 PM   #13
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These are the silly little things that keep pushing me away from buying my Summit. My Lincoln MKX just works. Nav is perfect. Lights work the way they are supposed to. Stereo is great. No problems in the snow, etc. I feel like I'm in a luxury vehicle when I drive it. I keep reading the various little problems that people post about their jeep having and it makes me feel like I am buying something that's trying real hard to be a luxury vehicle, but still has its training wheels on because it keeps falling short. I need to stop feeling so nervous about this purchase and just do it.
PA - thing is, I don't know what some of the guys above are b!tching about.

On our 2012 Limited it works JUST FINE.

What people are having problems describing is that the dimmer rheostat for the interior lights has a variable position, and I believe THREE detents. ALL detents are at the MAX end of adjustment (meaning lights are set to max).

The first is the familiar interior lights ON constantly position.

the next, over-rides the auto-diming to make the system remain full bright (whatever you've selected on the NAV menus) all the time, regardless of light sensor input.

The last one down (closer to the adjustment position) accepts the over-ride from the light sensor, and will automatically dim when the lights come on if you've set the NAV display menu to dim.

THEN, anywhere down from that detent you have the variable settings, which also respond to the NAV dim.

So it works just fine, but MOST people don't bother to read their owner's manuals and then b!tch if they can't figure it out on their own.

The truth of the matter is that there are SOOOOO many new technological features on today's autos and there is not a whole lot of standardization from one brand to another, so people are going to be confused more easily if they don't bother to learn the brand.


THAT SAID, once you realize how it works you'll probably find that most of the Jeep controls make intuitive sense.
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