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post #1 of 13 Old 02-12-2011, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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Day/Night Display for Garmin GPS on 430N Help

I went to the built in help screen on the Garmin and found the section on changing the display. The directions told me to go to setting and then display and from there I could switch between day, night, and auto display. However, when I go to settings there is no option for display. Is there another way to access the day and night display settings for the Garmin GPS on 430N or do I need to go back to the dealer for an update? This is a custom built Jeep and I just took delivery on Wednesday.

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-22-2011, 07:15 PM
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Hit the menu button, its in there.
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Don't use the "settings" on the nav screen, push the "Menu" hard button then touch the screen button "display settings" on the upper right corner. From there you can select Day, Night, or Auto and the brightness level for each mode.
Also, make sure your dash dimmer switch is not in the override bright dimmer position.
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^That. I actually found that out today when just playing with the buttons. Displays happen to show on the right side of the screen when you hit the Menu hard button.

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I like having the dash/gauges on the brightest settings at night. However then the auto function on the nav/radio screen does not change. I assume it is okay to keep the dash lights at the highest setting all the time?
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Cool. Thanks for the help.
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So, what is the purpose of the Auto Color Mode? This option doesn't change my display from day to night mode. It stays on day brightness all the time??
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So, what is the purpose of the Auto Color Mode? This option doesn't change my display from day to night mode. It stays on day brightness all the time??


you need to turn the dimmer switch down, there is 2 detents at the top of the dimmer, one is for dome lights and the other is for keeping the radio, mileage, cluster lights bright at night, push it down below these two detents.



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Don't use the "settings" on the nav screen, push the "Menu" hard button then touch the screen button "display settings" on the upper right corner. From there you can select Day, Night, or Auto and the brightness level for each mode.
Also, make sure your dash dimmer switch is not in the override bright dimmer position.
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So, what is the purpose of the Auto Color Mode? This option doesn't change my display from day to night mode. It stays on day brightness all the time??
Your dash light dimmer switch is probably in the overide position. Turn it down one notch, the detent position is max brightness override so you can have full brightness during daytime when the headlights are on.
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Your dash light dimmer switch is probably in the overide position. Turn it down one notch, the detent position is max brightness override so you can have full brightness during daytime when the headlights are on.
Its amazing that my 1997 ZJ automatically dims those lights when I have my lights on at night or leaves them bright when my lights are on during the day. I have no idea why they made this a manual setting in the WJ and now also the WK2.
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Its amazing that my 1997 ZJ automatically dims those lights when I have my lights on at night or leaves them bright when my lights are on during the day. I have no idea why they made this a manual setting in the WJ and now also the WK2.
My Silverado works that way too. The cluster and radio/Nav lights work off of the photosensor instead of the headlight operation.
One thing I don't like on the WK2 is when all you have on is the radio (at night w/ engine off) and the screen is the only thing that lights up and at full brightness. On my truck the screen and buttons light up and at the night setting.
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My Silverado works that way too. The cluster and radio/Nav lights work off of the photosensor instead of the headlight operation.
One thing I don't like on the WK2 is when all you have on is the radio (at night w/ engine off) and the screen is the only thing that lights up and at full brightness. On my truck the screen and buttons light up and at the night setting.
When the setting is on the second detent it operates as you describe, the radio stays bright. Move the dimmer switch past the second detent and the radio will dim with the dash lighting.
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When the setting is on the second detent it operates as you describe, the radio stays bright. Move the dimmer switch past the second detent and the radio will dim with the dash lighting.
Only if the Jeep is running. If your sitting in the Jeep with the engine off at night (waiting to pick someone up) and have the ignition in "acc" position the radio screen is all that lights up and it does so at full brightness no matter what position the dimmer is in. Now you could go in and change the setting on the radio from "auto" to "night" but who wants to keep doing that all the time since you will have to change it back for daytime driving.
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