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post #1 of 10 Old 04-02-2009, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Couldn't see NAVI in daytime with lights on...

I got tired of having the map display on my NAVI unit go to the dark mode when the headlights were turned on during the day. I grabbed a few feet of wire, some connectors and a switch and fixed the problem.

The display on my unit is wired to the dash lights for the HVAC control unit. I cut the red wire and spliced two yellow leads into it. The two yellow leads go under the dash to the switch and provides a cut off for the headlight signal so when I am using the NAVI in the daytime with the headlights the map display is still bright.

Took me about 15 minutes and it works great. No more trying to read the darkened map during the day!










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Re: Couldn't see NAVI in daytime with lights on...

WOW! Amazing idea! I hate when I'm driving along and bam out goes the light.
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good job taz!

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Re: Couldn't see NAVI in daytime with lights on...

Nice idea Taz. I'm sure this will help alot of people. Out of curiousity, what Navi was this for?
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Nice idea Taz. I'm sure this will help alot of people. Out of curiousity, what Navi was this for?
It's the Eclipse 6650. (I think that's the model #)

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Re: Couldn't see NAVI in daytime with lights on...

i like where u put that switch at, good thinkin man
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Re: Couldn't see NAVI in daytime with lights on...

Ummm, I think I like it.
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Re: Couldn't see NAVI in daytime with lights on...

Simple thing that does the job! Easy mods are the best

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Re: Couldn't see NAVI in daytime with lights on...

taz i totally know how you feel! i cant read my navi either when the lights are on in the day, hopefully ill get to do this one day if im not too lazy

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Re: Couldn't see NAVI in daytime with lights on...

I have the same Eclipse Nav and I never seem to have a problem seeing the screen. But I live in San Diego and never really turn my lights on during the day. But good write up brother.
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