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Old 06-09-2015, 02:03 PM   #1
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Magnadyne back light

I have a 2013 317ds with a magnadyne model m4-lcd

when i ride with the headlight on, which is most of the time the glare prevents me from reading anything on the screen. However i find that this is reduced significantly when the headlights are off.

When i turn on the headlights the backlight on the screen comes on when the headlights are off the backlighr is off.

Does any one know out the elominate the backlight on the magnadyne model m4-lcd?

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Old 06-09-2015, 11:25 PM   #2
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No I could find it also, but the location of this unit make it backward to use when driving, the gps glare on the screen make it a big hazard to use, I have setup a tom Tom gps in my field of vision
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:23 AM   #3
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I believe the backlight is always "on", as it is a backlit LCD display. I believe the backlight is dimmed when the headlights are turned on for night viewing. Before I replaced my Magnadyne with a Kenwood, I pulled the unit and cut the blue (as I remember) light sense wire. I found that the display was dim to start with, and I preferred max (daytime) illumination all the time. As I remember, on the main screen was a "light bulb" icon which, when touched, would switch the display between bright (daytime) and dim (night) level of backlight illumination.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:40 AM   #4
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I believe the backlight is always "on", as it is a backlit LCD display. I believe the backlight is dimmed when the headlights are turned on for night viewing. Before I replaced my Magnadyne with a Kenwood, I pulled the unit and cut the blue (as I remember) light sense wire. I found that the display was dim to start with, and I preferred max (daytime) illumination all the time. As I remember, on the main screen was a "light bulb" icon which, when touched, would switch the display between bright (daytime) and dim (night) level of backlight illumination.

I also cut the wire to prevent automatic dimming. Mostly I drive during the day, and if I want it dimmed I can manually set it to night mode.


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