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Old 01-13-2021, 11:17 AM   #1
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SunShade for TST Monitor

One of my biggest gripes about the TST tire pressure monitoring system is seeing the color monitor display in brighter conditions.

Evidentially, the folks at TST have had some complaints as well.

Here is something they are offering. I purchased one and it came yesterday.
I'll post back if I see an improvement.

TST 507 Monitor SunShade





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Old 01-13-2021, 11:49 AM   #2
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Looks great

If you ever have the opportunity, let us know if it fits onto the EEZ RV tpms.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:57 AM   #3
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Hmm, $15.00 for a piece of plastic? I’m thinking one beer and a piece of poster board.
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:03 PM   #4
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One of my biggest gripes about the TST tire pressure monitoring system is seeing the color monitor display in brighter conditions.

Evidentially, the folks at TST have had some complaints as well.

Here is something they are offering. I purchased one and it came yesterday.
I'll post back if I see an improvement.

TST 507 Monitor SunShade
Ill have to check it out when I see ya next week. Later RJD






Ill have to check it out when I see ya next week. Later RJD
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:29 PM   #5
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Ill have to check it out when I see ya next week. Later RJD
Looking forward to that!
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:31 PM   #6
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Hmm, $15.00 for a piece of plastic? Im thinking one beer and a piece of poster board.
Agreed... a little steep.
Someone with a 3D printer could make a them cheaper I'm sure.

It does look good, not like cardboard, a magic marker and three beers!
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:32 PM   #7
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If you ever have the opportunity, let us know if it fits onto the EEZ RV tpms.
I don't have one of those monitors so I'll likely never be able to have that opportunity.
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:39 PM   #8
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SunShade for TST Monitor

There are a ton of sunshades for the screens on rc drone or FPV controllers, you might find one that would work for your screen size.
Try searching for FPV monitor sun hood
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Using the included suction cup. I mount mine as high as possible on windshield next to rear view mirror and no problem in the SC sun

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Old 01-13-2021, 02:16 PM   #10
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TST 507 Color monitor shade

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One of my biggest gripes about the TST tire pressure monitoring system is seeing the color monitor display in brighter conditions.

Evidentially, the folks at TST have had some complaints as well.

Here is something they are offering. I purchased one and it came yesterday.
I'll post back if I see an improvement.

TST 507 Monitor SunShade





This monitor has a light sensor to dim the display at night.
If you have tinted windows it will dim in broad daylight.
I wish they would make screen brightness a menu option so you can turn off this sensor. to test shine a flashlight into the sensor hole and you will see what I mean.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:43 PM   #11
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Easy to fix

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This monitor has a light sensor to dim the display at night.
If you have tinted windows it will dim in broad daylight.
I wish they would make screen brightness a menu option so you can turn off this sensor. to test shine a flashlight into the sensor hole and you will see what I mean.
A little square of black electrical tape solves your problem.
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Using the included suction cup. I mount mine as high as possible on windshield next to rear view mirror and no problem in the SC sun

YMMV
Mount it? I just throw it in the cup holder and periodically ask my wife to check it. She's never complained about being able to see it.

But in all seriousness, if I kept it on the dash- I could see how this little suncover makes a difference.
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A little square of black electrical tape solves your problem.
Incorrect...Tape over sensor = dark and it dims. You'd have to tape a flashlight onto the sensor....Rethink your engineering please!
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Incorrect...Tape over sensor = dark and it dims. You'd have to tape a flashlight onto the sensor....Rethink your engineering please!
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:28 PM   #15
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A little square of black electrical tape solves your problem.
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Incorrect...Tape over sensor = dark and it dims. You'd have to tape a flashlight onto the sensor....Rethink your engineering please!
mbbutler... you are correct and I've thought about taping a LED light to the sensor hole... or modifying the circuit board. It likely has a photo-electric cell that makes a connection when light is shone on it. I'd bet bridging those points on the circuit board with a drop of solder would accomplish the same.

Anyway... we'll see how the SunShade works.
Obviously it isn't for everybody... or even anybody!
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