2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6: Clear Display
March 17, 2008
A pet peeve of mine, automotively speaking, is when a vital display washes out. In this case "vital" being the display for the XM satellite radio info. Driving into work this a.m., as I crept along the freeway at 10-20 mph, I flicked through a few of the "decades" radio stations and couldn't see the upper half of the display that shows song title, artist, etc. I soon discovered that there was an easy solution.
I did the usual knee-jerk reaction of twisting the instrument panel light dimmer up. Turning it all the way up (also indicated by a "beep") switched the screen's illumination to the night mode of white on black, which worked perfectly in this instance. Much easier than diving into a sub-menu to change the screen's format. And yes, switching on the exterior lights does the same thing. Sorry for the cell phone pics, but you get the idea.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 9,352 miles.