Uneven Interior Lighting - 2012 Jaguar XF Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Jaguar XF: Uneven Interior Lighting

February 8, 2013

2012 Jaguar XF

Probably just like you, I prefer an even spread of dashboard lighting at night. I also prefer to dim the nav screens so they don't distract me from the road. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any sort of lighting adjustment for the Jaguar's infotainment screen.

I searched multiple times through all the on-screen menus to no avail. All I could get was the typical Day/Night/Auto setting. I adjusted the main dashboard lighting dial, and that managed to dim the screen to acceptable levels, but then the rest of the controls were too dark to read. This seems like an odd oversight for a car that seems to have everything else.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 17,550 miles


  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    My 2008 XKR is similarly cursed. It is such a simple thing that many makers get wrong. The Nissan Xterra is another great example. If you turn up the dash lights so you can read the radio easily, you need sunblock to counter of the IP glare.

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