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November 15, 2017, 08:52:54 PM

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Satnav day/night mode??
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:52:54 PM »
I recently drove my new X5 at night for the first time and found the satnav very bright. After a bit of fiddling i found the settings with night mode
I selected night mode and it was much better in the dark but it is now in the darker "night" setting all the time day or night.

Is there a setting hidden somewhere to have the day/night mode automatic when the lights are on (like my landrover did) or is it a case of manually selecting day or night mode

Thanks
Paul

November 15, 2017, 10:16:50 PM
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Re: Satnav day/night mode??
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 10:16:50 PM »
You can dial in the shortcut menus (1-8) to select day or night

I have number 8 as a shortcut key to switch between day and night mode, number 7 does surround sound
Realistically the only two buttons I frequently use

Otherwise it’s a fiddle through idrive menu, though I’m sure it switches between modes if lights are set to Auto (I could be wrong, last car did)

November 16, 2017, 06:26:57 PM
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Re: Satnav day/night mode??
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 06:26:57 PM »
Auto day/night switching not on E53 or E70/71 despite VW having it since the 1990’s.  I wondered if there was a Patent on it somewhere.

I hadn’t thought about coding it into one of the ‘quick keys’  :)
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November 16, 2017, 08:12:49 PM
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Re: Satnav day/night mode??
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 08:12:49 PM »
Mines coded to ‘magic’ button 8, press once for night mode, press again for day mode -  :winkg:

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November 16, 2017, 10:22:00 PM
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Re: Satnav day/night mode??
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 10:22:00 PM »
Think it’ll be easier to follow the video as opposed to me blathering  :))
Works irrespective of model
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PScSSoVNmlA