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    Instrument lights...

    Is there any way to customize the Instrument lights so they stay on all of the time, even when the headlights are not on? Sometimes the gauges are hard to read and to be honest, I love the red glow.
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    Some places require you to drive with your headlights on 100% of the time... you could always do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abarth67 View Post
    Is there any way to customize the Instrument lights so they stay on all of the time, even when the headlights are not on? Sometimes the gauges are hard to read and to be honest, I love the red glow.
    thanks
    I thought that the instrument lights (for the speedo/tach) were controlled by a photocell. If that's the case (any opinions?), if anyone knows where the cell is, you can cover it and the light would be on all the time. I'd love to do that myself as I can't see either the tach or speedo worth a hoot in the daylight.

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    "Careful Icarus...The Abarth abides..."

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    Not by photocell only on with headlights

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    I bet there is a way to change that though. Maybe someone smarter than me can figure it out and share.

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    The controls inside the car are lit all the time in the standard 500 (sunroof button, climate, mirrors,sport/defrost/hazard and windows).

    The brightness of the instrument panel when the lights are on is a combination of both the EVIC + and - buttons and a light sensor in the EVIC panel itself. As built, even if the lights are on during the day if the ambient light inside the car is bright the speedometer and tach will be somewhat dim or off. This is somewhat more apparent in the Pop and Lounge which have the retro style instruments - we have a white speedometer rim with big black numbers. The insides of the black numerals are actually lit up orange. I did not know this when I first bought my car and spent a very entertaining 15 minutes in the driveway with a towel over the binnacle watching it brighten.

    I am not sure if the Abarth is any different. One way to test it would be to turn the lights on when it is sunny and then drive through a tunnel.

    However, the standard operation is that the speedo and tach are not lit without the lights being on.

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