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Anyway to turn the inside completely dark at night?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sumitkgarg, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. sumitkgarg

    sumitkgarg Member

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    Is there a way to completely turn off (or close to off) the interior screens so that they dont reflect in the glass roof? I'd love to make the cabin as dark as possible without any reflections for the kids to admire the sky at night.
     
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  2. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    I turn the brightness all the way down and then put the screen in screen cleaning mode. There's a way, too, to set the browser to full screen and navigate to one of the "all black" web pages that various people have created for that purpose. Neither are a perfect solution, but it's close.
     
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    A screensaver mode for the instrument panel? The panel comes back on if any of the steering wheel buttons are pressed or turn signals, etc, otherwise it stays dark. The dancing reflections off the glass can be dizzying and distracting.
     
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    You could put the main screen in cleaning mode.
     
  5. SabrToothSqrl

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    Even for night driving, it's too dang bright. There should be a black out mode that blacks everything, leaving only a small red speedometer.
     
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    tweet elon your idea who knows he might run with it.
     
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  7. SabrToothSqrl

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    They still haven't gotten around to setting the suspension to high in park... maybe Jason could hack one together?

    All I need late at night is a speedo. Everything else can fall away. Bring it back with a touch to the screen.
     
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    I would pay for this option if it was available, it's way too bright at night. If they ever release the 'app store' promised all those years ago, I'll buy that app immediately or write it if I have to.
     
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    Maybe do something low-tech and try covering the CID with a (big) piece of cardboard? Not sure I'd want to do that with the IC but that might work too.

    Bruce.
     
  10. SabrToothSqrl

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    Realistically here's how I'd fix it:

    Right Scroll wheel, press, brings up menu list. Last option: "Dark Mode: On"
    Press it, and the center screen goes OFF.
    Driver Display goes dark, with only speedometer numeric, in red. (best color for night vision).
    And miles or % remaining.

    that's IT. that's All I need at night. Volume should still work, track next should work. etc.
     
  11. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    For watching the city lights or the grunion races while parked, I’ve found that placing dark cloths over the 17” and IC is helpful. I typically have microfiber towels in the car.

    Low tech, but works 100% of the time.

    Waiting for the car to shut off after 30 minutes is not helpful, and screen cleaning mode only affects the 17” iirc.

    While driving, I’ve found that dimming the 17” is sufficient, but passengers would still get reflections from the roof.
     
  12. iffatall

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    You can power off the car, but I suppose you mean to have the HVAC running.
     
  13. JohnnyG

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    In that case you could use "Remote S" and Camper Mode.
     
  14. JohnnyG

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    I'm not sure on how this will help, but here you go!
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    Saab had a feature back in the days called "black panel". Very smart to improve drivers night vision for us with a long dark winter. Should be easy for them to develop.
    OLED screens would also be a smart thing.
     
  16. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    Step 3: Profit!
     
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  17. sumitkgarg

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    Yes and the car running as well... for drives.
     
  18. Derek Kessler

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    No matter how dark you get the interior, you're still going to have to contend with a tinted glass roof. I'm sorry, but you're not going to see much.
     
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  19. JohnnyG

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    LMAO! Yes!!
    I use that reference all the time with a couple buds of mine, and everyone else looks at us like we're crazy!
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    Keep rebooting the MCU :)
     

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