Fuse to pull to make dash completely dark?

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  1. Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes Senior Member

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    I'd like to "turn off" the dash lights so that the car as dark as possible while in READY mode (stealth camping). Currently, I use cut-outs to block the light, but actually turning off the light would be better.

    Yes, I read the manual (fuse layout pages attached) and it seems like Fuse #22 looks promising. Before I contort myself upside down and cram into the footwell to actually pull the fuse to test, I thought I'd see whether anyone actually knew the answer. No need to re-invent the wheel!

    FUSE #22: Headlight Leveling System, Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder Light, Gauges and Meters
     

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    the little rotary switch doesn't shut them off?
     
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    Only if the taillights are on, which doesn't contribute to the whole stealth-camping vibe.
     
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    Exactly correct. When the stalk headlight position is OFF, the rotary switch dims the lights a tiny bit, but nowhere near dark.
     
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    I never noticed my dimmer knob doing anything at all if the headlight switch is in OFF.
     
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    I haven't either. It needs a brighter-than-usual setting for use when wearing sunglasses on a sunny day, when the display becomes darn near invisible. That was never a problem with analog dashes.
     
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