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I am the new owner of a 2015 Titan that came with the combination radio/maps/phone/Blue Tooth/etc., and a touch screen.

My problem is that when I turn the headlights on, the screen gets so dark I cannot see the map.

When I turn the headlights off, the screen is bright and easy to read.

I have tried adjusting the dash lights brightness, but that does not seem to affect the radio screen.

I have played with the night/auto setting on the screen itself but I am not sure what, if any effect it had.

My headlights do NOT have the "AUTO" setting that brings them on whenever the engine is running. I only have "OFF", "PARKING LIGHTS", and "ON".

I like to run headlights on dim whenever the engine is running. But when I turn them on, the radio/map screen gets dark.

The owner's manual says:

Display - Touch this key to adjust the appearance of the display.
  • Brightness - Adjusts the brightness of the display.
  • Display Mode - Adjusts to fit the level of lighting in the vehicle. Touch key to cycle through options. “Day” and “Night” modes are suited for the respective times of day while “Auto” controls the display automatically.
  • Scroll Direction - Adjusts the direction of the menu scroll. Choose to either move up or down.
I am also not sure what some of that means.

Anybody else had that problem and figured out how it works?

Thanks.

ETA: I just checked and at night the radio/map screen is readily visible (well lighted) when I turn the headlights on. In the daytime, when I turn the headlights on, the screen gets REALLY dark. It must have something to do with the ambient light sensor.
 

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Mine is tough to see when I have polarized sunglasses on, but I never noticed a problem with the brightness, you can always hit the daytime button when you turn the lights on during the day to keep the white background. Maybe run it by the dealer and maybe it's something simple. I would assume being a 15 it's still under warranty.
 

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If you push the sun and moon icon during the day with no lights on, does it do the same thing as when you turn your lights on? which is get very dim. If not and it is a bit brighter then when you turn your lights on, you may have an issue.

But if it is just as dim as when the lights are on then you might be out of luck. what you can do is once your lights are on you can push that sun and moon button to over ride the dimming when the lights are on. (like what Smccarty3 said)

let us know what you find out and maybe send a pic. it will prob be hard to tell in the pic but could give us an idea
 

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OK. I seem to have it working now.

The sun/moon button offers different options, depending upon whether I have the headlights on or off:

a. With the headlights off, I only get 2 choices: "night" and "auto", and the screen is dark.

b. With the headlights on, I get 3 choices: "night", "day", and "auto". In the "night" and "auto" modes, the screen is dark. But if I set it to the "day" mode, the screen looks bright and fine---even after I turn the lights off and I think it stays bright even when I turn the key off and restart the engine later.

Weird.

This is all I see in the owner's manual:

System - Display - Display Mode: Adjusts to fit the level of lighting in the vehicle. Touch key to cycle through options. “Day” and “Night” modes are suited for the respective
times of day while “Auto” controls the display automatically.


SUN/MOON BUTTON
To change the display brightness, press
the button. Pressing the SUN/MOON button again will
change the display to day or night display mode.
If no operation is performed within 5 seconds, the
display will return to the previous display.
Press and hold the button for more than
2 seconds to turn the display off. Press the button
again to turn the display on.
 

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Awesome, glad its not busted. I do wish we had the option to dim or brighten the display at a more modular rate, rather then fully dim or fully bright.. oh well, not worth nit picking about it haha
 
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