Originally Posted by mor4wd
Covering the sensor would only force the headlights to come on, hence dimming the lights. I don't have DRLs but why would you want your dash lights to stay bright at night. It only dims them when it senses the ambient light is below a certain level so it dims them so as to avoid blinding you and decreasing your night vision.
I hear what you're saying about being blinded, however, I should be able to decide for myself if the lights are too bright for my liking. If a driver cannot determine whether it's too bright for his or her eyes, which would make it unsafe to drive at night, then that person should not be driving.
I personally would not have it set to the brightest setting when it's completely dark out, but I would certainly have it a lot brighter than what it's governed to. My past few vehicle were never that dim, but, if there's no option to adjust this, then I'll have to live with it!
Not the end of the world, just little things that would be nice to have control over.
Thanks for the replies!