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Old 06-02-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Radio display in bedroom is too bright

We have an 07 Journey and the combo radio/DVD (Jensen #AWM960) has a very bright display so much so that we have to cover it with a pillow to darken the room, this is with the radio "off". Anyone else notice this and anyone know if it's possible to turn off the display when not needed?
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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We had the same problem in our Tour. Ended up having to unplug the whole thing because we couldn't figure it out either. Good luck.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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We have a digital clock that has very bright in the bedroom. I put couple layers of a frosted tape over the numbers. It dimmed the light down so as not to light the whole room up. Yet at night you can still see the time display.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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We had the same issue with our 07 Ellipse. I tried putting two layers of window tint film on it but it was still too bright so we took a business card and taped it over the display. We have to lift it up to see the time.

Poor design IMHO.

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Old 06-02-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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On my '07 Adventurer we used Velcro and put a curtain using room darkening material over the entire radio. Wouldn't you think that they would put a dimmer feature on the lighting?
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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I changed the 2 bulbs to LED's and now just right to see at night. Had to put resistors in series with the LED's. I also tried different colors of LED until I found one that was just right.

I also used a business card covered with electrical tape hinged over the light panal.

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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What does Jensen have to say?
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #8
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We have very dark translucent black film over the face works good with just the correct amount of brightness
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #9
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On my 03 Journey DL the +12VDC Battery and +12VDC Ignition were wired together. I added a switch to the +12VDC Ignition wire and it would kill the back light.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:35 AM   #10
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We have an 07 Journey and the combo radio/DVD (Jensen #AWM960) has a very bright display so much so that we have to cover it with a pillow to darken the room, this is with the radio "off". Anyone else notice this and anyone know if it's possible to turn off the display when not needed?
Go to a car window tinting place and get som tint film. Apply as many layers as needed.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:02 PM   #11
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Well my two cents worth of information is: I installed a Winny on/off rocker switch next to the radio. I turn it off an use another device for my bed side clock. One that does not light the room up at night. My radio is installed into a set of small drawers, next to the bed...so I pulled out 2 drawers...pulled the power plug to the radio and put in the on/off the rocker switch an cut into the side next to the radio. IF in need to listen to the radio or use the DVD player I just power up the radio by using the switch. Problem solved. At least for me.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #12
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I had a piece of TV/ Movie window netural density film in the garage. Just cut a piece and stick it on the display. Viola.

If you shut it off you obviously lose the clock, and that wasn't an option
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:28 PM   #13
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I got tired of hitting the radio with my hand when I rolled over and turning it on. Removed the radio, cured both problems. Only left a one inch hole where the wires went thru, can be easily reinstalled IF I ever wanted a radio in the bedroom. Freed up alot of table space.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #14
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Peddler, I really like your idea. The other night my wife woke me thinking an animal was scratching on the roof and trying to get in so we started banging on the walls to scare it off. How embarrassing, I had hit the radio button when sleeping and it was off station making some kind of scratchy racket. On/Off switch is on the project list !
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