Instrument panel info-dim

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by kgm, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. kgm

    kgm Guest

    1998 V40 (auto)

    I find it very difficult to read the information from the various locations
    on the instrument panel, particularly in daylight.(greyish background with
    small black numbers)

    I have turned the dimmer (? rheostat) fully up and whilst there is some
    illumination it is not good.

    Could it be the dimmer switch failing?

    Can the bulbs behind the panel be replaced with brighter ones?

    If so how?

    kgm, Nov 15, 2005
  2. I believe the dimmer rheostat only controls panel brightness when the
    lights are on, not during the day time.

    Chuck Fiedler
    Nothing but Volvo since 1974
    (but never a V40)
    Chuck Fiedler, Nov 15, 2005
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