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Old 08-25-2001, 10:56 PM   #1
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I wrote in the general forum before realizing there was a forester forum. As I said there, my mother has a new forester s but the clock is useless for her, not only bad location but completely washed out in daylight. With all the space on the dash I thought of getting her a clock to put there. Any ideas?
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Old 08-26-2001, 08:22 AM   #2
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Have her check the radio first. In the 2000 and older models, you can set the radio display to show the time by pressing the "DISP" button at the far right of the receiver. Not sure if true for '01 and newer. Check the owner's manual to verify.

Hope this helps,
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Old 08-27-2001, 04:32 PM   #3
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Tinting the windows may help. A darker interior would make the clock more visible.

Also, make sure her headlights are off during the day, because the interior lights dim when they are on.

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Old 08-28-2001, 01:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Yes, it was the headlights. We had them on as daytime running lights. Now the question is how to use the headlights as drl's AND see the clock!
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Old 08-28-2001, 01:30 PM   #5
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There are after-market modules that you can install which will turn the headlights on when the car starts but at a much lower wattage. It accomplishes what drl is suppose to do which is to draw attention to the vehicle but it wouldn't turn the interier pannel lights on. some of them come as plug and play. I think JC whitney sell them, but you can also check your local parts/accessories store like Pep boys, auto zone, advanced autos, etc.
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Old 08-29-2001, 05:05 AM   #6
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Question Use the 'Bright' switch

I don't know about US models, but my forester has a 'Bright' switch above the stereo and below the AC panel that increases the brightness of the clock when the lights are on.
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Old 08-31-2001, 11:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Seems that the best solution is to get drl hooked up.

No 'bright' switch on US models and no button on the radio for 2001 S!
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