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MY C MAX HAS NO DIMMER CONTROL AND I FIND THE DISPLAY TO BRIGHT AT NIGHT , IS IT POSSIBLE TO REPLACE THE BULBS WITH A LOWER WATTAGE ? THERE IS NO INFO IN THE HANDBOOK FOR CHANGING THESE BULBS OR THE TYPE USED . I DONT WANT TO GO PULLING DASH APPART IF BULBS NOT AVALIABLE ANYDOBY ANY INFO ? THANKS RUSS
 

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Yes i noticed that as well on my c max, had a seat ibiza before and you could manually change the brightness, it is far to bright at night.
 

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The TIS disc suggests that the instrument panel illumination can't be changed It also suggests that the dimmer switch is external to the cluster but doesn't say where the wiring for it differs from non-dimmable
 

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Hi all i`ve got a 04 cmax and its got a dimmer on the left hand side next to the light switch i`m guessing wires will be in that area if it has any. I would have thought they all had this option ?
 

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My 06 Focus C-Max had adimmer but my 08 C-Cax doesn't. I don't find it too bright though. The panel lights are on whether the road lights are on or not - it may be the new instrument panel is LED lit which makes it more difficult to fit a dimmer, if it is possible at all.
 

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I've been checking on similar basis about instrument panel dimming
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the panel dimming option normally (but not necccesarily exclusively) comes with having front fog lights as there don't seem to be headlight switches without front fog lights that have the dimming control

anyone want to prove me wrong please
 

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There`s a dimmer on mine.Just left of the light switch is a roller dial to adjust headlight height when loaded & under that is another roller dial which dims the instruments.
 

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I have front fogs and a dimmer, adds to the case!

Quick thought, could you not put some sort of "tint" over the glass area?
Just an idea.
 

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Yep,got front fogs,theyoperate via main light switch,for fronts pull out once,for front & rear turn again.The dimmer is below & left of side/heads switch
 

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I'll try to see via Ford if the looms behind the main light switch are all the same or at least the same after panel dimming was intoduced
 

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IV GOT FRONT FOG LIGHTS BUT NO DIMMER JUST BEEN OUT TO DOUBLE CHECK THE SWITCH , PULL OUT FOR FOGS AND A ROLLER FOR HEAD AJUSTMENT BUT NO DIMMER
 

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Mine has a dimmer (1.8 TDCi Titanium) but it's not exactly effective, doesn't dim down enough in my opinion.

Occaisionally when I switch the headlights on the dash / radio displays do not dim. Switching headlights off / on usually fixes it.

Ho Hum, time to book it back in for the 4th time in 2 months!!!!

What does "Ford" stand for?

First On Rubbish Dump
 

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Just a wild idea they didnt switch to auto dimming on the newer models did they? Dont know if its possible but my 1977 cortina had dimming interior lights thought all cars would have them now
 
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