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Ampera aka IGOR
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Maybe this is old news to the owners who have had their cars longer but I just recently found out that if the lights have come on automatically because the wipers are past a certain setting on the intermittent or switched on then the panel dimmer has no effect on the instrument light level, they stay at the standard 'lights off' brightness.
 

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Not seen this one. But what I have found in connection with the dimmer is that I regularly catch it with my knee getting into the car (I'm a tall chap!) and have to reset it when I notice the panel lights at a funny level!
 

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Ampera aka IGOR
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On the three day test drive I was out and about on the first day and got a real shock when suddenly all the panel lights and instruments went to almost off. It was very disconcerting when you think what has happened to the power, needless to say it was just the automatic lighting kicking in and the panel dimmer had been set right down.
 

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IIRC The automatic lighting and the panel lights dimming may look like the work together but the lights can come on and the panel stay bright so they would appear to work independently but you can see why they may happen at the same time - darkness under trees especially in the weather we have had over the last few days.
 
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