View Full Version : Kenwood KDC-X897

07-20-2013, 01:00 PM
I recently installed the Kenwood KDC-X897 into my 2012 Ram 1500 pickup and im having a problem seeing the display during the day... It looks stunning at night...

Does anyone have any tips or tricks I can do to make the display more viewable during the day? I have tried several contrast adjustments with little to no effect.. Doesnt seem to matter what color is set either...

Any help would be great! Thanks!

07-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Is there a day/night setting? it's probably in night setting where it's dimmed

07-20-2013, 01:20 PM
I dont recall seeing one... ill go to kenwoods site and check out the settings manual and have a look... Its got a bunch of illumi settings and im not 100% sure what they mean either..


07-20-2013, 02:22 PM
All auto dimming is turned off... There is no setting that I can see that refers to day/night dimming...

07-20-2013, 02:48 PM
Nope, it is what it is man...its a great radio but there displays do wash out

07-20-2013, 04:08 PM
Yeah im pretty happy with the HU itself for the price.. Looks amazing at night time... But yeah.. be nice to be able to see it better during the day ;)