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If you have the Premiere Bolt with the Rear View Display feature, there is a little button behind it on the upper right corner that adjusts the brightness level of the display!

One push displays a little icon with level bars at the right edge of the display, and subsequent pushes sequence through five brightness levels. Very Cool. :)
 

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Are you finding the rear view display useful?

If you have the Premiere Bolt with the Rear View Display feature, there is a little button behind it on the upper right corner that adjusts the brightness level of the display!

One push displays a little icon with level bars at the right edge of the display, and subsequent pushes sequence through five brightness levels. Very Cool. :)
Thanks for the tip!

I'm not finding the tv display particularly useful. I guess it's because I'm so used to the normal mirror display I find it difficult to orient (and re-focus) to the TV widescreen approach.

Are you or others using it very much???
 

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I use it all the time. Got accustomed to it immediately.

Had not found the brightness control yet - thanks! I'll have to give it a try, though I have not felt a need for any adjustment.
 

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Because it can be set brighter than actual conditions, and seems to be very high resolution, I use it all the time, and find it gives me a MUCH better view of what is in the two blind spots. This is fantastic, because I find that as I get older, my neck doesn't turn as easily to the angles it used to, and it gets more difficult to see out the rear side windows.

It is also very helpful when backing out of parking spots, or anywhere else, for that matter.
 

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I'm a new owner and find that I really like it on the freeway. My wife finds it confusing.

I accidentally discovered that if I look at it as I would a normal mirror (i.e., without close-up accommodation), I can see the view to the rear in the glass itself for a quick check. Then I can focus and see the wider camera view in the screen. Two views for the price of one!

I'll have to experiment with the brightness adjustment. Thanks for the tip.
 

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I hauled a chair in the back of my Bolt last weekend; it blocked the view out the back window. The rear view display solved the problem in an instant!
 

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Rear view mirror use case

I initially found the video mirror to be cool technology but otherwise not useful - especially since with a real mirror, your eye focal point does not change as you look forward, then at the mirror. Try it with the mirror video on for a bit, your eyes need to shift to 'near focus' and this constant refocusing between forward and rear viewing is quite distracting.

However. I had a bunch of boxes in the back on one trip that obscured the mirror sightline. You guessed it, I flipped the video on and for this use case it was great! I consider it to be a worthy safety feature, even if rarely used.
 

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Took me 20 minutes to get used to then it's never been off. Pure genius. Instead of a crappy, narrow angle view that is always partially blocked I have a consistent wide angle view. Plus the light handling is a million times better than optical. How many times have you had to deal with headlights or the sun from behind blinding you? Not with this, it can be staring at the sunrise/sunset no problem. I think I put it on the dim setting. The mirror gets surprisingly warm, dim works for me.
 

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No ones reads the manual anymore? First thing I did at night when I got home. Then sat in the car playing away.

But, yeah, that camera mirror is a blessing for those of us that tint windows. Especially at 5%.
 

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I initially found the video mirror to be cool technology but otherwise not useful - especially since with a real mirror, your eye focal point does not change as you look forward, then at the mirror. Try it with the mirror video on for a bit, your eyes need to shift to 'near focus' and this constant refocusing between forward and rear viewing is quite distracting.

However. I had a bunch of boxes in the back on one trip that obscured the mirror sightline. You guessed it, I flipped the video on and for this use case it was great! I consider it to be a worthy safety feature, even if rarely used.

Yup. Slamming my head against the head rest to look out the bottom of my bifocals "cured" me of trying to use the video mirror, except with obscuring loads.
 

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Cannot turn my mirror camera on. I am certain it is there. The brightness control is right where it should be. Just cannot manage to get the camera to "LIGHT UP"! Any suggestions?
 

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Cannot turn my mirror camera on. I am certain it is there. The brightness control is right where it should be. Just cannot manage to get the camera to "LIGHT UP"! Any suggestions?
I suggest you visit the dealer if using the mirror/camera switch does not work. Should be covered under warranty. I use the camera exclusively as we have a heavy tint on the back window - the sun is very bright in Arizona. I also like the fact it almost gets rid of the blind spot.
 

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annot turn my mirror camera on. I am certain it is there. The brightness control is right where it should be. Just cannot manage to get the camera to "LIGHT UP"! Any suggestions?
Been so long since I've messed with mine as it's active all the time. But, if I recall correctly, for my 2017 I just switch it like one does for an older mirror does to dim it for bright headlights behind you. Is the 2020 different?
 
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