Dash "Smoked." Sun Damage?

BDanz

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When searching the forum for "dash" and "sun damage," I've seen that the sun has actually MELTED the plastic on their dash. Not my issue, thankfully. Has anyone experienced what's pictured below? It seems to fade over time but it returns after sitting in a sunny parking lot for an hour or so.

I'm taking it in for its 4,000-mile maintenance this week (yes, I know I'm over), and was wondering if I should bring this up to the techs.

Thanks for any insight.

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Sierra1

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When searching the forum for "dash" and "sun damage," I've seen that the sun has actually MELTED the plastic on their dash. Not my issue, thankfully. Has anyone experienced what's pictured below? It seems to fade over time but it returns after sitting in a sunny parking lot for an hour or so.

I'm taking it in for its 4,000-mile maintenance this week (yes, I know I'm over), and was wondering if I should bring this up to the techs.

Thanks for any insight.

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Check your brightness setting. If it's turned up to high, it can look like that.
 

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It doesn't look like the sun affected ones I've seen before where the sunlight was directed through a windscreen and caused melting. Odd, to me, that only that side is affected instead of the entire display. Absolutely mention it during the service and get them to make a note of it in the system so it can be referenced later.
 

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Thanks for the quick responses. I set one of my gloves on it today to give it some shade. We'll see if that helps. I'll let the shop know so there's documentation. Good call.
 

Sierra1

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Did you check the brightness setting to rule it out? Mine looks like that when I turn it all the way up. I have mine turned way down to reduce the "shadowing".
 
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Madhatter

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how do I say this , your meter is divided , the right side is a weak point . on my 2019 it had to be replaced under warranty for going dark . I had about 700 miles when mine failed .... no issues on the replacement .
 
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