MyGig Radio w/ GPS - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-17-2010, 09:30 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
haden1128's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 78
MyGig Radio w/ GPS

I recently bought a 2010 Mtn. Ed. and had the dealer install the 730N RER MyGig Radio since it's not available on Mountains or Islanders. I had to take it back and have them install the microphone for the bluetooth. Now I'm curious why I have to manually dim the screen for night vs. day. Am I missing something or do I need a sensor for this? I have tried setting it to the auto mode, but it doesn't ever dim for night time. Does anyone have any insight into this?

__________________
2010 Wrangler -- Mango Tango Pearl -- Mountain Edition
haden1128 is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
pdubois64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 463
Somewhere in the settings you can switch it to auto and it will dim when you turn your headlights/parklights on. Unfortunatly there is no sensor, you would need auto headlights for that and it isn't available on the Wrangler.

__________________
2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport Orange Crush Built: Jan 11/12
2009 Jeep Wrangler Limited Unlimited Sahara Black(Sold)
2008 Jeep GC SRT8 Red Rock
2010 Harley Davidson XL1200C Black
pdubois64 is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 10:05 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
haden1128's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 78
Alright, so if I select auto the headlights being on/off control the dimming. Interesting, considering the dealer told me I would need another wiring harness. Given that mine was installed at the dealer, could it be the case that I really do need another wiring harness? Thanks for the info!
__________________
2010 Wrangler -- Mango Tango Pearl -- Mountain Edition
haden1128 is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
pdubois64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 463
I actually bought mine on eBay and just plugged it in with the harness that was there. I didn't need anything extra and I never needed the dealer to do anything with it, it just worked. My origional radio was just the single CD player/radio.

Might be a problem with unit itself or maybe they just need to program it.
__________________
2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport Orange Crush Built: Jan 11/12
2009 Jeep Wrangler Limited Unlimited Sahara Black(Sold)
2008 Jeep GC SRT8 Red Rock
2010 Harley Davidson XL1200C Black
pdubois64 is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 11:28 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 16
Check the clock is set correctly. My RBZ MyGig had AM/PM flipped the wrong way, which seemed to have an effect on the day colors vs. night colors.

But, yes, the dimming should only occur with the headlights on (and the interior dim level on the headlight stalk will also control the brightness of the radio).
quite98 is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 01:54 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
haden1128's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 78
Thanks guys! I'll look into this.
__________________
2010 Wrangler -- Mango Tango Pearl -- Mountain Edition
haden1128 is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 02:08 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
biffman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: somewhere in Big Ten country
Posts: 419
Check to see how bright you have the interior lights set to, that affects the nav system as well....which has already been mentioned...but this is most likely the issue.
biffman is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 03:21 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
haden1128's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 78
I have them turned up to the brightest. Perhaps I should turn them down some -- alot.
__________________
2010 Wrangler -- Mango Tango Pearl -- Mountain Edition
haden1128 is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 03:58 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
zerokoo149's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Greenood Lake, NY
Posts: 209
Having the brightest setting for your interior lights will put the screen for the nav in daytime mode.
zerokoo149 is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 05:36 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
scottwmckenna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Currently in PA, moving to AZ in October
Posts: 92
Yes, everyone is correct. I had this same thing happen to me and thought there was something wrong. Just simply bring back the interior lights one click, so they aren't all the back, and it will instantly fix.
scottwmckenna is offline   Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 10:50 PM   #11
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
jk'n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: First Quadrant in the Land of the Free
Posts: 4,826
Yep, same on my 08 with the interior lights dimmer set to it's brightest position, I get the same as daytime lighting on my Nav. Taking it off of the brightest setting with the lights on puts the Nav in night mode...much easier on the eyes and less distracting at night. However, during the day using the lights for driving in rain and fog, you will want that brightest setting on the dimmer because you will have trouble seeing the display in the day time whilst the dimmer is less than full brightness!
__________________

Participate in life....Keep movin'....Go there....JK'n it.........Do it! Jeep #1: Red Rock 08 JK Rubicon 4dr, 6 sp manual, Stock Mud Tires, MyGIG Upgrade, Hard Top, after sale BestTop SunRider Soft Top, Congo Cage Rack, Mopar slush mats Jeep #2 Black 08 JK Rubicon 2dr, 6 sp manual, both tops, some chrome...uggg (my wife's jeep) Jeep #3 White 92 YJ (my son's jeep) A great quote from a good friend: "All hail click clack and master jk'n." Click and clack are my idols!
jk'n is offline   Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 09:09 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
haden1128's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 78
Thanks guys! I messed with it last night and found exactly what you guys are saying to be true. Thanks again!!!

__________________
2010 Wrangler -- Mango Tango Pearl -- Mountain Edition
haden1128 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing aftermarket Radio in TJ write up TheTJRod Communications and Electronics 162 04-28-2015 07:39 PM
Mario's Double DIN radio install emev0l Communications and Electronics 61 02-14-2015 09:27 AM
I passed! amy Communications and Electronics 38 09-19-2011 02:04 PM
1991 Radio Wiring Shematic RBDT27 YJ General Discussion Forum 2 08-08-2010 08:45 PM
Mygig radio freezing.. guygettnby JK General Discussion Forum 6 05-04-2010 06:52 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC