Last post on Nov 05, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#40 of 49 Re: 2011 instrument panel lighting problem [mcdawgg]
Oct 19, 2011 (3:58 pm)
But my dash light diminished in intensity from the way I had set it while I was driving in the rain...it increased suddenly but it was not darker (that I could see).
#41 of 49 Re: 2011 instrument panel lighting problem [debbie68]
Oct 19, 2011 (4:21 pm)
Really, it is fine - it is supposed to do this. You can set it to one level, but it turns it even brighter when it is light out, then darker when dark out. I have a 2010 & a 2007, which are the same as a 2011 - mine do the same thing, and you will notice it more when raining. You are just not noticing the slight variance in brightness of the environment.
I bet any money that if you went out for a drive right now, it will stay at one setting (because it is dark out, unless you are on the west coast!)
Don't bother with the dealer, they will tell you the same as what I am saying. Also check with the Toyotanation forums if you want further confirmation.
#42 of 49 Re: 2011 instrument panel lighting problem [mcdawgg]
Oct 19, 2011 (4:59 pm)
This is all strange to me! Especially because when I was driving in the rain, the light did not change, it was overcast.
On the other hand, when I drove under an overpass, the light switched down then -- but again came up suddenly, without change in the outside light.
Sounds like this effect is amplified for you when the headlights are in auto versus changing them manually. I had set the headlights manually....
#43 of 49 Re: 2011 instrument panel lighting problem [debbie68]
Oct 19, 2011 (5:09 pm)
Yep, when you went under the overpass, the dash lights dimmed, but then they would have gotten brighter again after you got out from under it. Both mine act the same as yours - perfectly normal.
In the rain, at times, the light level in the environment can be VERY close to the point where the sensor would turn down the intensity of the dash lights, and since it is that close, it may decide with out you even noticing, that it needs to turn it back up just because the environment light got just SLIGHTLY brighter again.
Again, ask at Toyotanation, go for a drive right now (if it is after sunset) or go for a drive on a non-rainy day. You will see that your car is fine!
#44 of 49 Re: 2011 instrument panel lighting problem [mcdawgg]
Oct 19, 2011 (5:17 pm)
Not to be working this, but the lights did not come back after I went under the overpass for another 20 minutes...I really want to understand this!
#45 of 49 Re: 2011 instrument panel lighting problem [debbie68]
Oct 19, 2011 (5:52 pm)
Correct, there is a delay, so that it does not go back and forth too much. I have noticed the same thing. Did you go out for a drive at night yet? Or just wait until after sunrise. It is fine. Have a good night, and don't worry about it.
#46 of 49 Re: 2011 instrument panel lighting problem [mcdawgg]
Oct 20, 2011 (3:45 am)
Thank you for your insight and assistance!
#47 of 49 Toyota Camry 2011 base at $18,800 excluding TTL
Nov 04, 2011 (8:21 pm)
Got quotation for Toyota Camry 2011 base at $18,800 excluding TTL.
Camry 2011 LE at $19,980.
Also got quotation for 2012 base (L?) at $19,980
Are the above quotations reasonable? If so which one is better to buy? Thanks for any comments
#48 of 49 Attractive quotation for Toyota Camry
Nov 05, 2011 (8:15 am)
Quotation for Toyota Camry different models as follows,
2011 Base model (L) $18.8k, car only
2011 LE model $19.9k car only
2012 Base model $21.2k car only
Do you think the quotations are reasonable?
#49 of 49 2012 Camry price
Nov 05, 2011 (1:14 pm)
My local dealer
$20,999 for 2012 Camry in Sunday paper ad so your 21,200 isn't bad