Dimming the Kicker

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Has anyone found a way to dim the light on the KMC1. It’s too bright for running at night.
 

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I use a towel! Not kidding!

It's funny how they went out of their way to make the gauges SO INCREDIBLY DIM yet they put a Las Vegas Pyramid Casino light shining up in your face. At least the GPS TRIES to be dim!
 

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The orange wire needs to be connected to your lights to dim it.
 

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I have a S model so no dimmer switch for the lights. The gauge lights are good, the gps/sounder, I can dim, but that Kicker is blinding
 

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When the orange wire see voltage (turning your nav lights on) it will dim the screen. It has nothing to do with a dimmer.
 

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Thanks cwag911, I’ll give that a try. I wonder why Bennington doesn’t hook it up.
For the same reason they don't unwind the antenna wire...…..it takes time.
 

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I just looked at the Kicker website and there is no kmc1. There is a 2, 19 and 20. Which do you have?
This is from the manual for a kmc 10.

OPERATION
The button layout below will give you a quick overview of the button functionality. The Warning display will last approximately 25 seconds on start up.
BUTTONS: 1 - Source 2 - Favorites 3 - Menu 4 - Back/Return 5 - Seek/Tune Down 6 - Play/Pause 7 - Seek/Tune Up 8 - Volume Knob
Function: How To: Power On Press the Source (1) button once. Power Off Hold the Source (1) button for 2 seconds. Volume Up Turn the knob (8) clockwise. Volume Down Turn the knob (8) counter-clockwise. Seek Up Press Seek Up (7) once. Seek Down Press Seek Down (5) once. Tune Up Hold down Seek Up (7). Tune Down Hold down Seek Down (5). Enter/Select Press the Knob (8) inward once. Pause/Play Press Play/Pause (6) once. Mute Press Play/Pause (6) once. Back Press Back (4) once.
KMC10 Settings MENU To enter the Settings Menu : Hold the MENU (3) button for 2 seconds.
Rotate the knob to scroll between menu items and press enter on knob to select.
SOURCE
FAVORITES
MENU
1 2 3
8 4 5 6 7
DISPLAY
5
OPERATION
Available Settings are:
Day/Night: The Day/Night feature allows you to change the color scheme from Day Mode to Night Mode. The unit is defaulted to auto switch when your lights are turned on. In order for the unit to automatically switch between day and night modes, the orange illumination wire must be connected. You can also set the unit to stay in either Day mode or Night mode by rotating the knob and selecting the desired setting.
Illumination: The Illumination feature allows you turn ON or OFF the blue LED border around the screen.
Dimmer: The Dimmer allows you to adjust the brightness of the screen, buttons, and LED border. You can adjust the brightness from 0 to +10.
Background: The Background feature allows you to choose from 4 different wallpapers for your screen.
Low Battery: The Low Battery setting allows you to disable the Low Battery Alert. If the unit drops below 10.5V, the unit will display a visual and audible alert warning that your batteries need charged.
Aux 1: This setting allows you to rename the AUX1 source. Choose from a selection of 5 different names with icons such as TV, NAV, MP3, MEDIA, and AUX.
Tuner: Allows you to change the region for the tuner. Your available options: N. America - Latin America - Europe - Russia - Australia - Middle East - Asia
 

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I just looked at the Kicker website and there is no kmc1. There is a 2, 19 and 20. Which do you have?
This is from the manual for a kmc 10.

OPERATION
The button layout below will give you a quick overview of the button functionality. The Warning display will last approximately 25 seconds on start up.
BUTTONS: 1 - Source 2 - Favorites 3 - Menu 4 - Back/Return 5 - Seek/Tune Down 6 - Play/Pause 7 - Seek/Tune Up 8 - Volume Knob
Function: How To: Power On Press the Source (1) button once. Power Off Hold the Source (1) button for 2 seconds. Volume Up Turn the knob (8) clockwise. Volume Down Turn the knob (8) counter-clockwise. Seek Up Press Seek Up (7) once. Seek Down Press Seek Down (5) once. Tune Up Hold down Seek Up (7). Tune Down Hold down Seek Down (5). Enter/Select Press the Knob (8) inward once. Pause/Play Press Play/Pause (6) once. Mute Press Play/Pause (6) once. Back Press Back (4) once.
KMC10 Settings MENU To enter the Settings Menu : Hold the MENU (3) button for 2 seconds.
Rotate the knob to scroll between menu items and press enter on knob to select.
SOURCE
FAVORITES
MENU
1 2 3
8 4 5 6 7
DISPLAY
5
OPERATION
Available Settings are:
Day/Night: The Day/Night feature allows you to change the color scheme from Day Mode to Night Mode. The unit is defaulted to auto switch when your lights are turned on. In order for the unit to automatically switch between day and night modes, the orange illumination wire must be connected. You can also set the unit to stay in either Day mode or Night mode by rotating the knob and selecting the desired setting.
Illumination: The Illumination feature allows you turn ON or OFF the blue LED border around the screen.
Dimmer: The Dimmer allows you to adjust the brightness of the screen, buttons, and LED border. You can adjust the brightness from 0 to +10.
Background: The Background feature allows you to choose from 4 different wallpapers for your screen.
Low Battery: The Low Battery setting allows you to disable the Low Battery Alert. If the unit drops below 10.5V, the unit will display a visual and audible alert warning that your batteries need charged.
Aux 1: This setting allows you to rename the AUX1 source. Choose from a selection of 5 different names with icons such as TV, NAV, MP3, MEDIA, and AUX.
Tuner: Allows you to change the region for the tuner. Your available options: N. America - Latin America - Europe - Russia - Australia - Middle East - Asia
I have a KCM1 I’m sure now that it’s discontinued. I called Kicker Technical Services and he told me the KMC1 and KMC2 does not have any way to dim the display. His suggestion was to go to a window tenting Shop an get a scrap piece of the tent film and cut off to fit the display.
 

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I just looked at the Kicker website and there is no kmc1. There is a 2, 19 and 20. Which do you have?
This is from the manual for a kmc 10.

OPERATION
The button layout below will give you a quick overview of the button functionality. The Warning display will last approximately 25 seconds on start up.
BUTTONS: 1 - Source 2 - Favorites 3 - Menu 4 - Back/Return 5 - Seek/Tune Down 6 - Play/Pause 7 - Seek/Tune Up 8 - Volume Knob
Function: How To: Power On Press the Source (1) button once. Power Off Hold the Source (1) button for 2 seconds. Volume Up Turn the knob (8) clockwise. Volume Down Turn the knob (8) counter-clockwise. Seek Up Press Seek Up (7) once. Seek Down Press Seek Down (5) once. Tune Up Hold down Seek Up (7). Tune Down Hold down Seek Down (5). Enter/Select Press the Knob (8) inward once. Pause/Play Press Play/Pause (6) once. Mute Press Play/Pause (6) once. Back Press Back (4) once.
KMC10 Settings MENU To enter the Settings Menu : Hold the MENU (3) button for 2 seconds.
Rotate the knob to scroll between menu items and press enter on knob to select.
SOURCE
FAVORITES
MENU
1 2 3
8 4 5 6 7
DISPLAY
5
OPERATION
Available Settings are:
Day/Night: The Day/Night feature allows you to change the color scheme from Day Mode to Night Mode. The unit is defaulted to auto switch when your lights are turned on. In order for the unit to automatically switch between day and night modes, the orange illumination wire must be connected. You can also set the unit to stay in either Day mode or Night mode by rotating the knob and selecting the desired setting.
Illumination: The Illumination feature allows you turn ON or OFF the blue LED border around the screen.
Dimmer: The Dimmer allows you to adjust the brightness of the screen, buttons, and LED border. You can adjust the brightness from 0 to +10.
Background: The Background feature allows you to choose from 4 different wallpapers for your screen.
Low Battery: The Low Battery setting allows you to disable the Low Battery Alert. If the unit drops below 10.5V, the unit will display a visual and audible alert warning that your batteries need charged.
Aux 1: This setting allows you to rename the AUX1 source. Choose from a selection of 5 different names with icons such as TV, NAV, MP3, MEDIA, and AUX.
Tuner: Allows you to change the region for the tuner. Your available options: N. America - Latin America - Europe - Russia - Australia - Middle East - Asia
I too have a KCM1, says right on the front of the radio. I also went to the kicker web site and only saw the KCM2 model there. Maybe these are leftovers from a the previous model?
 
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