How to Dim the Dash Light in a Mazda 5

Written by leonardo r. grabkowski
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Despite being smaller than many minivans, the compact Mazda 5 still seats six passengers. The Mazda 5's dash light comes on when the headlights are turned on. This feature is designed to help give you a better view of the instrument cluster gauges when you are driving at night. The dash lights are a bright red colour. If you feel that the lights are too bright, you can easily dim them by using the dash light adjustment knob.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Inspect the instrument cluster. Look to the left of the speedometer. You'll see a small black knob. This is the dash light adjustment knob.

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    Turn the knob to the left to dim the Mazda 5's dash lights. Pay attention to the lighting while you are turning the knob.

  3. 3

    Stop turning the knob when you reach the desired brightness. If you accidentally make the dash lights too dim, turn the knob to the right to make them brighter.

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