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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Any way to dim or disengage backup camera?

Love my truck so far, but there is one annoyance I have. When backing a trailer in the dark, the rear backup camera engages obviously, but it's looking at the trailer (or boat in my case) and providing no help with backing. The glow off the screen makes it difficult to see out the right rear view mirror while backing. I haven't been able to figure out a way to turn the camera off or dim it while backing a trailer. Am I missing something, or has anybody figured out a way to shut it off when it's hindering more than helping?
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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 05:28 PM
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Get the extra cameras for the mirrors, then when it comes on it's what you need to see anyway.

Not sure if you've tried this or not, but hold the home button on the display for a couple seconds there may be a setting feature in there.

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I agree, at night the screen is so bright that it is hard to see out of the side mirrors when the back up camera is engaged. I wish you could dim it a lot or shut the screen off easily.

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Doesn't it adjust with the interior/dash light dimmer dial?

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Doesn't it adjust with the interior/dash light dimmer dial?
Not any more...

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Welcome to my one and only gripe about my new truck. My third Sierra... the other two dimmed with the dome light wheel. To answer your question... NO... you may not, cannot dim the backup camera display.... unbelievably.

When I'm backing the boat or RV I throw a towel over it.

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Get the extra cameras for the mirrors, then when it comes on it's what you need to see anyway.

Not sure if you've tried this or not, but hold the home button on the display for a couple seconds there may be a setting feature in there.


There is a setting to "Turn off display" ... and it does... but comes back on in R. Probably a safety thing.

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that is crazy you cannot dim the screen. That is honestly about the only I hate about the truck. I noticed it the first day I test drove the truck but assumed I could dim it later once I got home.

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that is crazy you cannot dim the screen. That is honestly about the only I hate about the truck. I noticed it the first day I test drove the truck but assumed I could dim it later once I got home.
Wish I had noticed it before I left the lot. An HD truck is made for towing/ hauling. Granted mine is an weekday show off and weekend worker.. But it fails at it's main task due to the (almost) inability to use your side mirrors while backing due to the light show in my truck!

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Below is my latest email... this one from GM corporate.

Dear Scott,

Thank you for prompt response and providing the requested information.

Based on our resources, there is a turn wheel on the left side of the steering wheel that you can roll up or down. This is the only way to dim the screen of your 2017 GMC Denali. This can be done while on the back up camera.

You may also check page 184 on your owner's manual under Instrument Panel Illumination Control. For more information about your Infotainment System you may check your ownerís manual on page 188 or you may call the Infotainment Customer Support Group at 8554283669. They can assist you with setup, navigation systems, download applications and system updates.

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