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1) Anybody have a clue how to dim the primary instrument cluster at night? Mine is blinding bright and I've tried everything.

2) Does anyone other than me have the phone cause the entertainment software to hang until the phone is totally recycled.

3) How do you disable the can't-open-the-doors when the car is in "gear" function? My wife and kids HATE it.

4)My radio presets go away randomly WTF?

5)Can you name the key for the user...not just 1 and 2.

6)Any way to make the touch screen brighter and higher contrast during the day?

I'll have more tomorrow but any help would be great.
 

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kwsmith007 said:
1) Anybody have a clue how to dim the primary instrument cluster at night? Mine is blinding bright and I've tried everything.

2) Does anyone other than me have the phone cause the entertainment software to hang until the phone is totally recycled.

3) How do you disable the can't-open-the-doors when the car is in "gear" function? My wife and kids HATE it.

4)My radio presets go away randomly WTF?

5)Can you name the key for the user...not just 1 and 2.

6)Any way to make the touch screen brighter and higher contrast during the day?

I'll have more tomorrow but any help would be great.
1 - it used to auto-adjust to ambient light (in the demo cars) but the feature was flaky and taken out of the software. I've been assuming this is all temporary, that the feature will re-appear with some update. Sure would be nice if Fisker would tell us (release notes, what's "known broken" and what the fix plans are...).

4 - This bug was supposed to be fixed with 6.14.2, some people say it's not. Everyone's always surprised to find that there are three screens of presets for each (AM/FM/Sat) though so perhaps people are not realizing they are on Screen 2 and all their presets are on Screen 1, for instance.

5 and 6 - No, and I haven't heard anyone say anything about plans to change this, but it sure would be nice. #5 should be easy to do in software. #6 depends on max screen contrast but they could definitely improve things with a higher-contrast color scheme.

(I'm sure all the software is totally proprietary and locked-down and etc, which I wish it weren't but I can imagine all kinds of liability issues....)
 

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I stand (well, "sit") corrected on #5 :)

(I was going to say "I did not read that in the manual" but I have not seen the Command Center manual yet)
 

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Thanks for the info ... I'll try to program the key names, also I'm aware of the 3 preset screens and yes my presets just went away.

Thought of another couple of questions...

7) How do you get the software version to display?

8) My "Solar Power" Screen said 16 KM when I got the car ... I left it outside all day in the bright South Florida sun and it still says 16 km. Am I missing something or is this display BS? How is this feature suppose to work, and what do other peoples report is really happening?
 

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7 - you can't
8 - that screen is currently broken. Note it always shows data for February (and has since the first cars got delivered late last year), it's just coincidence it actually IS February right now...
 

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Here's my experience. I'm on 6.14.2:

1) Under the System settings you can in fact change the interior lighting, and it does seem to work on my car. "00" is the brightest setting, then "01" is the dimmest up to "10". It seems to dim both the command center and the speedo display. I currently have mine set to "03". There is also some sort of ambient light trigger. Once issue I've seen is that in slightly dim light, like a cloudy day, the screen went to "dim" mode and was barely visible.

2) Not sure what you're asking; while a call is in progress all other audio is disabled. In my car, every time shortly after the call ended the audio resumed. I did once have no audio after the call ended (I tried radio, sat and BT) until I shut off the car and waited a couple minutes for the shutdown.

3) I don't think there's a way to defeat this. Truthfully I wouldn't want to. I've already tried to exit the car while still in "gear" because it's silent in stealth mode.

4) This has been a known issue, and I've had it happen to me on 6.14.2 once. Since then I haven't messed with it too much, but the one Sat preset I set up since the erasure has held every day since. I'm confident enough now to go set them all up again and see what happens. Interestingly, on the radio the Auto-stored presets seems to hold but the user-defined ones didn't. Again, I've only tried it once so I don't know if it's persistent.

5) Yes, you can name each fob. Click through the System Setup Screens and where you see "Fob 1" or some such, click on it and you can rename it. I've renamed the fob I use to my name, for example.

6) See my answer to question 1

7) There's a hidden "software status" screen discussed on another thread on FiskerBuzz you can display. It doesn't tell you the SW version directly, but apparrently a dealer could interpret what it does say to divine the version number. Asking for a clear display of the SW version has been discussed at length in several other threads. The short version is "we wish it did"

8) The solar screen is currently broken. It's also permanently stuck on "February", it's just conincidence that happens to be the current month. I had heard at one point they were just going to remove it altogther, but the latest info I recall (from this forum or my dealer, I can't recall which) is that it's on the list to be fixed but is lower priority than some of the other SW issues they are dealing with. Frankly, this makes sense to me. I'd rather the Check Engine Light stayed off and the presets held before they invest resources on the clever but largely cosmetic Solar screen.

Brent
 

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kwsmith007 said:
7) How do you get the software version to display?

See this thread. Turns out you can pull up a screen that shows the version number, the catch is that the number displayed is different from the way we refer to the version numbers as 613, 614, etc.
 

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It is possible to lock and unlock doors while car is in gear by pressing the door lock/unlock button in the center.
 

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It is possible to lock and unlock doors while car is in gear by pressing the door lock/unlock button in the center.
No - car must be in Park.
 

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There is a Command Center setting to change the lock feature to one of two options: Car in gear or car at 5 mph. I have mine set at 5 mph.
 

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We tried it in the demo and we could not open the rear doors while the car was in gear. Good safety feature, because the "Open" button could easily be pressed by accident.
 

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Man...You guys are great! Thanks for all the info.
 
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