AUTO DOCTOR: Tricks may help see screen on sunny days

AUTO DOCTOR: Tricks may help see screen on sunny days

Dear Doctor: I own a 2012 Camry. When the sun is bright, the radio/navigation screen is impossible to read until I get in shadier spot. It seems the flat screen should be indented into a cabinet or it should have protruding sides to help block light. What can I do? The auto body shop said they often see this problem but there's nothing they can recommend. I haven't seen my radio stations or navigation on a sunny day since I bought this car new. Can you help me? - Jean

Dear Jean: You are not alone. My wife had the same complaint on all her Camrys. First, make sure the display is set to either on automatic or daytime. Next, try adjusting the light and contrast settings. An online company called NuShield may be able to help. A small piece of cardboard or plastic cut to fit over the screen can be held on with hook-and-look tape, or even slid into the CD slot (if you have one). Installing windshield tint at the top 6 inches (if legal in your state) can help, and, if equipped with a sunroof, make sure the shade is closed.

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