Can you turn off the tiny overhead light between the map lights?

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The tiny light by the rear view mirror between the map lights stays on in my car. Does anyone know how to turn it off?
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Bump - this dives me nuts driving at night. Is prefer to not have to put electrical tape over it.
 

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It's controlled by the interior brightness setting, but that also drives the baseline display brightness (which you can then massage with the display settings in PCM) and the baseline ambient lighting brightness (which again you can massage through PCM the menu). I fear that turning it all the way down would make everything else too dim. Perhaps a small piece of black tape...?
 
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It's controlled by the interior brightness setting, but that also drives the baseline display brightness (which you can then massage with the display settings in PCM) and the baseline ambient lighting brightness (which again you can massage through PCM the menu). I fear that turning it all the way down would make everything else too dim. Perhaps a small piece of black tape...?
I tried turning down the interior brightness setting, but didn't get the small light to get brighter. I put a piece of neutral density filter in it with a small blade without removing the plastic part. If you're getting the light to get dimmer by turning it down in the display brightness, please let me know and I'll see if the dealer can make it work. ND filters are something that photographers use and can be bought in thin sheets.
 

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Just looking to see if anyone has an update on this topic. I’ve played with every menu control for lighting I can find and this cabin light remains bright. Thanks for any help.
 

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This is not as bad in the Taycan as it was for me in my BMW's. Not sure if this is helpful, but for the BMW, I literally just took a small piece of black electrical tape (it was right under the rear view mirror) and placed it over. You couldn't see the tape and solved my problem.
Or you could tape it off and just expose the light, spray plastic-dip to coat the lens of the light, this is completely reversible and should look pretty stock if you take your time and tape off the edges and only keep the light exposed to take the spray.
Sometimes, we just need to get a little creative on a car that is only semi-bespoke, what is annoying for one may be loved by another.
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Been wandering about this myself, but it seems there is nothing to be done for it in settings anyway…
 

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Just had my first long drive at night with the car and, boy, is that light annoying. The cabin is, for me, bathed in unwanted light on unlit roads. 20 minutes sat whilst it charged at IONITY yielded nothing from Good to Know or the PCM so this thread has confirmed my fears! Guess Porsche like a brightly lit cabin as I find the minimum brightness levels for all the displays/sport chrono compass etc are too bright for me at night also, the latter in particular giving an unwanted reflection in the windscreen.

At least I can solve the map light issue with a bit of opaque tape.
 
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