That sounds like a reasonable thing to do, and probably not one that I would use. But I can understand why it would be desireable.jpark said:I like that feature a lot. My Edge has it.
But Ford should also do what Chrysler has done for years: add another notch to the manual intensity control.
Notch 1 (fully counterclockwise, and some manufacturers don't do this): turn all dome and map lights off (easy to do with one control)
(variable area): turn gauge and control night lighting intensity down or up
Notch 2 (missing from most manufacturers): with gauges and controls at full intensity, turn all fluorescent displays (such as odometer, message center, and radio displays) to full intensity (this helps you see them when you have the headlights on in rain or snow during the day)
Notch 3: turn all dome and map lights on
Chrysler even puts a bright green indicator (visible in daylight, as bright as a turn signal indicator) in the gauge cluster to let you know that your parking or headlights are on.