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So everyone pretty much agrees the Dayton remote backlighting is ridiculously bright. Even though I bought the 408 a couple years ago I never got the remote. Well I just got one for an install. All I can say is damn! To me it's unusable. When I look at it in the light on the test bench it still kinda hurts my eyes. Geesh.

I have some Lee light filters (fancy heavy duty cellophane). Cut a little square to cover display. The one I picked won't change the display color. That is what I usually use the filters for.



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Took the remote apart. The last threaded nut you can't get a socket over or wrench on because there phone cable connector is in the way. So I used some blue thread lock and screwed one in to the other and let it dry. I can now get a socket on the top one and the thread lock allows me to use it to turn the other.

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I took a put a couple dots of hot glue and fastened the filter to the display. I used hot glue so I can easily remove it. I then colored in the remote knob with a sharpie. The sharpie will still let some light through.

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Done. Put it back together. Worked great. Pics don't so it justice.

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I have dimmer pots and resistors on standby for this very reason. I'll be toning down quite a few LED's once everything is in. Nice work on the tint.
 

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Well now that's a useful little idea. Good work. I would've just thrown some 5% tinted over the top of it, but your idea looks factory
 

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Thanks guys. You could also use the light filters to change the color of the display.
 
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