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How to turn off the touch-screen display

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We recently purchased a 2012 Chevy Cruze.
When the radio is turned off, the 7″ diagonal touch-screen display stays lit up with the Chevy bowtie.
I would like to have this "giant night light" turned off when not in use, that is, when we are driving, but choose not to listen to the radio.
Can someone kindly advise me how to do this?
By the way, we love this car! :)
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Welcome to the forum.

Being that we aren't able to turn off our night lights (info display) I'm sure the quick answer is no. The good thing about an actual screen is that with software change you should be able to change that logo to anything you want, including a black screen, or off. Should is the key word there. Talk to your dealer to see if they can. I'm actually surprised it would turn off automatically like every car I've driven with a screen while not in use.

Keep your thread posted with your findings.
 

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Welcome to the forum.
TY. This looks like a very active forum... lots of participation.
Being that we aren't able to turn off our night lights (info display) I'm sure the quick answer is no. The good thing about an actual screen is that with software change you should be able to change that logo to anything you want, including a black screen, or off. Should is the key word there.
So are you saying you own a Cruze and can't turn off your bowtie display when the radio is off?
Talk to your dealer to see if they can.
Yes, talk to the dealer. Pretty much the alternative everyone has, but thought I'd consult with forum members first.
I'm actually surprised it would turn off automatically like every car I've driven with a screen while not in use.
You lost me with this. You're surprised it (screen) would turn off like every car you've driven has turned off?
Keep your thread posted with your findings.
Promise. :)
 

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That would be annoying if you couldn't turn it off. Exactly why I went with a 2012. My mom's MKX has a button where the display can be minimized (still shows clock and current song playing but otherwise darker), or completely off. It sure is nice to be able to turn that completely off at night.

I guess if all else fails, you could find the fuse for it and tap a switch in.
 

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That would be annoying if you couldn't turn it off. Exactly why I went with a 2012.
That's what I own... a 2012. Does the display turn off when the radio is not on in your 2012?
My mom's MKX has a button where the display can be minimized (still shows clock and current song playing but otherwise darker), or completely off. It sure is nice to be able to turn that completely off at night.
Sorry, what's a MKX?
I guess if all else fails, you could find the fuse for it and tap a switch in.
Probably a cut above the piece of cardboard I was thinking of using to cover the display! ;)
 

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That's what I own... a 2012. Does the display turn off when the radio is not on in your 2012?
Sorry, what's a MKX?
Probably a cut above the piece of cardboard I was thinking of using to cover the display! ;)
Oops, I missed that. The 2013's MyLink screen is much bigger/brighter.

I haven't found a way to shut off the screen, but I haven't tried either. I have turned down the dash brightness though which made it easier to look at. It does seem much brighter than the other dash lights.

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Well, if anybody knows how to turn off the bowtie display that remains lit up AFTER turning off the touchscreen (Infotainment Display Screen), PLEASE advise.
The way I see it, it's the equivalent of a big, blue, unwanted night light.
I'll probably be getting in touch with the local dealer soon if no one steps up with a solution.
 

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Well, if anybody knows how to turn off the bowtie display that remains lit up AFTER turning off the touchscreen (Infotainment Display Screen), PLEASE advise.
The way I see it, it's the equivalent of a big, blue, unwanted night light.
I'll probably be getting in touch with the local dealer soon if no one steps up with a solution.
What you can do is turn the display off, with the volume at the lowest setting. There's an option to do that. If you can't get that info from the manual, I can post the steps tomorrow ...
 

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I don't have an infotainment, just the boring info display that most have showing the time and temperature while radio is off. When it's on, it is really bright. The brightness dial doesn't do anything for the this display or even the cluster, just the stereo buttons. Would be nice to dim or shut off entirely.
 

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Look in the infotainment system manual near the back. I think I saw it in the on-line version.
 

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Look in the infotainment system manual near the back. I think I saw it in the on-line version.
I did (again, to be sure) and it's not there... or I don't know what I'm looking at. But I've been thru the manual. No dice.
By the way. Here is what I see when the infotainment center is off...
 

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Here's a couple of pages from the manual supplement that appear to cover turning off the display. I have not checked this to see if it matches the car ('13 Eco), but stuff I've looked up in the past has been accurate.
Thanks, Clump. I appreciate the helpfulness.
I'm not sure these instructions pertain to my vehicle (2012 Cruze), but I'll give it a try before tomorrow and post back.
 

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I have a '13 Cruze with nav so it may be different from the '12. I'm not in it now but in mine I'm pretty sure you hit configuration > display settings > display off and the screen turns off. If you hit anything or change the fan settings it'll turn back on and you just have to switch it back off again. Oh and xm alerts will turn it back on but you can turn the xm alerts off to stop that.
 

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I can confirm this works on a 2013. Press the config button, scroll to screen settings, select screen off.

It works the same with the radio on or off.

Touch any radio button and it comes back on.

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Yeah, the first time I drove a rental with that system in it I was blinded by its brightness because it was dark and raining outside. I was in a mad rush to figure out how to turn it off. Sorry I could not be more informative.
 
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