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Heat Related Issue with Center Console Display

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Hi all,

I've been seeing an interesting thing happening recently with my '17 Premier. On days when it is hot out or the car has been sitting in the sun all day, and I enter the exceptionally hot cabin to start my car, I am seeing an issue with the center console display.

Basically - the backlight is out and the touch screen does not work. I can faintly see the screen icons and notification popups so the display itself is on/changing - only the touch and backlight do not function. After driving the car for a few minutes and cooling off the cabin, the console suddenly returns to normal working order - the display lights and the touch screen works. It's as if the high cabin temperature is preventing the display from working properly.

I don't recall seeing this issue last summer with the car so I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced it. I do plan to bring the car to the dealer (I took a video of the issue the last time it happened) but just wanted to know if anyone else has seen this.

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It would probably be helpful if you were a little more scientific about this.
1) put a thermometer someplace inside. Tell us what "hot" is (an actual temperature reading)
2) Get a sunshade and put it in the window, take temps again and see if the screen behaves better in the lower temps
3) Take a photo of the dim screen so we can see exactly what is happening
4) At what temperature does the screen "recover"?

While I suspect there is actually an issue that needs to be addressed by a repair shop, I'm also astounded at how few people use windshield sun-screens in modern cars to help protect all those LCD screens from direct sun and high heat.

Heck, I have two. One in the windshield, and the other blocking the drivers side window so I don't cook my backside on the leather seat when I get in the car at the end of the workday :)
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