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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, Picked up my 2014 XTS Platinum in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I picked up my 2014 XTS Platinum Friday, Sept 20th. So far I have put about 200 miles on the ...
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    Jim Shearer is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Picked up my 2014 XTS Platinum

    I picked up my 2014 XTS Platinum Friday, Sept 20th. So far I have put about 200 miles on the car and my first impression is WOW! I love this car. I am very pleased with CUE, the ride, appearance, interior ... everything.

    The only thing I would like the car to do is dim the steering wheel buttons at night. I was in hopes that when I dimmed the dash, the steering wheel controls would dim as well. When driving on a dark road at night the buttons seem much too bright. Oh well, that's a small thing compared the whole car.
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    You can dim the dash???? How!!

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    Also i hate how the rear sunshade does not automatically go back up after shifting out of reverse.

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    Re: Picked up my 2014 XTS Platinum

    This is from page 6-6 of the 2014 Owners Manual. However, contrary to the statement in the manual, it does not appear the steering wheel controls are dimming. If they are dimming, it is VERY slight. The control is just to the left of the steering wheel.

    Instrument Panel Illumination Control
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    The brightness of the instrument panel lighting andsteering wheel controls can be adjusted.

    (Instrument Panel Illumination): Move the thumbwheel up or down to brighten or dim the lights.
    The brightness of the displays automatically adjusts based on outdoor lighting. The instrument panel illumination control will set the lowest level to which the displays will automatically be adjusted.

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    Re: Picked up my 2014 XTS Platinum

    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0 lsc View Post
    Also i hate how the rear sunshade does not automatically go back up after shifting out of reverse.
    I had not noticed that. You are right, that is annoying. It would be such a simple thing for them to raise the shade if it were already down when you put it back into drive.

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    Agreed...the shade should re-deploy. It is a simple software change...wonder if they will update that.

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    Re: Picked up my 2014 XTS Platinum

    Yea I agree, I feel that it would be a simple software change to fix that. Also, this may be getting picky, but I still prefer the easy exit of DTS yesteryear, where the seat goes back when the ignition is
    shut off, not when the door is opened. By the time you turn of the car and grab everything your ready to get out. Now you have to turn of the car, open the door, then grab everything and get out. Again getting picky. I love my XTS it is an amazing machine and blows everyones mind when I show it off.

    AND I STILL MISS MY CENTER ANALOG CLOCK!!!!!!

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    Re: Picked up my 2014 XTS Platinum

    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0 lsc View Post
    AND I STILL MISS MY CENTER ANALOG CLOCK!!!!!!
    Tap on the time on the CUE display to show the analog clock.

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    Re: Picked up my 2014 XTS Platinum

    I wonder if you can make it so analog clock is always on cue when you start up? That tapping on time on screen every time you start vehicle gets old
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    Tap on the time on the CUE display to show the analog clock.

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    Awesome tip! Thanks!

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