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To dull down the bright red Start button did the following:
1. Masked extremely well covering everything around the Start button.
Note: Masked just around the annular silver circle surrounding the button.
2. Sprayed PlastiDip Smoke on the button in light coats.
3. Applied 10 light coats at 30 minuted intervals.
Note: Applied 5 the first day and wanted darker so 5 the next day.
Big improvement. Pics will give an idea of the masking and setup.
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How about an “after” photo, maybe a day & night one?
 
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Photos may not show correctly. Give it a try if you think it will work. My second set of coats on now so will see if can upload photos tomorrow. I was happy with first results. The key is patience, many light coats. I kept door open for fumes but just closing and opening door you will see blinking white start button to gauge the affect.
 

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To dull down the bright red Start button did the following:
1. Masked extremely well covering everything around the Start button.
Note: Masked just around the annular silver circle surrounding the button.
2. Sprayed PlastiDip Smoke on the button in light coats.
3. Applied 10 light coats at 30 minuted intervals.
Note: Applied 5 the first day and wanted darker so 5 the next day.
Big improvement. Pics will give an idea of the masking and setup.
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Wouldn't it be easier to just lower the "instrument panel" brightness? :)
 

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Instrument panel brightness has no affect:
Headlights ON (night) = Start Button brightness LOW
Headlights OFF (day) = Start Button brightness HIGH
 

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I replaced my Head Unit first week i bought the 2019 RTL (ugh, the color radio was awful).

In about 6 minutes you can pop the trims off, and that button can pop right out; did that to test the Head Unit while i was wiring it up. Little late now for you though

I'd love to see if i could make the button light up green instead of red.
 
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