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    I have a 2016 RTL with the orange instrument cluster but I've seen pics of a blue instrument cluster. Is the blue cluster a different year or is there a way to change colors on my bike?

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    Is it orange all the time, or just in the dark? it should switch colors between dark and daylight. If it doesn't, someone may have "rigged" it to trick it to think it's dark.

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    Blue until 2012. They made them orange in 2012. On the RT model anyways.
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    Ignorance??? Nah! Just think of it as "Excuse my having missed the opportunity to encounter and assimilate knowledge pertinent to this particular issue!"

    Look for a piece of tape that covers the light sensor somewhere on the cluster screen. It's possible the light sensor has failed, but if it has that would be the first one reported here on the forum.

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    No, light sensor works. Just not fond of that orange. Would have preferred blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanY View Post
    No, light sensor works. Just not fond of that orange. Would have preferred blue.
    Looks like SilverFox has the answer. I wasn't aware of the difference since my first Spyder was a 2013 RT with the after dark orange screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoMtnSpyder View Post
    Looks like SilverFox has the answer. I wasn't aware of the difference since my first Spyder was a 2013 RT with the after dark orange screen.
    Well, now I'm confused. My 2017 RTS is blue during the day and orange in the dark, like Mazo EMS2 said. Changes automatically. What did BRP do, change back and forth and then finally decide to alternate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsimion View Post
    Well, now I'm confused. My 2017 RTS is blue during the day and orange in the dark, like Mazo EMS2 said. Changes automatically. What did BRP do, change back and forth and then finally decide to alternate?
    Good question. I took SilverFox's answer to mean the screen turned blue after dark. Here is a quote from the 2011 RT Operator's Guide.

    The display will use a light color when
    the ambient light is bright and will automatically
    change to a darker color
    when the ambient light is dusky.
    It doesn't say what the darker color is. According to SF it must have been blue.

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    Isn't there a setting in the menu?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revalden View Post
    Isn't there a setting in the menu?
    No. Just checked.

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