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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

No issues here...
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

i didn't realize they were even lit up without the headlights being on...haha...like you I came from a TL and they were nice and bright during the day. I typically have the MPH on in the EVIC, so I really haven't noticed it being difficult to see.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

I'm 6'3" and I don't have a problem reading the gauges in daytime.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

Usa import car here. Gauges in miles, so I have the EVIC showing km/h.
No issues reading the rpm gauge.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

I agree that the needles are too difficult to see in daylight -- when wearing sunglasses (even lightly tinted ones) they are invisible for me. Oh well, nothing's perfect...

I have no trouble seeing the gauges in my normal driving position.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

Hmmm,, never noticed, Im too busy checking out the chicks checking out me and my Jeep
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

Just to clarify, the gauges on the Jeep are NOT backlit during the day, only at night. They do not have the optitron backlighting that some other vehicles have.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

Anybody figured out a reasonable way to paint the speedo and tach needles so they are easily seen?
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

So I was driving today and was looking at the gauges in different lighting conditions with and without my sunglasses. I guess I take back my original statement, the actual gauges arent all that hard to see except for the fact that a good portion of the tack and speedo are covered by the steering wheel in my driver settings. Its the damn needles that are very difficult to see. Oh well guess the Jeep engineers didnt think the needles should be obvious things to see while driving lol.
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I dont think it would be worth it to take apart everything and paint the needles. It would be possible, but then if you put a layer of paint on them you risk covering up the illumination of the needles at night. So now you will see them during the day, but not at night lol.

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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

I wonder if just the needles can be bought from a Dodge Durango cluster and swapped over (or, perhaps the Durango cluster fits perfectly).
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

I don't think they're that difficult to see...I think you might just be accustomed to backlit gauges in your old cars...

I haven't had a car without optitron gauges in 10 years...but I can see them fine on the Jeep.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

I agree with all your comments about the dim gages and not being able to see them when the wheel is tilted. I am interested in purchasing an Overlander and the gages are a major reason I'm holding back hoping for a change in 2013. The 20K new Dodge Dart about to come out has the best dash display I have ever seen, why can't a 45K Jeep be as good ?
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