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Old 03-29-2012, 05:20 PM
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

You guys that are having problems seeing your needles, are they orange? Mine are. Haven't had any issues seeing them. As far the steering wheel being in the way, that's just something you'll have to figure out. Adjust your seat, dip your head, whatever...
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:34 PM
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

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You guys that are having problems seeing your needles, are they orange? Mine are. Haven't had any issues seeing them. As far the steering wheel being in the way, that's just something you'll have to figure out. Adjust your seat, dip your head, whatever...
I'm sitting in my Jeep now and I'm looking at the needles. There is such a tiny part that's colored so it's hard to say, but to me they look red. The majority of it is black though.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:59 PM
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

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Lingohocken, 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.
It may be that if only the red stripe were painted and the clear sides of the needles masked off, the needles would still show up nicely at night. White would be too easy to get lost amidst the white dial numerals, but yellow is the color most strongly picked up by the human eye. So, overlayering the red stripe with dayglo yellow might do the trick.

If only the gauge covers could be gotten off without tearing up the dash. I used a hefty dose of body English to try and twist or yank them off, but no surprise that they just stayed put. You could probably hit a semi at 90 MPH and the damn gauge covers would remain affixed.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:57 PM
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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 I look at my speedo at all (use the digital).

Maybe the Tach every once in a while, when cruising at higher speeds.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:09 AM
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

I have no issues with reflections or contrast and whatnot.

Or, maybe I do, but since my steering wheel blocks the gauges, I don't really look at them much

Because of the EVIC in the middle, the tac and speedo gauges had to be spread further apart, and so then the wheel covers them. Without the EVIC, they could be more centered and you could then see them through the middle of the wheel.

I hate, HATE the speedo. The numbers are so crammed together that it doesn't even show odd numbers like 50, 70, etc, so it's impossible to figure out with a quick glance how fast I'm going.

So I just keep my EVIC set to display the speed and pretty much just use it.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

Agreed hard to see. The Tahoe/Suburban had the same complaint in 07 I think, and so in 08 Chevy changed the cluster to full bright during the daytime. If Jeep would receive similar complaints I am sure it could be addressed pretty quickly.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

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Well I dont think the dimmer switch does anything during the day when the headlights are off. Ahh well n/m I guess its just me and maybe its just more noticeable for now until I get used to them since the car I came from makes them very bright during the day.

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

The wheel blocking the gauges is one of my two major "complaints" on this vehicle. Because of my physical construction (6'2"; long legs, regular torso), when the seat and wheel are adjusted for maximum comfort and control, most of the speedo and tach are blocked by the wheel. So is the top line of the EVIC (outside temp, ECO, etc). The only speed gauge I can readily see is the EVIC.

Just to complete my rant, the other issues is the front doors not staying open unless fully opened (bad idea in parking lots).
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

I have no problems seeing my gauges...but I rock 5% tint

In all seriousness though, with windows down its still not an issue IMO. I found the right seating adjustment to see my gauges and be comfortable. Combination of movin the seat and steering wheel. I'm 6'-3"
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

The spedometer because of the needle and the location behind the steering wheel is hard to locate and read. That's why I use the EVIC to display MPH digitally, and I moved on with my life some time ago.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

Worth keeping in mind, too, that 18% of males have some degree of red-green color blindness. Usually it's not enough to impair driving, but using a dark needle stripe against a dark gauge background is bad enough without having that stripe be red.
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Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

Wonder if part is my light colored dashpad refecting bright sunlight that washes out the gauges. Do people having no problem have a dark dashpad (or just live near Port Huron, Michigan ?)
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