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Unread 03-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #16
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Do some people have different dashes ? I have no trouble with colors in other cars but WK2 is impossible to see with sunglasses on. Heck it is not easy just in bright sunlight. Does yours look like this :




One of these is a diesel.


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Unread 03-08-2012, 09:47 AM   #17
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Yes, I agree that the pod placements vs the steering wheel size is not great. But like you, I have my EVIC set on MPH speedo mode and acually prefer to use the digital readout rather than the poorly placed analog speed to the right.

Actually, I am not crazy about the smooth leather and lack of finger grips on the back of the steering wheel. The wheel is a bit slippery at times. and shows every sweaty or greasy fingerprint. I am concerned that it is going to show wear over time.

Every other vehicle that I have had with leather wheel used a patterned, perforated or pebble-grained cover. And I have never had a car with out some contouring on the wheel -either finger-grips on the rear of the wheel or something at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions.

As far as glare, the GC is average to better than most cars I have owned or drive rentals on a regular basis. Adding a satin finished clear protector to my 430N radio/media center helped a lot with the glare and made it easier to see in bright daylight and cut down finger-printing quite a bit.

These minor annoyance points on an over-all great vehicle IMHO. Best luck.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 10:26 AM   #18
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Do some people have different dashes ? I have no trouble with colors in other cars but WK2 is impossible to see with sunglasses on. Heck it is not easy just in bright sunlight. Does yours look like this :
Mines the same. The needles are impossible to see, like others said, I just set the EVIC to show MPH. How did the Human Factors guy miss out on this one? They must have been doing all night driving or living in Seattle.

I wonder if some of these "issues" / "features" can be coded out? In my car I coded in/out many features by using a OBDII-usb cable and some software like NCSExpert, INPA, etc.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 01:08 PM   #19
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maybe mine wont show digital speed when in the Race gear it says something about the sensors.

no problem seeing it either.

raise your wheel up some its too low.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 01:37 PM   #20
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Am wondering if there was a change in dashes at some point, does everyone's look like mine (above) or are some different ?

BTW mine shows MPH in R NP. Not even negative, is just counting pulses.


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Unread 03-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #21
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How about a freakin' VOLTMETER???
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Unread 03-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #22
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All you need is a scan tool & plug. http://www.amazon.com/ElmScan-Compact-OBD-II-Diagnostic-Software/dp/B002PYBZJO/ref=sr_1_3if you have a laptop.




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Unread 03-10-2012, 10:11 AM   #23
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Yeah, like ~that's~ convenient...

BTW, I've got an AutoEnginuity...

I'm just surprised that this thing has so much great technology, yet they chose not to provide any means for verifying battery voltage.

Weird.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #24
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Seems to be a Chrysler thing. At least there is a temperature guage. BITD GM gave you an ammeter but no temp guage. Guess they figure the MIL icon is "enough". Might be a Dodge or Chrysler cluster that is more legible and shows other things.


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