Unable to see Speedo or Rev counter during Daylight Hours !! ?

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  1. davidallan

    davidallan Funster

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    Just impossible to see the above 2 dials without the Headlight On[ this then put on the illuminated dials -and All is OK ] NO illumination without the Headlight on. Whilst I do drive with them on a lot ..surely you should not be forced to ??
    So even on bright sunlit days those 2 dials cannot be seen.

    Remember the DRLs are ON anyway when the engine is running anyway.

    Unless I have not read any NEW laws regarding Headlights being ON always...
    [quite possible ] according to my wife !!

    All 'Funster' Topical comment most welcome please...(y)

    16 Plate Ducato Auto Trail T715 150

     
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    Fiat Ducati chassis?

    Should have read all the post :(
     
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    Lots about this on existing threads (use search). In summary

    Dipped headlights are legal
    Use existing GPS
    Get separate GPS speedo
    Fit LED on steering column

    It's a Fiat, you will learn to live with it and be glad of it in time
     
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    Yup..Fiat Ducato chassis. Do point me in the right direction please and what is the Remedy ??
     
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    The right direction is here: http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum...-lighting-solution.120878/page-7#post-2041250

    You need to use the "Search" facility (top right corner) to look up other relevant threads

    I have summarised the only solutions I can think of above., you have to make your own choices I'm afraid. Be thankful you have a FIAT, though, whilst you may not see the speedo, at least you'll find it where you left it (obscure reference to the lack of security with Ford bases)
     
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    See post #136 on link from pyro. Thats my solution. In test at the moment.

    Fiat do a software upgrade to put dash illumination on all the time. I believe you have to register for it. It has mixed reactions but largely negativei.e it is not effective enough. I've not had mine done yet.
     
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    Perhaps you need to adjust your seat, both up down/back, and if you have an adjustable steering wheel position, do that too. Complicates things, IF, you are tall.
    When we bought our present car I could not see the top of the speedo. It just needed the wheel and the seat adjusting.
    Same with our M/H
    I had to put more lean on the back of the seat, etc etc etc.
     
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    The Fiat upgrade can be got for free by phoning your local Fiat Pro dealer. They looked at mine to confirm I needed it and then I took it back later to get it fixed. That was because at the time they looked the fix was not yet available. Now I would think they will be able to look at it and fix it at the same time, because the fix is only a software update that keeps the dial lights on whenever the ignition is on. Better than before but still not perfect.

    I would suggest that would be your best bet to start with and then look at alternative home made cures if you are still not happy.
     
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