Difficulty in reading Speedometer (1 Viewer)

Zigisla

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What is the base vehicle? Ducato have a software fix which switches the dashboard lights on with ignition. Not a great fix but helps a little.
 
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Weve had the fix to keep the dashboard lights on but little difference. We use either the satnav, which has a speed readout on it, or a phone app.
 
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the fiat so called fix is useless. switching on the instrument lights in bright daylight cant compete with ambient light. you can fit extra LEDs to light up the binnacle. But the best solution I have found is use the readout on your satnav or fit a speedometer you can see that plugs into the OBD 2 port

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Glasses!

Not an inane comment, as last week I received my first pair of driving glasses. I've had trouble seeing the speedo and satnav clearly for the last couple of years although my distance sight is excellent, and went and had an eye test. My eyes have changed little in the last 10 years but the optician suggested a slight correction to just one eye for driving. What a difference! Now I can see the speedo clearly whatever the light.
 
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We have a simple sat. controlled device on top of the dash it can put the display onto the windscreen (we don't use that feature!!) Very cheap and IMHO extremely good, search on ebay--- I can't remember what it's called!!!----- can display in mph and kph
 
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We have a simple sat. controlled device on top of the dash it can put the display onto the windscreen (we don't use that feature!!) Very cheap and IMHO extremely good, search on ebay--- I can't remember what it's called!!!----- can display in mph and kph
they call them HUDs head up display. cost from about £10
 
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If you have an old smartphone there are some very good free gps speedos with large digits and ability to set speed limit alarms,
 
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Just fit a Head Up Display .. HUD .. Loads on Amazon or EBay. I fitted one a few years ago to our Swift. Wired it in so when you switched the ignition on and the GPS had worked out where it was the speed popped up on the screen. Loads to choose from. The factory MOD of switching the dash lights on does not work that well especially if you wear sunglasses as the dash is very dark.

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This is the one I use.
 
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