Instrument cluster glare - displays almost unreadable
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    Instrument cluster glare - displays almost unreadable

    I drove an LTZ on Friday and I was shocked at how much glare there was on the instrument cluster. I could barely read the some of the dials/displays. Is anyone else bothered by this?

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    That's disheartening to hear. I wonder if it has to do with the glare from the chrome rings or from the fact that the cluster bezels are opaque, allowing the the cluster's backlighting to shine through at night, which may also be the cause of a really bad glare during the day when the sun hits it. Just a guess, I don't know for sure.

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    Give your head a shake, your eyes are stuck! No glare on mine.
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    Sorry I should have clarified this was during a bright, cloudless, sunny day.

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    Did you have polarized sunglasses on? I have polarized snap ons and they wash out the LCD display on my P5 radio display.

    Also, what setting was the display lighting set at?
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    Use windex and clean your cluster display. Many cases of reflective glare are a result of a thin film on the glass/plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Frye View Post
    Did you have polarized sunglasses on? I have polarized snap ons and they wash out the LCD display on my P5 radio display.

    Also, what setting was the display lighting set at?

    Good question. I was wearing sunglasses and they may be poliarized but I can't remember. It was a test drive so I don't know what the display lighting was set to. And that means I can't use winded.

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    No glare on the instrument panel.

    I did notice one instance late in the afternoon where the sun was in the right, er, wrong, position to completely wash out the radio display. That happened once in the 11 months I've had the car, though.

    I've not had any issues with polarized sunglasses, either.
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    Is the LTZ different than the 2LT? Never drove an LTZ. Electronic digital displays have been around for over 25 years, Cruze is the best one I have ever seen, and that is with polarized, non-polarized, or no sunglasses. And also includes just about any aftermarket radio that is completely washed out, even on a cloudy day.

    Absolutely no problems reading the display either analog or digital. What I consider completely worthless is the analog speedometer, no matter how I adjust the seat or the steering wheel, view of it is blocked. No problems with the gas, temperature or tach gauges. Resolution is terrible going up to 140 mph if I do duck my head so I can read the dang thing.

    In these days when cops are issuing speeding tickets doing 26 in a 25, even more worthless, small line increments are 5 mph, wide ones are 10 mph, and speed indicating numerics are in 20 mph increments. What were they thinking in this gauge design? Been reading analog gauges most of my life, this is the worse gague I have ever seen.

    Digital gauge is great, redundant, but great and extremely accurate, right smack in line with my GPS. Thinking about removing that analog speedometer and selling it on ebay, Never use it. And that is the single most important gague! And why a 140 mph ranged, fastest speed you can drive in this country is 70 mph!

    If it wasn't for that digital speedometer, would have never purchased the Cruze, last ticket I received was doing 57 in a 55. And don't argue with the judge having great knowledge of the faults with either laser or doppler radar with cosine error and all that. Will call you a smarta$$ and double the fine. Hitting the brake doesn't work either with that drastic rate of change that can peg that cops radar detector.

    When you see a cop, ever say oh boy, I will safe, he is there to protect me against terrorist or criminals? On the contrary, there to nail you a$$. Surprised the entire American population doesn't object to this.
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