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Old 10-28-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Does anyone have trouble seeing / reading the dash gauges and spedo on F250? If so, how have you resolved it?

I have macular degeneration, am cleared for daytime driving, but I cannot be precisely certain of what the spedo is telling me. I may be going 55 or 65, can't be sure. It's really bugging me. My old Dodge 1500 had white face gauges; I had no problem with them.

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Does anyone have trouble seeing / reading the dash gauges and spedo on F250? If so, how have you resolved it?

I have macular degeneration, am cleared for daytime driving, but I cannot be precisely certain of what the spedo is telling me. I may be going 55 or 65, can't be sure. It's really bugging me. My old Dodge 1500 had white face gauges; I had no problem with them.

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Old 10-28-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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What year F250 do you own? It would help narrow down the field as to what your dashboard looks like. The model/trim level (i.e. XL, XLT, Lariat, etc.) could be helpful too because sometimes the instrumentation differs.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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Ralph,

I think I know what you are talking about. I have an '06 with the white face and during twilight hours it is nearly impossible to read the gauges.

Macular degeneration runs high in my family and I have always worn heavy sunglasses to sheild UV. I noticed that when I wear polarized lenses that I can also have more trouble seeing the gauges.
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It seems to be I ran across a company that does custom gauge faces...

Is it the needle, or the numbers on the face that is hard to see?
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:11 AM   #6
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Just a thought.....

A GPS like the Garmin Nuvi can be located on the dash and you can easily read speed. This may not be the point of the post, but thought I would throw it out there.

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:42 AM   #7
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OK I'll add some details to see if you all can offer additional suggestions.

I've got an 06, F250, Super Duty, XLT, 6.0 PSD, Auto, crew, SB, 3.73, 2x4. The instrument cluster is the standard cluster with the black background, white numbers, and red needles. Very neat and classy look. Just a bit small for me to read comfotably unless the sunn is at a sharp enough angle to shine on the cluster. But then that presents another set of problems.

I know that at about one o'clock I'm going about 60. My nature however wants to know exactly what the guage says. Any other gurage I can read sitting at a light. I like the fact that there is a tranny temp guage as well, but when towing I can ask my wife or daughter to read it.

This is also my commute vehicle and I drive 22 miles one way, alone. I've tried a plastic Fresnel lens magnifier. It didn't help; just made the guage fuzzy, and had lots of glare.

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