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Old 12-17-2014, 10:57 AM   #15
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I modified ghutch's addition slightly. The driver's side map light on our Vista 30T is contolled by two switches. The primary switch is the dimmer switch for the dash lights, a secondary switch is on the map light. I spliced into the two wires coming from the primary switch just before they connect to the map light. The dimmer switch now controls the new LED strip, no cutting of the dash or addtional switches needed.
When I had the dash cover removed, I also noticed that there were two metal braces that positioned the face of the dash relative to the OEM gauge cluster. I moved the dash face further away from the OEM cluster and squeezed the LED strip into this gap. The LEDs are not visible from the driver's seat so the extra piece of chrome trim was not needed.

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Old 12-17-2014, 02:29 PM   #16
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I too, have had the same issue. Tried several different things to get rid of glare, nothing worked that well. Went to eye doc for apt and asked bout glare. I was told if you have blue or hazel eyes, you absorb more light than dark eye folks. My wife for example has no problem reading the cluster. But she has brown and I have hazel. That small led light placed at the top sounds promising. Eye doc also mention wearing glasses or sunglasses with a light rose color or light brown. Not tried that yet, but may give it a try.

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Old 12-17-2014, 10:31 PM   #17
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On my previous coach, the dash was so far away it was hard to read the gauges. At night it was really an issue. I measured the distance from my eyes to the dash and had the eye doctor make me a pair of bifocals that had clear on top and adjusted for the dash distance. It worked, but was a pain.
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:26 PM   #18
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I turn my lights either on or off to get the best view.

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