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Has anyone had a problem with their Heads Up Display working intermittently?
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The HUD display has always worked, however about a week or so ag, it began dimming and then brightening again and then dimming, etc. Stopped a few days later and then started again yesterday. I guess I may make my first trp to the dealer since purchasing the car last year, to have the HUD looked at.
 

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I took my XLR to my local dealer twice because the HUD would not always work. They could find nothing wrong. I later discovered my polorized sun glasses would make the display totally disappear.
 

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Heads Up Display (HUD)

One of the very first areas of the XLR we go overs is the HUD. I explain to my clients, that if you were Polarized sunglasses it will separate the 4 color layers of the system.

You should still be able to see the other layers, but the "green" speedometer layer should be rendered invisable. This is totally normal for the operation of the system.

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Great stuff

You know, Allen, you need to teach a class for Cadillac on training the new customer of an XLR.

You know too much to let it go hidden.
 

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Hud - Heads Up Display

EyeDoc,
Thank you for your comments on this thread and all others. To me it is like any other professional. If you are an attorney that specializes in a specific area of law, a surgeon that is trained in his specific medical field I basically do one thing, that is the XLR.

I have always felt knowledge is power in any field, I am confident that when a client or a patient goes to their respective professional for an issue the problem is looked into and corrected. That is exactly how I operate, clients come to me from around the country because of the way I operate my business.

I will NEVER short change my client when it comes to the many hours I spend with them going over their XLR. To do so would be just simply wrong and unethical.

EyeDoc, again thank you for the nice thoughts, and the many other forum members that have spoken their mind about the positive information I bring to this forum.

The vast majority of forum members are not my client, does that mean I should give any less of a service? I do hope that when they are ready to purchased their next XLR, they will remember that just because they are not in the same area as I am, it does not mean I can't take care of them in the same professional way as a client that lives 10 miles away. To date over 50% of my clients live at least 1000 miles from my location.

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Allen
 

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I must add that after reading my initial post on my top malfunction, Allen became engaged, contacting GM and making sure that my dealer was given all of the knowledge and support they needed to make the repair successfully.

The issue turned out to be just a fluke, with no prior history or reporting by other owners. This makes me feel better, and I also deeply appreciate the time spent assuring that all owners (not just his customers) of XLR's can draw upon his expertise.

THANKS ALLEN! :cheers :cheers
 

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Polarized glasses!

revegas said:
Has anyone had a problem with their Heads Up Display working intermittently?
I might have the answere.
The HUD problem might be your polarized sunglasses, guys. Try tilting your head sideways while looking at the display. If the HUD appears gradually brighter, the problem is your polarized sunglasses.

I've had a problem trying to read "sunlight readable" displays on the Garmin GNS 430 in my airplane, as well as the HUD in the XLR.

Polarizing lenses cut out reflection, and what is the HUD?

(Uh-oh. Looks like Allen beat me to the punch.
Just sign me - Department of Redundancy Department)
 
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