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Old 08-30-2015, 01:48 PM   #1
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Question Difficulty seeing instrument panel

I have a hard time reading the speedometer during the day. It's mostly because there is so much bright light from the large windshield, and thus a huge contrast when I glance down at the shaded instruments.

It seems to me that there should be some lighting for the instruments. But when I change the roller switch that is supposed to change the brightness, the only thing I see changing in brightness is the red needles. I don't see any lighting of the instrument faces at all.

I'm wondering if it's just me and my aging eyes, or if our FR3 is missing some instrument panel lighting.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:18 PM   #2
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Vacation, I don't know about your eyes but it is so very bright in that cockpit isn't it? We recently had all the windows tinted, except for the windshield and that helped a lot. I also used to wear amber, polarized Rx sunglasses and had difficulty seeing the rear view camera as well. I just ordered a pair of transitional lenses in gray, tri-focal and non-polarized lens in hopes that it will improve visibility. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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