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Old 07-26-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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HUD - focal point

I didn't know where to put this but I figured here would work since the car is a ZL1 and we all have a HUD.

I've never owned a car with a HUD before and I'm wondering if you should have to shift your focal point to ~10 yards in front of the car to get a clear view of the HUD. If I'm looking focusing 50 yards out the HUD is like a double image that isn't in focus. Is this normal?
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:04 PM   #2
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Hmmm....never thought about that. The HUD is always just "there" and I don't even think about it. Had it since 2002 in one car or another.
You have adjusted its position?
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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I've adjusted it up and down. No change. If I close one eye it is in focus regardless of where my eyes are looking in front of the car.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:35 PM   #4
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Sounds to me like you need gaze stabilization exercises. You can google it or Cawthorne Cooksey exercises. No problems with my HUD.
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:15 PM   #5
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Don't hate me but I turned my HUD off!

Probably just me but I rarely need it or use it. Strange thing is I love the Third Eye 3D puzzles?
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:19 PM   #6
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So I drove around for an hour or so tonight and either the HUD is messed up or my vision is screwed. I have to focus on the HUD to not get a double image. It is my understanding the HUD should should 'hang' there and that isn't the case.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:25 PM   #7
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So I drove around for an hour or so tonight and either the HUD is messed up or my vision is screwed. I have to focus on the HUD to not get a double image. It is my understanding the HUD should should 'hang' there and that isn't the case.
Have you had your windshield replaced, if it is not HUD compatible it will screw it up.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:32 PM   #8
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I just looked at the windshield and there is a code on the drivers side bottom. It is 'SSxxxxx' with the x's being numbers. Can somebody see if theirs has the same thing? I've read about people having similar issues with replacement windshields. I wonder if the dealer replaced the windshield with one that doesn't have the HUD coating? Unlikely but possible.

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Sven59 beats me to it. The car is brand new and had 13 miles on it. It had been sitting in the showroom so long the battery was dead. I'm going to give them a call on Monday.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:57 PM   #9
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Salesman actually emailed me back already. Says no windshield was replaced.
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Salesman actually emailed me back already. Says no windshield was replaced.
Ask someone else to drive it, preferably someone that has a ZL1, if they see double (without a few beers in them) then there is something wrong with the HUD and you need to go to the dealer. If they don't know what you are talking about then you probably have a vision issue.
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:58 AM   #11
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Sorry to jump on a ZL1 thread here. I've found that keeping the HUD display lower is the best. My belief is to look at the road as far down as needed for safety.....the HUD's purpose is to reduce the need to look down at the gauges while driving.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:41 PM   #12
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Sorry to jump on a ZL1 thread here. I've found that keeping the HUD display lower is the best. My belief is to look at the road as far down as needed for safety.....the HUD's purpose is to reduce the need to look down at the gauges while driving.
My problem is I can't look out that far and not get a double image on the HUD no matter what position I have the image set to on the windshield. I have to shift my focus to the HUD image to see it correctly. The double image isn't like the example you see on a google search. They do not overlap at all. They look side by side but with no touching.

My father in law said he had no problems but he hasn't used one before so I'm not sure he knows how it should work. Regardless, I'm going to get my eyes checked next week.
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You could have exophoria. It when your eyes don't line up perfectly straight. It's main symptom is double vision. Your eyes can't focus together. I have it, but my eyes are able to compensate.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:43 PM   #14
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I actually end up turning mine off a lot of the time as I find it to be a distraction. I've got an analog speedometer and digital speed readout between the gauges. I understand the point but it seems redundant.
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I really like the hud especially during spirited driving through the twisties, helps with the shifts.
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I set it on the tach mode and when I race, this is where I watch for my shift points. I like it as high as it will go so I don't have to look down, it is very easy to look through it when racing....now if you actually turn on the radio and it starts flashing all that music info crap....that is pretty distracting.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:11 PM   #17
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I just looked at the windshield and there is a code on the drivers side bottom. It is 'SSxxxxx' with the x's being numbers. Can somebody see if theirs has the same thing? I've read about people having similar issues with replacement windshields. I wonder if the dealer replaced the windshield with one that doesn't have the HUD coating? Unlikely but possible.

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Sven59 beats me to it. The car is brand new and had 13 miles on it. It had been sitting in the showroom so long the battery was dead. I'm going to give them a call on Monday.
All of the windshield spec information on my 2014 ZL1 is located on the lower corner on the passenger side.

It also was that way on my 2010 RS - until I had my windshield replaced. In 2012, I had the windshield replaced on that car with aftermarket glass (not my choice, but I needed a replacement ASAP). Even though the glass was made by Pilkington, as is the original GM marked glass, the spec information on the replacement was located on the driver's side.

Regardless of what your dealer says, my guess is that you may not have an OEM windshield, nor do you have the appropriate HUD variant.

Is there a GM logo on the glass?
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:32 PM   #18
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All of the windshield spec information on my 2014 ZL1 is located on the lower corner on the passenger side.

It also was that way on my 2010 RS - until I had my windshield replaced. In 2012, I had the windshield replaced on that car with aftermarket glass (not my choice, but I needed a replacement ASAP). Even though the glass was made by Pilkington, as is the original GM marked glass, the spec information on the replacement was located on the driver's side.

Regardless of what your dealer says, my guess is that you may not have an OEM windshield, nor do you have the appropriate HUD variant.

Is there a GM logo on the glass?
It is the correct windshield. I found the info on the passenger side. I also found an anti-theft sticker on the inside of the door with the number I put in that previous post. If I can stop working 10 hours a day I'm going to see the eye dr.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:37 AM   #19
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My HUD has a double vision appearance also, since day one. Even after dealer replaced windshield, still double. My c6 z06 HUD was crisp and sharp. The zl1 HUD is double and also shakes on bumpy roads
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