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Old 02-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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HUD Display

The HUD Display was changed out by the dealership because it was out of focus. The new one is brighter but still out of focus. Is it just me? When the dealership replaced it they said it was fix. Now what?

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Old 02-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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I have never heard of the HUD having a focusing problem maybe the problem is the projection area within the windshield.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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since it is a special windshield maybe it has some oil on it, which would make it fuzzy..Just thinking...
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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someone need glasses? not being a smart ass, just asking.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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All the above are valid questions/comments. The only thing I would add is; have you driven at least one other Camaro with HUD to compare?
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Does anyone else sitting in the seat think its blurry?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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has your windshield ever been replaced, it is a special one for the hud
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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has your windshield ever been replaced, it is a special one for the hud
That's what I was wondering.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:40 PM   #9
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Wrong windshield, dirty , or some dirt or something on the projector itself in the dash maybe?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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Did you buy your car new or used? Has the windshield ever been replaced? Did the problem recently develop or has it been this way from the beginning? Do you smoke? If so, do you smoke in your car or allow others to? By answering these questions, I think we can get you on track to get this problem fixed.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:14 PM   #11
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I don't need glasses, but thanks. I would like to sit in another Camaro just to see if this really the best quality or if mine is still fuzzy. I have asked this question before "How do you know if you have the correct windshield?" No one smokes in or around any of my vehicles. We did buy the Camaro used.

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To check if your Windshield is OEM go to the passenger side of the car and look at the bottom of the glass the OEM manufacturer is PILKINGTON.
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To check if your Windshield is OEM go to the passenger side of the car and look at the bottom of the glass the OEM manufacturer is PILKINGTON.
But how do you tell if the windshield is the correct HUD windshield? Is there a P/N on the windshield somewhere that he can look for and referance at a dealership? Even a correct aftermarket windshield should have the coating on it for the HUD, but how to tell?
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If I'm not mistaken, the area on the windshield where the HUD displays will actually have a different finish to it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:20 AM   #15
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If I'm not mistaken, the area on the windshield where the HUD displays will actually have a different finish to it.
Really? My car is the HUD and ive never seen or noticed that the windshield has a different finish to it in the HUD area.


Like others mentioned, hope in another camaro (even at the stealership) and compare.
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It's been awhile since I've sat in one with the HUD windshield. I remember that area looked different, but it may have just been a reflection. Never noticed it in mine though and I added HUD.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #17
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There was another thread like this and the guy had a non-HUD windshield
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:40 PM   #18
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Here are a couple of pictures I took of the HUD to see what it looks like.

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:41 PM   #19
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OK. I guess only one at time.
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looks like wrong windshield.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #21
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I will try and get a picture of the lower passenger side part of the winshield.

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The HUD image is projected on the surface of the windshield glass. Since a windshield is composed of two thicknesses of glass, there are two reflections. In order to align these two images, a wedged shape plastic laminate is used between the two layers of glass. If the dimensions of the plastic laminate are not correct, the images will not fully align and the HUD image will not appear clear. In order to diagnose this condition, you can apply Vaseline to the outside of the windshield in the area of the HUD display. If there is no longer a ghost image, the problem can be attributed to the windshield. The extent of the ghosting can be helpful in determining if the vehicle has the proper windshield. If the ghosting offset is greater than 25% of the width of a line/bar of a HUD character, the vehicle likely does not have a HUD windshield. If the offset is less, or the vehicle definitely has a HUD windshield, another windshield can be installed that may have less distortion/variance. Use of a non-OEM HUD windshield may result in this condition. HUD windshields should be identified in the lower right corner of the windshield.
2. Under certain ambient lighting conditions, it could appear that all of the various segments within the HUD are on, and/or the inside of the HUD box will be visible in the windshield. Typically, further questioning of the customer will reveal a correlation between the time of day and what direction the vehicle is traveling in relation to the sun. This is a normal condition if the sun is shining at a certain angle directly into the HUD display.
3. New IP pads may emit fumes that cause a film to form on the HUD lens. Regular household cleaners will not remove this type of film. Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol should be used to clean the lens. Use a soft cloth and GENTLY clean the HUD lens.
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Definitely looks like the wrong windshield. I saw a post on the other forum where someone had their windshield replaced and near the GM etching, it said HUD. Can someone with the proper windshield confirm theirs is etched HUD as well?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:23 AM   #24
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Yes, the windshield label must say "Laminated GS HUD"
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if you don't want to go the route of having the windshield replaced, you can "kind of" fix it but having a tint show put a clear film (usually called solar tint) in the HUD area.

In my 2010 Avalanche, I had purchased one of these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBD-II-HUD-S...726895&vxp=mtr


and it comes with a piece of dark tint, I didn't care for, so I had a tint shop put on a piece of clear solar tint and it worked fine, and you can't really see it..

all depends on your desires.

this is the stuff you want though:

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...omotive_Films/

so that you can't see it on the windshield.


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What all the GM cars with HUD use is DuPont™ ButaciteŽ wedged PVB interlayer this is a layer between the 2 layers of glass, it is essentially the same thing as what I am describing above but between the glass layers instead of on the outside.
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