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    Blonde moment... why did I flag this gizmo?



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    I remember reading a thread not long ago about a useful bit of kit... some of you said you had them and wouldn't be without them. Try as I might, I can't find the thread again now but the gizmo was something like this...

    UEB X5 3" Automatic OBD II Car HUD Head Up Display Speed Warning MPH LED: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools

    Well I must have been pretty impressed at the time because I flagged it up on an Amazon list (basket - save for later) and I've just seen that the price has gone down from 31.99 to 5.99! The bargain hunter in me is itching to press the buy button but I can't for the life of me remember specifically why I thought it was a good idea in the first place.

    Can anyone refresh my memory please or remember which thread it was? blush.gif
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    Handy when driving where s/limits are in kph,the Fiat speedo in kph is really difficult to read,and the needle must cover nearly 5 kph.I just use my sat nav display these days
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    There was this thread fairly recently Jennie;

    Dashboard Speedo vs Hdu, suggestions please?
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    I have just bought a boxer motorhome there are a few thing I am not happy with, one is the speedometer is hidden behind the steering wheel ,the hand brake is far too low , the hand brake has to be lowered to swivel the driving seat .so if you find that
    cheap heads up give the heads up Bazz
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    I use one and it is great as it is large easy to read unlike the speedo, and it is KPH or MPH . save calculations on the move. BUT I did have to stick a pin through the buzzer diaphram to stop the sudden screech after an hours driving.. horrid noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robmac View Post
    There was this thread fairly recently Jennie;

    Dashboard Speedo vs Hdu, suggestions please?
    Thanks Rob, that's the one! I can sort of see why I flagged it up now... I do find my Boxer speedo a bit tricky because I always drive in sunglasses, so something brighter would be useful. The little satnav numbers are almost as bad with sunglasses on, although it dings very helpfully if I go over the speed limit but that's no use in stretches of roadworks or other temporary restrictions. At 5.99 it's worth a punt I reckon... just need to check that I've got one of those OBD sockets somewhere

    Thanks everyone!
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    There are Speedo apps

    For smartphone or tablet
    They work off GPS
    Depending on your kit and the particular app you use this may be a FREE BARGAIN !
    A suitable mount needed ! So it is always easily visible
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    On my cars electronic dashboard you can easily change MPH to KPH and language if its your thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrow View Post
    On my cars electronic dashboard you can easily change MPH to KPH and language if its your thing.

    Well there's posh Harrow! I sometimes think my dash is steam driven One day my radio might even manage to pick up Radio 2 in the remote wilderness known as Glocestershire and the Cotswolds
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagmanx View Post
    For smartphone or tablet
    They work off GPS
    Depending on your kit and the particular app you use this may be a FREE BARGAIN !
    A suitable mount needed ! So it is always easily visible
    I'm really grateful for this tip Jagmanx. I've downloaded a couple of apps to try out that look really good, one for iPad and one for Android phone. I'll give them a test run in the car tomorrow thumb.gif

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