Originally Posted by goertz
An update on the HUD windshield. I had it replaced last night. The glass guy swore up and down there would be no visible difference between the HUD and non-HUD glass. He said I could spend the $400+ and get the "correct" one, or he could install the non-HUD one for $175 out the door.
He was correct. Absolutely NO difference. The display is clear as can be. I see no point in spending the extra $$$.
I had the windshield changed in my 93 SSE about a year ago. Told the shop I had a HUD and needed HUD glass. He replaced it with a standard glass. When I took the car home, in bright daylight, I noticed that the HUD seemed a little fuzzy but it didn't look real bad. Until I lit it up at night and saw a double image. I took it back and they replaced with the correct glass.
So, for anyone who may be changing a windshield in the future, now you have two conflicting experiences. Which way will you go?
If your insurance is paying for it, pay your deductible and go with the HUD glass. If it'* coming out of your pocket...ya takes yer chances, me thinks.
You WILL see the HUD image reflected in the windshield, BTW, regardless of which glass you choose. Because of the layer of plastic in the safety glass, the light from the HUD is refracted through the plastic then again when it hits the second layer of glass. This is what causes the double image. (At least in my case). The HUD image won't disappear with standard glass.