HUD? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1987-1991 Parley with regards to your 1987 to 1991 Bonneville, Olds 88 or Buick Le Sabre Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-17-2004, 09:34 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default HUD?

Ok, so I see everyone talking about HUD, what the heck is "HUD" and what does it do? it seems as if this is a big deal for bonneville owners.


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2004, 09:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 1,177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
97NAbonneville1 is on a distinguished road
Default

HUD = Heads Up Display

for 92-99 it projects the speed on the windshield

for 2K+ it projects speed and radio station info on the winshield

Other cars like the corvette have all kinds of info projected through the HUD such as RPM, speed, shiftpoints, radio, amung others...
97NAbonneville1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2004, 09:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

They're really cool, and the unit itself is relatively cheap, but the dash pad is not.

So far (up until this weekend) there has only been one swap. But I'll be the second.
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2004, 09:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

well that doesn't seem as cool as I thought it would be, is it really that useful to put one in? because it doesn't to me.


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2004, 09:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

Umm... you get to see the speed that'* right there on the dash, projected less than a foot away?
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2004, 09:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

but you can look down at the speedometer, which is right below your line of sight. But i'm not one to argue, because everyone has their opinion on different features on a car, and features in general. But now I feel much better that I know what a HUD is.


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2004, 09:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

I think it'* cool enough (AKA: i have only ever seen one) that I want one.
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2004, 10:12 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,392
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fuddyduddy121 is on a distinguished road
Default

It'* a safety feature that prevents accidents when you look down at your speed.
fuddyduddy121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2004, 10:16 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah!! (Now everything that I have done for the car is for safety or efficiency)
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2004, 03:05 AM   #10
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
crzydmnd72 is on a distinguished road
Default

HUD doesnt SOUND very cool, until you have SEEN it. First and only time I had ever seen it was in a GTP at a dealer that I was looking at. Its one of those things, that once you see it, you'll wonder how come every car doesnt have it
crzydmnd72 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HUD without HUD...Q's... tlsheff Everything Electrical & Electronic 10 03-26-2009 07:47 AM
HUD Windshield vs NON-HUD Windshield Hans General GM Chat 15 09-16-2007 11:10 AM
HUD - Adjustability 55555 1992-1999 19 09-14-2004 12:24 PM
Speedo vs HUD willwren 1992-1999 32 07-09-2003 09:00 PM
Simple HUD help.... Drifter420 General GM Chat 13 08-21-2002 09:21 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:30 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.