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Old 12-16-2003, 07:48 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if it is possible to get an aftermarket HUD, use a HUD from another vehicle, or purchase a HUD and all the pieces from GM???

If this has already been discussed in the forums, please point me in the right direction!

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You will need the HUD unit, dash pad, wiring harness and coated windshield. All it takes is money!
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Does anyone know if it is possible to get an aftermarket HUD, use a HUD from another vehicle, or purchase a HUD and all the pieces from GM???

If this has already been discussed in the forums, please point me in the right direction!

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Here check THIS out!

http://www.bonnevilleattitude.com/fo...topic.php?t=74
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looks like I have something to do this weekend! Thanks Rat.
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OOOO it'* possible. Does the windsheild do that much though?
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You know, I was originally just going to get a guage pillar -a-hem- but since that is'nt happeneing anytime soon, I'll look at this as an alternative.
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OOOO it'* possible. Does the windsheild do that much though?
Windshields on HUD equiped cars have a special coating on them that help reflect the display. From what I have heard, the HUD will work on a "normal" windshield, but wont be as bright or clear.
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I have seen little pieces of tint that you can put on the windshield to help reflect it...I would rather see how it looks without it though...
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You'll get reflections off both the front and back surface of the glass. This is called 'ghosting'. Because it doesn't all reflect off the coating intended for it, some of the light actually travels through the uncoated windshield and is lost. This is where it gets dim.

The coating is actually manufactured INTO the glass as it'* assembled. A glass company can put an optical coating on that area of your windshield, but I don't know what the cost is.
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