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Old 07-08-2008, 09:44 AM   #1
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Perhaps it's my old man's eyes but I have trouble reading the gauges in the instrument cluster in daylight conditions. At night there is no problem as the dash is illuminated. Turning on the lights during the day time does not seem to help. Does anyone else experience this problem? Is there a suggested fix?
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Perhaps it's my old man's eyes but I have trouble reading the gauges in the instrument cluster in daylight conditions. At night there is no problem as the dash is illuminated. Turning on the lights during the day time does not seem to help. Does anyone else experience this problem? Is there a suggested fix?
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:29 AM   #3
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I guess we're both getting old. I have a 2007 Ford and have the same problem. I specially can't read the gas gauge on the left bottom side. I now carry a miniature flashlight on the dash for times when I want to check the gauges. Kind of ridiculous isn't it.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:46 AM   #4
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There could also be the possibility that the cluster intensity itself might be fading. If so, and your MH is newer, replacement is a possibility through a WorkHorse Service Center.
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Not sure if you have Ford or Work Horse power, but on my Ford I have to adjust my steering wheel to see the temp guages. Not set up too well for short folks...
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:35 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ROMAD:
Not sure if you have Ford or Work Horse power, but on my Ford I have to adjust my steering wheel to see the temp guages. Not set up too well for short folks... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nope, in my case in day time there's just not enough light to iluminate the gauges. The background is black and everything else just blends in, needles and all.

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Old 07-09-2008, 04:32 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. It looks like I'm not alone. I'm on a Ford V10 Chassis. The small flashlight is one possible approach but I'm looking for a more permanent solution. I talked to Winnebego and they said they never heard of this problem.
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I don't think it's that uncommon given the angle of the face plate. We get a lot of glare and even though the gauges are positioned where they can be seen there's so much glare I sometimes have to use my hand as a shade to see everything.

The Ford dash is the old style backlit by light bulbs when the headlights are on, not a digital one like in the Workhorse.

When we bought our coach I found the Workhorse dash harder to read than the Ford. I guess I'm just the wrong height because half the gauges were blocked by the wheel.
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