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Old 10-29-2012, 12:19 AM   #46
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Update: on sun glare, off dash, steering wheel, and hard to see speedometer. I have not found any accurate Info on the lights in the instrument cluster. I have not removed it yet, to see what exactly what light the cluster. But I did find a Led Kit, it includes 20 leds that need to be soldered to circuit board. But the seller of the Kit does not know for sure if it works for a 2013 Focus, same part #'s for 2012 & 2013 Focus. 2011 has a different part #....The Instrument Cluster is a $290 part, so I have to think about this led retro.

What I have found out, is if I raise the seat to near Max Height, I am looking at the speedometer on a downward angle. It did make it easier to read the speed. It also help some what with the dash top glare. I also tried laying a black tee shirt on the driver's side of the dash board. The Glare is not an issue with black cloth material laying on top of the dash. I still have sun glare off the polished aluminum on the steering wheel.
So I am thinking about a CoverKing Suede or Velour custom fit dash mat. I got some material samples for the dash mat, and I maybe able to live with it. It is not the old rug style looking dash mats.
But raising the seat helped me with seeing the speedometer.. I guess it all has to do with angles. But Brighter cluster back lights, I hope one day to have a fix...
Litterbug in Fl.

Last edited by Litterbug; 10-29-2012 at 12:28 AM. Reason: spelling and addition info
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