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Old 17 Sep 2009, 01:29 pm
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Default Speedometer visibility

We had a 2002 PT and traded it for a 2004 PT lite turbo.
With both I have found it difficult to see the speedometer when traveling into the sun (west in the evening, east in the morning). Having the headlights on makes no difference. The 2 outer meters(tunnels) are OK, and are not as important. Does any one else have this problem? Do you know of any way to help? Thanks.
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Old 17 Sep 2009, 04:25 pm
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We had the same problem in our 2002. We now have a 2008 that is much better. Now, you don't have to get that crazy. We found that there isn't much you can do about it, it is much worse with sun glasses on. No work around that I am aware of, sorry!!!
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Old 17 Sep 2009, 07:28 pm
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I've got the same problem on my '06 GT, especially when I have the top down, and having the headlights on, during the day, makes it way worse. Unless you can find a way to "re-face" the gauges, not much you can do about it.
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Old 17 Sep 2009, 07:40 pm
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It's been talked about ever since the forum started. Not much you can do about it. That and the turning radius used to be the two most talked about annoyances of the PT. Now it's the gas mileage.
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Old 17 Sep 2009, 10:24 pm
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Default Re: Speedometer visibility

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That and the turning radius used to be the two most talked about annoyances of the PT.
What turning radius?? I think that my 2000 Gand Caravan Sport can outdo my Vert.

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Old 17 Sep 2009, 10:39 pm
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i think with the turnradius and gas mileage i cant drive it to where i need to worry about the speedo....either you are on in{the throttle} and burning too much fuel or you are in a parkinglot and cant get in the spot.........??????
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Old 17 Sep 2009, 11:50 pm
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My wife's Aspen can turn tighter than my PT...so sad...
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Old 18 Sep 2009, 07:35 am
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Let's NOT start the turning radius blog again!!!!
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Old 18 Sep 2009, 12:43 pm
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Thank you all for your rep[lies., I was afraid there was not much could be done. I did not see the former threads about this thing. You would think Chrysler would have picked up on this very soon after they first came out.

Note to Hooligan, your note says you get 22.8 mpg. I just checked mine this AM and for the last 1100 miles I got about 22.5 mpg. I record my gas purchases every time I fill up. I started this way back when you could deduct your gas tax on your income tax. (tells something about my age! Hexadecimally I am 44. Octally I am 103. Decimally, you figure it out!)
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Old 18 Sep 2009, 02:19 pm
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Never was good with math, I am 70 and have been logging my gas for about 45 years or so. I do enjoy using Fuelly.com as it makes it easier to check it.
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