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Old 04 Dec 2004, 02:26 am
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Default can't see blinker flashing - steering wheel

I don't know if this is a common problem, but I notice that when my directional blinkers are on, I cannot see them because the steering wheel is in the way. Is there any such thing as some kind of mirror or reflectors that would show the blinking without me hunching over to peer under the wheel to see if they are blinking? It is not like I am tall or anything... 5'10"... or is this just another Cruiser quirk?
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 05:11 am
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Have you tried adjusting the tilt of the steering wheel? If I don't adjust the steering wheel tilt, it will block the view of the instrument panel for me also.
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 02:20 pm
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What he said. [|)] I'm 6'4" and have to tilt it just right. The adjustment is the long knob on the left side of the column.
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 04:15 pm
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adjusting the steering wheel..! Well don't I feel stupid! of course! Thanks!
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 07:47 pm
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Curruzr,
Don't feel stupid about not adjusting the tilt of the wheel.
I have the same problem seeing the indicators and I'm 5'-7". I always pull the wheel all of the way down because that's where I'm comfortable with it and since my hands are always on the wheel, that takes priority over being able to see the indicators. I too wish they were in a better location. ItÂ’s just one of those things you learn to live with.
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 10:41 pm
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Can't you hear them? [:I]
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Old 05 Dec 2004, 12:16 am
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QSD,
I usually hear it and if you leave the turnsignal on and drive over 15 mph for more than 1 mile, the "chime" will start to sound also as a reminder.

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Old 05 Dec 2004, 12:58 am
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That "Chime" is better known as the GEEZER ALARM. Scared me the first time I heard it.. I thought something was wrong with my Cran-Baby.
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Old 05 Dec 2004, 01:26 am
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well, I would be able to hear it, but... I just put a new clarion sound system in, and, well, I have to constantly test the volume..!
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 02:42 am
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That has always been my pet peeve. [xx(] Ever since I installed turn signals with the big green light on my '40 Ford Coupe I've been amazed that dashboard designers have never understood that placing the directional signal lights so the driver could see them is of more than pasing importance. Now here is a place for a HUD.
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