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At night, my windshield reflects the blue glow from the dashboard where it shows the miles per hour. Anyone have any ideas as to how I can get get rid of it as it is right in my line of sight when driving? It's not necessarily dangerous, but, more of an irritation and nuisance....
 

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This also drives me crazy. I normally dim the lights slightly (a "click" down from full power), and it makes it more manageable. Not a perfect solution, so I'd love to hear one from someone else.
 

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i was thinking.. if you could place a non-reflective material just on the ridge where it reflects most, you would get rid of that reflection completely. but hrm.. mine seems to be green. blue sounds way cooler
 

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Well it's usually not noticeable unless you drive on a road without lampposts. I don't see it unless I do drive in a dark road/highway.

Perhaps stick a thin hood over the top of the dash to block it or put it on the dash below the instrument panel.
 
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I have put a 1"x10" strip of black velvet above the guage and a 2"x6" strip in front of the projector. Works fine and I can keep setting for daytime at night without the reflections on the windscreen.
 

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It may be my imaginiation, but it seems keeping the dash in front of the speedometer clean helps. The light seems to reflect off the dash, then the windshield and a clean, black dash reflects much less.
 

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Dim the interior lights. On a North American Prius, there is a dimmer wheel on the dashboard to the left of the steering wheel. All the way up is full day brightness, all the way down is no interior/dash lights. I usually keep mine set a smidgen above the completely dark setting (so just barely lit), because the glare will give me motion sickness headaches.

However, on the 2004+ Prius, there is a little area above the combination meter where some light will bleed through a seam, and that can be difficult to control. Some black tape or a black fabric placed on top of this seam usually works for those people who are sensitive to this thin strip of light glare.
 

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Instrument Light Relection

I eliminated the problem of reflection off the windshield by cutting a piece of black felt to fit around the opening on top of the dash board.
Toyota could spray that area with flocking to eliminate the reflection.
 
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