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      03-04-2011, 05:14 AM   #1
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DIY - Valentine One V1 heads-up display (HUD)

I know most people want their V1 in stealth mode, trying to hide the concealed display avoid letting the driver behind you see you got a V1, or don't let cops spot your radar detector. I am just tired of heads down and checked the concealed display. But true (cross finger), if I get pull over then this is gonna be in the For Sale section lol.

So I come out a HUD like this..... BTW, I got a 2011 E90 and I don't have center speaker so I use the space for the HUD.

1. the center speaker assembly
2. took apart the concealed display and studied wiring
3. the HUD
4. tinted
5. testing it
6 - 10. variety display
11. top view

tomorrow gonna try daytime driving with it. cover is unfinished.
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      03-04-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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Pretty nifty!
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      03-04-2011, 06:20 PM   #3
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Wow very creative
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      03-04-2011, 06:38 PM   #4
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Incredibly impressive!
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      03-04-2011, 06:42 PM   #5
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I just ordered a V1 but I have a center speaker...dang!

But nice DIY!!
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      03-05-2011, 12:00 AM   #6
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As I expect, day time driving is almost impossible to see the HUD. Probably need to install a reflector on windshield.

Anyway, a pic in driving.
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yeah very cool. reflector probably necessary. what does the dash look like? is there just a big hole now your fabricated HUD sitting in it?
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      03-05-2011, 09:40 AM   #8
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Very clever idea! Kudos!
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      03-05-2011, 11:33 PM   #9
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Please post details on how you built this and what you used. Thanks!
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      03-05-2011, 11:36 PM   #10
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Ingenious idea.
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      03-06-2011, 12:12 AM   #11
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Pretty cool.
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      03-06-2011, 03:34 PM   #12
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I notice you have a ghost image. Caused by the two layers of laminated glass.

I think cars with HUD's use a special type of glass to prevent this ghosting of the display.

I had a car once with a HUD and the windshield was replaced. Ghosting started so I made them install new glass for the HUD. It went away.

Nice mod though.
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What if you just put a piece of matte black or frosted vinyl where the HUD projects to on the windshield?
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      05-22-2011, 01:20 AM   #14
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instead of putting something like reflector or vinyl on windshield (illegal in California), I made a reflector board mounted on the speaker cover, so at least I can see at daytime
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I would still LOVE a parts list and diagram to build this... Can ya help a brother out? Please just pm if you don't want to post it publicly.
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Great idea!
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Love the idea but who wants a reflector board in the middle of your dash, there has to be a way to make it visible during the day. How do the factory HUDs work during the day, special glass that gunner mentioned or a special backlight? If we can somehow figure this out i guarantee people would pay good money for this, i know i would.
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I love the ingenuity! I'm trying to replicate this and have a couple questions for the OP.
What did you use for the lights and how did you flip the 7 segment display? Did you just switch the wires?
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this is a really creative idea.
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One of the most ingenious things I've seen this year
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Wow Thats pretty awesome.
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