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post #1 of 17 Old 10-26-2016, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Question Retracting Active Driving Display (HUD)

I've owned my CX-3 for a few months now and have noticed that when you go into settings and turn "off" the active driving display, it no longer projects the image onto the plexiglass. However, the plexiglass still remains vertical and does not retract into its "down" position; this proves to be quite distracting to me when I am driving. Does anyone know of a software update or fix for this? Cheers!
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No. Needs to go in the feedback thread.

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I believe you can manually push it down, but that is advised against as you could end up breaking it. It is weird to me too that if you disable ADD it doesn't keep the plastic thing down.

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I believe you can manually push it down, but that is advised against as you could end up breaking it. It is weird to me too that if you disable ADD it doesn't keep the plastic thing down.
Different people programming different components ... used to happen at Aichi (the Prius plant) all the time ... heh, heh.

More likely, they probably never figured anybody would ever actually not want to use it.

I especially like it on the adaptive cruise control ... besides, it's cute ... you'll learn to love it

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I love the HUD
I was sceptical at first but quickly got use to it and now I miss it every time I drive a car without it.
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The only time I didn't want it was in thick fog because it interfered with me seeing very close to the front of the car.

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I love the display. Perhaps because I am tall I don't look "through" it. The numbers and graphic fall in gap between the hood and the wipers rain tray. It does not obstruct the view in front of me. Perhaps you can adjust the angle so it's not as in your way.

It is one of my favorite features!
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The only time I didn't want it was in thick fog because it interfered with me seeing very close to the front of the car.
Perhaps you need to add to the Feedback thread a request for optional turning off the HUD when the fog lights are on

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Different people programming different components ... used to happen at Aichi (the Prius plant) all the time ... heh, heh.

More likely, they probably never figured anybody would ever actually not want to use it.

I especially like it on the adaptive cruise control ... besides, it's cute ... you'll learn to love it
I thought so too...but then again they DID program it with the ability to be turned off. I emailed mazda about it and was basically told that they would look at it. I do LOVE the display and use it all the time...however it would be nice for it to be retracted. Sometimes giving the driver fewer distractions would be nice though for long drives. You can always see your speed from the tachometer's digital display
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What happens when you turn off the display? I assume that the plastic displays no lighted information - no numbers etc. It's just a piece of plastic at that point. It sounds like this does not automatically retract the display, but there is also a height adjustment. Suppose you move the dial to the lowest position of the height adjustment. Won't that retract it? What happens if you manually push it down?

Other Mazda models seem to be able to retract the display automatically.

It also appears that the display comes on everytime you start the car so you have to turn it off manually each time. That could be really annoying. There are some DIY fixes posted for other models. That seems kind of extreme. http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2...add-fully.html

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