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      06-28-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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Head-Up Display blurry/ghosting picture

Hi,

I took delivery of my new F30 yesterday and the Head-Up Display looks odd. The picture is blurry, not sharp at all, it seems to be showing ghosting. I don't think this is normal.

I tried all the adjustment settings but to no avail.

Any thoughts what I could check before I bring it back to the dealer?

Thanks
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      06-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Hi,

I took delivery of my new F30 yesterday and the Head-Up Display looks odd. The picture is blurry, not sharp at all, it seems to be showing ghosting. I don't think this is normal.

I tried all the adjustment settings but to no avail.

Any thoughts what I could check before I bring it back to the dealer?

Thanks
I assume that you're not using polarized sunglasses....
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      06-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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I hope this doesn't sound sarcastic, but did you try to clean the area on the windscreen where the HUD image is reflected with a microfiber or other lint free cloth?
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I was wondering if the 'projector' part of the HUD comes from the factory with a plastic film over it for protection and the dealer hadn't removed it?
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Hi,

I took delivery of my new F30 yesterday and the Head-Up Display looks odd. The picture is blurry, not sharp at all, it seems to be showing ghosting. I don't think this is normal.

I tried all the adjustment settings but to no avail.

Any thoughts what I could check before I bring it back to the dealer?

Thanks
I assume that you're not using polarized sunglasses....
I found out about the polarized lens issue on my test drive. I wear prescription glasses and sunglasses, now its kinda funny, get in the with glasses get out with sunglasses and switch, but its the only way to see the HUD.
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I was wondering if the 'projector' part of the HUD comes from the factory with a plastic film over it for protection and the dealer hadn't removed it?
This sounds very plausible.
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I checked for a protection film but there is none. And yes, the windshield is clean (new car).

I read somewhere that the front window glas needs to have a special film inbetween the two glass plates to prevent ghosting images. Maybe I have the wrong glass in my window.

I guess I will have to talk to the dealer.
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I checked for a protection film but there is none. And yes, the windshield is clean (new car).

I read somewhere that the front window glas needs to have a special film inbetween the two glass plates to prevent ghosting images. Maybe I have the wrong glass in my window.

I guess I will have to talk to the dealer.
Is it blurry at night also? If not then it's your polarized lenses. I have two pair of sun glasses, one polarized and one not. Makes big difference.
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Is it blurry at night also? If not then it's your polarized lenses. I have two pair of sun glasses, one polarized and one not. Makes big difference.
I am not wearing any sunglasses. I wear normal glasses but they are not polarized. And taking them off doesn't make any difference.
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I guess you've already tried adjusting the height and rotation of the display via iDrive? Moving the projector might pop it back into focus. If not, sounds like a dealer visit but I'd be surprised if BMW Q.A. would have let through a HUD equipped car with the wrong windscreen glass (although stranger things have happened).
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Look at another car on the lot with HUD. Even a 5 series. Pretty much the same HUD.
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