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Old 11-23-2009, 02:35 PM   #21
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Great info, thanks
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:08 AM   #22
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I love you man, I miss my HUD.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:53 PM   #23
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Excellent write up!

Alas, I cannot complete as just my luck. THe plastic piece of the other side is broken too! So the mirror kinda moves around a bit. Dont want to install it like that only to have to redo it in the future.

Any known fixes. Can i at least buy a replacement piece? Part number anyone?

Thanks for any and all input.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:26 PM   #24
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excellent write up man! thread saved!
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Excellent write up!

Alas, I cannot complete as just my luck. THe plastic piece of the other side is broken too! So the mirror kinda moves around a bit. Dont want to install it like that only to have to redo it in the future.

Any known fixes. Can i at least buy a replacement piece? Part number anyone?

Thanks for any and all input.
No one sells repair parts for the intarnals. Just the entire HUD.

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Old 08-23-2010, 01:12 AM   #26
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will be doing this soon and the same as the climate control!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:30 PM   #27
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Excellent write up!

Alas, I cannot complete as just my luck. THe plastic piece of the other side is broken too! So the mirror kinda moves around a bit. Dont want to install it like that only to have to redo it in the future.

Any known fixes. Can i at least buy a replacement piece? Part number anyone?

Thanks for any and all input.
First off I have to thank KCJeff for posting the fix for the broken pin. I just purchased a used projector and it had the broken pin problem too. And, I believe someone was already in the projector and took the plastic clip from the opposite side. So, I figured a way to fix that side and here it is. I used a wire grommet.

Here's some pics & descriptions of what I did:
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:13 PM   #28
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I would freak out if I had to remove the dash...
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:18 AM   #29
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Do you HAVE to remove the dash or is this something that you can fix from the top?
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:25 PM   #30
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You have to remove the dash pad. I can do the whole job in and out in less than three hours.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:02 PM   #31
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Absolutely awesome post for this problem. Great pictures as well. I appreciate your time and effort. I will be pulling my dash pad and correcting my display next weekend. Thank you for your help!!!
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:45 PM   #32
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Good post- HUD pin fix

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Old 12-04-2010, 09:55 PM   #33
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Wondering if the screw threads will cut into the housing over time. It might be worth finding a plastic sleeve to go over the screw threads if there is enough clearance.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:34 AM   #34
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Just fixed my HUD with the help of this thread. Took me 5 hours, first time removing anything on a Corvette. I forgot to cover the steering wheel with a towel or something so I scratched it a little bit while removing the dash. I was sad to see what I had done but with the HUD actually visible while driving, I quickly forgot.

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Old 04-17-2011, 08:15 PM   #35
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I admire the bravery for even trying to fix something like this. Congratuations and bravo on your success.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:56 PM   #36
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I just completed the fix an hour ago and I have to tell you, I wouldn't have had any idea that I could have fixed the problem so easy without your post! I did the complete job in 5 hours and that wasn't getting in a hurry. I sincerely appreciate the article you wrote and the time you took to take pictures and showing the problem in such detail. I owe the same debt of gratitude to (at88mph) for his informative and detailed article on the disassembly of the console and dash. Anyone that hasn't tackled a project like this has no idea how informative and helpful both your articles are. Thanks to you my HUD is now working perfectly again!!!
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Great post. I replaced my stereo yesterday and decided to tackle the HUD while I had the interior torn apart. Also took the opportunity to install silver trim rings around the gauges.

Very easy to do if you are at all mechanically inclined. The dash came apart very easily. Thanks to the repair instructions here, the HUD went back together just fine and now works great.

One thing I'd offer. When you reinstall the mirror, make sure that it moves freely through its range of motion. You can see the gear travel limit switches in the pics. The gear on the mirror mount has to be installed at the right place or it won't travel. If you can't move it by hand (easily) from one limit switch to the other, take out and try again, changing the gear position until you get it right.

Also, try everything out before you reinstall the dash to make sure it works.

Good luck!

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Great post. I replaced my stereo yesterday and decided to tackle the HUD while I had the interior torn apart. Also took the opportunity to install silver trim rings around the gauges.

Very easy to do if you are at all mechanically inclined. The dash came apart very easily. Thanks to the repair instructions here, the HUD went back together just fine and now works great.

One thing I'd offer. When you reinstall the mirror, make sure that it moves freely through its range of motion. You can see the gear travel limit switches in the pics. The gear on the mirror mount has to be installed at the right place or it won't travel. If you can't move it by hand (easily) from one limit switch to the other, take out and try again, changing the gear position until you get it right.

Also, try everything out before you reinstall the dash to make sure it works.

Good luck!

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1st Off thanks for the post brought my HUD back to life today!
Followed the instructions to a T went outside reinstalled the HUD nothing. Came back read the quote above followed recommendation and it worked!! Thanks
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:32 PM   #39
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anyone on Long Island or close that wants to repair mine? No way Im going to be able to do it myself....PM me if you can help....

Thanks....
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anyone on Long Island or close that wants to repair mine? No way Im going to be able to do it myself....PM me if you can help....

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Contact Forum Member " STEVE DOTEN " He is the resident HUD EXPERT and lives here in North East CT. Im sure that he can help you.

Thats his forum Name also..

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