The speedometer is way too small. I can barely see it with my sunglasses on. What were they thinking?
I have a somewhat unrelated, but related observation. I too am at that stage of life. I've always had good eyesight, and still do at distance, but like lots of folks my age, I can't focus worth a darn closer up. I started with dime store readers, and they work great at the standard 12-15" reading distance, they don't work so well at computer distances which are a bit longer. So I end up with weaker readers when using a computer. But then you have to remember which glasses are for what use. Companies are picking up on this. While I've never seen them in Walmart or drug stores, you can buy computer readers. See: http://sightlinereaders.com/shop/mens_reading_glassesI don't even try to read it it's impossible with my old eyes. A simple digital one on the dash instead of all the date, time, unreal mileage estimates would be a vast improvement.
I find myself looking at the outside temp readout and thinking it's my speed!
How do these aftermarket gauges work? Where do they plug in? I looked for a dimmer control but couldn't find it, where is it?I use my scanguage2 for speed, its so much easier to read, plus I trust the fuel economy on it more than the built in one. Only problem is the orange colour doesn't match the factory gauges, it matches BMW orange perfectly, but not the blood red orange Ram uses.
The PM speedo has a much better font than the PMC and is larger.
Turn the dimmer up and the gauges will be brighter, but still impossible to read with sunglasses on.
To change the dimmer:
key on not started, lights on(this is a must), vehicle in park
Push up or down arrows but not menu, dimmer will change.