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HBS Guy

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Prick! Nah, just having it unpowered seemed to reboot it. Leaving it for now but might visit Jaycar and see what they got after the trip. When I go again after this trip I hope to have a drone have a look at the geography.
 

HBS Guy

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Well, on the way home from the Farmers Market the HUD started displaying “62kph” no matter what speed I was driving at. So Wed or Thurs a trip to JayCar Electronics, see if I can find a decent HUD powered by the engine port, will get it to display oil and coolant temperature/pressure warnings as well as speed.

Australian summers are not kind to electronics in cars. I should remove TomTom & HUD from the dashboard once parked else the sun cooks them over a summer or two.
 

HBS Guy

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Well, talking about the TomTom I thought I would look up how much it costs to update the map in the Mazda inbuilt SatNav—three years free downloads! Will try that later this week—the TomTom sometimes sulks and won’t work, nice to have a backup.

I love having the two satnav displays. One (TomTom) is set to show the immediate road ahead, the inbuilt one is smaller scale and I can see townships appear on that screen from some Kms away.

My mother passed on her sense of direction to me. She had no sense of direction and neither do I. A couple of times in Launceston and heading south I would swear I had to turn right but the TomTom said left and guided me to my destination. Long live SatNav systems! My younger sister is a bit gadget–averse and told me Fri night/Sat morning that she uses a street directory!
 

HBS Guy

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That sister is “afraid” of cruise control! I use it all the time! On a trip like Adelaide–Melbourne I would be in a haze of pain without cruise control.
 
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