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I've been keeping tabs on add-on HUD displays after all the discussion here, and I grabbed this one for $30 when I realized our new CX-5 had no digital speedometer, knowing that I might install one in the Model 3.



Most others require an OBDII port connection and will not work with M3, but this one just uses a standard 12v connection.

[Also, not sure where to place the thread, but I hope the forum soon creates sections for aftermarket mods and accessories]
 

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@MelindaV well we did have that report from @TrevP where an employee said the Roav Navdy would not work and some other indications that the OBDII connector would be missing.
Of course I usually create my own 12v connection from a fuse tap in my cars and wire all my electronics to it inside the dashboard for nice clean installs, but it will be a while before I have a Model 3 to tear apart.
 

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I've been keeping tabs on add-on HUD displays after all the discussion here, and I grabbed this one for $30 when I realized our new CX-5 had no digital speedometer, knowing that I might install one in the Model 3.



Most others require an OBDII port connection and will not work with M3, but this one just uses a standard 12v connection.

[Also, not sure where to place the thread, but I hope the forum soon creates sections for aftermarket mods and accessories]
Is there a link to where you got the unit?
 

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Thanks for the review! Really interesting and I've been curious to see how they work. Only complaint I have is that you need to plug it in. :( I really don't want cables running all over my beautiful new Tesla. is there something like this that requires no cables and just needs to be charged on rare occasions?
 

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Thanks for the review! Really interesting and I've been curious to see how they work. Only complaint I have is that you need to plug it in. :( I really don't want cables running all over my beautiful new Tesla. is there something like this that requires no cables and just needs to be charged on rare occasions?

In most of my cars, I typically find a way to hardwire all my accessories and have all wires and connections hidden in the dash. It's cheap and easy to do a fuse tap and most plastic dash panels come off easily.
Rest assured when my 3 arrives I will figure out how to do so, and if none exists yet I will have a illustrated How To posted here to nicely hardwire accessories.
 

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In most of my cars, I typically find a way to hardwire all my accessories and have all wires and connections hidden in the dash. It's cheap and easy to do a fuse tap and most plastic dash panels come off easily.
Rest assured when my 3 arrives I will figure out how to do so, and if none exists yet I will have a illustrated How To posted here to nicely hardwire accessories.
Awesome! I look forward to seeing it. Honestly though I'm not sure if I'll have the heart to modify my $50-60k car. Hopefully there will be a less intrusive option by then.
 

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This is certainly a great solution for those who just want to see the speed. Easy to use, cheap...

My challenge is I have higher standards... and expectations:
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so it will have to be Navdy or...? ;)
 

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Awesome! I look forward to seeing it. Honestly though I'm not sure if I'll have the heart to modify my $50-60k car. Hopefully there will be a less intrusive option by then.
Don't worry, it will always be reversible. The trick is finding the easiest/simplest way to get 12v power while keeping things hidden.
 

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Personally I cannot stand the digital numerical digits, whist the Navdy one looks better I would want the whole unit out of sight (not possible by the looks of it) and (now this bit will upset a few I have no doubt... sorry :blush: ) more importantly I speak English :greatbritain: so would like ROUTE to be pronounced correctly ;) as that would drive me nuts!