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Whats the damn time? Clock Problem.

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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:58 pm
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Hi all: simple one.,
After dark I can't see the hands on the clock? The numbers light up like the dash but the hands are invisible.
Is this the same for you all or has part of my horological illumination failed?
Just thought I'd ask before I go see my dealer to argue the toss with them...
thanks in advance for observations / corroborations.
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:12 pm
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It's perfectly normal. I only ever look at the digital clock anyway.
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Post Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:21 pm
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I have had my Z for a year now, and I can't ever remember looking at the clock after dark :o

Does that make me a bad person :eusa-think: like Kerry, I always look at the screen. I will have to check mine next time I'm in the car after dark.
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:20 am
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DKZ5745 wrote:
I have had my Z for a year now, and I can't ever remember looking at the clock after dark :o

Does that make me a bad person :eusa-think: like Kerry, I always look at the screen. I will have to check mine next time I'm in the car after dark.

It's a strange one because although aesthetically speaking I like the look of the analogue clock however I almost never look at it, I always look at the digital one!
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:19 am
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I'm sure the hands light up on mine... will have to check this later!

Post Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:37 am
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This topic has been discussed before here:
http://www.peugeotrczforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4787&hilit=clock
I posted a pic there where you can hardly see the hands in the dark.

Note that if you have the NG4 sat-nav, there only is a digital clock in the navigation view on the pop-up screen, which I tend to switch off in the dark to improve my night vision, so I think they should at least have put some reflective dots on the tips of the hands of the clock.
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Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:27 am
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Thanks Frank I had searched on clock but got so many hits I gave up and posted instead....need to brush up my filtering techniques clearly.
As you say its covered before and same result . I drive a lot after dark & play discs so can't see the digital clock hence the question...
Seems a poor design spec oversight to me but I guess I'll just have to use the Tom Tom instead then.....

Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:45 am
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Had a check in mine last night, maybe it wasn't completely dark or something, cos I didn't have much trouble seeing the hands.
They could have been brighter, but I could still clearly tell the time. :eusa-think:
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Post Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:45 am
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It also depends on your setting of the backlighting of the dashboard.
If it's more bright you may see the hands more easily as they block the light but I have put backlight low so that my eyes work better in the dark.
I honestly cannot spot the large hand in this:
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Post Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:30 am
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looks like the clock illumination change with the facelift too.
here is how it looks like in my R. the hands are illuminated.
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Post Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:02 pm
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Must be the case, that's what mine looks like too :eusa-think:
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Post Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:01 pm
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Aha! So I wasn't imagining things after all then! :crazy:

Post Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:21 pm
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Perhaps the illuminated material used for the hands has worn away so the illumination is not as effective. Does it have any effect if the dash board lights are increased to a brighter setting?

It is a beautiful clock though..!!
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Post Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:59 pm
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well mine is facelift and only 8 months old..so now I'm proper puzzled?


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