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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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      we don't yet have confirmation of OBDII one way or the other, so it just as likely may have the port.
       
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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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          Should be easier in the model 3. You may only need 5v (device depending) and you could pull that from the usb plug.
           
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            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 showing us that. Nicely done!
                 
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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.
                 
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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.
                   
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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:
                  IMG_4807.JPG

                  so it will have to be Navdy or...? ;)
                   
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                    You can have this exact solution now for less than a dollar. But you'd have to drive 21 km/h all the time.
                    ;)
                     
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                      Didn't think that taking the pic myself in a loaner
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                      would be advisable... :D
                       
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                        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!
                         
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