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    bubblesoda New Member

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    I'm thinking of how to solve this problem and come up with an idea of using the Apple iPad anti-glare screen protector. Do you think it will help? Have anyone tried it? I just placed the order for the screen protector from ebay. I'll post the results with picture as soon as I receive the screen protector. ;)
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    DallasGuy Junior Member

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    I'd love to know how it orks for you, great idea! Please keep us posted.
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    zebelkhan Member in good standing

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    I have a leftover iPad screen protector and was not sure what to do with it...until now..:)

    Great idea.
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    Kare New Member

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    did the protector work? Glare is horrible making the screen almost useless. Thinking of tinting windows also-want to anyway maybe it will cut the glare
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    dano9258 New Member

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    Yea, the glare on this car is horrible. Maybe some hood accessory is available?
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    UnSurreal Junior Member

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    Up'ing the brightness/contrast to max in the settings helps a bit, but yeah the glare is bad.
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    ftl Explicator

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    I think the problem is that the angle is all wrong on the screen - it's perfectly set to reflect light from the windows directly into your eyes.

    In my other car I have a TomTom GPS with a vent mount. That puts it about six inches higher thant the screen in the C, and I have it set so the screen is vertical and angled towards me so that there are no light reflections. It's very visible even in bright sunshine.

    I find in the C that if I put my head right up to the roof the reflections aren't as bad, so it's definitely a positioning issue.

    Perhaps Toyota's designers never tested it on a sunny day...
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    The rising sun, never seems to rise inside a test lab! :eek:
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    moezer2112 Futurist

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    Japanese engineer very smart, but very short.
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    ftl Explicator

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    Did anyone try a screen protector yet?
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    Kare New Member

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    I have not. I may pick one up tomorrow. If I shade it from the top it is a little better, but will most likely get my windows tinted. I did give feed back to Toyota and the dealer.
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    I noticed the glare right away as well, and I feel like the stereo screen should angle more toward the driver vs toward the passenger... it definitely doesn't seem to be pointing straight back. I've always wanted tinted windows for a few reasons (cooler in temp, harder to see inside, style) but this may finally get me to spend the extra money.
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