mystery needles in dash

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  1. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

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    What are the nearly invisible, black gauges / needles in the dash for? They are very hard to see and only become visible for a short time after a hard acceleration. Is there a way to evaluate what there are measuring more easily? Thank you.
     
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    no idea what you're talking about, can you elaborate?
     
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    Yes, no idea what "needles / black gauges" mean. Please take pictures and highlight this strange phenomenon.
     
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    What's really troublesome is the phrase "after hard acceleration" Ouch.
     
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    Are you talking about the round gauges that light up when you touch the audio and trip controls on the steering wheel?
     
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    I can only imagine the OP is talking about unlit warning lights. At least I hope so. :eek:
     
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    I guess I could only say, that to the best of my knowledge there are no "Nearly Invisible Black Needles and Gauges In The Dash".

    Like everyone, not sure what you mean.
     
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    Was OP in Colorado at the time?
     
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    one of her other two posts asks for a shop to change out her springs and shocks. perhaps it's the 'white lines going by so fast they look like a picket fence'?:p
     
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    o? i was thinkni driving drunk icon?
     
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    The icon above can be interpreted as two letter S's underneath the car that stand for "super sport" mode...lol

    Well drifting off topic but it looks like we scared the OP away from replying to the post. Either that, or she figured out she didn't actually buy the corolla she wanted from the lot and came home with a Prius instead.
     
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    Ok no joke, when I was a kid and saw that similar symbol on a road sign, my sister told me it meant there were snakes in the road....I believed it for years!! :LOL: God, my sister is such a bitch....
     
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    Yeah, sure - the road signs may have multiple meanings...

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    I thought it was dangerous curves ahead.
     
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    That's a different sign...

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    Grand Tetons ahead!
     
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