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Topic # 146636 24-May-2014 14:50
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Hi there

I would like to know if it is possible to change the size of the speed indicator on my Garmin Nuvi 42LM https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-road/automotive/2013-line/nuvi-42lm/prod120958.html

It's quite tiny as you can see in this picture: https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-01114-01/g/cf-lg.jpg

Also I am quite dissapointed that it doesn't make a sound or noise if I go over the speed limit, it only changes red, is it possible to make it so that it does?

The reason why I want this is because a few years ago I bough a cheap one in South Africa which was also a Garmin Nuvi but wasn't widescreen, it had the speed limit indicator but is was much bigger and would make a noise when you went over the speed limit. I foolishly thought that my new one had this also. :-(

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  Reply # 1052419 24-May-2014 17:47
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Hi,
I think it is highly unlikely that you can change the size. Looking at the picture, a lot of the screen is already taken up by various indicators. There isn't much room left to display the map... As to the sound, I don't think it makes sense to get an audible warning of the speed limit. Bear in mind that a lot of the speed limits in the map may not be correct. I wonder whether your previous unit had a speedcamera alert? You can download a POI file with speedcamera sites from http://www.gwprojects.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1187. My Zumo makes a very faint and brief beep when approaching such a point and also displays the limit.

Regards,
Peter.

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  Reply # 1052440 24-May-2014 18:33
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Most of the newer Garmin's have adjustable speed limits, so when there is a change the units can be adjusted easily

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