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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

It's quite tiny as you can see in this picture:

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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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 My Zumo makes a very faint and brief beep when approaching such a point and also displays the limit.


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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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