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Questions about headlights, including main and dipped beams, dim-dip systems, etc

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Dashboard lights don’t go dim when headlights are on

I noticed sometimes my dashboard lights don’t go dim when I turn on headlights. Do you know why that can happen? Lexus RX 3500, 2007
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Headlight issues with 2009 Camry

The problem Im having with my 09 Camry is super dim low beams. The high beams work great but can't even see 10 feet ahead with lows. Fuses aren't blown and so far I've changed the housings the bulbs ...
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What is this headlight adapter called?

A really simple question. I have Jeep Compass 2012 and it has this adapter for the main headlights. I assume it's an original OEM part although happy to be corrected. Either way, what is it ...
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Eastern beaver h4 relay kit motorcycle, capacitor before the high beam to power relay switch

Everything works fine except the relay doesn't get any power to the high beam switch if the revs are above tickover. I'm thinking of adding a capacitor some where to just get a bit of power to the ...
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What is the equivalent to the genuine headlight bulb

My car is Kia Sportage 2018 I noticed that one of the headlights is not working I managed to open that myself and tried to find in the supermarket the bulb that fits after googling my car model I ...
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Honda Dylan 125 - dipped beam issue

Any help on this would be very appreciated. Dipped beam turns on when the scooter is turned on. So it doesn’t seem to be a bulb or fuse issue. However, as soon as I start the ignition it turns off. ...
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No low beams on 2014 Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0L Both low beams went out at once. They went out while driving. Turning the car off and on again fixed it once. Then it happened again and they are out for good. I ...
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Is it possible to change the Halogen Headlight setup of the 2018 KTM Duke 250 with the LED unit of the newer models?

Is it possible to change the Halogen Headlight setup of the MY18 KTM Duke 250 with the LED unit of the newer models? Also, will there be any negative impacts of this modification on the electrical ...
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passenger side high beam and low beam not working new bulbs and fuse are not blown

My 2005 Honda Accord hybrid passenger side high beam and low beam not working new bulbs and fuse are not blown
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led headlight replacement

I am contemplating purchasing a new vehicle with led headlights. If the led light become defective are they replaceable like their halogen counterparts ? To clarify what I am asking. Are the bulbs ...
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Troubleshooting Nissan Maxima Headlights

The headlights on my 2006 Nissan Maxima have been acting strange lately. I’ve found that when I turn on the headlights, only the fog lights will turn on. When I turn on the blinker though, the ...
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2003 Mini Cooper S headlight not working

I have a 2003 Mini Cooper S, the main near side headlight is not working. The rest of the lights on the near side work. I have changed the bulb, and I have swapped the ballast over with the offside ...
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2010 Sante Fe, high beam on pass. side not working

2010 Sante Fe, high beam on passenger side not working but all other lights work. Checked fuses all good. Put meter on connector to high beam, shows no power to that connector. Where would the break ...
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What is the headlights bulb size for Daewoo Lanos?

I'm totally new to cars. I've been trying to figure out the appropriate size for my Daewoo Lanos headlight bulbs (H4, H7 , ...etc). However, I couldn't find it any where in the manual, and Google ...
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HID headlights wont turn off

Have Mustang 2016. Had to replace my 35w HID for 25w (legal reasons) and now headlight wont turn off until I disconnect battery or pull fuses. All parts are made by Osram and Plug'n'Play. Normally you ...
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VW Passat B8 - remove low beam bulb - pull, rotate or...?

I'm learning to replace the low beam bulb (H7) on VW Passat B8. The access is under the wheel. I got to the bulb but I'm not sure if I should just pull using the force or do I have to do something ...
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Is this headlight cover corrupted? (Small cracks from an angle)

VW Passat Variant B8 2017 - I'd like to make low beams more bright so I decided to buy better bulbs but I noticed the covers have small cracks inside when looking from some angles. Is this a problem? ...
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How to fix fog lights not working, on Hyundai Tucson 2013 GLS 4DR?

My fog lights are not working, and I don't remember them ever working. I attempted a number of things, but nothing worked. The voltage of the lights when switched on is ~4.0V. Since other battery ...
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Unexpected low-beam headlight design in 2012 Kia Rio Hatchback

I need to change the passenger-side low-beam headlight bulb for a 2012 Kia Rio Hatchback. After doing some Googling, it appears that most tutorials (such as this one) expect there to be a wire harness ...
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Can low-quality HID bulbs damage the ballasts?

I recently came across a post on a car forum which advised people to stay away from low-cost HID bulbs as replacements for a burnt-out one. The OP claimed that low-quality HID bulbs can cause damage ...
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How do I replace the bulb in this headlight assembly?

I replaced a burned-out low beam bulb (H7) in my 2012 Jetta, but when I went to change the other side (driver's), the assembly was way different from the passenger side (which is what I expected based ...
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Nissan Leaf: force "AUTO" headlights to be always on

I own a first-generation Nissan Leaf. Nissan LEAF - Headlights and Exterior Lights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMe0Vfp9GLo If your vehicle is equipped with the auto light system, you can preset ...
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Headlights have to be switched off twice when vehicle isn't running for headlights to actually turn off

I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty with manual light switches. I noticed shortly after buying it several years ago that if I turn the car off before switching the headlights off, and then switch them off they ...
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Harley headlight lens smoky

I have a 2006 Harley Electraglide and the inside of the headlight lens is smoky looking. Any ideas on how to clean it? The back of the headlight is plastic, so I guess solvents are a no no.
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Melted Headlight Socket for H11 bulb [duplicate]

I recently discovered a low beam headlight socket had melted on the passenger side of my 2005 Volvo XC90. Several days back I had this Bulb Failure Low Beam message showing up and going away. When I ...
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LED bar power directly from battery?

I am soon going to install a LED bar on my Hyundai Tucson 2006. I want the lights to go on whenever the high beam is activated. I have located the fuse for the high beam, and intend to use an adapter ...
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Hit a deer and piece to headlight snapped

Okay so I hit a deer. There’s actually not too much damage except for some dents and this plastic part that snapped. The headlight moves Around now so I know I have to replace it but I don’t know what ...
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Headlight issue - keep turning off by themselves

So last night I was driving home and after about 10 seconds, my headlights just went out on their own. So I turn off the automatic lights and manually turn my headlights back on and they started ...
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Replacing a H19 headlight?

On my 2020 Kia Soul S the headlight (high/low) is a H19 bulb. When I look for (LED) replacement bulbs I can't really find any—the H category doesn't seem to go up to 19. What's going on here? Is my ...
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Car headlights flickering

I got a Toyota Auris hybrid, about 5 years old. The headlights are flickering sometimes. I can not seem to connect it to a certain moment. I have encountered it when driving 80km/h on the engine, but ...
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Headlights won't turn on on Mazda Pickup

The headlights on my Mazda B2900 diesel pickup won't turn on. The failure happened yesterday and suddenly, with no previous problems like flickering or signs of false contact in the switch. They ...
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2016 Ford Explorer headlights

2016 Ford Explorer left front headlight is out and the right will not turn off at all. It stayed on all night. Checked the fuses and they appear fine. Any ideas? I’m thinking it must be electrical
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Warm white LED lamp recommendations? [closed]

Almost all LED headlamps I'm able to find produce white light. Can anyone recommend any Warm-White lamps by major manufacturers?
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 - low beam of the headlights stopped working

it came to my attention last night that BOTH of the low beam headlights of my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 stopped working, the high beams worked fine - as shown in the picture below. After reading posts ...
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Troubleshooting dim HID headlights

I have a 2002 Accura with HID headlights. I've noticed, fairly recently, that both headlights are much dimmer than expected. I'm fairly sure this is a recent occurrence. My wife's car also has HID ...
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2012 Honda Civic - Low beam is not working alone, with hight beam it's working

on My honda civic 2012, my low beam lights are not working, I thought my blub is fused or something. However, when I examine in detail it was okay. When I turn on my high beam all 4 bulbs turn on. ...
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Motorcycle headlight only ‘working’ (flickering) with starter motor

Running into an issue with my 2009 Honda Hornet. The headlight does not work when the engine is turned on or off (both normal and high beam). Only when I’m starting the motor I see the headlight ...
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2013 Fusion both low beam headlights suddenly stopped working

2013 Fusion both low beam headlights suddenly stopped working. High beams work and side markers work, turn signals ok. Everything else seems to work just fine.
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Can I fix a dashboard with inverted lights?

I've got a Nissan Altima 2008. It is a 2nd hand car, I have had it for 2 years now with no issues. Recently, the dashboard's lights became "inverted": during the day, the lights are on, and when it ...
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Replacing incandescent bulb with H4 halogen

I have to change the wiring from my old incandescent bulb to the 3 prong H4 connector. How do I know which is the high/low/ground wire?
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4

So I just barely bought a 2005 manual Ford Focus, ZX4. It's been great for the past week until today. When taking a left turn in 1st gear, the RPMs shot up to about 5,000, and the car electronics ...
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Head lamp identification

Does anyone know from which car is this head lamp?
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56 plate fiat punto grande main beam won't work but hight beam will

Hi I don't no if I will get any advice I got a car to mess about with just to learn about cars a bit more and the main beam will not work but the high beam does I have checked all the fuses and none ...
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corner light (signal light) glass cover is destroyed, how can I make one?'

my car is a 93 hyundai excel. I just got into a minor accident and my right corner light is shattered. the problem is, I can't find any parts for my car since it is already old and not too popular ...
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What's up with my headlights? One appears brighter, from inside only

Car: 2012 Subaru Outback. After years the factory bulbs were dim. I got them replaced (by a dealer, because the procedure is a pain for this car) and I resurfaced the outside of the glass, which ...
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Ford Edge 2013 Right headlight not working - fuse okay

2013 Ford Edge SEL in Canada (DRL is the highbeam at lower voltage) Right side light started, weeks ago, with flickering while the car was turning to start, but stops flickering and works fine ...
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Upgrading headlamps

Due to low visibility of the road from stock headlamps I want to replace stock halogen headlamp assembly with projector headlamp assembly which comes with the top end variant. The price quoted by the ...
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Would the OEM projector HID headlight units fit a 2007 Volvo XC90 equiped with HID reflector headlight units?

I had the fortune of having a substantially sized rock land on my right headlight while driving my MY2007 XC90 on the highway, which ended up cracking the headlight and punching a small hole in it. ...
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2012 Cadillac cts low beam lights do not work

2012 Cadillac cts low beam lights do not work. High beam and daytime running lights work fine. I changed the bulbs and got the same results.
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Any pro tip to remove a fallen front marker bulb (inside headlight fixture)?

Was replacing the front left marker light on a 2012 VW Passat when the bulb just bumped off and fallen off the holder inside in headlight fixture. Any tips on how to remove the bulb from the fixture ...

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