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

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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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Can anyone help me identify this ballast. Is it a AC ballast or a DC ballast?

I have this ballast in my car for Xenon lights. One of the bulb needs replacement and i checked online for the new HID bulb and found out that there are two types (AC and DC)of Ballast and bulbs. I’m ...
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Mechanism used to automatically turn on headlights?

2010 Silverado 1500 When the headlights are in AUTO mode, the headlights automatically turn on when it’s dark at night. What mechanism is used to sense the light level to turn on the headlights? Where ...
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No chime when headlights accidently left on

2010 Silverado 1500 Normally, I drive with the headlights in AUTO mode. But when it's rainy or foggy during the day, the lights don't automatically come on, even though they're needed, so I enable ...
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Left DRL not working - High Beam Is (Honda Integra Type-S)

I have a 2005 Type-S and can't get the left DRL to work. I'm pretty sure these share the same bulb with the high-beam so it's strange that the high-beam works but the DRL doesn't. I replaced the bulb ...
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Blinker/Marker light issue

Just recently got this issue while replacing the headlight housings on my 03’ Chevy S10. After I replaced them i noticed the right side blinker/marker light bulb had gone out, so i went to O’Reillys ...
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Cleaning inside of headlamp housing

my family owns a 2009 Maruti Suzuki Alto. Sometime back the RHS lamp exploded inside the housing, since then the housing became hazy, although the light output does not seems to be affected much, I ...
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07 Kia Rio drivers side headlight only works on high beam

I have tested both bulbs on passenger side and high and low work great for both bulbs. High beam works on both sides, no low beam on drivers side. Is there any kind of separate fuse for either side of ...
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How to use acetone vapour to clear headlights?

I saw this video on YouTube. It is about acetone vapor and the guy from the video it is using it to make the headlights clear and look like new. It looks very nice and I want to experiment this to my ...
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Low Beams Don't Turn on. Is My Relay the Issue?

I have a 2003 Toyota Camry, and the low beams do not work. However, the high beams do work. This is my diagnosis. I changed the low beam bulbs, and the low beams still don't work. I checked the 15A ...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6 headlights/interior lights failure

I changed my headlights (low/high/parking) to LED, didnt like though thay all worked. Then changed to Xenon HID Halogen, didnt like though they all worked. Change back to regular Halogen & now the ...
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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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Debris in headlamp assembly, fire hazard?

I just finished replacing my HIDs on my 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited. Aside from having to remove the front end it was quite easy. However, as I was replacing one of the bulbs I noticed what I think ...
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2015 Mazda CX-5 High Beams

The high beams on my 2015 Mazda CX-5 stopped working for no apparent reason. I've already changed the bulbs, the fuse, the relay, and the switch on the column, to no avail? I'm now at a loss, other ...
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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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2016 ford explorer signature LED headlight issues

My passenger headlight is out and the drivers stays on for good 10 min after the truck is turned off and it will blink several times. Also while driving the drivers light will change from daytime ...
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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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My low beams don’t turn on when I try to turn them on, but when I turn on my high beams the low beams turn on as well. 2003 Honda Accord

I checked all my fuses inside the car and under the hood with a multimeter, and they seem to all be good. What could be the problem here? My working theory is that there’s either some sort of wiring ...
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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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How likely it is that low alternator voltage cause Xenon HID headlamps ballast to fail?

It seems that the alternator is producing a bit low voltage, about 13.4V max, while this should be over 14V AFAIK, undercharing the battery. The left Xenon HID headlamp ballast failed some time ago, ...
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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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Left headlight turns off after starting car

Issue The left headlight on my 2005 Chevy Malibu seems to have a mind of its own. It turns on when I unlock the car, and it also stays on for a bit when I shut the engine off and get out of the car, ...
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 low beams not working

The low beams on my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 are not working. My high beams work in both switch positions. What is the simplest and cheapest way to fix this problem?
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Holden Rodeo Headlights Randomly Stop Working and Come Good

My 2000 Holden Rodeo has started having issues with its headlights. Randomly the headlight will go out while driving or won't start when I turn them on. Have tried... shaking indicator stalk rapidly ...
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Why does my 2002 Ford Escape go through so many headlight bulbs?

Every 6-8 months, one of the headlight bulbs on my 2002 Ford Escape burns out. I used to replace just the one but usually the other would go within a couple of months. Now, I just replace them both. ...
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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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2005 Toyota Camry Auto Headlights stay on about 20 minutes

I have a 2005 Toyota Camry. The auto headlights stay on about 20 minutes after turning the car off. This MAY have started when I replaced the alternator, but I can't say for certain. Any ideas on what ...
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Headlight Restoration Question

I spent some time with a headlight restoration kit today...the process for them all is prtty muchthe same: 1 - clean headlights with soapy water, or whatever, and rinse. 2 - remove oxidation and rinse....
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Both of my headlight are not working

My car is Honda Jazz 2057 Reg. The high beam for both side are working fine. Only the normal beam on both side are not working. The normal beam and the high beam are from the same lamp. I have checked ...
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Odd Headlight Behavior (2002 Dodge Grand Caravan)

When I start my 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan, the left running light works but not the right. When I turn on the lights, the right low beam works, but the left doesn't. When I turn on the high beams, the ...
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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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Motorcycle "melting" S2 bulbs

My motorcycle (Keeway Superlight 125) has been burning headlight bulbs (S2, BA20d bayonet) at an impressive rate (one every a few months). By inspecting the bulbs I noticed that the little "...
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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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Light flicker dimming aftermarket stereo

My relative hook up after Market stereo,amp and subwoofer it worked for six months than all of a sudden my headlights and interior lights start flicker dimming and that's just turning the power to the ...
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Why are H4 LED headlights not designed correctly?

In traditional halogen H4 bulbs the low beam filament (the one with the reflector/shield) point in a 180 degree field and the high beam has no shield and has a full 360 degree coverage. This is how ...
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1998 Accord headlight

I have a 1998 Honda Accord. The driver's side high and low beam work but passenger side high and low beam does not work. I swapped out relays and checked the fuses no joy.
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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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Left front headlight on a 2023 crv does not turn on. Anyone knows the fuse location. Hondas manual does not show it

Need location for the fuses that control the left front headlight on a 2023 Honda crv.
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laser headlights in BMW?

I heard they were making some laser headlights a while back but then I heard they were banned in the U.S is it still banned or are they used around now?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sealing / effectively preserving restored headlights

There are many methods for polishing and restoring clouded, discolored headlights. My question is: once headlights have been polished and appear quite clear what sort of treatment effectively ...
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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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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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