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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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