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

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Fiat Punto Evo 2010, headlight bulb not turning on

I recently brought a used 2010 Fiat Punto Evo and I am having trouble understanding all the bulbs in there and when they turn on. One of the bulbs is not turning on with any setting. Here is a ...
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How does color temperature influence headlight performance?

When driving at night with an LED spot light, generally them come with a bright white, 3 watt LEDs. Traditionally spotlights have been more of a warm white thanks to being halogen bulbs. If you ...
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Headlights come on then go off [closed]

When I start my 2006 Trailblazer the headlights come on, then a few minutes later they go off and I have to use the high beams. Anyone have an answer?
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BMW E46 2002 Check Control and Radiator is lighting on Dashboard

Yesterday I removed Angel Eyes and after that when I started up the engine there was Check Control front lights warning. How can I reset this warning? There also is radiator warning and this light ...
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How important is bulb grease when changing low-beam or high-beam headlights?

Do I really need bulb grease when changing low-beam or high-beam?
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2007 CTS low beam headlights don't work, but high beams do work

How can I get started on fixing this?
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2005 Chevy trailblazer 4dr 6cyl 4.2vortex

Headlights went out on the way to work. I realized it is only low beam. High beam works fine, I can't find the fuse to replace it? Also replaced spark plugs because of car missing. I've replaced a ...
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125cc moped light problems

I have a Direct Bikes 125cc Lynx moped. the front light is constantly going on and off (not all the time, just regularly and randomly). It's not noticeable in the day time to me, but now I ride home ...
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Head light bulbs

There are lots of head light bulbs manufacturers and types, but I've seen some claim to be able to provide 50% more light. Well, if the voltage that gets to the light bulb is always the same, for more ...
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High beams work, low beams do not. What is wrong with headlight?

I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ and the high beams work but the low beams don't. I replaced one of the relays under the hood and the high beams started working but the low beams still don't work. What ...
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Having trouble finding socket and wiring harness for xb 2005 left blinker

So I recently ordered new headlights from O'reilly, and when I received them the blinker sockets did not come with them. I think I found the socket, but all the plugins I come across are for the main ...
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Honda accord high beams never shut off

I have a 2005 Honda Accord. Recently, whenever I turn off the engine the high beams stay on! I tried to cut the power from the battery and turn it on again but the high beams are still on. Can you ...
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Draw more current than its original ouput

I am have a battery capacity of 9 Amps 12 V. Factory electrical system of the bike is DC (horn, indicator, etc.) + AC (head light). Now I have changed the remaining AC to DC. (light system with ...
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How to fix 2007 Mercedes SLK daytime running lights?

I've got a 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (R171). My daytime running lights have died, and I'm a little puzzled as to how to go about fixing them. The stock headlights have been replaced by aftermarket ...
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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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Terracan 2.9 crdi 2004 won't start

While driving I activated the high beam (headlights) and the rpm-meter started flickering for a moment and then dropped down to 0. Stopped the car and shut off the engine for 10 min for other reasons. ...
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Ideas for rewiring headlights – convert from halogen with DRL to HID + LED DRL

I need some ideas. My 2009 Ford F150 pickup uses the same wire for daytime running lights (DRL) and "full" headlights. The stock setup was halogen bulbs with full brightness receiving 12 V and the DRL ...
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Low beams don't work but the high beams work in a 2002 Toyota Tacoma

I have a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner where my low beams don't work but my high beams do work. I've replaced the headlight bulbs and relay switch, and still the low beams don't work. Any ...
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Issues with 2003 Ford Focus headlights

The problems started when we found out that my car had no dim lights even though the bulbs and fuses seemed to be perfectly fine, and so were my brights. So the mechanic somehow "jumped" my dim lights ...
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What is this extra light on my headlights?

I own a 2006 Mazda 6 Luxury Sport in Australia, and the front headlights have 4 lights on them: It also has a fog light, which is not featured in this photo (but will be visible in later photos). I ...
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Parking Light Switch Engages Head Lights

On my 1996 Ford Explorer when I turn the knob for my headlights (3 positions, 1 for off, 2 for parking lights, 3 for headlights) to position 2 it turns on my headlights, when I turn to position 3 it ...
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What is the difference between H7 and H7U bulbs?

Scenario I'm changing my left headlight bulb and it says it is a H7U one. What does the U marks? Possible solutions I searched a bit and found two possible solutions: Marks the shape of the bulb. The ...
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Replacing Headlight Assembly On Vehicle

I am attempting to replace Headlight Assembly on 1996 Ford Explorer. I have been able to get 2 of the 3 pins loosened so I can completely pull out the assembly. The one I am stuck on is (using left ...
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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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Replacement: How do I determine what wiring harness goes with my headlight?

I have a 2005 scion xB and am needing to replace the headlights and one of the wiring harnesses. I have seen on places like amazon and other sites for OE head lights, but I cannot seem to find ...
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Are expensive high-brightness 55W headlight bulbs worth the investment?

We've all seen them, bulbs advertised as brighter than the rest, sold under big names such as Philips or Osram. The flag is carried by Osram Night Breaker Unlimited and Philips X-treme Vision. ...
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low beam does not work, daytime running and high beam do

I have a 2009 Honda CRV with a driver's side low beam that does not work, but yet the daytime running and high beam does work. The passenger side is fine. I checked the low beam, driver's side, fuse ...
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How to upgrade a motorcycle battery to a bigger AH battery?

My motorcycle (honda CBF150) came with a 12V 3AH battery. I want to change the stock 35w headlight to a higher power one and connect them directly to the battery (the stock ones are not, and they ...
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1961 Chevy Apache - Low beam headlight won't work unless highs on

I have a 1961 Chevy Apache. It has the 4 headlight system. The dash lights wouldn't work right unless I wiggled the switch. I installed all new headlights, new bulbs in the dash, and a new ...
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Are there any (legal) ways to increase halogen headlight brightness?

My 2003 Opel Agila has H4 combined full and dipped beam headlight bulbs which are completely useless in the dark. It is really hard to see anything on the dipped beam. They do not seem to be very ...
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How to diagnose undervolt in electrical system

I have a 1980 VW Dasher. Most of the electric systems perform noticeably weakly, e.g. the A/C fan, interior lamp, dash panel backlighting, windshield wipers, and headlamps. These symptoms have been ...
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BMW E46 electric headlight leveling

My E46 BMW 320d was recently driven through some water too deep for it. The engine and rest of the car is fine but the electric levelling feature for the headlights has failed. The headlights were in ...
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Single headlight does not come on but is not burnt out

I have noticed a problem recently with my Acura Integra's driver side 9006 headlight low-beam bulb. At first I thought the bulb was burnt out and needed replacement; however upon inspection I noticed ...
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98 Olds Intrigue headlights turn off when driving turn back on by using switch

When I'm driving in cold weather, the headlights (which turn on automatically) go out. I can turn them on with the manual switch. Which relay or fuse does controls this? Does anyone have a number or ...
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No low beams but do have high beams

I have a 2008 Toyota tundra that I replaced 1 headlight on thinking it was bad but then replaced it a second time and it worked fine for 1 day and the all of a sudden now I do not have any low beams ...
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2002 honda accord dim lights will not work

Both dim headlights quit working at same time, both brights headlights work fine. Fuses are ok and the relays in fuse box control right side and left side. There is no relay for brights and dims.
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What are the brightest bulbs for projector headlamps? [duplicate]

I bought some projector headlights with Hi 55 watt bulbs in both the high and low beam modes. The low beam, which is the projector lens, isn't that bright. What other bulbs would be recommended for a ...
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How can you use the headlights to tell the quality of your battery?

I understand that all headlights do dim briefly when you turn the engine on and that this is normal. I also believe that the headlights will dim more if the car battery is in poor condition. I hope ...
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Vehicle light problems 101 (2000 buick century)

How can make really dim brights brighter. And the dash light doesn't turn on (the prnd and mileage lights). I've jumped my car once when it died and they all turned on but they never did after that....
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Why would headlights stop working after turning over

I have a 2006 Pontiac G6. When I walk up to the vehicle and unlock it, the headlights turn on. After I get into the vehicle and turn it over, I cannot turn the headlights back on. Fog beams and turn ...
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Low beam head lights quit working

My low beam headlights quit working. I checked all of the fuses. They are good. What are my next steps?
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How can I secure the power block for my LED headlights?

I purchased an LED low-beam conversion kit and installed it yesterday in my 2010 Forester. The installation was easy enough, other than having to move the battery to get enough space to fit my ...
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Can I Mount auxiliary lights for Hero Honda Passion 2002 bike?

I am having a Hero Honda Passion 2002 model bike. The head light is very low and it works on engine power not on the battery, due to this riding bike in no light area with lots of ups and downs are ...
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1998 Chevy Blazer - Headlights not getting power on one side

Can someone help me out? I had HID's in my blazer for about 3 months and the passenger side always went out so I took them out and put the regular headlight bulb back in. After I did that, I now ...
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2005 Honda Accord coupe low beam not working

My son owns a 2005 Honda Accord coupe and the passenger side headlight will only work in the high beam setting. I have replaced the bulb already and it does not make a difference. We have checked the ...
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Low beams are acting weird

I have a 1991 Ford Explorer. Today I fired it up and the low beams weren't working so I opened the hood while they were still not working. My girl call me so I slammed the hood and BAM it started ...
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Low beam not working in headlight

I have a 1999 Miata, i bought the car for 750$ as a project car. it had some body damage but i figured i would fix it. The car is mostly done now, but i have one major issue. The low beams in my ...
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Toyota Avalon 2006 headlight low beam height adjustment

Recently I replaced my headlight low beam Halogen bulbs with LED bulbs. But after driving for couple days I noticed that my lights are pointing too high. I am trying to understand what may cause an ...
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Headlight troubleshooting, where do I start?

I have a 1991 F250. I was driving the other day and my foot bumped the switch for high beam/ low beam on the floor board, next to the parking brake and clutch pedal. I noticed, as my headlamp was ...
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High beam failure on Toyota Corolla 2010

The other morning driving to work when I turned on the high beams both were out. The low beams and fog lights are working fine.Could it be a fuse or connection.