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Alan3100
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Headlights

Post by Alan3100 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:54 am

Has anyone had issues with very poor headlights. I have adjusted level to maximum height setting and can see approx 25M maximum and I’m now driving about with full beam on constantly but with little improvement. Lights have been cleaned with little improvement. Car is 3 months old and all lamps are working but lighting is probably the worst I’ve had in 30 years. Anyone else having a problem with headlights at night. Car is unusable at nighttime.


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Re: Headlights

Post by CX3fan » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:59 am

Fine here...

Might be worth getting your local MoT place to check the alignment of the headlights
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Re: Headlights

Post by santa » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:05 am

Alan3100 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:54 am
Has anyone had issues with very poor headlights. I have adjusted level to maximum height setting and can see approx 25M maximum and I’m now driving about with full beam on constantly but with little improvement. Lights have been cleaned with little improvement. Car is 3 months old and all lamps are working but lighting is probably the worst I’ve had in 30 years. Anyone else having a problem with headlights at night. Car is unusable at nighttime.
Is it LED or halogen headlights?
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Re: Headlights

Post by AndyRen » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:21 am

Must say, best headlights on a car I've ever had - But some models have halogen and some are LED (LED being the brightest)
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Re: Headlights

Post by MJC1216 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:43 am

AndyRen wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:21 am
Must say, best headlights on a car I've ever had - But some models have halogen and some are LED (LED being the brightest)
Best ever but mine are LED
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Re: Headlights

Post by Rufus » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:14 pm

I have the halogens. Replaced the dipped beam bulbs with Osram Night Breakers. Big improvement in my opinion.
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Re: Headlights

Post by jtonline » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:58 pm

Alan3100 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:54 am
...I have adjusted level to maximum height setting...
Do you mean you've raised the height using the adjustment screw on the headlamp itself? If so, that's daft, as it has to be adjusted correctly using a beam tester screen. To do otherwise risks blinding oncoming drivers.
...I’m now driving about with full beam on constantly...
I don't understand that either. Surely, everyone drives on main beam unless another vehicle is approaching? Are you saying you don't dip for oncoming vehicles?
...Car is 3 months old and all lamps are working...
What model have you got? Is it a new car or just new to you?

If you haven't got LED headlights, have you checked the bulbs have been installed correctly?
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Re: Headlights

Post by AndyRen » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:02 pm

Rufus wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:14 pm
I have the halogens. Replaced the dipped beam bulbs with Osram Night Breakers. Big improvement in my opinion.
There are also plug and play LED replacements for halogen now! No ballast resistor needed etc.
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Re: Headlights

Post by BWJ » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:06 pm

AndyRen wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Rufus wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:14 pm
I have the halogens. Replaced the dipped beam bulbs with Osram Night Breakers. Big improvement in my opinion.
There are also plug and play LED replacements for halogen now! No ballast resistor needed etc.
But not legal :shock:
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Re: Headlights

Post by p6nsh » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:19 pm

I can not fault the adaptive lights on mine
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