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Old 11-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Bright Headlights

I keep getting warned that bright lights are on when they are not on at night so to be respectful to other drivers at night what can be done to lessen the intensity or direction of lights?
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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Flash your brights, it'll shut them up...... I get it all the time with my halogens... people don't realize that you can't have fogs and headlights on at the same time... I drive with my fogs on all the time.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Putting strips of duct tape over your headlights would work however I wouldnt recommend doing this.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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Nothing. Let them keep flashing u. I actually have HIDs in my fogs. No one flashes me. I guess it depends on ur area.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #6
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I keep getting warned that bright lights are on when they are not on at night so to be respectful to other drivers at night what can be done to lessen the intensity or direction of lights?
Maybe they're aimed too high.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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Take a look at your headlights on traffic. If you're behind a car at a light, and your lights shine up half of the car you're good. If it shines in their back window the hids are too high.

If they are ok and people keep flashing you, a good middle finger out the window is your best solution lol
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:06 PM   #8
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Flash your brights, it'll shut them up...... I get it all the time with my halogens... people don't realize that you can't have fogs and headlights on at the same time... I drive with my fogs on all the time.
LOL.. i did that .. i can only imagine that they're saying WTF as they're passing by after they flash their highbeams at me from a far.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:17 PM   #9
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................... people don't realize that you can't have fogs and headlights on at the same time... I drive with my fogs on all the time.
Fogs and low beams can be used together on every ride I've had for years. Fogs go off when high beams are selected.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:19 PM   #10
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With how many people that have HID drop in kits on lifted trucks out there I find it amusing that people would flash you in a stock ZL1. I have it rigged up so my DRLs are on at night with 7.5W LEDs, and 6K HIDs in the fogs and headlights on my ZL1. I still haven't got flashed once.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #11
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I still haven't got flashed once.
Try handing out beaded necklaces during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. That should get you flashed.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #13
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If it's good looking women 'flashing' you.. I'd continue on with the beams where they're at.

Seriously though, seems like you may have a beam that is mis-aligned or maybe a bulb that isn't put in correctly, giving off a weird glare.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #14
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I was able to find adjustment screw above the lights turned them down using garage door as a reference this helped. Not fun on two lane highways with very little traffic hit you with the brights to warn you.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #15
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Make sure that random lowering of the headlight aim is not costing you too much of the forward illumination that you are entitled to have.

If your driveway is pretty flat, pull up close to the garage door and turn the headlights on. Note how high up the door the two beam cutoffs are. Painter's tape will work if you need a more fixed refernce.

Slowly back the car away from the door. As long as the beam cutoffs drop very slowly as you back away, your aim is functionally good. Even if they stay put at your reference points, it's unlikely that very many oncoming drivers will be bothered. Only if the cutoffs rise as you back up are your beams aimed badly enough that aim is the only problem.

FWIW, there are slight benefits to aiming the passenger side light just a little higher than the driver side light. You may even be able to "get away with" having the passenger side headlight aim being just a tiny bit "up" without attracting complaints.


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