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High and low beam headlights on at the same time.


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#1 hflier

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:18 PM

Do all of the tribeca model years have both the low and high beam headlights on at the same time?

 

This does not include the daylight driving light. 

 

I am only speaking of looking at the headlights in the middle of the night.  When the lights are in the high beam position, are the low beams on at the same time, and for what years is that the case?

 

Thanks much

Roger

 



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:07 PM

hflier,

 

No car that I know of has ever been allowed to have both low beams and high beam lights on at the same time. Its illegal. Fog lights are wired to only come on with the low beams as well.

 

If your car has both hi and lows on at the same time, you have a wiring problem, that may be related to a malfunction in the combination switch (headlight dipper switch) on the steering column.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:41 PM

My '03 (gen 2) leaves the lowbeams on when switching on the highbeams. The near wash of light really sucks.

 

It would be good news to hear this is not supposed to be the case.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

CYn,

What vehicle are you speakin of - when you use the words - 02(gen2)

 

Also, which light are you talking about when you use the words "near wash of light really sucks" ??

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:10 AM

Year 2003 was 2nd generation, gen1, gen2, gen3, etc etc. Just convenient groupings of mopdel years that were mostly similar.

 

The low beams are on when the headlights are on either low-beam or high-beam.

 

Having the low-beams on when it's on high-beam sucks because the low-beams brightly illuminate the area just in front of the car, and the bright area near the car washes out the dimmer light from distant objects.






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