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(ea82) hedlight problem, or is it wiring?
Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:04 AM
the night that i brought the car home i emediatly took the car out for a 300km run from victoria to nanimo and back again, the headlights suck!!!
i replaced the bulbs with ge 65/55w but they still were inadaquite. i replaced them with some off road only 100/80w wich were equilly bad. i took them to my dad who adjusted the headlights down quit a bit and that helped but its still dissapointing.
which brings me to my question...if the 65/55s and the 100/80s were almost the same in light efectiveness do i have a power suply or relay problem, my volt meter on the dash shows no issues what did i do wrong?
Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:54 AM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 03:36 AM
From what I found, the glass on the headlight assembly gets dirt on the inside. I soaked my headlight assemblies in 409 cleaner for a night and then rinsed them out with hot water and it made a big difference.
Check the lenses for holes in them. A crack usually wont let crap in there, but I've got a few holes in mine. you can use RTV to seal up the holes after you clean and dry out the assembly.
Bad ground could also be causing the problem. Check the wiring connectors for cracked or corroded wires
Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:26 AM
I've had good luck finding replacement headlight lenses at the junkyard.
Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:22 AM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:40 PM
lenses are clean but this seems to be my first car that has reflector (?) lenses. all of my other lenses have been perfectly clear so i'm thinking that the problem might be that i'm not used to this style of lens.
mild corrosion on battery but no where else, will have to wait until warmer weather before i clean that out though...unless it gets worse.
as for the lights not being made for high wattage bulbs i will switch them back and see if there's a difference
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