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Hi guys,

I have a bog problem with my headlights. The lights are very dim. Can barely see the road while driving at night. The bulbs always blow.
Any advise on how to make the light brighter?
 

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Hi guys,

I have a bog problem with my headlights. The lights are very dim. Can barely see the road while driving at night. The bulbs always blow.
Any advise on how to make the light brighter?
Below could be the issues;

1.bad grounding can cause the bulb to blow.Either clean current grounding point or get additional grounding.

2.your headlight is not adjusted properly.Get it adjusted for both height and swipe area. properly adjusted beam beats cheap hid anytime.

3.broken adjust mechanism could cause the lens to drop down to the lowest position.need to replace the whole headlamp.

4.For bulb, White bulb is useless when the road is wet aka raining. Better bulb such as Osram NBP or the latest NBL will have better brightness and focus but shorter lifespan.

5.improper handling of bulb during installation result in short lifespan.

6.Your eyesight is getting bad.Get a glasses.

7.I dont believe in the aftermarket relay which claimed will improve brightness as i got a 99 or 97 pajero which have good headlamp and had never blown.
 

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Check headlamp reflectors too. If old the surface could have worn, rusted, blurred.....
 

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Hi guys,

I have a bog problem with my headlights. The lights are very dim. Can barely see the road while driving at night. The bulbs always blow.
Any advise on how to make the light brighter?
Your description of the problem is too generic. You need to explain a few things to us :

1. What car? And how old is the car? Any accidents/rust?
2. Do you have anything aftermarket installed like a massive sound system? Wires/Relays? HIDs?
3. Are your headlamps themselves blurry and yellowish?
4. What is the size of your battery?

Believe me all of these things will affect your lighting. Sometimes a simple 3-point grounding will help and sometimes changing the headlights will help.
 

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Been using my VR for many many years. Then wife bought Chery SUV the lights were so much brighter so when use back VR looks so dim. Now wife on Forester with LED headlamps, my VR headlamps like cannot see anything......lol
 

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Been using my VR for many many years. Then wife bought Chery SUV the lights were so much brighter so when use back VR looks so dim. Now wife on Forester with LED headlamps, my VR headlamps like cannot see anything......lol

my foz also into that category..cannot see anything...

hence retrofit job done and now happily driving touge road nighttime :driver:
 

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replacing bulb not retrofit.. thats plug n play.. which is very shitty totally rubbish and blinding other people like most ahbeng outside there with fancy blue-purple and some even red headlight....


my work is replacing/machining the reflector inside the headlamp to fit proper projector (hid/led) taken from oem headlight such lexus and other HID/LED projector equipped car...


more story on this: https://www.facebook.com/kampungboymotorsport/
 

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My son's Swift came with aftermarket projector headlights and the quality is crap! It's still using normal bulbs despite the projector housing then the wiring inside the left one is already a bit loose so it can go off suddenly (just luckily this last few weeks still can turn on all the time). The brightness is just substandard. The DRL rings around the projectors are all already gone off, not sure if also wiring issue or really spoiled ring lamps. The clear coat already peeling off, so I had to wet sand them to remove it completely then reapply some clear coating to make them look clear again, but some section already have cracks which I cannot do anything anymore. I've replaced the bulbs with better Osram bulbs so improved a bit but still substandard brightness. We're still using it coz my son likes the look but maybe later once he's bored then we'll change them back to the original stock headlights (they still look very nice and new!).
 

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My son's Swift came with aftermarket projector headlights and the quality is crap! It's still using normal bulbs despite the projector housing then the wiring inside the left one is already a bit loose so it can go off suddenly (just luckily this last few weeks still can turn on all the time). The brightness is just substandard. The DRL rings around the projectors are all already gone off, not sure if also wiring issue or really spoiled ring lamps. The clear coat already peeling off, so I had to wet sand them to remove it completely then reapply some clear coating to make them look clear again, but some section already have cracks which I cannot do anything anymore. I've replaced the bulbs with better Osram bulbs so improved a bit but still substandard brightness. We're still using it coz my son likes the look but maybe later once he's bored then we'll change them back to the original stock headlights (they still look very nice and new!).

*keyword: aftermarket headlights....


those always comes with shitty projector even those famouse "something eye" brands and so on....


thats why i opted for most projector unit from oem headlights...


alternatively... i can help do projector swap from those shitty projector and replace them with better oem projector for full lighting performance.... ::driver:
 

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*keyword: aftermarket headlights....


those always comes with shitty projector even those famouse "something eye" brands and so on....


thats why i opted for most projector unit from oem headlights...


alternatively... i can help do projector swap from those shitty projector and replace them with better oem projector for full lighting performance.... ::driver:
Yeah those aftermarket ones are all lousy China stuff. Those who had changed projector headlights for the Swift did complete swap using the original Swift Japan projector headlights, just that those don't have DRL rings like this aftermarket shit (which is already dead anyway on mine!).

Oh you can do that?? Hmm never mind lah, I won't spend anymore on this crap. Later will just swap back the original ones and just try sell the aftermarket ones.
 

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Yeah those aftermarket ones are all lousy China stuff. Those who had changed projector headlights for the Swift did complete swap using the original Swift Japan projector headlights, just that those don't have DRL rings like this aftermarket shit (which is already dead anyway on mine!).

Oh you can do that?? Hmm never mind lah, I won't spend anymore on this crap. Later will just swap back the original ones and just try sell the aftermarket ones.

haha atleast if your son insist to keep the projector design headlight...no harm doing the projector swap... :biggrin:
 

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haha atleast if your son insist to keep the projector design headlight...no harm doing the projector swap... :biggrin:
Yeah later we will discuss again and I'll try to convince him to swap back to original. Now he's still not yet fully driving it coz just still practicing and no license. Maybe later once he got to really drive it at night then he will see. I don't feel like fiddling with that aftermarket shit anymore to be honest coz the wiring is also no good and the lens also already cracking a bit.
 
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