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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:34 pm 
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Headlights are soo dull its dangerous.
Is there a cheap and easy way i can fix the problem.

I dont want to go around blinding wildlife or anything , just need to be able to see more then 5 meters in front of the car.

Are there more powerful blubs that are safe to use in an EF?

(did a search but ended up getting more confused than i already am)

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:57 pm 
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it's a fault that was never rectified, no other car i'm aware of has the same problem with polycarbonate lenses

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:13 pm 
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yeah i've cleaned the yellow s**t off them

still too dull

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:13 pm 
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XR headlights would be the only way.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:17 pm 
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xr lights would be nice but i'm looking for a cheap fix

would be nice to see the road at night...

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:23 pm 
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tried narva plus 50's? ... they work ok for me, plus i've had 100w high bean globes in original headlights for 4 yrs now no problem

plexus plastic polish is good also

http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:09 pm 
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Narva +50's

sounds good

how much are they ?

can u get them at repco/autobahn etc?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:13 pm 
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bullbar, aerials and Aircraft landing lights should do the trick!



ohh... i forgot I sold my ute and have a sedan :/

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:51 pm 
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lockz wrote:
Narva +50's

sounds good

how much are they ?

can u get them at repco/autobahn etc?


dunno the price, bout $20-30 ea, yes autobarn etc
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:57 pm 
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Ive done the same as DDDP....100w highs and narva +50's - but still dissapointed. My girlfriends 1988 laser lights up more road than the falcon! :oops:

Dunno what else to do - other than going this HID biz ive heard so much about. $$

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:17 pm 
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I run 100w in normal and 130w in high and have had no problems with the lenses. I do a fair bit of country driving and i find them to light up the road pretty well.
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:41 pm 
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Just get ya self a HID kit, its worth the money if ya drive at night alot and safter. My kit cost me $245 not including postage.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:54 am 
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SIM wrote:
Just get ya self a HID kit, its worth the money if ya drive at night alot and safter. My kit cost me $245 not including postage.


where from?
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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:43 am 
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Get some spot lights on it, I did.
Or shell out for an XR6 nose

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:28 am 
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Have you tried resetting the lights?
some times they tent to point down wards making them look like what you'll describing now.
take it to a mechanic or testing station where they would have a measuring pattern on the wall to adjust the beams properly for you. at least then they can tell you if you need globes replaced. I'm sure it's not going to cost that much.

 

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