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Enlighten me on HID / Xenon Headlights in California

Are HID / Xenon headlights legal in california and if so what are the restrictions? [more inside]
posted by nurgle on Mar 7, 2016 - 2 answers

Why were car headlights ever designed to stay on when the key's removed?

This seems to be changing somewhat these days. I see a lot of models these days that shut them off, but still every day I get messages from an admin at work telling people that their lights are on in the parking lot. This has been killing batteries for nearly a century now. Is there a good reason for what seems to be a design flaw?
posted by basehead on Nov 30, 2015 - 18 answers

Explain car lights to me

Which car lights should I use when? On different cars: How do I select them? How do I know which ones are on? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Sep 3, 2012 - 28 answers

Headlights won't turn on, any ideas?

Headlights won't turn on, any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mattsweaters on Oct 21, 2009 - 16 answers

Why are my headlights blinking off while driving?

The headlights on my 2004 Dodge Durango randomly blink out for a few seconds while I'm driving. As you can imagine, this is a bit unnerving, not to mention dangerous, on a dark road at night. It is not consistent. It may happen a few times one night, then not again for a week. I do not have the automatic headlight feature. It does not seem to be connected to using the brakes, or turn signals, or anything like that. It's not even connected to moving as it has happened while the truck is not in motion. The 2nd generation Durango's do not have a headlight relay, which was my first thought on a part to check. The lights are apparently digitally controlled. I took it into the dealer and of course, the damn lights wouldn't act up there and the on board computer is not reporting any error codes, so the dealer didn't do anything but overcharge me for an oil change and tire rotation. I'm worried the lights will go out for good at a very inopportune time, like on one of our two trips in the next month. Has anybody had this problem, or have a guess as to where I should be looking for the cause?
posted by COD on Oct 16, 2009 - 8 answers

My car's headlights have a problem!

What is going on with the headlights in my Dodge Neon? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Feb 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Turn out the lights

I've recently become aware that my headlights are always on and I can't turn them off if the car is on. How big of a problem do I have? [more inside]
posted by jmchrist on Jan 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Your headlights are on

Why was the U.S. so late in dropping incandescent sealed beam headlights on cars in favor of composite headlights (which feature separate bulb and lens). [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Feb 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Leaving Car Headlights On

How can I create a low-tech way to remind my daughter to turn the lights off in her car? [more inside]
posted by GregWithLime on Nov 22, 2007 - 43 answers

I can't see!!!

How do I replace my headlight bulbs on my 2002 Cavalier? [more inside]
posted by northernsoul on Jun 25, 2007 - 7 answers

What are the three bumps on headlight lenses?

What's the deal with the three rounded-cone-shaped bumps on the exterior surface of plastic headlight covers [lenses?]? (The grid-patterned kind of headlight lenses, not the new superbright ones.) [more inside]
posted by michaelkuznet on Jun 2, 2005 - 10 answers

How to fix the headlights on my '72 Volvo ASAP?

My headlights are out! [M to the Izzo] [more inside]
posted by nicwolff on Aug 28, 2004 - 10 answers

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