I'm looking at a new car purchase and have noticed that the "better" headlights (HID or LED) are typically only available on the highest trim level or with an options package that includes a bunch of other features that I'm a lot less interested in. What should I know about doing an aftermarket install of HID or LED headlights on a new car purchase in the US? [more inside]
Are HID / Xenon headlights legal in california and if so what are the restrictions? [more inside]
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?
I just replaced my 1995 300zx turbo's burned-out headlights with some cheap factory 9006 bulbs and can barely see anything at night. I don't want to get HIDs but would like to find a headlight that actually illuminates the road and makes driving safer. I've narrowed it down to three options: Philips X-treme Vision, Philips HIR2 9012, or Sylvania SilverStar Ultra (which I may rule out, because apparently they burn out really quickly). Does anyone have any advice on these, or any other suggestions? I do plan to clean out the headlights as well, if there's anything to clean out.
I have a 2010 (Gen III) Prius, pretty much bottom-of-the line, purchased in July of 2013 (a year and a half ago). I've had 3 headlights burn out during that time. Is it me, or it? [more inside]
I have a 2006 Honda Pilot with 150,000 miles. I have a problem with the headlights. [more inside]
I started logging my body measurements for weight loss and soon realised just how insane my boobs swell during PMS - care to share relief suggestions? [more inside]
Car-filter: how useful are dynamic / adaptive headlights (the ones that swivel when you turn)? Why do they appear to be going out of fashion? [more inside]
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]
Why are my neighbors turning off their car's headlights before they pull into their driveways? [more inside]
I have a 2007 Audi A4 and I would like to replace my factory headlights with led headlights like those found on newer modals. Anyone know the how best to go about doing this or where online I could find these for purchase? A picture of the headlights I'm looking for.
I have a 2006 V6 Sonata, last night I was driving and when using my high beam headlights they would stay bright and then dim then brighten up again all along my hour long drive. The headlights did not do this on regular beam (no dimming on this setting). The battery has not been replaced since I have had this car, but I didn't know if it could be the battery, alternator, headlights or something else entirely?
Headlights won't turn on, any ideas? [more inside]
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?
My 2001 Toyota Corolla has spontaneously developed a problem: the front and rear fog lights never turn off, even when the key is out of the ignition. A good mechanic was recommended to me, but he won't be able to see me for several weeks. He warned me to expect to spend $200 minimum. Is there anything I can do in the meantime to try to solve this myself? [more inside]
What is draining the battery in my 2001 Pontiac Aztek? [more inside]
What is going on with the headlights in my Dodge Neon? [more inside]
What can be done to stop or minimize the occurrence of headaches due to oncoming headlights? [more inside]
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]
I've noticed that many cars seem to have headlights that change colour depending on angle. Is this deliberate or unintentional, and how do I avoid buying bulbs that do this? [more inside]
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]
How can I create a low-tech way to remind my daughter to turn the lights off in her car? [more inside]
How do I replace my headlight bulbs on my 2002 Cavalier? [more inside]
It seems that taillights have evolved rather radically from their humble origins, now featuring LED configurations spanning cars' entire back ends. Why hasn't this kind of innovation been seen with headlights? [more inside]
What are common courtesy signals for driving at night on highways? [more inside]
Help me replace the driver's side headlight on my 1996 Toyota Corolla! [more inside]
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]
A while ago, BMW started playing with UV / blacklight bulbs in its cars. What happened? [possibly UK-centric question] [more inside]
Can I replace dashboard light bulbs on a '97 Ford Windstar myself? If so, how? [more inside]
My headlights are out! [M to the Izzo] [more inside]