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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Head Light brightness

I recently purchased an 06 Commander 4.7L V8 and seem to be pissing off the public!!! When at dusk to night time, i rarely have to use my high beams cause my lowbeams are so bright and mounted so high. With this comes the public I am either passing or following who are getting pretty mad. They always think I have my high beams on. Then when I flicker my high beams at them they get even more pissed... I dont know if the lights I have installed are ultrabrights or not as I purchased the Commander used, however they are bright!. Anyone else pissing off the public with their headlights (lowbeams)?

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Not that I am aware of, I've only had mine for about 3 weeks now, and not really driven at night. Do you have the auto high beam/low beam option.

My 5.7 Limited does, so it automatically detects between the two I believe.
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You may want check the following:
1. check to see if the OEM/original halogen bulbs for some high-wattage superwhite bulbs (eventually they would burn out sooner than the OEMs).
2. check to see the headlight bulb were modified with HID ballasts, similiar to this: http://www.yourhotcar.com/product/li..._HID/HID_Bulbs
3. check the alignment of the headlight bulbs if all seems original; I'm sure the dealership can assist with you on this.

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I need to adjust mine because I seem to have the same problem. After I installed my lift I never angled them down and people always think I have my high beams on. The headlights are alot brighter than any other vehicle I have had in the past that also doesn't help the situation.

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I have read about the automatic high/low beam configuration just couldn't find out how to access it if i have it...it was mentioned in the owners manual but didnt think anything of it till you mentioned it...I dont have the lift yet so thats not it...will check the bulbs and get back to you, thanks for the input.

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Lift or not they may need to be lowered. You may want to try lowereing them a little and see if your everyone calms down. I know before I got my lift I occasionally got some people that thought my brights were on.

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Even after I lifted mine and lowered them, I STILL get people who think I have my high beams on. I should probably lower them a bit more.

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No problem here. Might just need to get them adjusted. Also, pull the bulb to see which bulbs you have.

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I get that from time to time, and mine has the OEM bulbs and sits at stock height.

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