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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

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I am the someone else, it was not the first time I had to "dim" an annoying light. I have a 96 XJ that drove me nuts with the bright green cruise light. I partially painted over it long time ago and it is as it should have been from the factory, an indication not a pain.
So, I painted over the green light in my 2011 and it is there but no longer bothers me and that's the way it will stay.
What did you use to paint over?
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:17 AM
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

Some years back, with another car I simply used a fat blue magic marker, carefully so it wouldn't streak noticeably. As I recall, it could be moistened with spit and wiped off if it didn't come out as hoped. I still have the car and it still works nicely -- no fade.

This way you don't see a patch of film.
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

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What did you use to paint over?
I used a black Sharpie marker. The light is so intense that painting over only reduces the brightness, does not eliminate it.
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I used a black Sharpie marker. The light is so intense that painting over only reduces the brightness, goes not eliminate it.
That's what I was shooting for -- dimming. Otherwise, electrical tape, black paint or similar does the trick simply enough.
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

Won't painting it, using a black sharpie or covering it with black electrical tape look even more crappy when driving around during the day and always looking at a black spot where the light is? I think that would annoy me more.
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Won't painting it, using a black sharpie or covering it with black electrical tape look even more crappy when driving around during the day and always looking at a black spot where the light is? I think that would annoy me more.
It blends in the background, I don't see it.
Start lightly and decide whether you want to continue or not.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:08 PM
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

Hmmm...we are up to 67 posts now on a light indicator. Did we already figure everything else out over the past couple of months that this is what we are left with to talk about??

Weird, I had a rental for a couple days and didn't notice the stupid light. Maybe the steering wheel was in the way...
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

Complaining about a green light? Damn...it's not that bad at all. My steering wheel blocks the light the way it's positioned in my GC when I drive. It's not that bad at all. I would never use a marker on my brand new vehicle to dim/cover a light
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

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I would never use a marker on my brand new vehicle to dim/cover a light
I don't worship my Jeeps, I use them.
I had no problem doing it and I like it even more now that I made it fit my needs and not what some engineer had in mind.
As I stated previously, I have done it on a 96 XJ and I cannot imagine driving it all these years the way it came from the factory.
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

Joe.

Uncle Paul again.

Trust me. The sharpie market (so you know its me) is the solution.

Give each light you wish to dim a coat of sharpie marker. It will make your light the perfect brightness. Can see it, but it does not irritate or distract you. If you wish it darker, give it another coat.

If you wish to remove it, it comes right off with most solvents.

You will not be able to see it except when the sun shines directly on it, and this is rare because the lights are hooded.

The marker blends will with the background.

You really don't want to overthink this.

Sharpie markers are your friend.

With this thread I now feel vindicated.

My life is now fulfilled.
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

The problem with this light is that it is sooo bright it makes you think it is an important alert warning that needs attention...that is what you do for real warning lights, not indicator lights. That was the FIRST thing I noticed and had to look it up to make sure it wasn't a warning light or that my brights were on permanently. Clearly, it should not be sooo bright. It is minor but glaring and should have been caught during design phase. Oh well, if that is the worse thing not bad....but it would be nice to see some of these stragglers get addressed in future production units which will only help the Jeep brand.
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Re: Headlights indicator is getting on my nerves...

My thread has been resurrected from the dead!!!

Really funny considering I got used to this light.
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