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Re: Headlights too bright?

Some times it's not a vertical adjustment, but a horizontal one.
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Re: Headlights too bright?

So I checked today and did notice they go up and then down when starting. My next questions is should they always adjust to the same spot when leveling. Basically, when I mark the spot on the garage they hit when in sport mode, should they hit the same spot when in auto or normal height? If so, they don't...

If I adjust them to a lower position when in auto mode, is this going to make them lower when using sport mode? I need to do some playing with them, but thought I would asks first prior to making a bunch of adjustments. :-)

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Old 09-26-2011, 05:34 AM
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Re: Headlights too bright?

Because the front end is lower in sport, the refection from the garage should also be a bit lower.

The shutter height is determied by height sensors in the suspension, not by what mode you are in. Some modes change height, so the sensors will read differently and the headlights adjust.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:34 AM
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Re: Headlights too bright?

The actual front/rear angle of the vehicle does not change when the quadra-lift is at a different height. Therefore, at most there will be a half inch difference between normal ride height and aero mode, since that's the difference in actual height between them.

Headlight aiming and power levels are set by the government; the Grand Cherokee, as built, conforms to federal standards. If somebody thinks the lights are too bright, well, too bad. SUV and truck headlights are just naturally higher than those for cars, and that means they'll occasionally dazzle somebody. I'm sorry that happens, but if they flash me, I'll show them just how bright the high beams can be.
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Re: Headlights too bright?

It also helps to keep the lenses clean as any dirt will scatter the beam and more light will be deflected onto oncoming eyes.

That's the reason europe mandates headlight washers there.
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Re: Headlights too bright?

I just quit worrying about it myself. I am flashed at least once nightly with the JGC Overland Summit and unfortunately, there is no manual adjustment for them. We have an Infiniti QX-56 and it has a manual adjustment switch for the HID's, I just drive with them in the lowest (toward the ground) position so that cars can quit flashing us.

I'm just surprised that people just don't know better and understand that these are factory lights and adjusted that way accordingly. Ugggg...

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Re: Headlights too bright?

There was an excellent how-to thread with photos on how to manually change light settings in JG or JeepForum not long back. I haven't tried it because our Overland's lights seem to be perfectly adjusted, but it can be done.
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Re: Headlights too bright?

I had the same issue with getting high beamed, went to dealer and they aimed them slightly lower. No real method or tool to say you have your head lamps aimed right. Just pull up to your garage if level and aim them. Pretty simple. I have yet to have a High beam issue since its been about 4 months or so now.
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Re: Headlights too bright?

I'm bringing this back because I get flashed as well... but I have found that sometimes my low beams are not aimed right. When in town in normal ride height sometimes they are DEFINITELY aimed higher than they should be. If I switch to sport mode and back the will correct. Odds are there is a glitch in the code for auto leveling.
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Re: Headlights too bright?

A few things may cause you to get flashed;

You hit a bump- This is more so the case if you have projectors and the cut off rise up into someones view thus the on coming driver think that you flashed them

On coming driver flash people with HIDs- I have heard oncoming drivers will flash people with HIDs (mostly aftermarket HIDs) just for the hell of it

On coming driver is old- Older people tend to be more bothered by a brighter light

You are on top of a hill and the on coming driver is at the bottom- I can't tell you how many times I've been flashed while on a hill (more so if it is a bumpy hill). Your beam is in the eyes of the on coming driver

Your lights is brighter than the car in front of you- Someone may think that since you have brighter lights than a car that they already pass.... lets say an old pickup, the on coming driver may think you have your brights on

Lets face it, we share the roads with some real idiots. Like I said above, I get tired of being flashed with other cars so I just leave my high beams on if I get flashed. The only time I flash them back is if I truly have my high beams on by mistake or if there is another car behind the on coming driver.
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Re: Headlights too bright?

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A few things may cause you to get flashed;

You hit a bump- This is more so the case if you have projectors and the cut off rise up into someones view thus the on coming driver think that you flashed them

On coming driver flash people with HIDs- I have heard oncoming drivers will flash people with HIDs (mostly aftermarket HIDs) just for the hell of it

On coming driver is old- Older people tend to be more bothered by a brighter light

You are on top of a hill and the on coming driver is at the bottom- I can't tell you how many times I've been flashed while on a hill (more so if it is a bumpy hill). Your beam is in the eyes of the on coming driver

Your lights is brighter than the car in front of you- Someone may think that since you have brighter lights than a car that they already pass.... lets say an old pickup, the on coming driver may think you have your brights on

Lets face it, we share the roads with some real idiots. Like I said above, I get tired of being flashed with other cars so I just leave my high beams on if I get flashed. The only time I flash them back is if I truly have my high beams on by mistake or if there is another car behind the on coming driver.



if you leave em on out of spite than you sir are an asshole,(might wanna consider putting yourself in the real idiots list) do you really think there flashing you just because they are trying to ruin your day. obviously lots of people think youre lights are too bright for stock. For you to purposely blind people just because you get flashed is assinine. Do you also jump the counter at mcdonalds when the put pickles on youre burger even though you told them no pickles. Karma is a bitch, cant wait for you to do it to a cop
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Re: Headlights too bright?

I've given tickets before for that.. Just saying..
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