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Richl 11-17-2010 05:23 PM

Smartbeam Headlamps and the auto func for headlights
 
So
I want utilize the auto headlights on function feature with the headlamps. If I turn that on then when I come home the the headlights turn on momentarily when I park in the garage. Will this momentary on (when entering the garage) feature cause me any long term damage? Like this... I come home from work and the auto on is engaged, before I can park the Jeep the headlights come on momentarily. Is their damage with the headlights coming on for an instant?? Can I change the delay cycle???

Richl

plynn7 11-17-2010 06:08 PM

Re: Smartbeam Headlamps and the auto func for headlights
 
I don't think it should, I had a 2008 JGC where I had the auto headlamps that would come on when I pulled into my garage for a second or two before I shut the Jeep off, did this for three years and nerver had a problem. Now my 2011 Overland does the same.

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-17-2010 06:10 PM

Re: Smartbeam Headlamps and the auto func for headlights
 
it will only be a problem with HIDs, not with halogen

plynn7 11-17-2010 06:13 PM

Re: Smartbeam Headlamps and the auto func for headlights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 303002)
it will only be a problem with HIDs, not with halogen

My 08 had the HIDs

jonesark 11-17-2010 06:32 PM

Re: Smartbeam Headlamps and the auto func for headlights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 303002)
it will only be a problem with HIDs, not with halogen

not true

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-17-2010 07:04 PM

Re: Smartbeam Headlamps and the auto func for headlights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jonesark (Post 303009)
not true

how is that not true? you are not supposed to flash HIDs, you can flash halogens

GlowingGhoul 11-17-2010 07:41 PM

Re: Smartbeam Headlamps and the auto func for headlights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 303019)
how is that not true? you are not supposed to flash HIDs, you can flash halogens

It's not a "flash". The lights are on for a number of seconds before turning off.

It's perfectly normal, and every HID equipped car with automatic lights does it when you pull into a dark garage.

jeep2011 11-17-2010 07:54 PM

Re: Smartbeam Headlamps and the auto func for headlights
 
It doesn't affect the newer HID's anymore. If you flash you brights on all newer cars it will flash the HID's not a halogen bulb. You are fine pulling in and out of the garage all you want.


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