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Dafish 02-10-2012 08:49 PM

Bright beams issue
 
We have a 2011 GC Overland with HID lights. The passenger side high beam does not come on. Is this a HID high/low beam combination and if so should we take it to the dealer as the book says?

I take it the outside light is the HID, inside large light in daytime lights and little one is parking light? Cannot find any picture telling me this in the book. Thanks

CrzyAzn 02-11-2012 01:05 AM

Re: Bright beams issue
 
I would take it back to the dealer if your car is still under the 3/36 bumper to bumper warranty as it is a covered item whatever the problem is. The light behind the projector lens is the HID low/high beam. The high beam is just a shutter to redirect the light. The inside reflector light is the DRL. The little one on the outside is the park light, the orange inside light is the turn signal. All this can be found out if you just turn the lights on and go through all the light settings ;)

J13ntv 02-11-2012 01:07 AM

Re: Bright beams issue
 
Yea definitely take it to the dealer they should be able to fix it up for your no problem!

Dafish 02-11-2012 12:48 PM

Re: Bright beams issue
 
I thought the inside lights are the DRL but could not tell if they were working as they go off when in park. looks like another trip to the shop.....

J13ntv 02-11-2012 01:03 PM

Re: Bright beams issue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dafish (Post 571772)
I thought the inside lights are the DRL but could not tell if they were working as they go off when in park. looks like another trip to the shop.....

Yes, they only work in drive. One way you can test them is by putting a wheel chock under a tire, put on the emergency brake and put it in drive and close the doors. It should then activate the DRL so you can verify they are working.

kennzz05 02-11-2012 03:24 PM

Re: Bright beams issue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by J13ntv (Post 571776)
Yes, they only work in drive. One way you can test them is by putting a wheel chock under a tire, put on the emergency brake and put it in drive and close the doors. It should then activate the DRL so you can verify they are working.


or have a second person handy:D

Eric67 02-11-2012 04:09 PM

Re: Bright beams issue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by J13ntv (Post 571776)
Yes, they only work in drive. One way you can test them is by putting a wheel chock under a tire, put on the emergency brake and put it in drive and close the doors. It should then activate the DRL so you can verify they are working.

No way ! Emer. Brake must be OFF. Put in N, Ebrake off on a flat surface.

77Cherokee 02-12-2012 11:24 AM

Re: Bright beams issue
 
Easier method: Next time you park facing a plate glass store window you will see if the DRL's are lit. ;)

Dafish 03-02-2012 02:37 PM

Re: Bright beams issue
 
Okay, they fixed it, they had to replace the whole head light assembly, they could not replace just the motor that moves the reflector for high/low beams, all under warranty..

J13ntv 03-02-2012 06:56 PM

Re: Bright beams issue
 
Thanks for the update!


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