My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

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My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby Mrcjolsen » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:02 pm

Certified used 2011 Rogue S AWD with 44k miles.

When I drive at night, it seems like I run the risk of outrunning my lights at around 60 mph.

Is this an adjustment issue, or something with the lights, the design, or age.

It seems like the lights are adjusted down a little too much. They seem bright enough, but lack the throw I need.


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Re: Headlights seem dim

Postby casperfun » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:59 pm

My first impression when my Rogue was new....I actually thought the headlights were pretty bright and lit the road very well. Moreover, I have the non-hids.

I also know that when it rains, personally I am finally having a difficult time seeing at night when it rains being the old fart that I am. And light being absorbed by the wet pavement don't help.

Perhaps, you should install the OEM foglights, I heard they help alot by the word going around here.

It also helps that it is usually not that dark in the mid-urban city where I live in which there are light posts on every block. So it's really not that dark most of the time. Hence your head lights are really to warn people you are approaching since it does not light the road much when going through the brightly lit streets.

This actually causes many to drive with their headlights off not realizing so. :ohno:

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Re: Headlights seem dim

Postby ImStricken06 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:29 am

you just simply need to adjust them. this is common in almost every car. from vibrations up front, the adjustment can get out of whack.

I COULDN'T RUN OUT TO MY CAR AND TAKE PICS, SO I STOLE SOME HEADLIGHT PICS FROM EBAY lol BUT I DRAFTED UP THE BASIC INSTRUCTIONS. the best is to do this up against a wall at night. i use my garage doors. another good way is to drive down a dark road at night thats empty, and has at least a couple hundred feet of darkness ahead. then make your adjustments & test drive & make adjustments as needed.
JUST KNOW THAT WHEN YOUR CAR IS ACCELERATING OR LOADED IN THE REAR = IT WILL RAISE YOUR HEADLIGHTS, SO DONT RAISE THEM TOO HIGH, BECAUSE EVERY TIME YOU ACCELERATE, IT WILL SHOOT THEM TO THE SKY :)


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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby jcircus » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:53 am

Not sure if your car has this feature (mine does), but there is on some models a switch to raise or lower your headlights for you.. check this youtube vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THZjSUfCHvk

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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby Qashqai » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:05 am

jcircus wrote:Not sure if your car has this feature (mine does), but there is on some models a switch to raise or lower your headlights for you.. check this youtube vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THZjSUfCHvk

As far as I know, only the models with HID has this feature.

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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby rjchoops » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:04 am

A different guest ion. My drivers side amber bulb is weak when the headlights are on but I get full brightness when the turn signal is used. Any ideas why?

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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:11 am

rjchoops wrote:A different guest ion. My drivers side amber bulb is weak when the headlights are on but I get full brightness when the turn signal is used. Any ideas why?
your talking about the orange bulb correct?
your stating that when the headlights are on = the orange bulb is at 50% (approx) brightness.
your also stating that when the turn signal is used, the bulb blinks at 100% brightness... correct?

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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby Qashqai » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:10 pm

ImStricken wrote: your stating that when the headlights are on = the orange bulb is at 50% (approx) brightness.
your also stating that when the turn signal is used, the bulb blinks at 100% brightness... correct?
...which is the normal operation of the lights... :rolleyes:

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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:35 pm

ImStricken wrote: your stating that when the headlights are one = the orange bulb is at 50% (aprox) brightness.
your also stating that when the turn signal is used, the bulb blinks at 100% brightness... correct?
Qashqai wrote:...which is the normal operation of the lights... :rolleyes:
I WAS GONNA TELL HIM TO CHECK HIS BLINKER FLUID lolololollolol
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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby Qashqai » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:11 pm

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No ImStricken this is not a Nissan-approved blinker fluid. The fluid they recommend for 08 and up Rogues is 999MP-AF011P is its colour is slightly red. If you don't use the proper fluid, you can decrease the life of the lamp.

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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:20 pm

Qashqai wrote:No ImStricken this is not a Nissan-approved blinker fluid. The fluid they recommend for 08 and up Rogues is 999MP-AF011P is its colour is slightly red. If you don't use the proper fluid, you can decrease the life of the lamp.

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i see what you did there.... a cvt fluid joke lol :naughty: :chuckle:

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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby Rogue One » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:28 pm

+1 guys! Darn near peed myself reading this. :lolling:

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Re: My Headlights Are Dim (solution inside!)

Postby ImStricken06 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:28 am

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