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Old 08-04-2015, 10:39 PM   #1
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Headlights too Bright?

Weird topic I know. We have a 2014 3170DS (ford) and every time I drive at night I get "flashed" the kind where they think your high beams are on. The last trip coming back from Florida we were in southern Illinois and a truck driver in front of me was so mad he swerved towards me as I was passing him, and trailed me for a couple of miles with his high beams on 15 feet from my rear bumper. I will admit they are bright. Has anyone else had issues?


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Old 08-04-2015, 10:41 PM   #2
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Towing ? Or just driving?

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Old 08-04-2015, 10:52 PM   #4
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could be that they are aimed a little high also so that the focal point is closer to the drivers eye level then the ground
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:53 PM   #5
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I occasionally have the same issue not towing.
Semis are the worse for flashing me.
I simply flash them back.

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Old 08-04-2015, 10:57 PM   #6
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Assuming your High-Beams do work and you were using your Low-Beams, Do you have any air in your Airbags in the rear? Is the Rear higher than the Front? Are you lighting up the sky as opposed to the ground in front of you. Are they the OEM Bulbs and not higher wattage?

On my 2012 Forester, I've found my stock headlights to be marginal in brightness and pattern

Your Headlights can be "aimed" and can be checked by a Ford Dealer
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:06 PM   #7
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I think you should have them adjusted soon. It is a hazard to other drivers. I travel every day in the dark going to work and there are a lot of head lights out of adjustment and it does blind a person. It's not hard to adjust them just pull up close to a wall of a building and lower them a tad.
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I would check airbags and make sure you have the right pressure. The MH, when parked on level ground, should have a slight nose down attitude. If your front end is level with back, or higher, your headlights are pointing too far up. Also make sure tire pressures are correct. Placard on drivers door jamb indicates pressures. Mine is 65 front and 80 rear. Incorrect pressures can make the front end too high also. If all of that is OK, then adjust headlights. Should be information in owners manual (for chassis) about what is the correct height and how to adjust.


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No such thing. Oncoming drivers have to deal with you for a few seconds. Yes, maybe you need to aim them lower. But you have to deal with lights that are too dim forever (like the ones on my Ram.). The brighter the better.
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For some reason, it seems to me that pickup trucks always seem to have brighter headlights. Since they're usually mounted higher, you would think they'd be aimed a bit lower to put the light at the same distance from the truck, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I haven't noticed this with MH's as much, but....

I agree with others that you probably need to aim them down a bit.
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