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post #1 of 14 Old 01-21-2014, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Xenon lights in overland/summit - blinding ?!

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I have noticed that my xenon lights are blinding others on the road, they are placed much higher than in others cars,mayby thats the reason, can i set the height of lights like in usual car lapms?
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-21-2014, 01:55 PM
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There were some reports and discussion awhile ago. There are headlight adjustment instructions written up in the modification sticky thread.

These lights seem to glare more when new, and dirt or moisture in the lens will also cause more glare.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/.../#post17968946

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post #3 of 14 Old 01-21-2014, 02:13 PM
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Since you live in Poland????

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Hello

I have noticed that my xenon lights are blinding others on the road, they are placed much higher than in others cars,mayby thats the reason, can i set the height of lights like in usual car lapms?
(MY14)
did you notice the same problem?

Does your GC come with any kind of headlight height adjusters. Many cars sold in the EU do. If your GC is still under warranty you might have the dealer check the adjustment of your headlights.
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mine summit is purchased in USA, so it has the same configuration as yours,
i see the solution with screwdriver, i will try
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The 2014s may be different but worth a shot. Let us know.

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post #6 of 14 Old 01-21-2014, 07:02 PM
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I had the same problem when my 2014 was new. 9/10 people would flash me on the hwy. I just adjusted them gradually lower until people stopped. Now I rarely to never get flashed anymore.

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post #7 of 14 Old 01-22-2014, 05:12 AM
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Need to be properly adjusted

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I had the same problem when my 2014 was new. 9/10 people would flash me on the hwy. I just adjusted them gradually lower until people stopped. Now I rarely to never get flashed anymore.
Who cares if idiots are flashing you. Adjust the headlights so they provide proper coverage. Have your dealer do it.
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Keep in mind the Summits have auto leveling (and swivel) lights. Before you go adjusting I'd find a flat surface with a wall, point the vehicle at the wall and see if the level looks appropriate (cut off line should probably be right at or below hood level) - if theres something wrong it should be obvious.

I've found that the auto-leveling head lights can blind or appear to be high beams under certain situations such as cresting a hill where the lights are moving and make it look much brighter or they adjust right into the site line of the other driver. It's happened to me where I've thought someones highs were on until I realized it was just their headlights making constant adjustments - BMWs are the worst IMHO.
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post #9 of 14 Old 01-22-2014, 11:17 AM
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The problem is the people looking at them!
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I got flashed few times when I first got an Overland even though I have auto-leveling lights. One day my wife was driving in front of me and she said that my one light is much brighter than the other. So i checked the light against a wall and realized one light was stuck in one position. Took it to the dealer and they replaced the whole head light unit. Now i havent been flashed in a while but this also probably means my lights are not as new/bright.

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I don't think I've ever been flashed with the factory HID lights in my 2008 or my 2014. My old rig had a problem where the auto-leveling function had the passenger side pointed too low, but never too high. As someone else said, find a level surface close to a wall and you should see a sharp cutoff on the beam pattern lower than the headlight itself.
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post #12 of 14 Old 03-25-2014, 06:59 PM
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Here's how you adjust your headlights.
measure the centerline of the projector with the tape measure then back up 25ft on a level surface from a wall and measure the cut off line on the wall. It should be 2 inches lower than the height of the projector for proper beam angle.
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That's great advice, but my struggle is finding a 25ft long, ideally at least 6 foot wide, perfectly level surface. Because even slightly unlevel, at 25ft, makes a significant difference.


I just cranked them down from the factory setting, in very small measured increments, until people on the hwy stopped flashing me.

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That's great advice, but my struggle is finding a 25ft long, ideally at least 6 foot wide, perfectly level surface. Because even slightly unlevel, at 25ft, makes a significant difference. I just cranked them down from the factory setting, in very small measured increments, until people on the hwy stopped flashing me.
try the back wall at Walmart, most of em I've worked at are perfectly level and no one is around, except for the cameras
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