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post #1 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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TJ headlight question

About every time I drive after dark some is flashing bright lights at me even when my brights are not on. After the second time it happened last night on my way home it got a bit annoying. Are TJ headlights unusually bright or is it just the placement of them on the front of the Jeep that makes them appear so? I hate for people to think I'm being a rude driver when I generally try to be courteous.


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post #2 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 07:18 AM
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im always getting the same thing, if the jeep is lifted then your headlights are higher too and it will appear to oncoming traffic that your high beams are on. also they could be misadjusted and aimed a little high. eiher way adjusting them down should solve the problem
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post #3 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 07:22 AM
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If you get flashed, flash back with the off road lights. They will think you turned off all lights when the off road light go off. I get flashed sometimes when I'm pulling my fifth wheel behind the F-250, but I'm not adjusting for that. The oncoming traffic will have to just get over it.

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post #4 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 07:26 AM
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x2 on them being aimed a little high. trying searching for adjustments. not hard to do.

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post #5 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 07:45 AM
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When I get all my factory forward facing lights going, I usually get flashed - even though I am running them in the legal fashion (connected to the low-beam circuit). Even when I was "bone-stock" people would flash their high-beams at me - and I couldn't see through the darkness!!!

When I started pulling my trailer, it was continous high-beam flashing - even without all my driving lights going. I have even been flashed with my DRL on - and they are half-bright from normal. It probably isn't you - but - a good way to test (if you think that you have the lights aligned properly) would be to have a friend drive towards you and tell you if it seems ultra-bright or not.

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post #6 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies, guys. I'll look into checking the adjustment of them. Do I need one of those torx head screwdrivers to adjust them?
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I just flash my Daylighters back at them....
It normally only happens to me if I'm on a dark counrty road, but it does get annoying.
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I just flash my Daylighters back at them....
It normally only happens to me if I'm on a dark counrty road, but it does get annoying.

That must be it. My drive home is 20 miles of those dark country roads.
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post #9 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 08:09 AM
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Below is the procedure for adjusting the headlights per the FSM.

Ya gotta love the details.


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post #10 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 08:23 AM
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when i did my ipf fatboy conversion i had th same problem,,,i just adjusted the driver side headlight down and it was good
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post #11 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 08:43 AM
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Turn on your highbeams and shine the light of God onto those lesser mortals driving anything other then a Wrangler.
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post #12 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Below is the procedure for adjusting the headlights per the FSM.

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That is funny as hell...so precise!
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post #13 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 10:13 AM
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I have EXTREMELY bright headlights and never get flashed.You need to adjust your lights until you can't see the drivers face coming at you.Thats what i go by,if i can see their faces i know my headlights are blinding them.
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post #14 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 10:25 AM
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Flashing your off-road lights is a good way to get a ticket if you happen to be observed by the law enforcement types.
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post #15 of 23 Old 12-19-2008, 10:29 AM
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