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Unread 03-15-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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10-a headlights barely glimmering

We took out my 10-A Rubicon on her maiden trip last weekend. Only took us 4 months to get her rigged up. (Pics coming soon)

For about the last 20 minutes or so I was running 4 Rigid Duallies, and a 50"
E-2; suffice it to say, it was very bright. We turn onto the highway just as it was getting dark, and the lady says "you better turn off the Rigids". I did;
and everything went black. Honestly I could barely see with the headlights on. We let our eyes adjust to the lack of light for a minute, and I got out to look at the stock headlights; they were just glimmering. It looked like an old 50's pickup with that yellow glow and the alternator going out. Luckily I have 2 of the Rigid Duallies mounted on the bumper so I was not illegal driving with them powered up.

I have all accessoreis running through an SPOD off a 2nd battery with a Genesis set up.

Any ideas on what could be causing this. Ground maybe?

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Unread 03-15-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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Could just be perception. After running the bright leds the halogens look like a joke. The stock headlights are horrible. I barely notice any difference turning mine off and just running fogs at night.
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Unread 03-15-2014, 10:38 AM   #3
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At first that is exactly what I thought However; even the guy that was with us said it looked pretty dim, and he has
an 09 JKU
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Unread 03-15-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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Try adjusting the aim. Many JK's have the adjustment wrong, even bone stock straight from the factory.

Have your battery load tested. Clean the connections and tighten. Check the output of the alternator as well.

Do you have all of your auxiliary lights and add on accessories on relays?

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