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post #1 of 20 Old 03-25-2012, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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All, does this look normal?

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I installed the KC slimlites on the windshield yesterday and while trying to adjust the pattern, I noticed one lamp is putting out a much larger beam than the other. Like, significantly larger. These are the longrange units.

Glass is the same, part numbers on the housings are the same. I'm racking my brain here and dont know what's going on.

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-25-2012, 05:42 PM
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I would email kc hilights they will make it right, maybe include that pic
They don't look right to me
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post #3 of 20 Old 03-25-2012, 06:50 PM
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Eliminating install issues: what gauge wire are you using on the lights? I'd check the voltages right at the light with a multimeter. You may be suffering from a voltage drop across the longer wire lead. If so, you might have to use a heavier-gauge wire on the longer lead. Either that or the bulbs are different or the bulbs are sat in either reflector differently. Let us know what you find out!!!!
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post #4 of 20 Old 03-25-2012, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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I used the stock wiring kit from KC. "Off" light is the shorter of the two (passenger side.)

I definitely think its a bulb or light specific issue. I'm going take the jeep to a isolated area tonight and play around with the pattern. Either way, ill let you guys know what KC says...

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Ok, manufacturer's harness and short lead. Still could be a high resistance from a bad crimp or connection. Interested to find out what the issue is. Keep us posted.
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Looks like someone messed up and put a spot lit into a flood or vice versa.

Anyone else notice the eye that shows in the large light's reflection?

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Anyone else notice the eye that shows in the large light's reflection?
Yes, that's eerie!

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Anyone else notice the eye that shows in the large light's reflection?
Yeah. Instantly reminded me of the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland.

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post #9 of 20 Old 03-26-2012, 01:00 AM
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If I remember right the bulb snaps into the back of the reflector/lens just like a headlight does. I would guess that the bulb is not snapped in all the way or that it is crooked in the reflector.
The effect that is showing in your picture is like that of a mag-light when you turn the front to get their "flood" pattern!

Good luck with the fix
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So which one looks correct? The one on the left?

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Email sent to KC. I'll let you guys know what they say....

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The bricks on the right side were not fully sealed so they are absorbing the light...

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The bricks on the right side were not fully sealed so they are absorbing the light...

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My long-range Dayilghters have a very narrow beam such as the one shining on the right. I would say that the one on the left needs the attention.
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the eye is creepy!
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