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post #1 of 4 Old 01-28-2008, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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High Beams on Patriot seem underpowered?

I don't know if this is just their normal function, or if there may be a voltage problem, but my High beams seem completely and utterly useless in my Patriot.
While driving down dark country roads I get next to no help from the high beams over the standard headlights. It throws very little more light.
Has anyone else noticed this?
On my last car the highs would add a great deal of extra width and brightness to the road...

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-28-2008, 05:33 AM
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there must be a problem. my highbeams are very good. I do a lot of driving in the backwoods at night so I use em a lot.

I wouldnt even mess with them, they are controlled by a very picky computer. I would go back to the dealer and have them check.

you still must be under warranty, yes?

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-28-2008, 10:22 AM
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My normal headlights are really bright.. I love it except for the occasional ****ty car flashing their brights at me, and then i turn on my highbeams a quick flash and its way brighter..

I have everything stock and they are the brightest lights I've ever had
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-29-2008, 04:25 AM
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Mine seem very good. That is such a subjective comment, sorry! The only way to truely tell is to take a ride in another Patriot. The dealer's only real tool would be a LIGHT METER and that can be too objective! Is the aiming off or is your vehicle loaded in the rear? If there is a majoor differance to another vehicle that you are comparing to, tell us what it is.
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