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Old 21st July 2005, 13:21   #1
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Unhappy poor headlights in Getz !!

The headlights in Getz is insufficient for highway driving.....55/60 w bulbs.But the spread is great...just the brightness.Remedies ...????
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Old 21st July 2005, 14:16   #2
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Most headlight problems are just badly aligned lights.

Even the best headlight, if not set up correctly can be a dissapointment.

Make sure your height is adjusted correctly, its possible that your headlights are aimed too close, in which case things further away are not being lit sufficently.
Or alternatively, they could be aimed too high, in which case the max of the beam is being projected straight ahead and not really lighting up the road (and just blinding oncomming traffic.)

A rough test to check -
Drive up facing towards a wall at night. Stay about 10 feet away from the wall and notice the horizontal line (of light at the bottom and dark on top) that your headlights create.
This line should be a couple of inches lower than the level of the bulbs.

This is just a rough test, but it might make the problem clear to you if it is an alignment problem.

Let us know.
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Old 21st July 2005, 17:03   #3
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you can upgrade to 90/100w bulbs.but for that you have to fit a relay.


or else you can go for the new philips vision plus 55/60w bulbs which claim to give 50% more light.


but before that ,make surethat your headlights are aligned properly.
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Is it possible for the headlights to get de-aligned over time? I recently upgraded to 90/100w and my mechanic says the install can no way be blamed for poor beam focus. That problem would have existed even on my 60/55w. However, I am pretty sure the older bulbs were aligned properly.
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Put Philips Extreme power bulbs of the same wattage if you are not going for rally bulbs. I have been using them for past 1 yr in my Verna without any problems and I feel them adequate.
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Is it possible for the headlights to get de-aligned over time? I recently upgraded to 90/100w and my mechanic says the install can no way be blamed for poor beam focus. That problem would have existed even on my 60/55w. However, I am pretty sure the older bulbs were aligned properly.
of course its to be blamed. same thing happened to me after i changed the bulbs. focus got messed up and still is.
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You are correct , the stock headlights are woefully inadequate. I changed to Osram Nightbreakers , they have the same wattage as the OEMs 55/60 and did wonders. I did not wish to go for 90/100 as new wiring harness would have been needed.
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Osram nightbreakers are excellent bulbs in the dry, but you will have some problems during driving in the rains, however I guess the tradeoff is worth it . I personally feel that the Xtremepowers give me better visibility in the rains.
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Today I got the relay and the wiring harness installed in my Getz CRDI. The relay used was a PMP brand and the only uncomfortable thing which had to be done was , the two caps which were closing the light holders had to be drilled to the size of a reynolds pen and then the wires had tobe taken through those holes.

I know the installer personally well and can vouch by the quality of his workmanship, hence went ahead with this upgrade as the quality of the stock headlamps was awfully inadequate especially in the highways.


Th total cost for this setup costed me INR 800 inclusive of his installation charges.

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@mJkaushal - Why did you need drilling in to the fixture. By the way what wattage bulbs are you using?
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just wanted to know if i installed the 90/100 bulbs in my NHC will it spoil the headlight assembly glass(actually it is not glass but some glasss sort of material) please advice as i have see most of the cars with upgeaded bulbs tht they fog up.

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