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Ok Guys, (here goes)

A couple of days ago, I posted about my HID's being too wide. I've gotten over it.

In that same post, i mentioned how it seemed like beams were coming out of a crack in the casing. well as it turns out, that is not the case. at least i don't think it is

It appears that my headlights are pointed too far inward and bouncing a bit of light off the the divider between the low and high beam. Now im not quite sure if this is the problem, but i can't really think of anything else.

I even checked this evening. I was stopped at a light and i look to my left and i see some of my HID light shining onto the door of the car directly to the left of me. Is this normal? I don't know how to explain it, it's like 3-4 beams of light shining outwards to the left and right of me. (yes it is on both sides)

I have read a lot about the adjustment 8mm knob behind the lights. However, if i read correctly, that only adjusts up and down. I feel like my problem is left and right.

When i installed my kit, i didn't touch a single thing in terms of adjustment so i duno how it can be that my projectors seem to be crosseyed (both looking too inward)

will adjusting up and down fix this problem possibly?

and i suppose i can live with it, but it's just friggin annoying that i have beams coming out the front si
des of my car like wings



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First off, HID's output much more light, so your beam angle and stuff will be increased.

Secondly, make sure bulbs are seated in properly. This will cause weird things to happen. Make NO adjustments, the HID's should be fine with none made. This is my #1 guess to why your having your "issues".

Can you take a picture showing us what it looks like, with the lights on, when its dark out? Only way to really know. Obviously you have a camera so go take some! :p
 

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Ok will do

I will try to take some pics...unfortunately, that was using my boys camera...so hopefully my pos will show the light...coming from out the sides.

so you would recommend me adjusting the tightness of the bulb to make sure that it is firmly in there?

yea i did not touch the adjustment of the height or anything on the headlight itself..i left it the way it was.

thanks for taking at look at it for me.
 

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Lights have to "seat" in the light fixture one way. Usually bulbs have a little tab to ensure proper seating. If it isn't seat right, the light won't be "sealed" in the projector housing. I got this when I installed HID's on my girlfriends mazda 3. Lights were awkwardly dim, on both sides! Found out, they were not positioned properly. Sitting at 3 o' clock for example, instead of 6. Just ensure that the bulb is snug and seated flush with the housing.

I know the video I made of my HID's starting up the light flashes into my high beam reflector for a split second. But it does not leak in there afterwards.

Pictures would help big time though!
 

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aiight..finally got some time on my hands and took pics..

now i want to get this out there before i get flamed...I understand that HIDS are much wider...but i don't believe that this is the problem with that...like i said before..i think the light is bouncing off the divider between the highs and lows. please take a look and let me know what you all think. thanks guys...i appreciate it very much.

image from inside the car...



this is the light that i am talking about...as you can see, it is not that the HIDS are too wide, it's that there is light coming from somewhere



it showed up on the snow real well



this is me bending down next to my car..not diagonally. you can see the light shining directly into my camera



this is a very clear picture as to what my issue or non issue is depending on if there is a fix



from the top



while im here, Do these need adjusting or not? adjusted up or down?



Thanks all...I just want to know if any of you are seeing this at all. It is not a too wide issue, it is light that is annoying while im driving because i see it following me out of the corner of my eye.

if there is nothing to be done..then whatever..i'll try to cope...but i just wanted your feedback...please don't flame
 

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Perfectly fine man!

Same thing with my car... Looks exactly like that. No worries on the install, it's just how our projectors work with HID's! It is the same with stock bulbs, but since it is not as bright you do not notice them. All is perfectly fine though! :D
 

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jaytrey said:
aiight..finally got some time on my hands and took pics..

now i want to get this out there before i get flamed...I understand that HIDS are much wider...but i don't believe that this is the problem with that...like i said before..i think the light is bouncing off the divider between the highs and lows. please take a look and let me know what you all think. thanks guys...i appreciate it very much.

image from inside the car...



this is the light that i am talking about...as you can see, it is not that the HIDS are too wide, it's that there is light coming from somewhere



it showed up on the snow real well



this is me bending down next to my car..not diagonally. you can see the light shining directly into my camera



this is a very clear picture as to what my issue or non issue is depending on if there is a fix



from the top



while im here, Do these need adjusting or not? adjusted up or down?



Thanks all...I just want to know if any of you are seeing this at all. It is not a too wide issue, it is light that is annoying while im driving because i see it following me out of the corner of my eye.

if there is nothing to be done..then whatever..i'll try to cope...but i just wanted your feedback...please don't flame
What color is this? 6000K? I have the same beam pattern on my xB2, with 4300K. And, I hate the "glare spots".
 

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Caution when installing the HID SUPER WHITE low beams. I bought a pair from a seller on Ebay and after two weeks they stopped working. When I checked the new bulbs had melted not only the wiring, but the housing the bulbs fit into. This means I have to replace the entire headlight assemblies. The seller of the bulbs stated they were made for a 2008 Scion XB, but know I know he lied. The repair is going to cost me over $500. and in the mean time I don't have any headlights. Wow, what a mess. I only bought the SUPER WHITE bulbs because I thought they were safer. The seller is ignoring me and so far Ebay and Paypal are not helping me at all.
 

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jaytrey said:
Off topic, but . . .

This looks like eyes are looking back.
 

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I have the same beam patterns! I hate those dreaded "glare-spots."
 
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