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Headlights very poor

Postby Daveyandbev » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:10 am

Good morning, we have not longf had our 2013 ford tourneo custom and last night was the first time driving in the dark with it, the strength of the lights was very poor. It was a dark wet night but they had no field of light. They had new bulbs fitted by dealer when we got it as it failed mot. Anyone else had this or are they just poor in general and need bigger bulbs fitted?
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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Mike » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:00 pm

That has projector lights? Put some Nightbreakers in and get the alignment optimised, if that doesn’t work, make an appointment with your optician.

There are obviously better lights around but you certainly can’t say Custom lights are “poor” if they have decent bulbs and are aligned properly.
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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Daveyandbev » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:23 pm

if that doesn’t work, make an appointment with your optician. :D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
No these are poor, have done a fair few night miles and these are poor, will pull bulbs and order some new ones. Thanks
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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Mike » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:43 pm

Another option in a 2013 MY van is hids. Check out the stickied thread.
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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Daveyandbev » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:58 pm

Been out in it tonight and lights loads better, doesn't make any sense. They are loads brighter
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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Nederbelg » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:26 pm

Surely it makes sense that other Bulbs can shine brighter.
Those special "Long life" bulbs for example, have a smaller light output then the shorter lived Nightbreakers etc.

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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Mike » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:13 am

Daveyandbev wrote:Been out in it tonight and lights loads better, doesn't make any sense. They are loads brighter

With the same bulbs or new?
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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Agriv8 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:02 pm

just checked Hids 4 u non listed for my 2014/15 DCIV have i done somthing wrong ?

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Any one recommend an alternative ?

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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Mike » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:19 pm

Agriv8 wrote:just checked Hids 4 u non listed for my 2014/15 DCIV have i done somthing wrong ?

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Any one recommend an alternative ?

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Read the hid sticky :wink:
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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Agriv8 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:17 am

OK must have missed the critical post ( it is 26 pages long )

Can you give me some pointers Page ?

Is it the legality perspective ?

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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Mike » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:48 pm

No, the legality is obviously something to consider, but hid kits don’t generally work in the post 2014 vans.
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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Daveyandbev » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:24 pm

Mike wrote:
Daveyandbev wrote:Been out in it tonight and lights loads better, doesn't make any sense. They are loads brighter

With the same bulbs or new?

Same bulbs cant understand it
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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Nederbelg » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:36 pm

Then there must be an Isue whith the tension. Coul be a faulty battery management or a problem whith the wiring.

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Re: Headlights very poor

Postby Daveyandbev » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:56 pm

Nederbelg wrote:Then there must be an Isue whith the tension. Coul be a faulty battery management or a problem whith the wiring.

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Unfortunately we could believe it, its had allsorts done in the last 2 months luckily under warranty but we'll keep going. New mirrors new air con new ignition barrel new blind new door lock new crankshaft pulley and casing. Thats just to name just a few.
Its also hard on fuel getting about 22 mpg urban !!!!
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