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Can't see well at night

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by summerboy1958, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Dec 6, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    summerboy1958

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    I've noticed that the headlights on my "new" 2002 seem kinda dim. Hard to see under normal conditions and forget it when it rains. The headlight lenses are fogged a little and I bought a Turtle Wax lens cleaner kit to try 1st. I would expect that would help some, but I'm guessing not enough. I don't know whether I can just get better "bulbs" or need to try something else.

    Also, I'd like to install some fog lights and like the "built in" look. What are my options? I've got a 2002 SR5 4X4 Ext cab.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Dec 6, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Do the lenses look yellow?
     
  3. Dec 6, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    Not so much yellow as a little hazy. I actually got the lense cleaner kit for my son's '98 Maxima and my daughter's '01 Altima.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Yeah, the first gens get hazy after a while. If you can't get it out with the kit it may be time for some new ones.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    Spend some time on the lens with the polish. It's going to take some elbow grease. Good luck.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    Yeah...Polish the lenses, get some new bulbs (they dim as time goes on) or switch up to some HIDs.

    No idea what you can do about fogs....
     
  7. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Replace them with HID's. It's a whole new driving expierence.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    x2. The HIDS really light up the road well. I love being able to CLEARLY see everything. You can get a set for less than $100 shipped from DDM Tuning with lifetime warranty
     
  9. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    what does it take to install the hid's?? is it plug and play....or is there a good bit more involved?
     
  10. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    plug and play. took me 40 minutes to do headlights and fogs.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    sweet. i need to look into hid's for my 04.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    As for fog lights theres a thread on TTORA where someone added hella 550 fogs where your blinkers are on the bumper, and he rewired the blinkers to the corner lamps.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    Plug in play!
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  14. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    Is it possible to do the Hi-Beams, Low-beams, and fog lights all with HID kits?
     
  15. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    Ok, I think I found my answer...need H4 hi/lo bulbs for headlights and H10 for fogs? That sound about right?
     
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