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Why would the bright light indicator come on but the bright headlights not?


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2011-09-13 17:22:54
2011-09-13 17:22:54

Faulty relay. Or electrical problem. Lets just hope in your case its the relay. In my girlfriends Toyota corolla the relay was the one inside the drivers compartment just under the fuse box. The local autowreckers had one for $2.

In my case it was a little more complicated than this though. I replaced the relay and it was fine for a while, however the same thing happened a week later. A wire burned out from the back of the fuse box and was getting earthed somewhere. I replaced this the entire length of the wiring loom and problem fixed.


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It is safe to use the bright [highbeam] headlights when there is no oncoming traffic/drivers who could be blinded by the bright light. Also, it is unsafe to use highbeams when there is fog or smoke which would reflect the light back to you, thus reducing the distance which you can see.

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No, series circuits are not used in car headlights, because if one headlight were to go out the other would also, because the one light would make an incomplete circuit. Headlights are wired as parallel circuits because when one headlight goes out, the other is unaffected and stays as bright as it was before the other light went out.

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No, they become smaller (constrict).The pupils become larger (dilate) to let in more light. The bright headlights would cause the eyes to let in less light, which means you will not be able to see anything clearly except those bright lights. You are "blinded" until your eyes adjust again, and by that time you may have veered off the road or had a collision.

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