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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old August 28th, 2019, 08:46
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So I installed GE nighthawk today. Got them on sale

Very nice and bright

However my eye lids are NOT sitting flush after I installed the lights

Could it be due to the GE rear plug wire being long?

Any ideas?

Also high beam doesnt seem to indicate on instruments cluster - not a huge deal
Mine sit flush still, so I think that is a you problem. Remove them and double check they aren’t hitting anything in the housing.

As documented earlier in the thread, the high beam indicator in the cluster is based on resistance. The LED lights don’t create enough to pop the light.


Thank you. After turning them on and off a few times, all sit flush


However, when I turn on OEM fogs, the high beam turns on for the GE, and the fogs dont work
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Thank you. After turning them on and off a few times, all sit flush


However, when I turn on OEM fogs, the high beam turns on for the GE, and the fogs dont work
I didn't have any fitment issues that you ran into. But I am having this issue with the fog lights not working. Seems to be a common issue with the same symptom of non-functional high beam indicator and fog lights triggering the high beams, one solution is to put a load resistor on one headlight, another is to alter the wiring to directly switch the fog lights on its own circuit. I'm going to try the load resistor method first.

Another option is to do nothing. Frankly I don't need the dash to tell me the high beams are on and fog lights are useless unless you're creeping at 5 mph through a thick fog. In scenarios like that I would rather get off the road instead of risking getting rear-ended or ending up in a multi-car pile-up.

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I didn't have any fitment issues that you ran into. But I am having this issue with the fog lights not working. Seems to be a common issue with the same symptom of non-functional high beam indicator and fog lights triggering the high beams, one solution is to put a load resistor on one headlight, another is to alter the wiring to directly switch the fog lights on its own circuit. I'm going to try the load resistor method first.

Another option is to do nothing. Frankly I don't need the dash to tell me the high beams are on and fog lights are useless unless you're creeping at 5 mph through a thick fog. In scenarios like that I would rather get off the road instead of risking getting rear-ended or ending up in a multi-car pile-up.
I live in an area where I use the foglight over 70% of the year. I lived with the "no high beam indicator," which isn't a big deal as you said and I agree with you.

However, I don't want nonfunctioning parts on my car, as I am too OCD. The fogs not working, and turning fog button ON, turned the High beam ON, REALLY bugged me.

I sent the GE lights back to Amazon. I am back to my OEM lights and fogs. All are working. No more fitment issues with OEM lights. So I am happy.

Hope yours works out
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Has anyone had a friend drive their MR2 and driven another car in the oncoming lane to see how obnoxious these are? Maybe they are not as bad in an MR2 since they sit much lower, but I've seen headlights like these in jeeps and they are blinding. The jeeps have cheap knockoffs maybe? I'm not sure, just asking
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Has anyone had a friend drive their MR2 and driven another car in the oncoming lane to see how obnoxious these are? Maybe they are not as bad in an MR2 since they sit much lower, but I've seen headlights like these in jeeps and they are blinding. The jeeps have cheap knockoffs maybe? I'm not sure, just asking
The cutoff is pretty much flat. It's not that bright a light either, I still find OEM LED or HIDs to be brighter. You can see the cutoff here:
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