I'm trying to figure out why there's no way to increase the ''power'' of the lights in my car. It's a very big problem specially driving during nights. Actually the normal lights are extremly low and the intense mode (supossed to be higher) looks like normals.
Somebody told me the bulbs must be 9007 and I've checked those I have and they are 9004, so I'm going to change them but if someone of you think something else, would be nice to know your comments.
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Re: Headlights not bright enough
Whats the wattage of the bulbs as some countries have quite specific laws relating to higher wattage bulbs.put some halogen bulbs in and adjust the level of the lights .55/60 watts .Other than that fit some aux lights if you are allowed without a certificate of homoglonation by the vehicle manufacturers,fitted by an authorised garage and wired by a qualified electrician then presented for another mechanical vehicle inspection and the make and wattage of lights added to the cars documentation.this is spain of course
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It sounds like a possible problem with you alternator not providing enough volts/amps to keep the lights steady. If it one light, it could be the bulb going out - buy a bulb from your local auto shop and try that. If it is both lights, you should have your alternator and battery checked at a Toyota dealer, local repair shop or if your handy with tools and don;t mind the work, pull them out yourself and take them to a local autoparts shop where they can test them for free. If either fail the test, replace them.
First of all are your headlights a double filament type headlight? If yes then I would suspect that a power wire to the high beams is broken or shorted. If your high beams are a separate set of lights from your regulars running lights then either the high beams headlights are missing. or has a broken power wire or shorted or...You could check the fuse box under your dash and under the hood of the car to see if you have a fuse for the high beam lights.
i had this happen with my dodge ram 1500. the guy i bought it from put 350 dollar moon lit lights in with leds and they looked impressive but the issue was that they didnt go bright and i could only see 40 feet in front of me and i was sure taping led flashlights would have done me more good that those stupid headlights. then i had the idea of if the brights work and the dims dont then that means no electricity is getting to the dims so i decided to bridge the power from the bright headlight to the dims and it made all four work. now they all work, and only on bright. so im figuring there is a issue with the wiring in the truck. so this is a temporary solution if you really need just plain old lights like i did because i live out in the country
Normally, with the headlights off, the clock light (numbers) should be very bright so they can be seen during the day. The electronics designers thought you would only turn the headlights on at night so they made the clock numbers only bright enough to be seen in the dark (that is, they are dim in day light).
I like to drive with my headlights on (day or night) for safety. Therefore, I click my lights off occasionally, to see the clock (barely visible in daylight).
I always find trouble shooting automotive electric a pain in the neck so I go to a shop that specializes in "auto electric". They will generally track down something this simple for about $25. It You can check if the spring fell out of your lighter (+ contact). Other than that, leave it to the pros - it is so much less of a headache.
It could if battery only has enough power for just the lights, what I would try first is turn the light on and try to start the van, if the lights go to dim or off, then the battery is no good, if they stay bright then more then likely it's going to be your starter, another way to test the starter is hit the starter with a hammer or some thing you can reach it while some one holds the key to start, if it starts or not replace it anyway bad starter.
That is normal. They go bright because during the daytime the outside light is also bright so the lights compensate for the outside brightness by making your dash lights also bright. When you turn your headlights on it assumes it is nighttime and you don't need to have the brightness to see the dash lights so it compensates for this. If you want them to be dimmer, near the light switch there is a roller button to turn your interior lights on just roll that some and it will either make the dash lights brighter or dimmer.