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Offline mrree145

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2006 katano Headlamps dim
« on: January 14, 2016, 03:04:18 pm »
All,

I'm pretty sure this has been covered previously; but i'm after some advice/assistance.

The main beam on my 6 is very bad/dim.  Its got to the point if another car comes towards me I can't see the road in front and if its raining forget it I can't see anything at all. 
I have "upgraded" the bulbs to the Halfords (I know) extreme brilliance bulbs which hasn't much had much/any difference at all.

It looks like my headlamps are almost "smoked" a little, it may be the way they were designed/ or the plastic has degraded.

does anyone else have an issue with brightness of their headlamps and if so how has it been solved.  I guess going back to a dealer for a Xenon upgrade is out of the question...

HID upgrade is also illegal?

do you think it is worth replacing the headlights themselves to a new/clearer set?

all thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Re: 2006 katano Headlamps dim
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 08:26:58 pm »
Use this the restore the plastic on your light.
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cleaning/clay-bars-detailing-products/meguiars-one-step-headlight-restoration-kit
And get a set of these lightbulbs:
http://www.powerbulbs.com/product/diamond-vision-h7-twin-pack
I used them on my car, had them fitted on my Mazda3 as well. Very bright and white.
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Re: 2006 katano Headlamps dim
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 12:38:52 pm »
Use this the restore the plastic on your light.
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cleaning/clay-bars-detailing-products/meguiars-one-step-headlight-restoration-kit
And get a set of these lightbulbs:
http://www.powerbulbs.com/product/diamond-vision-h7-twin-pack
I used them on my car, had them fitted on my Mazda3 as well. Very bright and white.


The meguiars lead was excellent got some at the weekend, all much improved thank you
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Re: 2006 katano Headlamps dim
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 07:22:18 pm »
Use this the restore the plastic on your light.
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cleaning/clay-bars-detailing-products/meguiars-one-step-headlight-restoration-kit
And get a set of these lightbulbs:
http://www.powerbulbs.com/product/diamond-vision-h7-twin-pack
I used them on my car, had them fitted on my Mazda3 as well. Very bright and white.


The meguiars lead was excellent got some at the weekend, all much improved thank you
;) you are very welcome
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Ford Focus mkI Zetec 1.8i