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    Exclamation Dim Headlight Issues Anyone?

    I've had my Micra for over a year and I love it. The only major issue that hasn't been solved is my headlights (for night). Does anyone else have trouble with visibility at night driving on highways?

    I noticed cars driving beside/near me end up giving me most of my light. If I use high beams, I don't feel courteous to the driver in front of me. I've received a lot of comments from passengers asking me if I even had them on...


    I'm going to the dealer tomorrow morning and I'm unsure how they'll handle this.

    Thanks!



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    When you switch them on, do they get any brighter than they were before? Is it possible they are burned out and you just have your running light bulbs working?

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    The h4 bulbs in these cars rare pretty good if you ask me. Pull your park brake on (which should be on anyway when parked) and turn the headlights on. If they are on the low beams work. Release the parking brake and shut the lights off. If the headlights are on, then the high beams are on.

    This car uses the high beam filament at low power for DRL. But im sure if you are going to the dealer you they will be able to sort it out anyway.

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    Welcome to the forum, joco. Please report back what the dealer says. I'm curious how this turns out.

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    I read a "professional" auto reviewer yesterday who was shocked to discover a car he was testing didn't have automatic headlights. It took him a while to figure out he was driving around in the dark with only the lower power daytime running lights on.

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    The bulbs in micra's suck, no question about it, I didn't wait for mine to burn out I just replaced them. I went with a Sylvania silverstar ultra. they also have good warranty on the bulbs.
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    At $60 for 2 bulbs, it better have a good warranty.

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    cheaping out never pays off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMUTT155 View Post
    cheaping out never pays off.
    ...says the person who bought a Micra.

    In our culture obsessed with absurd excess, the Nissan Micra is my counterculture car of choice.
    Be sure to visit my blog at mymicra.com!

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    Of course you can over pay. Monster cable at SRP being a prime example
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMicra View Post
    ...says the person who bought a Micra.
    Yes, I bought Micra, honestly its all I could get approved for, but headlights, wipers, and tires and something that shouldn't be cheaped out on.


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