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Poor Headlight Brightness _ Help Please


Phil Jay
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I love my X-Type estate to bits, but one thing I'm going to have to get sorted out is the headlights. Coming home late I was shocked just how poor they were. Even on main beam they were not as good as my old ZT on dipped. I would welcome any thoughts as to what the problem may be or what I could do to improve them. It's a 2005 diesel if that makes any difference. Many thanks, Phil

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Hi Phil,

 

My X Type headlights usually had to be supplemented by my fog/driving lights.

 

It could be that the lens's need cleaning or the other solution could be a change of Bulb to those bright ones.

 

The terra clean I has made a tremendous difference, even to my newish engine.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi Phil if the lamps are working ok have the front lenses clouded over a bit you can re- polish them with toothpaste to bring back to new

Have a check on the adjustment as some time they have broken and you don't get all the light you should have

all the best CW

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Hi I've had 2 x type's and the lights are shockingly poor I have upgraded both cars using the Osram Nightbreaker bulbs and they do the job at about £20 they're worth it. But changing the bulbs is a bugger of a job as the space is quite cramped for bigger hands.

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My 2004, 2.0D SE had awful brightness and lenses were clouded.

Sorted lenses with OralB whitening toothpaste, and replaced dips and mains for Osram Nightbreaker +.

Changing the lamps was a real pain, but persevere and after scuffed wrists and bleeding thumbs your lights will be superb.

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Where can the Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited be obtained, please? Which ones (I see there are H1, H3, H7, H11, HB3) and will I need some form of an adapter to fit them to my x-type, please?

 

Thanks 

Shaun

 

EDIT: Purchased some already, thank you.

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On 02/12/2015 at 9:33 PM, eVoid said:

Where can the Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited be obtained, please? Which ones (I see there are H1, H3, H7, H11, HB3) and will I need some form of an adapter to fit them to my x-type, please?

 

Thanks 

Shaun

 

EDIT: Purchased some already, thank you.

What ones did u get as having same problem thanks 

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