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Post by Big Blue on Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:48 pm

OK I put in the HID's they look great but I still cant adjust the damn headlights high enough, and it looks like when you put the high beams on the lights go down, is it possible that the after-market headlight bucket I got could have been put together backwards at the factory, causing the bulbs to be upside down?
I haven't been able to adjust these damn things since I got the new buckets, I called American Muscle and they told me it was because the buckets where designed for HID's and not regular bulbs, but now that the HID's are in the problem is more pronounced.

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Post by Dominican7 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:15 am

You put the bulbs in uPside down or you wired it backwards. I had the same issue with my install and I think I put the bulbs in upside down. That's why they got down when you high beam instead of up... Let me know if this remedies your issue.
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Post by Big Blue on Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:33 am

the only problem with that scenario is that the regular headlight bulbs did the same thing, and you cant put them in but one way, and they where plugged into the stock wiring.

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Post by BobT on Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:49 am

Mine work fine. It must be operator error. Lol. It could only happen to you Ed.
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Post by Dominican7 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:43 pm

Big Blue wrote:the only problem with that scenario is that the regular headlight bulbs did the same thing, and you cant put them in but one way, and they where plugged into the stock wiring.

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Post by BobT on Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:31 am

I could have taken a look at them when you guys were here. Woops.
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Post by RTW0223 on Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:59 pm

Ed, thats the same problem with mine. Low beams are brighter than the high beams significantly. I checked over my wiring and did not see anything unusual. So, I just left it alone. I guess when i get home ill take another look. If we dont get it fixed by OC we can check out the issue then.
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Post by mjr46 on Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:08 pm

RTW0223 wrote:Ed, thats the same problem with mine. Low beams are brighter than the high beams significantly. I checked over my wiring and did not see anything unusual. So, I just left it alone. I guess when i get home ill take another look. If we dont get it fixed by OC we can check out the issue then.
try a new bulb first then check the harness plug

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Post by Big Blue on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:08 am

OK as far as the bulbs, I'll say this again, I have had this problem since I put the buckets in, I have had 4 different sets of incandescent bulbs in them and now the brand new HID's, and to change from low to high beams with the HID's the bulb dose not move up and down, it moves Out for high and In for low, and they are doing just that, like I said, its in the buckets them selves.

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Post by Great White on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:15 am

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Post by Droptop306 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:39 pm

I have three sets of the HIDS in multiple make vehicles and all have a lower high beam than the low bulb. I think this is by design as they are bright enough without a high beam. I am running xennon and had them installed at a shop in the mustang.
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Post by chrisverneuil on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:48 pm

Big Blue wrote:OK as far as the bulbs, I'll say this again, I have had this problem since I put the buckets in, I have had 4 different sets of incandescent bulbs in them and now the brand new HID's, and to change from low to high beams with the HID's the bulb dose not move up and down, it moves Out for high and In for low, and they are doing just that, like I said, its in the buckets them selves.

NO NO NO. You all have it wrong...Lol. Alright on the S197 there is a adapter ring that fits the H13 housings and the bulb locks into that. Take out the bulb from this housing and flip it 180. Thats it. I had to do it on my mustang and on bobs when i sold him the kit
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Post by Chris_5.0 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:16 pm

i had the same problem with my HIDs. take the bulb and housing out, flip it 180 degrees and you should be fine

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