DIY - Do It Yourself Within you will find how-to's on many aspects of modding and caring for your ride as told by your fellow members.

2008 Camry LE Dim Headlights On Low Beam

  #11  
Old 04-22-2015, 11:43 PM
Patonium's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,223
Default

I hear you about not having a lot of time.
She really will be happy when it's done, she is just missing out!
 
  #12  
Old 05-02-2015, 04:15 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 12
Default

Finally got the bulbs in Monday. So every day I ask her about it and every day she says she hasn't drove at night yet geesh! Finally tonight she drove it. I text her asking her and her reply was that they need adjusting because they seem a little cross eyed. Finally pried it out of her that she thought they were brighter. I didn't touch the adjustment so now I need the car at night so I can check it out for myself. I might get it in two weeks or so lol
 
  #13  
Old 05-02-2015, 11:00 PM
Patonium's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,223
Default

She might say that they are cross-eyed because the right head light will shoot some light upwards. This is to illuminate road signs, etc. There is a slight cut out in the lens at the 12 o'clock mark that makes this happen. That cut out is commonly known as a squirrel spotter. When people put HID's into non-HID housings, the spotters need to be covered so as not to blind other drivers The left headlight has a more abrupt horizontal cut off that is lower than the right.
This might be why she says this.
 
  #14  
Old 05-03-2015, 02:06 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 12
Default

Took the car out tonight with her and they did seem a little low I adjusted them up to her liking but then the high beams were in the trees lol I split the difference and now she is happy. To bad you can't adjust low and high seperatley like back in the day with individual headlights. Anyway thank you for putting me onto this to begin with.
 
  #15  
Old 05-03-2015, 11:46 PM
Patonium's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,223
Default

Glad to hear that you both are happy.
Just remember that the H9's won't last as long as the H11's, usually about 1/2 to 3/4 time.
 
  #16  
Old 01-23-2019, 09:34 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 4
Default

Greetings - I have a 2007 Camry with really dim low beams like above. I polished the front lens assembly using the Maguires polishing kit. That worked great to clear the front lens assembly. The high beams work great, really bright - no issues, but the low beams are still low - definitely dimmer than other cars passing me on a dark highway. This caused a real problem yesterday as I was coming down a dark hill at night and could not see a large pothole which I hit square on. It's a real safety issue. My mechanic had replaced one of the low beam bulbs which was dead (before I hit the pothole) but the output of light is still the same from that one as the other side. It is only the low beams that are too dim. Looking through the front lens there appears to be another frosted lens INSIDE the main assembly only on the low beams. I can see the bulb elements directly on the high beams. I'm thinking that the frosted inside lens i where the problem is but I'm not sure what if anything can be done about it. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.
 
  #17  
Old 01-23-2019, 11:51 AM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: PTW
Posts: 11,540
Default

See your other post.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ktedder
General Tech
1
09-30-2012 09:59 PM
dch
General Tech
4
12-18-2009 07:22 AM
Hennie Marais
DIY - Do It Yourself
0
07-17-2009 05:22 PM
yert42
General Tech
0
06-07-2009 08:38 PM
jolson1383
General Tech
3
03-06-2009 11:15 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2008 Camry LE Dim Headlights On Low Beam


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.