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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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driving at night

anyone else have this problem where you're driving at night and there's another car off in the distance, who, as they approach you either flip or just turn on their high beams, as if to let you know YOUR high beams are on... when they're not. it happens at least once every night to me, and when i flash my high beams at them, they stop. i know the lights on my ss aren't that bright, so are they possibly aimed too high? all i know is i've started swearing heavily every time this happens, and one day(night) i'm just gonna snap.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 04:38 PM
 
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Not sure, Nobody bothers me about my lights being too bright. They should be aimed right unless someone has messed with the headlights. But I know how pissed you get, I used to drive a 93 mx-6 w/ halo projectors and those things were bright, everyone would flash me, even the 5.0
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anyone else have this problem where you're driving at night and there's another car off in the distance, who, as they approach you either flip or just turn on their high beams, as if to let you know YOUR high beams are on... when they're not. it happens at least once every night to me, and when i flash my high beams at them, they stop. i know the lights on my ss aren't that bright, so are they possibly aimed too high? all i know is i've started swearing heavily every time this happens, and one day(night) i'm just gonna snap.
Make sure they're adjusted. I get that sometimes in my Redline too, but the lights are fine... kinda odd...
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Make sure they're adjusted. I get that sometimes in my Redline too, but the lights are fine... kinda odd...

maybe they think you're hot and they just want to express their opinions by flashing high beams at you
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Although I have only had my SS for a week (today is a week happy birthday to my SS!!) I drive it an hour to work every morning and haven't had one person flash their high beams at me. I even have my fog lights on at the time too (Yeah I am addicted to using them)......
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yea it looks rich with the fog lights.. haha everytime my lights turn on i turn the fogs on... i wish they turned on when the lights did tho
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yea it looks rich with the fog lights.. haha everytime my lights turn on i turn the fogs on... i wish they turned on when the lights did tho

Hahah I'm the same way, I just don't like the funky green symbol that lights up when you have them on.
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i read the owner's manual (yea i'm that weird), and there's actually a test you can do to see if you're lights are aimed right. now all i need is 20 feet of level ground and a perfectly parallel wall. whatever, i'll get around to checking that out, for now... i've resorted to just flipping off everyone who flashes their high beams at me. oh, and hell yea i drive around with the fog lamps on too... if you've got em, might as well use em.
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Hahah I'm the same way, I just don't like the funky green symbol that lights up when you have them on.
yea its kinda annoying lol
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i've resorted to just flipping off everyone who flashes their high beams at me.
LMAO...I guess that's one solution to the problem . I've had a couple of people flash me in my LS so I got the alignment checked and they were dead center, nothing wrong with them at all. Maybe it's just the radius with which they project out of the headlamps is different than most vehicles you see on the road ?

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