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Old 08-06-2009, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone had trouble seeing on low beam at night with the 2010 Outback?

I pick mine up down in flat country and going home the first time at night, I had to slow way down or run with brights. At first I thought it was me and not the car, however, my friend with me was seeing the same thing. I park it and the next night took it out on a short night run. On level road, big highway, city no problem. However, I live in the mountains, with dips and turn and narrow roads, I Could only see 30 feet at most in front of me. So, I contacted Subaru, real nice folks and they listen and they kept telling me about the cut off line and how great the bulbs were. So, I had my friend drive the next night while I took pictures of what I could see. I sent the pictures to Subaru and they ask me to take to the dealer and have him check the headlights to see if they were at spec. and they were. I show the pictures to service and they raise them an inch and everything is fine. Subaru said they would bring it up at their next monthly meeting. Good folks and a great car.
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Does anyone know how to adjust the headlight height? The manual doesn't seem to say. (Like adjusting tire pressure, I'd rather do it myself since in my experience dealers and mechanics generally don't usually give these things the care they deserve.)
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Page 11-51 of your manual, if headlight aiming is required contact your Subaru Dealer for proper adjustment of the headlight aim.

I took mine back to service and they adjusted both headlight beam by turning adjustement screw on back of housing counter clock wise to rise beams up 1"

There was no charge for this service.
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Does it have HID's? I guess not going off your post about the bulbs.
Maybe try a HID kit, the projector style lens won't have much glare at all and still have a pretty good cut-off.
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Slow here what is an HID?

After the adjustment, the head light are fine. However the first night driving home I thought I was going blind, could not see the road.
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Slow here what is an HID?

After the adjustment, the head light are fine. However the first night driving home I thought I was going blind, could not see the road.

HID = High Intensity Discharge .......you know like those HID Xenon lights? This place has em.....http://www.hidxenonlights.com/

BTW, how did you adjust your headlights?
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HID = High Intensity Discharge .......you know like those HID Xenon lights? This place has em.....http://www.hidxenonlights.com/

BTW, how did you adjust your headlights?
On my first drive, I did a 150mile ride up to upstate NY from Jersey. I fully agree; those low beams need to go up about 1 inch to 1.5 inch. Also, the fog lights could stand to raise a tad.
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I put in some HIDs the other weekend, and I want to adjust the lights down now, I'm afraid I'm blinding everyone, the light seems just a tad high.
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Is there a way to adjust the headlights?
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I took mine back to service and they adjusted both headlight beam by turning adjustement screw on back of housing counter clock wise to rise beams up 1"

There was no charge for this service.
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