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Old Oct 20th, 2009, 12:29 PM
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Xenon bulbs updates

HI guys,

Thanks for all the feedback, I thought I best update you with progress.

I took the car to the dealer twice, first time they told me the lights were set correctly on their machine and couldn't be set an higher. Next time I took the car over just as they were closing and challenged them to drive around in the dark with me. It took a bit of persuading as it meant obviously the guy had to leave home late, but eventually he agreed. After about 5 mins of scaring the hell out of him by switching to dipped lights on a country lane he agreed that they weren't working correctly!

Anyway, next day they took the car, and sorted things completely. They still aren't quite as good as my old Clio headlights, but they are at least now usuable. I was so pleased that they actually fixed things that I didn't ask what they did, I suspect that the first time around they didn't bother to check them at all and just told me that things were fne, hoping that I'd go away. They are definately set a lot higher now, I can see maybe 3 times the distance, and still with no problem with dazzling oncoming drivers.

It means I can forget my backup plan which was to tape a couple of bike lights to the roof of the car

As an aside I have noticed that a LOT of mini drivers go around with their fog lights on as well (having started to look out for it), so I wonder if other people have this problem as well.
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Fog lights make things worse Most minis i see don't have them on, but with the side lights being in the fogs on the r56 its confusing, and its not unheard of for first gen owners to get pulled too - side lights are separate but in the bumper!

Time for the fog light rant now!
Fog lights don't increase visibility. They reduce it. They cause the area close to the car to be very bright which causes your pupils to shrink, meaning you can see less distance than you could without.

Fog lights with no fog is very stupid, taken up by chavs and idiots. Don't do it - they're called FOG lights - use when its foggy - otherwise they are dazzling.


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I have an 04 mimi cooper , had it for one week the head lights looks like it's not on they are low , when I use my bright head lights I can see better.I wouldn't have bought this car if I would have known this.
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Ditto

I have exactly the same issue.... i feel so nervous driving down the country lanes at night as i cannot see a thing.

I will be looking to adjust these headlights, as i thought it was the bulbs..!
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