Headlight problem

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Red Hot Mess, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. CaptPeabody

    CaptPeabody Light Load Member

    Jan 13, 2012
    Fredonia, KY
    I too was not at all mistaken. Your original post was indeed a display of a poor attitude. Essentially you and at least one other was saying it ain't your job.

    Ain't no wonder this country is going to hell in a hand basket.
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  3. Red Hot Mess

    Red Hot Mess Hot Tub Critic

    Sep 27, 2011
    Trying to hide from STALKERS
    Re read my ORIGINAL POST. I did not have an attitude or portray that it "wasn't my job." I am still waiting for the quotes.

    And as for responses to you on this ...not gonna. You take up too much of my positive energy with your negativity!
  4. sharp.dressed.man

    sharp.dressed.man Heavy Load Member

    Dec 10, 2011
    Or....and I'm just spitballing here. This country is going to hell in a hand basket because companies offer warranties on products but don't bother making quality products because they can count on some fool to tinker with it potentially voiding the warranty and turning a minor problem into a major issue.

    I have been working on motorcycles for years and I'm darn good at it, but if I bought a new bike and it had a minor issue that was covered under warranty I wouldn't touch it myself until the day the warranty expired.

    I'm not sure why someone would be less of a truck driver if they don't want to tinker on a truck they don't own. Less of a mechanic maybe, but this isn't themechanicsreport.com

    Don't get me wrong I can understand why someone would want to fix minor issues themselves, but I don't think those that choose not to or are unable to should be hassled for it.
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  5. HeWhoMustNotBeNamed

    HeWhoMustNotBeNamed Crusty Pogosticker!!

    Jan 25, 2012
    Cartoon Network
    And Red Hot Messy Lips Hoolihan says " Oh, Capt. Peabody, your next in line in the Chain of Command. Frank, this is your chance !!! We've waited sooo long, darling !!! :biggrin_25525:
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  6. CaptPeabody

    CaptPeabody Light Load Member

    Jan 13, 2012
    Fredonia, KY
    Wait no more, young lady.

    But, but, but you said you were ready for the negative comments.

    I was just obliging your request, missy.
  7. superscooter

    superscooter Light Load Member

    okay...sorry no time to read or search but i have a question. I have a 2016 cascadia. as you probably know the low beams are worthless. at about 20'-30' out it goes to a wall of black. I installed much brighter bulbs in low beams, why...WHY....is there still that wall of darkness at same distance...wtf?? It is much brighter in the 20'-30'....but it just stops...i mean stops at that mark. The only thing i could see,...in the low beam side...there is a plastic cylinder covering over the end of the bulb inside there. The high beam side doesnt have it. Is THAT what effects the beam? THAT is a f'en joke. No wonder you hit deer when forced to use low beams around traffic. The low and high side both use the H11 bulb. It doesnt matter how f'en bright a bulb you put in there.....i guess. I wanna modify,...but couldnt find anything about breaking that stupid piece out of there. If i could,... i would put stock back in...then stick super brights over in high beam. NO STUPID ### SARCASM,....just asking what others did. Thanks
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  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Put the old bulbs back in, get your headlights adjusted properly to factory specs.

    Getting brighter bulbs just blind other drivers.
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  9. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Never in any Cascadia I've ever driven. And I've driven a fair few. Probably a good 100 of them. "Benefit" (about the only one) of working for a local company that does not have assigned trucks. Now a Volvo... But that's not the question.

    Go get the truck headlights adjusted, and get rid if the bright lights. Once adjusted they will just blind other drivers.
  10. Toomanybikes

    Toomanybikes Road Train Member

    Apr 8, 2009
    People transversed this country for years with 35w sealed beams and no complaints; Putting out less then half the light your Crapcadia does.

    Crapcadia headlight already blind other drivers on the the low beam. Maybe truck driving isn't for you if you can't drive a Crapcadia on the stock low beam.

    And thanks for digging up a 6 year old thread to tell us your a poor night driver.
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  11. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    I agree that with @Ridgeline that brighter bulbs aren't the answer. The thing you should do is aim your headlights.

    In a Cascadia it's dead easy. You don't have to open the hood. Park in front of a building or other object at night so you can see how far the low beams are projecting. On the outside of each headlight is a plastic screw head that takes a large torques bit. If you don't have a torques bit that fits you can use a pair of small needle nose pliers.

    Turn that plastic screw to adjust the beam up or down. Be sure after making the adjustment you then turn on the high beams to make sure you haven't adjusted the beam so high it isn't touching the ground ahead of you.

    After making adjustment pay attention to whether oncoming traffic is flashing high beams at you to indicate your low beams are too bright. If that's the case then stop and bring them down a little bit.

    When I was with Swift I drove several brand new trucks, Kenworth T680's and Cascadia's. NONE of those brand new trucks had properly adjusted headlights. All of them had the headlights aimed so low it was exactly as you described, complete darkness 40' beyond the hood.
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