How to Change Headlight

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by farmerjohn64, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    That's what she said. lol
     
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  3. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    Make sure you get the new one seated in there right. Or you’ll have one headlite pointing up at the trees or some other direction.
     
  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Just run your high beams all the time
     
  5. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    It looks like their are two different bulbs for high and low beams.

    My question is: are they the same bulb type/number?

    Say you are driving along and a headlight goes out. Can you pop the hood and replace the bulb with the one from the high beam?

    They may be the same bulb but focused differently in the housing. Might save you some trouble in the future not having to limp with a "black eye" and draw attention.
     
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  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Don't touch the halogen bulbs with your fingers when you remove them from the box! That cardboard wrapper is there for a reason.
     
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  7. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

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    Unless you suggest performing DiY wiring repairs on a company tractor, I stand by my decision to take mine into the shop. The bulbs I did myself, though...
     
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  8. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

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    Pfft. Just throw on a pair of nitrile gloves for handling halogens. Much more dexterous than the cardboard, anyway
     
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  9. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I always tried to keep spare bulbs in my tractor, both the old fashioned and these new plugs and play types. On that rare occasion, I discovered a one-eyed monster at a terminal I got a mechanic to change it out. I have been generally lucky to have driven for a company that took generally good care of their tractors. Another reason for some do it yourself fixes is it really gets you on the road faster.
     
  10. Doing_flatbed_nc

    Doing_flatbed_nc Medium Load Member

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    My truck uses different bulbs for high and low beam.

    I keep extra low beams in the truck as well as extra trailer lights. No reason to get a violation for something that takes 5 minutes to swap out.
     
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  11. farmerjohn64

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    Just crank this up and you’ll be fine
     
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