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Old 07-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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2006 allure dim headlight problem

We have a 37' 2006 allure 470 which has very dim headlights. we have tried everything. any suggestions?

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Old 07-22-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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We have a 37' 2006 allure 470 which has very dim headlights. we have tried everything. any suggestions?
What "everything" have you tried?? Have they always been dim or is this a recent development? You could have a bad ground or a failing headlamp switch. Check the voltage at the headlight. It should be at least 12 volts. Be sure to check across the lamp contacts and see what you get and then from the + wire of the lamp to a good chassis ground. This will tell you if you have a bad ground. I worked on a 2000 Monaco that had a bad contact on the headlamp switch that caused the same problem.

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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You should check the voltage at the headlamp to make sure it's not a wiring issue.

I was unhappy with the over-the-road brightness of the stock headlights on my 2003 Lexa which I bought used last year. I did three things, after which the improvement was amazing. Note that they weren't overly dim (which to me implies a wiring problem), they just didn't light up the road enough for me to feel anywhere near safe on an unlight highway at night.

1) I used a headlight lens polishing kit to polish out the lenses. The dull lens was clearly diffusing the beam.

2) I swapped out the bulbs for Sylvania Superstar Ultras

3) I aimed the headlamps. The right lamp was aimed down and to the left, it was doing approximately nothing re lighting up the road. I won't go into details here, plenty of other posts, and of course most shops should be able to do a decent job.
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