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Old 09-15-2010, 06:37 PM   #61
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:34 PM   #62
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Hmm, my car does not have that....
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:01 PM   #63
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I remember reading somewhere that cars with out drls didn't have that thing but. I'm not positive one that
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #64
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My 97 has Daytime driving lights. But no gizmo as in that photo
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Sorry for dragging up an old thread but just wanted to say that this isn't the same for Australian Models.
I went on ebay and bought new globes because even the sylvania/osram site said the 9000 uses 9005 9006 but my aussie model has h1's low and high beam are the same type of globes the only difference is the low beam has a reflector in front of the globe to bounce the light back so was thinking of pulling the light apart and removing that.
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:52 PM   #66
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any more detail on that?

my dads being a dork too, claims putting these bulbs in the low beam spot will cause issues with the relay. i do not agree, and i dont believe mike has had any issues whatsoever with this.
According to my relay, it appears to be rated at 65W for both high and low beams.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:56 PM   #67
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According to my relay, it appears to be rated at 65W for both high and low beams.
Thanks for the heads up we've all been wondering about that.

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Old 01-03-2015, 07:14 AM   #68
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The reason that dimmer resistor is there is to make it easier to see into the distance with high beams by making the low beam illumination less dominant; when we have a brightly-lit foreground (low beams), that brighter foreground area forces our eyes to adjust (pupils contract), resulting in the high beam distance seeming dimmer.
Our eyes perform general field-of-view auto-exposure, continually adjusting to the brightest area, wherever it is. You've seen the result of using auto exposure cameras - in near-darkness conditions, without artificial light, you can see most everything in your field of view; when artificial light is introduced, suddenly, you can only see what has been illuminated and everything outside that lighted area disappears into darkness. Granted, man-made cameras exaggerate this effect, but our eyes do the same thing (our brains do a better job of filling in the missing data).
To demonstrate, try this simple test:
On a dark road (the usual precautions apply), while the high beams are on, have a friend block the low beams while you sit in the driver's seat. Focus your vision on the area that is illuminated by the high beams. Switching from blocked to unblocked (low beams), you can easily see this effect of your auto-exposure eyes.
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