Is Anyone Else Having This Problem?!!!

While driving, using just my normal headlights, I find that I am constantly being FLASHED by other motorists-- 9 out of 10 cars that are approaching from the opposite direction give me thier High Beams. It is exceptionally annoying, and actually spoils my drive. Is anyone else finding this to be the case with them as well? I almost have to drive with my highbeams ON, and then dim them when another motorist approaches, just to keep them from blasting me with thier Brights. Tips? Ideas?

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Tags: BRIGHT, HEADLAMPS?, OVERLY

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Comment by Neco on July 20, 2009 at 2:29am
I brought my Smart into Smart Center Buffalo for the same problem, they lowered my headlamps and there is a noticeable difference, I don't get flashed any more.
Comment by Eric on March 11, 2009 at 3:09pm
Let's all put Sylvania Silverstar headlights in. Then they will see what bright is :)
Comment by Eric on March 11, 2009 at 2:55pm
It's funny to come across this blog because I was driving in MN last week at night--it's dark dark there at night compared to Chicago--and I was getting flashed by every other car on the highway. I found that the road signs seem to light up so bright it actually hurt my eyes a bit, so I'll adjust mine as well. I've seen other oncoming Smarts at night and it didn't bother me at all.
Comment by Mike Baillargeon on March 3, 2009 at 6:43pm
1 1/2 turns is all it takes, I did mine also and feel it is just about right. I can see ahead but not hitting all the road signs except for the bumps. This car does seem to like bouncing on the bumps.
Comment by FakersInc on February 23, 2009 at 12:27am
Yeah this happens to me quite often... usually just to be a jerk I'll flash them with my real high beams! Hahah. The brighter the better, dont give in to peer pressure and turn them down lower!
Comment by Steven C. on February 22, 2009 at 6:10am
I have had that happen, too. but then again I see people drive with the high-beam on, and then I show them what high-beams are all about. I love the angle of the low beams, and seldom do I get asked to dim mine. But when I do get asked, I just flash them the high-beams and go on down the road.
Comment by corey on February 21, 2009 at 9:06am
I'm going to adjust mine was well... I'm assuming that as your car is in motion, the line of sight on the lights is higher- due to the forward motion tilting the car back slightly. (Just a thought)
Comment by Mike Baillargeon on February 20, 2009 at 3:26pm
Just to be clear, you are not adjusting the brightness, you are adjusting the aim so the low beams are not aiming as far down the road.

I have just had my cabrio a week and was thinking I need to adjust them also. I guess I need to find my allen wrenches.
Comment by MedAid59 on February 20, 2009 at 12:52am
THANK YOU to everyone who replied to my post! I had no idea there was a way to adjust the brightness; (I was unaware of that little white dial ) I'll adjust it at once! One million thanks again to all! MUCH appreciated!
Comment by Wayne on February 19, 2009 at 11:10pm
Just get a 6mm Allen wrench inserted into the adjuster and turn it Clockwise to turn the beams down. You may want to make a mark on the adjuster with a black marker, so you can easier tell how many times you turn it. Initially, I only turned mine one time, but it still needed another half-turn before I was satisfied with my lower beams.

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