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    My Vitz headlights are too dim and its difficult to drive at night. I got the lights cleaned and it made a small difference but not by much. I hate white lights hence that is not an option.
    So what do I do? are bright (but non white) lights available? what are they called? (and cost)?

    Also, the front bumper dont have space for fog lights but nowadays I have a lot of travelling to do esp at night (highways) so Can i get them installed? (fog lights). again, costs?

    thanks
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    u need to put relays in your present bulbs .. when wiring gets old the current losses start; to compensate u install relays -- 2 relays per head light costing around 200-300 each plus labour
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    kabli relays are better than new and the price i quoted is of kabli relays
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdaackda View Post
    My Vitz headlights are too dim and its difficult to drive at night. I got the lights cleaned and it made a small difference but not by much. I hate white lights hence that is not an option.
    So what do I do? are bright (but non white) lights available? what are they called? (and cost)?

    Also, the front bumper dont have space for fog lights but nowadays I have a lot of travelling to do esp at night (highways) so Can i get them installed? (fog lights). again, costs?

    thanks
    there are fog light aval which fit on bumper with a fixture (included in the pkg) ... prices vary from as low as 500 for set to 5k or even more ... a good fog light should give act like a high beam if u want to blind others like the "khan bus service" ... i love to but respect the rights of other drivers as well ... i like the pressure horn as well but to be used only where necessary ... so good fog light should be around 2-3k for a pair and don't be impressed with yellow or purplish glass covers buy simple and efficient thing even if it means installing bulbs in an old fashioned light ... the flash effect with a well lit road is a mental ease .... think over it
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    Install 100 w h4 bulbs.it really helps


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    Installed 100/90w bulbs with relays. Really made a difference! Thank u all.. so anyone wants to buy the old n genuine 60/55w bulbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdaackda View Post
    Installed 100/90w bulbs with relays. Really made a difference! Thank u all.. so anyone wants to buy the old n genuine 60/55w bulbs?

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    Really good choice
    I had same issue with my old 2004 vitz so i opted for dual point HIDs


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    @Docjunaid

    Bro I am facing the same problem in my vitz 2004 headlights but how did you put in dual point HIDs; did you get modified head lights for that?
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    i think putting high wattage bulbs is dangerous for the wiring of the car. better solution was to put goood quality of H4s such as Osram NIghtbreakers or Philips xtreme vision H4, both in 55/60 Watts. i somehow dont agree with high wattage bulbs

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    For God sake dont add high wattage bulb it will simply ruin ur car wiring and assembly as well
    is ur car headlight reflector Ok and cover as i have seen mostly plastic made headlight get milky and blur with time better share pics of ur car headlight
    better add fog lights in bumper 55w/60 bulb are max and recommended in original wiring

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarkhan1 View Post
    Install 100 w h4 bulbs.it really helps


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    WOuld they cause any additional strain on the wiring that may affect the wiring later on ??? Really don't want over-heated wiring
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdaackda View Post
    My Vitz headlights are too dim and its difficult to drive at night. I got the lights cleaned and it made a small difference but not by much. I hate white lights hence that is not an option.
    So what do I do? are bright (but non white) lights available? what are they called? (and cost)?

    Also, the front bumper dont have space for fog lights but nowadays I have a lot of travelling to do esp at night (highways) so Can i get them installed? (fog lights). again, costs?

    thanks
    Wirings without relays don?t strain the wirings, that?s a wrong concept. Yes, heavy current has to travel a longer distance before its delivered to the headlights, obviously voltage drop and loses occur. But your car came from the factory without the relay, right. So performance should not deteriorate over period of time so point of failure cannot be a wirings but the dipper switch which has metallic contacts which loosens over period of time or carbon accumulates over it.

    Members have advised regarding installing the relays, yes I agree as it should be installed and most new cars now comes with preinstalled relays but your problem seems to be with vehicles alternator. It may have few burnt diodes, maybe faulty voltage regulator, blown EFI fuse etc. first get your alternator checked before moving ahead with relays installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talhawaleed View Post
    Wirings without relays don?t strain the wirings, that?s a wrong concept. Yes, heavy current has to travel a longer distance before its delivered to the headlights, obviously voltage drop and loses occur. But your car came from the factory without the relay, right. So performance should not deteriorate over period of time so point of failure cannot be a wirings but the dipper switch which has metallic contacts which loosens over period of time or carbon accumulates over it.

    Members have advised regarding installing the relays, yes I agree as it should be installed and most new cars now comes with preinstalled relays but your problem seems to be with vehicles alternator. It may have few burnt diodes, maybe faulty voltage regulator, blown EFI fuse etc. first get your alternator checked before moving ahead with relays installation.
    I have relays instlled, checkd the altrnator etc

    lights are still too dimm..
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdaackda View Post
    I have relays instlled, checkd the altrnator etc

    lights are still too dimm..
    that's what i was thinking as vitz comes with preinstalled relay. how did you check the alternator, take the voltmeter, start your car and turn off all the electric accessories and measure the voltage at battery terminal, it should be 14, then start turning on every thing and this should not fall below 13.7 at any instance.

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    sometimes a nice extra ground connection to the alternator helps alot

    also clean the charging terminal of alternator with sandpaper
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    I did a killer restoration thing on my headlights and the results were tremendous to say the least, if anybody still interested, quote me here on the link for the general benefit
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    Hi

    I have vitz 2001. One of headlight cover is broken.where can i repair this broken headlight or should i change both of the headkights..

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