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Old 02-15-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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Weird Headlight Question

I have a weird observation about my headlights. I recently installed the WARN W650D wireless auxiliary lights. I wired the control unit direct to my battery instead of to another 12v power wire for the headlights.

Everything on the auxiliary lights work great EXCEPT:

I'm certain my normal headlights have become brighter. I not only noticed them being brighter but I have a lot more people flashing their brights at me now when I just have my normal headlights on (not using the auxiliary lights). I checked my high beams and they still come on and clearly are brighter yet. Even my wife noticed my headlights are brighter than all the other cars driving on the road now.

The auxiliary lights and my headlights are completely independent of each other so I don't know what's going on.

Any suggestions?

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Old 02-16-2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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Can you find a stock Wrangler, sit side by side, turn the headlights on and take a picture? Have you done anything else to the Jeep, like a leveling kit, more weight in the back, etc to make the headlights higher? Are they loose? Are they adjusted level and at the right angle if you compare to a stock Jeep at 25 feet in front of a wall?

Honestly, I'd start with what I have above, because I don't know why they would actually be brighter. Last option, video the lights from a single location as they are now, let the video record from the same spot through the whole procedure. Turns the lights on and wait 15 seconds, turn them off and unhook the aux from the battery. Then turn the lights on again for 15 seconds. You may be able to catch the degree of brightness change by doing that if there is one. Still, no idea why it would occur.

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Old 02-16-2014, 07:43 AM   #3
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I installed the same Warn lights....but no problems...I wish my headlights were brighter
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:45 PM   #4
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Good ideas. I have a buddy with a stock JK. I do have 3.5" lift with leveling kit on it but have had it on for almost a year. Just noticed the brightness recently. Recording the lights and then unhooking the WARN control unit is a also a good idea. I'm in IL so might wait a few weeks until it warms up!
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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Had the same thing happen to me, but it turns out that my headlights were just covered in mud for such a long time that I forgot how bright they were and they were finally wiped off...
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