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    Icon7 RSC headlights-your opinions

    So many people travalling in my RSC have commented on how the h/lights dont show much of the road up....come to think of it..i think they are right !
    What do fellow rsc 172 owners think?
    Also is there a easy upgrade??
    cheers JR

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    I think they are awesome.

    They make the road easy to see. I don't know how someone can come to that conclusion.

    Most people have commented on the fact that they are so good.

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    Hi Guys,

    Seems to be a contradiction in opinions. I think they do light up better than my previous car which was a 2001 Lancer Coupe They should too as they are xenons.....

    On that note do you guys think they look purple/blue at certain angles?

    Cheers,
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    no the angle is all stuffed up, i.e. they only shine about 6ft in front of the car.

    You need to adjust em!

    do a search & there's an explanation on how to do it here somewhere, (6" at 8' ?!?)
    You'll need a long thin screwdriver (or alan key if its long enough), & there'll be 2 greyish screws to do it.

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    i think they are some of the best lights i have driven with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reno
    i think they are some of the best lights i have driven with...
    yeap, i agree on a sleeper as well .....

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    Be careful if you intend adjusting the lights as they have a self levelling
    ability and you don't want to muck with that mechanism.

    From my point of view the RSC lights are great, no issues at all
    with vision and I drive on some very dark and twisty roads.

    cheers,
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    So are you guys saying no adjustment is needed? Leave it as it is?

    Cheers,
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    My xenons light up the road for about 30-40m before the cutoff.
    Any higher and they would shine in the backwindow of cars
    I'm driving behind, pissing them off no end I'm sure

    If the lights are way to low then they surely would have an
    adjustment but be careful you don't damage the self levelling
    mechanism is all I'm warning of.

    If you still really need to see further down the road then
    your either travelling way to fast for the conditions or need
    to turn on your spotlights

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    Hi Biologist,

    How do i know if i got my height right? Should light up around 30m ahead i suppose?

    Cheers,
    K.

    Quote Originally Posted by biologist
    My xenons light up the road for about 30-40m before the cutoff.
    Any higher and they would shine in the backwindow of cars
    I'm driving behind, pissing them off no end I'm sure

    If the lights are way to low then they surely would have an
    adjustment but be careful you don't damage the self levelling
    mechanism is all I'm warning of.

    If you still really need to see further down the road then
    your either travelling way to fast for the conditions or need
    to turn on your spotlights

    Cheers,
    2002 RCS 172 Silver - Stock

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    G'day folks,

    New to the forum, I used to have a RSC Clio 172 Mk1 and I found the headlights quite weak myself, they are fine for the city but once you are in the middle of nowhere I noticed that they were'ent the greatest so I changed the bulbs to Philips HB1 Premuim which give 30% more light on the road. It did help. After changing the bulbs my hand were in bits. The engine compartment is very tight! I traded my RSC MK1 in for a new Megane CC back in March.

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    Yeah i have to agree i was out night driving in the sticks on the weekend, my normal lights wouldnt shine more than 10-15 metres in front of me, if that, good thing for high beams!

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    yep, your lights all need to be adjusted!

    No harm can be done to the self levelling mechanism (unless you're REALLY careless)

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3nnis
    Hi Biologist,

    How do i know if i got my height right? Should light up around 30m ahead i suppose?

    Cheers,
    K.
    Find a flat straight piece of road and walk out the distance before the
    lights cutout, or better still, sit in the car and get a mate to walk out for you.
    Then adjust the lights with a slight left hand bias to light the kerbside across
    to the centre line of the road without going to far into the oncoming traffic.

    If its dark make sure you've identified the adjustment screw before hand,
    its no fun fiddling around in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biologist
    Find a flat straight piece of road and walk out the distance before the
    lights cutout, or better still, sit in the car and get a mate to walk out for you.
    Then adjust the lights with a slight left hand bias to light the kerbside across
    to the centre line of the road without going to far into the oncoming traffic.

    If its dark make sure you've identified the adjustment screw before hand,
    its no fun fiddling around in the dark.

    Cheers,
    Hi Bio,

    Thanks for the info. Did you adjust yours or you left yours as it is?

    Cheers,
    K.
    2002 RCS 172 Silver - Stock

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    More than happy with my lights as they are, fine from new really.

    cheers,
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