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Old 11-01-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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Hello all ! I have a question about the headlights on my wife's Terrain :

The headlights don't illuminate smoothly around the top of the light cone.
The light is adequate to a certain height in front of the vehicle, and then is abruptly cut off by a horizontal shadow that runs completely across the area in front of the car. There is little or no illumination above this line, as if someone were blocking the light by holding a board or something in front of the lamps.

It gives the appearance that the headlights are aimed too low, but they're not. My mechanic checked this and says that they are aimed properly

Is this a common complaint ?

Thank you in advance for your help
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Yes, I have noticed this too. It's a design thing and I don't know why because it's a PITA.
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I hadn't noticed
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:20 PM   #4
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Well stop smoking those funny cigarettes.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:29 PM   #5
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Well stop smoking those funny cigarettes.
Hey man..how'd you know?...

Oh yah..I re-read the original post..and I have the same dark area above the flat line in the dark..I kinda like it in a way..Course, I'm weird like that.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:52 AM   #6
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UPDATE:


After further review, I noticed it is a pretty good design after all...The LINE of light that illuminates the road below the line is all good and above the line where it is dark, is to prevent flooding the car in front of you into his back window....so pretty cool IMO.
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It takes a bit of getting used to. But it's all good.
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Normal for projector headlights.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:29 AM   #9
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I also have the same . . . .
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2017 has this. Seems normal.


High beams totally flood the roadway, though.
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