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Hey all,

I recently bought a used 2016 CX-3 Sport, and have been loving everything about it, except the headlights. They're so dim! I drive on roads without street lights fairly often, and luckily not too much traffic to go back and forth between the high beams. What are the possibilities of solving this? New bulbs? Aim them higher? Any advice is much appreciated! 馃檶
 

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Hey all,

I recently bought a used 2016 CX-3 Sport, and have been loving everything about it, except the headlights. They're so dim! I drive on roads without street lights fairly often, and luckily not too much traffic to go back and forth between the high beams. What are the possibilities of solving this? New bulbs? Aim them higher? Any advice is much appreciated! 馃檶
Assuming you're in the US - Since the main bulbs are a projector housing, I just got some extremely high intensity LED bulbs and those worked famously. I also installed the Winjet branded fog lamps alongside the OEM switch and relay, which help light up the sides of the road a bit.
 

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Assuming you're in the US - Since the main bulbs are a projector housing, I just got some extremely high intensity LED bulbs and those worked famously. I also installed the Winjet branded fog lamps alongside the OEM switch and relay, which help light up the sides of the road a bit.
What LED bulbs did you get to replace the main ones? Going to look around to see what I think would work best so I was hoping to get some ideas to compare.
 

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I've use the phillips and Osram halogen bulbs. If you check out their sites, it gives some good info. I'm not sure what would be available in you region.
My setup is, Osram Nightbreaks in my Main beams, Osram Night Breaker Laser in the Fogs and the Phillips X-treme vision LED in the high beam.
I don't need to use the high beam much.
Worth mentioning with traditional (filament type bulbs) the life span of the bulb is shorter as the brightness (lummens increase)... and constant on and off (instant heating and cooling) doesn't help with longevity. LED is the best, but not all types are great nor cost friendly.
It may be to your benefit to also check what is your states regulation regarding brightness/colour of the light allowed.
Lastly, white light tends to reflect & refract more in rain and wet weather, yellow-ish light not as much.
I hope this helps, there's alot of info online about all of the above.
 

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Hey all,

I recently bought a used 2016 CX-3 Sport, and have been loving everything about it, except the headlights. They're so dim! I drive on roads without street lights fairly often, and luckily not too much traffic to go back and forth between the high beams. What are the possibilities of solving this? New bulbs? Aim them higher? Any advice is much appreciated! 馃檶
 
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