Last post on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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#26 of 31 2011 Toyota Highlander Headlights
Nov 09, 2010 (12:31 am)
Just bought my new 2011 Highlander and have driven it a few days. First time driving at night I found out the new headlights are a disappointment. On low beams the headlights have a visor effect. Meaning the lights radiate out and are capped at the top into a straight line. Especially annoying when going downhill over a knoll, as the light distance is reduced dramtically.
Has anyone else experienced this issue?
#27 of 31 Re: 2011 Toyota Highlander Headlights [baddog4]
Nov 09, 2010 (8:12 am)
The new projector headlights, especially those with HID "bulbs", are so much better at controlling the beam pattern (forward lighting, not off to the side nor low) that the "visor" effect is required so as to not blind oncoming drivers.
#28 of 31 Re: 2011 Toyota Highlander Headlights [baddog4]
Nov 09, 2010 (6:32 pm)
I also have the same feeling about the headlights. Coming from an Acura it is almost blinding and I feel that I can not see anything. They are projector headlamps but still use halogen bulbs. In the manual it talks about the replacement of bulbs and I am thinking of replacing mine. I just have to wait and find something compatible and they will be changed.
#29 of 31 Re: 2011 Toyota Highlander Headlights [satirical]
Nov 10, 2010 (2:11 am)
I agree, I will try and change them out when something comes avaialble. Wish now, I would have bought the 2010. Not sure how well they will work at night when it is raining or when it is foggy.
#30 of 31 Re: 2011 Toyota Highlander Headlights [baddog4]
Nov 10, 2010 (7:53 am)
I got such an amazing deal through carmax on the 2011 I skipped over the 2010. The toyota dealers wouldn't even dream of giving me monies on the MSRP but wanted me to take the 2010 for just a small discount. I will search for bulbs but if you fins some that are compatible shoot me a note on here as I will do the same.
#31 of 31 Re: 2011 Toyota Highlander Headlights [satirical]
Nov 10, 2010 (8:59 am)
The beam pattern high level cutoff shading/apperture is built into the projector lens assembly so changing bulbs will be of little or no help.