1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. It's been bought to our attention that certain users are spamming new and existing users with links to their own websites. This is not permitted on VxON.
    Should you receive such a message, please report this using the 'Report' link you will find at the bottom of the message.
    Those users will then be dealt with accordingly.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Use The Search Function That's what It is There For!
    The chances are that the post you are about to make has already been asked so USE the search function first! You can either search JUST this forum by clicking on the search button on the top right (under the page numbers) or click on the main search button that is on the top tool bar.
    This will save you time and stop the same duplicate posts from appearing.
    Dismiss Notice

[Mokka] Mokka x Headlights seem Dim?

Discussion in 'Antara, Brava, Frontera, Mokka & Monterey owners forum' started by Mokx, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Mokx

    Mokx Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Drives:
    Mokka X Elite Nav
    Last night I drove my new Mokka X Elite Nav for the first time at night. I have to say the headlights seemed to be very dim. They lit the road ahead just about but I have to say I struggled seeing further than the verge and just a little in front of the car. The lights are set on auto and the green headlight thingy on my speedo was lit up. I've never owned a Vauxhall before and my last vehicle was a Nissan Juke. Is it just the Nissan lights were way better or have I just not set something up that I should have done? Anyone else have this issue? My hubby was with me and he even thought they were not that good.
     
  2. brikhead

    brikhead Well-Known User.

    Messages:
    4,212
    Likes Received:
    334
    Location:
    Wolverhampton.
    Drives:
    Omega.
    Hi and welcome to the site.
    I am guessing that your vehicle has xenon hid lights that automatically adjust up and down?
    If not and you have regular halogen lights then check the range adjustment, should be one of the controls near the headlight switch.
     
  3. g4vvq1983

    g4vvq1983 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Nr Chelmsford, Essex.
    Drives:
    Year 2000 Corsa C, 1 Litre, 3 Cylinder
    My lights were really dim once, i went over the lenses with a wet sponge and they were ok again....
     
    Fred Bassett likes this.
  4. Mokx

    Mokx Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Drives:
    Mokka X Elite Nav
    Thank you both very much for replying.
    I'm not sure what headlights I have. I assume the ones that auto adjust you pay extra for and I didn't pay for anything extra lol. I have turned what I think is the range adjustment from 0 to 1 and it seems slightly better but still not great. Though the car was brand new I did take up your advice and cleaned the lights anyway but unfortunately that didn't make any difference either.
     
  5. g4vvq1983

    g4vvq1983 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Nr Chelmsford, Essex.
    Drives:
    Year 2000 Corsa C, 1 Litre, 3 Cylinder
    Just one thought, on the reflectors there is a certain place that the bulb filament has to be in called "The Focal Point" if you have got some kind f weird bulbs and the focal point is not in the right place the lights wont work properly...just thought. The reflector is a Parabolic reflector with a lens in front of it...Fred in Essex.
     
  6. Mokx

    Mokx Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Drives:
    Mokka X Elite Nav
    I am in the process of arranging with the garage to have the lights checked out. These lights seem so bad that had I of known this at the time of sale I wouldn't have bought it. I'm so worried in case they say there is no fault as then I'm stuck with a car I'm not happy to drive at night. Do you think if needs be I can put in LED bulbs? Will they actually be brighter than halogen? As you can tell I don't have a clue lol.
     
  7. g4vvq1983

    g4vvq1983 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Nr Chelmsford, Essex.
    Drives:
    Year 2000 Corsa C, 1 Litre, 3 Cylinder
    Well hazarding a guess i would say Halogen bulbs would be brighter than LED, are the reflectors ok sometimes the coating comes off, i suppose the lens could go a bit opaque, but normally you shouldn't have much trouble with them, are they both the same....i would think an MOT healamp beam adjuster would tell you if there set right....dont know bit of a funny one....they are working properly aren't they,,,,Fred.
     
  8. Mokx

    Mokx Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Drives:
    Mokka X Elite Nav
    Hi Fred, Thanks again for getting back to me. I'm thinking now that perhaps the lights in my Juke were white lights and the Mokka are yellow. I'm not even sure they are working right or not. I've searched and searched online and I can't find anyone else complaining about their Mokka X lights being dim so it's either me that's the problem, the lights are as they should be or the they faulty. I will take it to the garage and let you know how I get on.
     
  9. Neil Richardson

    Neil Richardson New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Drives:
    Mokka X elite nav
    Hi i have a new Mokka X. If it is dusk with a little light still in the sky then the lights do look dim. Mine are fine when it is pitch black though.
     
  10. Mokx

    Mokx Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Drives:
    Mokka X Elite Nav
    Thanks Neil. Are you enjoying yours? Loving my Mokka just hate the lights lol. The garage/dealer checked them and said they are as they should be. I think I have to stop comparing the Juke to the Mokka. We put in brighter bulbs that have helped a little. I'm thinking of having them converted to HID,s. I wonder if anyone else has done this?
     

Share This Page