High beam headlights

dabjr
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Asked by dabjr Nov 13, 2013 at 01:10 PM about the 2014 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When high beam headlights are turned on, all other headlights go off (low beam & fog lights).  It lights up the road ahead, but it's rather dark out to about 25 feet in front of the car..  I'm told this "is the way it is".  Is it?  I find it unsafe.  Thanks

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tennisshoes
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That is correct, the system turns off low beams and fog lights when high beams are turned on, it has been that way as far back as the late 70's. You can have a tech rewire it for the fogs to stay on without to much expense but to do the headlights would take upgrading the headlight harness and installation of relay controls so it won't overload the circuits.

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judge_roy
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Overlord the Circus~

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judge_roy
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Fog Lights (yellow) do NOTHING other than illuminate THE FOG....this don't help....how to make the fog invisible is the key here~....can't be done.~

lcars2
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You have the same CR-V I have. It's not an answer of "that's the way it is" but rather by design. My 2013 Accord of previous 09 Accord and 06 Civic did not have this issue. It just depends on the vehicle. My 2002 Blazer's lows would turn off when the high beams came on, but my 2007 Silverado's would not, just it's driving lights (some call them fog lights, but yellow is fog white is driving). Anyway, the 2014 CR-V uses a dual filament bulb, meaning one bulb for high and low beam. Since Honda's engineers decided to design the grill to take space over the headlight assembly, the high beams would have been blocked by the little wing of the grill over where the high beams would be located (just to the right of the grill covering the parking lights, left of the low beam). Even bypassing the headlight switch in order to keep both high and low beams on, the dual filament bulb (H4/HB2) would burn out. Surprised any manufacturer still uses the POS design. The only options at this point that comes to mind is to replace the bulb with the Sylvania 9003/HB2/H4 SU SilverStar Ultra (don't go to their website, it hasn't been updated for 2014, but it is the same bulb). At least it will give off more light for the high beam (used the Ultra's in all my cars). Another option is to remove the chrome cover that covers the bulb (you can see it from the front of the vehicle when looking directly into the headlight with the lights off of course). My 1990 300ZX low beams had this cover and I removed it to give the low beams a wider glow. However, I don't recommend the latter if the car is still under warranty.

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