My high beams aren't really "high beams". Does this vehicle have high beams?

Asked by Jan 03, 2017 at 01:23 PM about the 2015 Hyundai Tucson GLS AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have had this 2015 Hyundai Tucson for 3 weeks, and have yet to see a
high beam that I am accustomed to.  When I turn them on, I hear the relays
under the hood clicking (and feel them clicking), and there is a "slight"
change in the beam pattern that I see cast on my garage door (which I use
for testing).  But there is literally no difference while driving, except that my
fog lamps turn off when my highs are on.  

I am new to the projector lamps as well as Hyundai Tucsons.  Do these
vehicles have poor lighting or am I missing something?

I have replaced the headlamps and all the fuses are good.  The 9012
single-filament halogen bulb is new to me too.  I'm not sure how high AND
low beams are produced from a single filament.  

Can anyone "shed some light" on this for me?  Sorry for the intended pun.

3 Answers


Have someone operate the dimmer while you look at the head lights to see if they work properly. Since your car in under warranty take it in to the dealer.

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I don't think those are relays you here. I have a 2015 Fiat 500, and I put on the high beams I hear what I think is a flat, or cover that comes up above the headlights to make them shine up more. They also use the 9012 headlamps, which go out with very quickly and I hate them.

I took about 45 minutes test voltage check grounds fuses and relays until I looked up the schematic diagram an I that there is a high beam solenoid in each headlight that switches that single filament light bulb from high to low which is internal in the headlight sure enough that was it the high beam solenoids went bad you need to replace both headlamps to fix your issue if your still under warranty it’s covered

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