Sorry if it's been asked before but the bloody search keeps timing out[!].
Anyone know why?
The DOT made it compulsary for all Xenon equipped cars to have headlamp washers fitted as standard.
Their reasoning behind this is that Xenon lamps produce much more light that conventional lights, and if it were dirty, then the light reflected off the dirty glass could cause danger to other road users.
What makes it so pointless is:
Dirty headlamps, shining light poorly could happen on any car, not just one with Xenons.
Headlamp washer jets dont do F-all. so 2bob to the idea that they keep the glass clean
A popular misconception is that Xenon lights get so hot, that they need cooling down with a spray of water every so often [)]
I read on a site somewhere that the DOT rules only apply to NEW CARS MADE, not to aftermarket fitted xenons, and they apparently had top lawyers look in to it as well!!!, they couldnt find anything that says that if xenons are retrofitted that they must have the auto leveling and washers fitted, my 2 pence, i,ll look for the website and post it up later on, not feeling right!, maybe flue?
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