Yes, requires a bit of a stoop, the upright windshield like a late70s-80s SAAB 900 which required the same maneuver.SilverHemi said:The standard lights seem great to me. But, I guess if you've never driven a 40's
car with 6 VOLT sealed beams, you can't appreciate how good modern headlights are.
On another note - has anyone else found themselves sitting at a traffic light, pulled up to the line, unable to see the light at all without ducking (due to the high seating position and low windshield)?
Yes. Full visibility for some lights is not possible in a normal sitting position if you're the first one at the light. It's OK a few cars back. But then you're not gonna be able to smoke the guy next to you when it turns green. A real disconcerting design flaw.SilverHemi said:On another note - has anyone else found themselves sitting at a traffic light, pulled up to the line, unable to see the light at all without ducking (due to the high seating position and low windshield)?
Actually, yes and no, I think. It certainly has become confusing.BrilliantBlackHemi said:I assume this is the standard lighting and not the HID upgrade that's being complained about?
What model 300 do you have? Do you have HID's?toothdoc said:I just drove from LA to las vegas. Regular headlights were useless on dark highway, could not see lane reflectors in highway. The fog lights helped to see reflectors. I finally turned on high beams and drove 3- 4 hour with them on and nobody flashed back at me ?? Does not say much for the high beams either. I am 47 years old and have driven lots of vehicles and this car is the worst. I am going to file a complaint to national transportation safty board. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
Hmmm... this is getting more confusing all the time.mileshoover said:My C's standard lights are the xenon high beams and the HID low beams.
Keerect, George, again you win the nickel. ;^))DrDeville said:Hmmm... this is getting more confusing all the time. As I recall, and the Chrysler website seems to confirm this, the HID headlights are an option that is available only on the 300c. Otherwise, the 300c gets
"Halogen Projector Headlights", which I'm guessing
means upgraded optics for a brighter and better defined beam.
The rest of the models make do with standard halogen
headlamps, with no option available.
If that's true, its a shame that one can't get upgraded
(and presumably safer) headlamps on any model other
than the 300c. I imagine the different headlamp shape
I hope I have clarified, rather than muddled.
Dealers can not upgrade halogen to HID! Most, the majority will not do this upgrade at any price. It is against NHTSA/DOT to retrofit factory headlamps even if using the same OEM parts on a car that HID is a factory option. It sounds weird but that is law.II kings 9:20 said:You may want to look into a dealer installed or aftmkt HID
It looks as if that last sentence is your clue. And as was pointed out earlier, perhaps your heallamps are all aimed too high.toothdoc said:...I have a 300c with regular headlights. ...The headlights seemn to be aimed correctly when i pull up against garage wall they are aimed slightly down with a sharp cutoff rising to the right. ... When I drive on regular streets there does not seem to be any light down on the street.
It is very strange to drive hours in california with high beams on and not one person flashed back at me. ??