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I have had my mk3 for 3 months and yet to drive it in the dark. I am confused about the main beam pattern . When stationary, the main beam seams to have a vertical cut off line leaving no illumination between the lamps, light being directed outboard from both lamps. Is this normal , I havn't tested them on the road yet . on start up the dip beams do their set up movement.
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I have just discovered it is part of the glare free high beam system, if only I knew how to turn it off
 

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Hi Roger,
I got the same package on my Kuga, if you look at the light switch on the right side of the steering wheel, turn it to the bottom light symbol and that should give you normal dip and full beam on your light stalk, default when the car is switched off and back on will go to adaptive lights again.
Also I thing while its in adaptive lights try pushing your dip/full beam stalk I am sure that also makes it go to normal dip/full beam.
I never like the Ford standard headlights and on previous Kuga mk2 and on 2 C-max I had xenon head lights but these adaptive headlight are the best I have come across and well worth the extra money they really do light up the road plus you don't blind cars coming towards you or cars in front of you.
Hope this helps.
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Hi Roger,
I got the same package on my Kuga, if you look at the light switch on the right side of the steering wheel, turn it to the bottom light symbol and that should give you normal dip and full beam on your light stalk, default when the car is switched off and back on will go to adaptive lights again.
Also I thing while its in adaptive lights try pushing your dip/full beam stalk I am sure that also makes it go to normal dip/full beam.
I never like the Ford standard headlights and on previous Kuga mk2 and on 2 C-max I had xenon head lights but these adaptive headlight are the best I have come across and well worth the extra money they really do light up the road plus you don't blind cars coming towards you or cars in front of you.
Hope this helps.
Mark
Thanks Mark ,
The light switch didn’t seem to make a lot of difference. The issue I was trying to understand was the dead spot between the main beam when facing a wall. I think this is the shutter effect to stop dazzle, it seems to close as you pull back from the wall.
I had issues with my previous puma auto lamps not returning to high beam on country lanes and this is why I turned to manual.
I’ll give them a good test in a few weeks time.
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Hi RogerL
It could be that the adaptive light system is picking up the light coming back off the wall & collimating accordingly?

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Hi RogerL
It could be that the adaptive light system is picking up the light coming back off the wall & collimating accordingly?

Cheer’s, Paul
My thoughts as well. I had issues with a puma auto maln beam so tried turning it off on the Kuga but the glare free cutout remained.
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Has anyone had a warning come up saying 'check adaptive headlamps'?
 

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Has anyone had a warning come up saying 'check adaptive headlamps'?
Yes, had it on a few cars. It is often caused by the sun being low in the sky at this time of year, or a dirty windscreen (or both) It will reset on the next start.
 

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I had the same warning come up on Monday night, "check adaptive headlamps see dealer" as I pulled away from Bristol Airport, the car had been parked up for 2 weeks and the windscreen was covered in dust even thought the car was in the multi-story car park, when I put the windscreen washers on and cleared the windscreen the adaptive lights work great all the way home on the M5, so I think your right if the camera on the windscreen is not clear that effects the adaptive lights system.
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