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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2020, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Headlights and Snow

Does anyone have trouble while driving in snowfall that their headlights get blocked by the snow and cut down visibility.

Seems to be a problem for me in the U.P. of Michigan. Has anyone else had this problem while driving in winter weather ?

Driving a 2018 LT AWD.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-25-2020, 09:27 PM
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Are you using LED bulbs? They wont get hot enough to melt the ice off the front of the lens. I'm in lower Mi (yes a troll &#x1f923 and have stayed away from LED's for this specific reason.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2020, 08:14 AM
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I have not noticed an issue myself but we don't get a lot of snowfall around here (just SE of Detroit).

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2020, 08:16 AM
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LEDs can allow more build up, but when it's well below freezing and you are moving along standard headlights don't really create enough heat to keep things melted either.

I lived in Houghton/Hancock a while, and none of the various trucks I owned while there were immune from sometimes needing the headlights cleared. Always great being in the middle of "the Seney stretch" at midnight in a 200,000 mile Toyota beater and realize you're headlight output has slowly degraded to about 10% of full power. Luckily it's typically snowing hard enough that you can't see crap anyway. Down here as a troll now it's normally slush kicked up by other vehicles that cakes headlights.

With any style headlight, short of models with a heater grid in the lens, the best bet for keeping them clear is using car wax or a rain-x for plastics type product so as much snow and slush as possible will slide off before sticking and gathering more.
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