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Night Hawks Question

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by igloo_kid, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. igloo_kid

    igloo_kid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a 8.5' MVP Plus with the new Night Hawk lights and noticed that my light beams shake quite a bit (in the dark) on every little rut in the road and every little bump, The lights are torqued to the right specs and my lights don't make any noise when going over bumps. They just shake to the point to where they almost want to flicker. I have a few friends with the same plows and lights and when I ride in their trucks, their lights don't shake nothing like mine. Any thoughts?
     
  2. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    maybe something loose on the inside
     
  3. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    Are they 2 screws on the back or 3?
     
  4. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Maybe the bracket the light are mounted on might be loose or crack somewhere..
     
  5. igloo_kid

    igloo_kid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    There are two screws on the back of the light. The brackets both look strudy and strong from the outside but haven't taken the back cover off to see how it looks on the inside yet.
     
  6. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    The 2 screw lights are really flimsy, they had issues with those snapping. They could just be weak. Keep an eye on them incase the casing snaps
     
  7. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    Mine do the same thing. It is very annoying.
     
  8. igloo_kid

    igloo_kid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hey Abbe, are the 3 screw lights a new version and better? Do I have to get all new lights to have the upgraded version, or can I just order a few parts? I took the back covers off the lights and noticed that nothing was wrong or broken. Maybe it's just me.
     
  9. igloo_kid

    igloo_kid Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hey Elite, your lights shake too? Or you mean the covers are snapping? Thanks for the info guys, I sure appreciate it.
     
  10. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 719

    Well I got a set of new fisher intensifier lights for mý xbalde, same lights as nighthawks and mine are three screws. They seem to have a slight shake or vibration but nothing that bothers me. Someone on here had posted about how the 2 screw housing didn't hold up. Supposedly the 3 screws are better. Once again, supposedly. As far as ordering I have absolutely zero clue lol. Only reason I upgraded from traditional light was because a buddy gave me a good deal.
     
  11. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    Yes my lights shake too no breakage