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I really like my 2015 Ariens Deluxe 28 but I almost always end up blowing deeper, older snow in complete darkness because I get to my cabin infrequently and well after work. The halogen bulb is bright and hot and the light shines up and into my eyes as much as forward. I tried to put some black electrical tape on the back edge of the headlight lens which worked well until it started to bubble up do to the heat. Seems like a design flaw. How do I cover the light or shine it more forward?
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I really like my 2015 Ariens Deluxe 28 but I almost always end up blowing deeper, older snow in complete darkness because I get to my cabin infrequently and well after work. The halogen bulb is bright and hot and the light shines up and into my eyes as much as forward. I tried to put some black electrical tape on the back edge of the headlight lens which worked well until it started to bubble up do to the heat. Seems like a design flaw. How do I cover the light or shine it more forward?
Contact Ariens and they will send a small kit for that problem, I believe it is a tape kit. Good Luck

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I have the same problem. Did ariens realy send a free kit for resolve this problem?
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I would love a kit to solve the problem but I have looked online and did not see any kits for this problem. I do not like jerry-rigged solutions. If it looks fairly professional is good enough.
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The new ariens machines already have this fix in place, you would like to think who ever designed this light would try it out on the night shift BUT I GUESS NOT EH! Must be a steady days person...lol Maybe its just a daytime running light--like cars have .

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For clarification purposes just contact Ariens with the chat line .

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I've sent an email to get the part number and how to obtain the kit for that visor. I'll post it in the Ariens forum as a sticky when I get it. If any of you guys get it first, or already have it, go ahead and post it so it's easy for others to find, and we'll make a sticky for it.

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Thanks to all for input. I called Ariens Customer Service at (920)756-4688 with both my model number and serial number. I talked to Technical Services who advised that they do in fact have a heat resistant tape-based kit that they would mail to me free of charge to resolve the problem. Looking forward to resolving this issue. Prior to the call I made my own metal "eyebrow" to attach over the light. It will require me to drill two holes in the upper shroud - I will try the Tape Kit first. If that does not work, I will use my home crafted metal "eyebrow".
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Thanks to all for input. I called Ariens Customer Service at (920)756-4688 with both my model number and serial number. I talked to Technical Services who advised that they do in fact have a heat resistant tape-based kit that they would mail to me free of charge to resolve the problem. Looking forward to resolving this issue. Prior to the call I made my own metal "eyebrow" to attach over the light. It will require me to drill two holes in the upper shroud - I will try the Tape Kit first. If that does not work, I will use my home crafted metal "eyebrow".
if you don't want to drill holes to mount you brow use some two sided auto body molding tape, the red 3m tape works well

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