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Author Topic: Headlamp adjustment  (Read 5571 times)

Offline johnnyroper

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Headlamp adjustment
« on: December 08, 2015, 12:04:23 pm »
The headlight adjustment in dash does not work on my old gal standard halogens fitted not hid.
Are there any common problems with these anyone aware of before I start ripping it apart and poking with the fluke?

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Re: Headlamp adjustment
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 01:26:03 pm »
Are both headlamps definitely not adjusting? I believe the adjuster motors in the headlamps themselves can give trouble but it'd be a bit odd for them both to give up at the same time.
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Re: Headlamp adjustment
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 03:29:38 pm »
Neither of them definitely not doing anything,no noise or movement.

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Re: Headlamp adjustment
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 06:21:33 pm »
Seeing if the leveling switch has power to it would be my next step. There is a RL article on the motors here but as per my previous post, it'd be odd for them to both give up at the same time.
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Re: Headlamp adjustment
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 09:39:16 pm »
I have the same problem.
Where is exactly located level sensor?

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Re: Headlamp adjustment
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 10:40:41 pm »
Does yours have factory fitted xenon?
Standard halogen don't have level sensor just switch on dash and motors in lamps.
Xenon have level sensor which I believe is located by one of the front lower suspension arms?

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Re: Headlamp adjustment
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2015, 12:49:41 pm »
I have headlamp washers, so I suspect that car had factory xenons maybe removed by previous owner.
Actually I have standard halogen headlights.

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Re: Headlamp adjustment
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2015, 01:16:01 pm »
Do you have the height adjuster on dash by headlamp switch? Factory xenons never had this as they are done automatically by the control unit.
Don't know if washers were an option for the halogens?

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Re: Headlamp adjustment
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2015, 11:44:18 pm »
You could get the headlight wash as an option in certain countries but the UK wasn't one of them. I would guess that someone has replaced the switch with the wrong one rather then swapped out the xenons for the simple reason that its not that easy to swap them out. The wiring pin outs all require changing for one :)
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