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Author Topic: Headlight balancing  (Read 2652 times)

Offline Forrepell

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Headlight balancing
« on: September 16, 2015, 07:58:06 PM »
My headlights don't seem right. They're very low to the floor and when I move the levelling switch on the dashboard the headlights only move a few cm's.



It's a 2.3 2001 model. Is this an MOT failure? Any idea what it could be?
« Last Edit: September 16, 2015, 07:58:49 PM by Forrepell »

Offline gregers

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Re: Headlight balancing
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 09:11:22 PM »
the headlights are adjustable,would think if it passed its last mot with no problems then perhaps they hadnt set the lights to 0 when checking.
cant remember at what height you can check them?
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Offline Forrepell

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Re: Headlight balancing
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 09:40:17 PM »
the headlights are adjustable,would think if it passed its last mot with no problems then perhaps they hadnt set the lights to 0 when checking.
cant remember at what height you can check them?

This has only just happened and MOT in a few months. Can't even manually adjust them?

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Re: Headlight balancing
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 10:46:17 AM »
Check the reflector is still attached to the levelling motor, you will need to remove the lamp to do this.
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