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Author Topic: Vertical headlight adjust  (Read 4169 times)

Offline Jr1990

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Vertical headlight adjust
« on: November 02, 2016, 10:54:29 PM »
Hi, I've Done a search but couldn't find what I was looking for...
My headlights are not aligned properly. One looks normal and the other is no where near. Has anyone got a picture to show me which screw / bolt it is to manually adjust the light vertically? Thanks in advance

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Re: Vertical headlight adjust
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 11:10:17 PM »
What vehicle have you actually got? Before going too far it sounds like one of the headlamp levelling motors could have packed up. With the headlamps switched on and pointed at a convenient wall, if you operate the levelling switch on the dash can you see both beams rise and fall?
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Re: Vertical headlight adjust
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2016, 07:30:10 PM »
Sorry. It is a 2003 ford galaxy 1.9tdi. I checked the motor and one headlight is moving with the motor but the problem headlight which isn't aligned properly isn't moving at all


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Re: Vertical headlight adjust
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 07:31:37 PM »
Also the light that isn't moving is pointing way higher than the motor takes the other headlight

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Re: Vertical headlight adjust
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 07:39:43 PM »
sounds like the motor is stuck,you can take it out and attempt a fix,im sure there are details on the fix in the reference library.make sure you set the working 1 to its lowest setting,so when you put it all back together it will be equal.
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Re: Vertical headlight adjust
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 07:54:20 PM »
As above, I'd take the back cover off of the malfunctioning headlight unit first and make sure that the levelling motor adjuster spindle is properly connected to the reflector unit which houses the bulbs within the headlight, and that the reflector unit is properly attached to the two (upper) pivot points where it connects to the headlamp body. If it is, then check to see that the levelling motor is working when operated, if not, take a read of this procedure. If it is working and the fault obviously isn't to do with the levelling motor or the reflector unit pivots then the adjuster screws are arrowed yellow in the below image. Without a proper beam setter you may struggle to set them completely accurately though.

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Re: Vertical headlight adjust
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 10:11:29 PM »
@Jr1990 fill in your profile properly please, that will show the vehicle under your name like everyone else.
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