Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google Sign in with Linkedin Sign in with Microsoft

Hello! Welcome to the Ford and Volkswagen MPV / SUV Forums.
Dedicated forums for the Ford Galaxy, S-Max, C-Max, B-Max and Kuga.
User groups for the SEAT Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, Touran, Tiguan and Touareg!

Owners Forums for Ford and Volkswagen MPVs / SUVs

Ford Galaxy S-Max C-Max B-Max Tourneo Connect / Volkswagen Sharan Touran Tiguan Touareg Caravelle / SEAT Alhambra Alteca 

 Mk1 and Mk2 VW Sharan  Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Galaxy  Mk1 and Mk2 SEAT Alhambra  Ford C-Max B-Max  VW Tiguan  VW Touran  Mk3 Ford Galaxy  Mk3 VW Sharan  Mk3 SEAT Alhambra  VW T4 T5 Caravelle Transporter  Ford Tourneo Connect  VW Touareg

Advertisement:


Recent Forum Topics:

Google Translate:

Ford Galaxy Mk3 Forum:

Author Topic: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium  (Read 8952 times)

Offline snab80

  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Thanked: 1
  • Model: S-Max
  • Spec: 13 Titanium
  • Region: Scotland
SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« on: June 08, 2015, 09:19:56 PM »
Hi

I've had a look through the forum and can't see anything definitive relating to the adjustment of the xenons on an smax.

I'm off to France in a few weeks and am looking to flatten the beam mechanically rather than using beam deflectors. For a couple of reasons - 1) my previous car still had the goo on the headlight long after I took them off last time, it just would not come off and 2) Although I do subscribe to the 'sod it no one that visits here does anything about their lights' brigade I can't really be bothered with the grief should I get stopped and I know that the xenons are bright enough as it is without having the beam kicking up into oncoming traffic. 3) Only 1 place I can find on the internet says that the deflectors definitely won't cause damage and that's the site that sells them!

So, I see that there is a masking method but again that comes under reason 3 above as far as i can see.
I also see there is a thread about the galaxy headlamp switch but nothing on one in the smax.

I've had the headlight unit off and can't see anything obvious inside that would be a switch, there is a funny looking bit of metal but that won't move.
Further to that there is the 2 yellow screw adjusters on the outside of the light but I assume these are for up down adjustment rather than left/ right or beam flattening.

Can anyone provide a clue as to what I'm looking for inside the unit, where would the switch live? Does it definitely have one? (The guy in the dealership reckoned all xenons would have them and also didn't think masking was a good idea.

Cheers in advance.

Offline gregers

  • *
  • Posts: 1712
  • Thanked: 12
  • Model: Transporter
  • Spec: vw t28 camper
  • First Name: greg
  • Region: East Midlands
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 09:45:00 PM »
 welcome5
im surprised a car that new hasnt got a lever to adjust the beam patterns?
but apparently eurolites have tested there patterns on post 10 plate smax's you need 114 pattern?

think you may find them on ebay?
vw t5 camper van.
reality is for people with no imagination
rip dad 21/12/10
rip mum 3/5/16
rip bruv 11/5/17
The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline Mirez

  • Pondering the next mod...
  • *
  • Posts: 3574
  • Thanked: 130
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 115PS Ghia
  • First Name: Mark
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 08:28:33 PM »
C'mon guys it's the digital era :)

Xenon lights on nearly all new cars have a flat mode which will be controlled by software. On the new Alhambra/Sharan it's called "Tourist Mode" and VCDS can enable it. On the S-Max I'm not so sure but I'd be surprised if it can't be done via Ford's equivalent software system
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline gregers

  • *
  • Posts: 1712
  • Thanked: 12
  • Model: Transporter
  • Spec: vw t28 camper
  • First Name: greg
  • Region: East Midlands
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 11:26:46 PM »
well from my research on what i have read not 1 bit of info has suggested this,all suggest buying the correct covers.
but knowing you and your posts mirez your probably correct when it comes to the ecu's etc. ;) ;D
vw t5 camper van.
reality is for people with no imagination
rip dad 21/12/10
rip mum 3/5/16
rip bruv 11/5/17
The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline snab80

  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Thanked: 1
  • Model: S-Max
  • Spec: 13 Titanium
  • Region: Scotland
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 01:24:00 PM »
Well currently waiting  for Ford UK to answer the question. Presumably the flat beam is legal here as you'd need to be road legal to get to the departure port!

Offline snab80

  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Thanked: 1
  • Model: S-Max
  • Spec: 13 Titanium
  • Region: Scotland
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2015, 06:02:23 PM »
Ford have now replied to say that the lamps are adjustable. They just don't say how except that the info is available in etis.
I've had a look in there and its not obvious but looks like I need to buy a subscription and check the docs. I'll update later for others in the same predicament.

Offline Mirez

  • Pondering the next mod...
  • *
  • Posts: 3574
  • Thanked: 130
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 115PS Ghia
  • First Name: Mark
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 09:15:40 PM »
Yes please do!!!

The flat beam is indeed legal here, its also technically possible to pass an MoT with it left flat (although most stations would probably argue the point) - the only requirement is that IF the headlight's "kicks up" then it is to the left side and not the right.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline snab80

  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Thanked: 1
  • Model: S-Max
  • Spec: 13 Titanium
  • Region: Scotland
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2015, 10:34:22 PM »
Grrrrrr. NO further forward.

Etis subscription for an hour paid for, nothing that I haven't seen elsewhere.
Documents for headlamp masking, headlamp masking with cornering lamps, headlight masking with HIDs.
All different solutions!

The HID solution looks as though its a mechanic job (unless you have beam setting tool) where the lights are adjusted from 1% to 2.8%. The other 2 are black tape and a degree in algebra to work out the actual sizes.

I do however have all the etis docs relating to the headlights (HID & halogen) copied into word as it won't let me print to pdf or the printer

Offline snab80

  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Thanked: 1
  • Model: S-Max
  • Spec: 13 Titanium
  • Region: Scotland
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2015, 04:28:04 PM »
Upshot of all this is that no one knows if the lights cab be 'switched' or not.
I haven't found anything inside the light that's movable.
The self masking is different depending on which type of lights you have (halogen/ projector/ with or without cornering lamps).
The eurolites claim to work with projector lights so I'm trying them and someone's for the high jump if they don't do what they say on the tin or come off cleanly.
If anyone does want any of the docs from etis let me know and I'll post them if I can.

Offline gregers

  • *
  • Posts: 1712
  • Thanked: 12
  • Model: Transporter
  • Spec: vw t28 camper
  • First Name: greg
  • Region: East Midlands
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 08:36:19 PM »
yes plz snab,even if its just for info for the forum,im sure it will help others.
vw t5 camper van.
reality is for people with no imagination
rip dad 21/12/10
rip mum 3/5/16
rip bruv 11/5/17
The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline snab80

  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Thanked: 1
  • Model: S-Max
  • Spec: 13 Titanium
  • Region: Scotland
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2015, 12:02:33 AM »
is there any way to upload a file?

Offline Chrispb

  • Mindsaysyesbodysaysnono
  • *
  • Posts: 2982
  • Thanked: 91
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2 Auto
  • Spec: 52reg TDI 115 Ghia
  • First Name: Chris
  • Region: South East
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2015, 09:56:11 AM »
What sort of file is it.
Ideally JPEG or PDF
If its a Word document saved on your computer I would scan the document and save it as a JPEG or PDF you can then use the Attachment and other options to attach your file

See below for help with attaching files to the forum.
https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/site-suggestions-and-problems/uploading-pictures-to-the-forum/
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

The FordMPV.com Forum - The free forum for questions and answers relating to the Ford Galaxy, S-Max and C-Max

Offline snab80

  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Thanked: 1
  • Model: S-Max
  • Spec: 13 Titanium
  • Region: Scotland
Re: SMAX - Xenon Headlight adjustment 2013 Titanium
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2015, 11:07:39 PM »
What sort of file is it.
Ideally JPEG or PDF
If its a Word document saved on your computer I would scan the document and save it as a JPEG or PDF you can then use the Attachment and other options to attach your file

See below for help with attaching files to the forum.
https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/site-suggestions-and-problems/uploading-pictures-to-the-forum/
I'll get the docs up some point soon.
However the eurolites appear to have worked, no one flashed or got upset and the kick up was mostly gone from the left.
They even removed completely which was my highest concern.
You just need to make sure you get the sticky film which doesn't always come off with the main piece.
A scrub with a baby wipe takes the remaining residue off.

On a slight aside, there are some quite thick people out there. Met one guy at Dover who couldn't work out how to remove the 'tail'  to leave the circle as per his instructions. So he just stuck the whole thing on in a random place on each light!

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Latest
1 Replies
14170 Views
Latest November 29, 2012, 06:51:32 PM
by brummygit
14 Replies
8890 Views
Latest May 21, 2013, 06:25:01 PM
by Mirez
3 Replies
4591 Views
Latest July 08, 2013, 10:09:06 PM
by dr jotty
4 Replies
3026 Views
Latest December 14, 2015, 10:23:29 AM
by mike wilson
9 Replies
3523 Views
Latest February 26, 2014, 10:18:39 PM
by stubrown
3 Replies
2005 Views
Latest November 19, 2016, 05:42:23 PM
by Beth Saunders

Advertisement: