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#1 Rh1no

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

Hiya folks,

Kind of figured out that the problem with my dipped beams are the actual headlight unit alignment and not the bulbs. I have secured the headlight in the correct position using the single screw as per normal, but they are still aiming far too low. How do I ajust this?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

You should have adjusters for each light, usually a screw inside a plastic hexagonal hole that you can adjust with an Allen key

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

Tried this but it doesn't seem to do anything, am I missing something? :(

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:52 AM

Haynes is a bit vague when it comes to light alignment.
They just tell you where the adjustment screws are and then promptly tell you to go to a garage to get them done.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

There are two alignment screws on each headlight, the one on the top appears to do nothing but it actually adjusts the headlight left and right. The second one is harder to get to but it is this second one that adjusts up and down. One turn will move the lights only a very small amount. When I was working in land rover they used electric screwdriver like things with the Allen key end, linked up to a light sensor to position them correctly. Maybe you could make an Allen key to fit an electric drill to speed up the process but it would be best to leave it to a garage to do

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

Thanks mate, will be taking it to a garage next week :)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

Took the car to a reputable local independant garage this evening who tried to ajust the headlights but could not do it.

The man said that the motor is not working, when he was turning, nothing was happening at all.

He reckons I may need a new set of headlamps as they are a sealed unit?

HELP :(

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

Had something similar happen in my dads Yaris when I just passed. It's only a ball joint that holds the levelling adjusters to the light reflectors and can 'pop' out of place when removing bulbs, big speed bumps etc... If you take the bulb out, and get a finger in the hole (yes I know what I just said :P) and pull the reflector towards the adjuster it should 'pop' back on

That may not be the case but will save some money if it is :)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

Had something similar happen in my dads Yaris when I just passed. It's only a ball joint that holds the levelling adjusters to the light reflectors and can 'pop' out of place when removing bulbs, big speed bumps etc... If you take the bulb out, and get a finger in the hole (yes I know what I just said :P) and pull the reflector towards the adjuster it should 'pop' back on

That may not be the case but will save some money if it is :)


I will give this a go, fingers crossed.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

Still not got round to this, but the car is having a well overdue clean tomorrow so will give it a shot, fingers crossed.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

hope you get this sorted mate, fingers crossed for you

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

hope you get this sorted mate, fingers crossed for you


Same here pal. I have the MOT at the end of the month, will probably fail on wheel damage, so the last thing I need is to buy new headlamps too :(

All of this before I can even Tax it and put on my private reg :( meh!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

have a read of this
http://www.fixya.com...eadlights_beams

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Cheers mate will have a read. Hoping they can be sorted.

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