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Help With Headlights Mk2.5

21 October 2015 - 08:41 AM

Hi guys, 


Very long time no speak, hope you are all doing well.


I have a question to ask that I am sure you guys will be able to help with. I changed the main (dipped) bulbs in my MK2.5 focus the other night but when driving it yesterday I noticed the aim was way out (far too low). Furthermore, the focus (no pun intended) was all wrong with a very bright spot in the middle with a poor diffuse spread of light around, and no sharp cut off when aimed at a wall.


I was careful to seat the new bulbs in the same orientation as the ones I took out, i.e. with the little metal tab that protrudes from the base towards the top, is this incorrect? Should that be positioned at the bottom? If someone could confirm for me it would be hugely appreciated.


Also, when sliding the bulb holder back in along the guide rail  I would have thought there would have been a click when seated properly, but didn't notice anything.


I realise I will need to adjust the aim itself but I feel like given the poor beam pattern it is not simply that.


Thanks guys