2005 CLK headlights and adjustment.

thebiglad

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Hi all, haven't got an owners manual or workshop manual yet for my new-to-me CLK, so could someone tell me which of these adjusters does the up & down, on my halogen (non-projector) headlamps :

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Also can anyone advice how I fully remove the electric motor that adjusts the ride height, in the headlight? I twisted it and it came undone but is still held by something inside the light unit.
 

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Never touched the headlamp motor, but the uppermost adjuster is for up and down.
 
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Never touched the headlamp motor, but the uppermost adjuster is for up and down.
Thanks Codger that's great.

So now knowing the up 'n down one, I can assume the lower adjuster is for left and right adjustment and get things set-up for over here in France.

In the past when I've bought UK cars with non-projector headlights, they have had a dipped beam pattern a bit light this \___, obviously designed to light up the verge when driving in UK. But on this car the dipped beam is almost perfectly flat ____, so it looks like I'll be able to get away without changing them come French MOT time.
 

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Think the adjusting motor clips onto the reflector and just pulls off after twisting the motor to free it from the light housing.
If it's anything like my volvo it's a pita to get back on without removing the headlight...
 
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Think the adjusting motor clips onto the reflector and just pulls off after twisting the motor to free it from the light housing.
If it's anything like my volvo it's a pita to get back on without removing the headlight...
Thanks for that EVM, I was wondering if it's worth trying to get better access to the interior via the dip or main beam cavities.
 

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Hiya, to adjust the lamps, use a 10mm socket, don't try and use the central hole, it'll round out. Good luck.
 
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Hiya, to adjust the lamps, use a 10mm socket, don't try and use the central hole, it'll round out. Good luck.
Thanks for that Martin - I did try a large flat-blade screwdriver which didn't work very well as you suggest, and when I looked at the pics I took it become obvious to me as well that a socket is the way to go.

Really love this car ............................................
 

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Where abouts in France are you, biglad?
 

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I’m in the uk, but family all lived in France until last year....they were in Poitou Charentes (around 100km north of Bordeaux). Must say that the CLK cab was a joy over there...perfect for rolling through the vineyards in the summer. I miss visiting each year!

Indre is in the Loire if I recall...lovely area!!!
 

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Thanks Codger that's great.

So now knowing the up 'n down one, I can assume the lower adjuster is for left and right adjustment and get things set-up for over here in France.

In the past when I've bought UK cars with non-projector headlights, they have had a dipped beam pattern a bit light this \___, obviously designed to light up the verge when driving in UK. But on this car the dipped beam is almost perfectly flat ____, so it looks like I'll be able to get away without changing them come French MOT time.
You will find there is a level inside the headlight (once flicked) will make the light pattern flat. I know that is the case for the W211 E Class.
 
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You will find there is a lever inside the headlight (once flicked) will make the light pattern flat. I know that is the case for the W211 E Class.
Thanks for your Major (stand easy, stand EASY !!!) but I think the adjuster you refer to is only on models with 'projector style' headlights, mine are std. halogen non-projector style.
 

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