Adjusting front headlights

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Guys,

after having my MOT done a few months back, i noticed he fiddled around with my headlight, now whenever i drive i get people flashing at me!

ive tried using the adjuster on number 3 which helps a little, but it still looks too high! what do i do to adjust them lower? is there a screw of something? i will do it so it looks good for the time being and get it sorted when i have more time!

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I presume you don't have Xenons...

There should be adjuster screws located in the engine bay behind the headlight housings. If you park up a few feet away from a wall with the headlights on, then you can point the beams back down again by turning the adjuster screws. Should be in the car manual/handbook if you have this.

Alternatively, take the car back to the MOT testing station and get them to re-aim the headlights (for free I hasten to add).

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one (plastic) screw for UP DOWN
and another for LEFT and RIGHT aim.

as Steve says behind the headlight!

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Sorry,

Good point K. I should have mentioned there were a total of 4 adjuster screws, 2 for each headlight housing.

From memory the Up/Down adjuster screw is easier to access than the left/right screw if that makes sense. Mine are black plastic dunno about others though.

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Those Xenons ? or are they pre-facelift halogen housings?

The backs of my headlights have two separate circular black sealing caps... one big one for side/dipped/fog and a little cap for main-beam.

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Originally posted by Steve_Perry
Those Xenons ? or are they pre-facelift halogen housings?



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pre-facelift halogen housings
 
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thanks Koolvin, i will check them out, i havent forgotthe camber things, i just havent been home since, will be home on thursdya so will check for you then!
 

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