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Repairing headlight adjusters
« on: 16 July 2008, 16:25:45 »

Has anyone tried fitting the earlier white adjusters to a later projector headlamp?
Do they fit properly and give the correct adjustment range?
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #1 on: 16 July 2008, 18:01:57 »

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Has anyone tried fitting the earlier white adjusters to a later projector headlamp?
Do they fit properly and give the correct adjustment range?

I'd be interested in the answer to that one as well.

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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #2 on: 16 July 2008, 18:22:52 »

yes i have and think they did adjust ok mabye they are a bit longer ! :y
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #3 on: 20 July 2008, 22:11:08 »

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Has anyone tried fitting the earlier white adjusters to a later projector headlamp?
Do they fit properly and give the correct adjustment range?

They fit ok but i'm yet to find out if they adjust enough :-/

bit iffy as the screw adjuster on projectors is about 10mm longer than old type and the white plastic piece is not held by lugs in housing (i'm not describing this very well :D)
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #4 on: 20 July 2008, 22:13:55 »

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Has anyone tried fitting the earlier white adjusters to a later projector headlamp?
Do they fit properly and give the correct adjustment range?

They fit ok but i'm yet to find out if they adjust enough :-/

bit iffy as the screw adjuster on projectors is about 10mm longer than old type and the white plastic piece is not held by lugs in housing (i'm not describing this very well :D)



?? Changed my CD 98 for elite 96 today. What damage may I have done  :-[ ::)
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #5 on: 20 July 2008, 22:31:14 »

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Has anyone tried fitting the earlier white adjusters to a later projector headlamp?
Do they fit properly and give the correct adjustment range?

They fit ok but i'm yet to find out if they adjust enough :-/

bit iffy as the screw adjuster on projectors is about 10mm longer than old type and the white plastic piece is not held by lugs in housing (i'm not describing this very well :D)



?? Changed my CD 98 for elite 96 today. What damage may I have done  :-[ ::)


that makes about as much sense as i did Dan ;D - what have you changed? the whole headlight? :-?
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #6 on: 20 July 2008, 22:35:05 »

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Has anyone tried fitting the earlier white adjusters to a later projector headlamp?
Do they fit properly and give the correct adjustment range?

They fit ok but i'm yet to find out if they adjust enough :-/

bit iffy as the screw adjuster on projectors is about 10mm longer than old type and the white plastic piece is not held by lugs in housing (i'm not describing this very well :D)



?? Changed my CD 98 for elite 96 today. What damage may I have done  :-[ ::)


that makes about as much sense as i did Dan ;D - what have you changed? the whole headlight? :-?




Changed the Cd estate (clear) lights for the yellow (96) elite lights

 :y
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #7 on: 20 July 2008, 22:41:23 »

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Has anyone tried fitting the earlier white adjusters to a later projector headlamp?
Do they fit properly and give the correct adjustment range?

They fit ok but i'm yet to find out if they adjust enough :-/

bit iffy as the screw adjuster on projectors is about 10mm longer than old type and the white plastic piece is not held by lugs in housing (i'm not describing this very well :D)



?? Changed my CD 98 for elite 96 today. What damage may I have done  :-[ ::)


that makes about as much sense as i did Dan ;D - what have you changed? the whole headlight? :-?




Changed the Cd estate (clear) lights for the yellow (96) elite lights

 :y

no probs swapping lights - my prob is i've bought 2 minifacelift projector lights off ebay (with broken internal adjusters >:() and replaced these with the adjusters from my old style headlights ;)
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #8 on: 20 July 2008, 22:44:11 »

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Has anyone tried fitting the earlier white adjusters to a later projector headlamp?
Do they fit properly and give the correct adjustment range?

They fit ok but i'm yet to find out if they adjust enough :-/

bit iffy as the screw adjuster on projectors is about 10mm longer than old type and the white plastic piece is not held by lugs in housing (i'm not describing this very well :D)



?? Changed my CD 98 for elite 96 today. What damage may I have done  :-[ ::)


that makes about as much sense as i did Dan ;D - what have you changed? the whole headlight? :-?




Changed the Cd estate (clear) lights for the yellow (96) elite lights

 :y

no probs swapping lights - my prob is i've bought 2 minifacelift projector lights off ebay (with broken internal adjusters >:() and replaced these with the adjusters from my old style headlights ;)




Ahh... I got it all wrong  :-[ :D
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #9 on: 20 July 2008, 23:10:10 »

Sorry for the blatant thread hijack ;) - anybody got any tips on adjusting the headlights- like reversing back 10m from a wall and the beam should drop 1% etc???

cheers :y
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #10 on: 21 July 2008, 08:22:56 »

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Sorry for the blatant thread hijack ;) - anybody got any tips on adjusting the headlights- like reversing back 10m from a wall and the beam should drop 1% etc???

cheers :y

Drive up to a wall so the bumper is pretty much touching it.

Place a coupld of pieces of tape on the wall where the light pattern starts to kick up (normaly a bright spot here).

Reverse back 4m ish and then adjust so the beams are in line with the tape markers but about 5-10mm lower than them.

Job done, works every time and passes the MOT.
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #11 on: 21 July 2008, 09:44:56 »

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Sorry for the blatant thread hijack ;) - anybody got any tips on adjusting the headlights- like reversing back 10m from a wall and the beam should drop 1% etc???

cheers :y

Drive up to a wall so the bumper is pretty much touching it.

Place a coupld of pieces of tape on the wall where the light pattern starts to kick up (normaly a bright spot here).

Reverse back 4m ish and then adjust so the beams are in line with the tape markers but about 5-10mm lower than them.

Job done, works every time and passes the MOT.

thanks Mark  :y - what about horizontal adjusment coz these headlights have been apart and the adjusters are well out (i think :-/)
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #12 on: 21 July 2008, 10:04:11 »

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Sorry for the blatant thread hijack ;) - anybody got any tips on adjusting the headlights- like reversing back 10m from a wall and the beam should drop 1% etc???

cheers :y

Drive up to a wall so the bumper is pretty much touching it.

Place a coupld of pieces of tape on the wall where the light pattern starts to kick up (normaly a bright spot here).

Reverse back 4m ish and then adjust so the beams are in line with the tape markers but about 5-10mm lower than them.

Job done, works every time and passes the MOT.

thanks Mark  :y - what about horizontal adjusment coz these headlights have been apart and the adjusters are well out (i think :-/)


As said, adjust to point at the tape (it only needs to be about an inch long on the bright spot)......and to do this may require horizontal and vertical adjustment.....just set the vertical slightly below the tape  :y
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Re: Repairing headlight adjusters
« Reply #13 on: 21 July 2008, 11:01:50 »

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Sorry for the blatant thread hijack ;) - anybody got any tips on adjusting the headlights- like reversing back 10m from a wall and the beam should drop 1% etc???

cheers :y

Drive up to a wall so the bumper is pretty much touching it.

Place a coupld of pieces of tape on the wall where the light pattern starts to kick up (normaly a bright spot here).

Reverse back 4m ish and then adjust so the beams are in line with the tape markers but about 5-10mm lower than them.

Job done, works every time and passes the MOT.

thanks Mark  :y - what about horizontal adjusment coz these headlights have been apart and the adjusters are well out (i think :-/)


As said, adjust to point at the tape (it only needs to be about an inch long on the bright spot)......and to do this may require horizontal and vertical adjustment.....just set the vertical slightly below the tape  :y

sorry Mark I've re-read you original post and it all makes sense now :-[
LH kick up will indicate horizontal position and will move away from datum mark as i reverse :y
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