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Old 01-03-2005   #1
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Talking Head Lamp Issues

i have only just noticed that the reflective part inside the head lamps is not attached to anything (on both lamps) the reflective part just moves around is this correct or should the reflective part be fixed

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it sounds like the vertical adjustors are smashed. iirc they can't be fixed. you need new headlights to sort it.
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cheers, how would that have happened ?
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Re: Head Lamp Issues

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cheers, how would that have happened ?
Cack handed bulb fitting?

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I have not touched the bulbs since iv had the car, all i can think is that the owner before bumped the car lightly at the front and the clips have broken.

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Re: Head Lamp Issues

The vertical adjuster at the back of the headlamp is connected to the reflector by means of a ball-and-socket. The 'ball' is on the end of the metal adjusting bolt and the 'socket' is a plastic cup with slots to allow the ball to click into it. This plastic cup becomes brittle over time and breaks, allowing the reflector to fall forward and making adjustment impossible. I have failed to find a replacement, or be able to get the broken part out to try and repair it so I estimated the correct reflector position and glued it in place (with Araldite). So far so good and it passed its MoT, which checks lamp alignment.

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i replaced mine with posh electronic adjustors
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Something I was toying with was using springs.
The reflector can't come too far back as the bust adjuster stops it, so springing it against this should in theory work....
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