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Old 07-11-2005   #16
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Re: Headlight Beam Adjustment

Quote Originally Posted by NumanR
Well as your car lights passed the MOT Argo, maybe your eyes need realigning?LOL
Thanks NumanR but I've already made a visit to Specsavers

More likely I'll be getting the whitewash out and drawing lines on my garage wall!

Any chance of the technical stuff you promised
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Old 16-11-2005   #17
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Quote Originally Posted by T14086
Ooops did you not recently change a headlight bulb (nearside ) recently Argonought?
You get your full 10 points for that one T14086

Here's the full story:

Took the car into Westover Fiat (POOLE) today for a full headlamp alignment and it took one of the tech guys about 30 secs to tell me the nearside bulb wasn't seated properly. He was very surprised the car passed the MOT and advised me of an easy check to make after fitting each H7 bulb (preferably before you’ve bolted everything together ).

Either have the car pointing towards a wall or hold a card in front of each dipped beam. You should see a very clearly defined horizontal cutoff. If it looks defused and out of focus then that indicates the bulb has not seated properly.

This time I didn't bother removing the battery but just removed both battery and light covers. Bulb was correct way up and looked OK so I kept one finger on the back of the bulb, released just one of the retaining clips, wriggled the bulb and then felt it snap into position!

The moral here is just because a bulb looks like it's in the correct position (including from the front) that doesn't mean it is.
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