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Headlamp alignment

Not having the most nimble of fingers (or patience and daylight for that matter) when my near-side headlamp went I decided to take it to my dealership to have it replaced (along with the latest recall to be performed). Anyway, it was all sorted, then two days later the off-side one only went too! Again, another trip and it was done.

However, I've now noticed the near-side bulb is positioned to be pointing upwards whilst the off-side is pointing down. Is this normal? Has some twit not aligned/fitted them correctly? Is it something "Mr. not so nimble fingers" (i.e me) can do without taking half of the car apart?
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Yes some twit has not fitted one of the bulbs correctly take the car back
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Yes some twit has not fitted one of the bulbs correctly take the car back
Yes, you're quite right - it's a twit error.

Now that I've had the chance to see them properly in the daylight, the off-side is positioned correctly whilst the near side is not even slotted home - more or less resting on the defuser with a whopping big gap behind the bulb. No wonder I couldn't see where I was going!!

Oh well, since I paid for them to do it, I'm not risking loosing half my skin on my hand sorting it. Off to FIAT we go.... (again)
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Damn right if they cant do or find it hard to do their job correctly then maybe they should consider a career change they cocked up so its their place to put right
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