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    hi got a sri 2009 vectra a couple of months ago and the headlight aim on full beam is pointing to the right and a lot of the light is getting put on the road about the same place as the dip ones. i,ve had it at two different garages checking the aim and both say its allright, i even checked it myself on the light meter when they were doing it. anyone have a idea whats wrong here.? i know the high beam can,t be adjusted by itself. i removed all bulbs and reseated them so i know thats ok and put osram nightbreakers in the dip. is this another fault from the 56 plate to the 09 ? or could it be the high beam bulbs

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    nobody have any ideas ? i,ve just ordered nightbreakers to try them to see

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    I have the same problem, mine points to the left. I did manage to adjust them before I put my sri lights on, now it needs doing again. From what I remember the adjust ment is very confusing.....

    I will try and have a go sometime....

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    i,ve marked the lines and up flick on the garage wall. the light checker at the garages were dead on for the upflick with there chart in the metre but from what i can remember from the last vectra i had, was the flicks were closer together if you know what i mean. the full beam i have also marked as a circle on the wall but trying to figure it out is confusing me a bit exspecialy since its been checked and set at one large tyre fitter mot centre and one mot only test centre

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    had a thought for some clever person on here has the vectra got a dirrerent setting ie 2% left of beam tester 0%? because my calculation at 75 metres 2% puts it straight as 0 puts it 15 metres right. and if i move them to the left how much light would i lose on the right after adjustment? would it cause lose of vision or not make a lot of difference

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    adjusted them to the left, the headlight has a 1.0% stamped on it thats been the problem they have been set to 0%

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    Hi mate I have the same problem, does the % on the headlight have to match up with the % on the beam setter to get the best result, my rh main beam points at the stars an the lh one hits the road just beyond the dipped. I have had an issue since putting in HID's and trying to adjust them and the LH one came of the adjuster and needs pushed back in place every few weeks. Local garage taking the bumper off to fix the wonky lh one this week its a 57 sri.

    Any help appreciated

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    i set them myself in the end i marked the wall centre of full beam right next to the wall pulled back about 10 metres then moved the beam over to the mark and slightly down which is dead on for setting on the road, but to be right i should have taken it back to set the 1% to the left on the beam setter thats what the 1% means

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