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    Default Dipped Beam Headlight fitment

    Ok this is actually embarassing. I fitted new bulbs to my headlights the other night before I drove nearly 200 miles to my workplace.

    I quickly realised that I had knocked out the allignment but the increase in illumination meant that I could still see fine on the back roads.

    Today I got out my 6mm allen key to adjust them but I just could not get the nearside bulb (nearest the screenwash bottle) set right. It was miles off.

    In the end I pulled the bulb out and put it back but I cant seem to get it to fit snugly against the housing

    I have turned it every which way, and engaged the lug where it appears to go but it still pops out slightly and doesnt sit flush

    What am i doing wrong? Problem is I simply cant see what i am doing!

    Some pics of the hole so I can visualise it would be great.

    cheers
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    It is tricky try borrowing a mirror off the missus as you can see the lugs they are approx ar the 7pm position and you are right if you do not locate them correctly it throws the beam right off the scale.

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    I can't tell your avatars apart. lol

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    One's square pic, other framed, dates and locations different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy1954 View Post
    One's square pic, other framed, dates and locations different.
    I think you took it a bit too literally, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    I can't tell your avatars apart. lol
    True I had not noticed! I will see if I can develop a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    I can't tell your avatars apart. lol
    mmm have you ever seen us both at the same place at the same time

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    could'nt really see the lugs just felt for them,

    there is what appears to be a metal bar going across the corner of the opening but i couldnt figure out it's purpose, i'll have another try tomorrow.

    btw , the missus and her mirror are still 200 miles away.

    I will fashion something suitable and report back


    cheers for replies

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