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    Question AFL Droop

    My brother has AFL Xenon headlights and the drivers side lights up but will not level itself, it remains pointed at the ground. I have read about control units, ballast units and something else, all the parts are expensive and a full headlamp even more so.

    Any suggestions, anyone had this problem and fixed it?

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    It may simply have come off the joint inside the headlight mate. You'll need to take the whole unit off and remove the back cover and have a look inside. If the motircwasnt working I'm sure it would put up a warning light...

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    When its switched on, does the light go up and down, then just sit on the floor, or does it not move?...

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    The light goes left and right when switching on but then drops to the bottom and stays there. Just checked again and they move left and right but cannot tell if they move up and down, it is not until I drive that I can tell the drivers side is pointing at the ground.
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    Do you get the yellow headlight warning sign on the dash?


    It's Mustang time...

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    No warning light, I am beginning to think it is the ballast unit or control unit and mostly the ballast unit. I think my best bet is to order both units, fit them, and take back what is not needed and paying the restocking fee.

    It has not failed all at once, it twice for several days got stuck in the down position but now stays there all the time but does move left and right a little.

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    Will a diagnostic not tell you? Could still be the level sensor faulty...

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    Mr Hyde would not both lights be out if it was the level sensor, as far as I know the level sensors are at the axles and connect to both lights, I could be wrong of course?

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    Check my post up the top before you order anything mate...

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    The ballast units control the ignition of the bulb and are unconnected to the levelling. If the level sensor was faulty the computer would tell you, as it would if the motor wasn't working. Most likely it's simply come off the ball joint inside that connects it onto the motor. This is only a 15 minute check and will save a lot of money if that's all it is...

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