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    Hi Everyone,

    When I changed a headlight bulb I dived in without thinking and removed what I thought was the bulb but was actually the levelling motor. No problem I thought, it just pops back and with a quarter turn it locks in.

    When it was refitted the headlight was a mile out - pointing way too high.
    If you remove the motor the lamp drops way too low which I think seems normal. I cannot for the life of me see what I am doing wrong. Is their a special way of fitting the motor? Anyone changed these before?

    BTW its a facelift model if it makes a difference.

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    It's like a ball joint take out the headlamp and you will be able to pop it back in it happened to me on my preface Vec

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    Here's a photo of the connecting arrangement, bit fiddley to reconnect. http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/r...1/P8130352.jpg
    Last edited by tridley; 28th January 2012 at 11:55.

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    Yes I see what you mean. I have tried to push it in but as you push, the headlamp swings upwards and the socket moves out of the way. I suppose I need to get behind the socket somehow to hold it while I push the motor in.

    Managed to change the bulb OK without removing the headlight as well

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    Hold the headlight unit back by holding the connector on the back, then if you get the angle right you can slide the ball in from the top or bottom of the channel. HTH

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    Thanks tridley that makes sense. I was trying to push the motor in when I can see now that it slides into a slot. Will give it a try on the car - I really cant be bothered to remove the bumper just to do this.

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