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    Default Xenon - one up, one down

    Turned on the factory fit Xenons last night (2002 GSi) and noticed that n/s one was lower than o/s, as if it had stuck in it's lower position.

    So I thought I'd adjust it to equal the o/s. Bad move, cos when I turned the ignition off and restarted, the n/s one was now higher than the o/s. So readjusted n/s again !!!

    Question is, do the Xenons have a motor as such which makes them go up and down (they do this when you first switch on) and do you think it was just a glitch or should I start taking things apart??

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    IIRC they will have motors because all factory fit Xenons have to be self levelling. HTH

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    Hi!

    The factory fitted Xenons have a motor inside both headlamps, and they are automatically adjusted. When you switch them off, the motors will drive the Xenons to lowest possible position. Again, when swithced on, they will be set to the default "on" position.

    I had a failure in the left headlamp motor a year ago, left Xenon remained in the lowest position. The check control system informed failure in the headlamp motor, so it has been replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-C View Post
    Hi!

    The factory fitted Xenons have a motor inside both headlamps, and they are automatically adjusted. When you switch them off, the motors will drive the Xenons to lowest possible position. Again, when swithced on, they will be set to the default "on" position.

    I had a failure in the left headlamp motor a year ago, left Xenon remained in the lowest position. The check control system informed failure in the headlamp motor, so it has been replaced.
    How much was it m8? Might need to set some cash aside for this one.

    Edit - sorry Jay-C, see you're in Finland so costs won't be relevant really.
    Last edited by gtr1000; 5th March 2008 at 14:51. Reason: Failed to read previous posts correctly.

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