User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Headlight adjustment...

  1. #1
    Regular Member n_hudson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Northampton, UK
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    confused Headlight adjustment...

    Hi guys, hadnt driven my car in the dark until last night and at the moment all I can see is 5-10 metres of the floor! So a couple of questions...

    1- How long and how much should it cost to get my headlights aligned?

    2- What kind of place should I take it to? (A general garage? Halfords etc...?)

    Thanks alot...

  2. #2
    Regular Member Lump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    coventry
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    yeah i was thinking about having a go myself, as mine are a little better than yours, but way low. was going to use the garage door

  3. #3
    Regular Member glynn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    stevenage, hertfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    you will ned to take it to a MOT station, as i needs to be at the right angle and height, cost, you should pay no more that £10

  4. #4
    Regular Member n_hudson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Northampton, UK
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    as ALWAYS Glynn, thanks for that... I'll take her to the nearest MOT centre then.

  5. #5
    Regular Member Penfold101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Combination of Preston and Oxfordshire...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Or find someone with the same car and suspension height (just to be sure...) who's just had his MoT, put his lights on against your garage door, and mark where they are at the highest setting. Then simply park yours up and set them up to his markings - and bingo, free adjustment!

  6. #6
    Regular Member Penfold101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Combination of Preston and Oxfordshire...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by n_hudson View Post
    as ALWAYS Glynn, thanks for that...
    Sounds almost patronising...

  7. #7
    Regular Member blues n twos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Seer Green, Bucks
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    There are two screws on top of the units. One is for lateral movement of the beam and the other raises or lowers it.

    The left or nearside generally shines a bit higher so as to light up the kerb line more but you should be able to get the height right "ish" by doing it at night somewhere dark

    The lateral beam will deffo have to be done at a test station and my local one didn't even want anything to do it so I bunged him a fiver for some biccies

    HTH's

    Jon

  8. #8
    Regular Member corman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    hexham
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    have a look at this fix duncan sorted out......

    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread...ghlight=lawson

  9. #9
    Regular Member n_hudson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Northampton, UK
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Sounds almost patronising...
    Oops... Didnt mean it to sound like that! I just meant, he's always been the first one with an answer to my woes, especially with my Facelift conversion!

    But on another note...

    Just took it to "In n Out" in Northampton to have the lights done. Easy job they said and would cost £5 (money for the brew fund). So off they go...

    10 or so minutes later they park my car out the front and hand over the keys... I looked at the car and it just didnt look right. Then I realised why! (Wish I had a camera with me!) The bonnet, on the passenger side was raised by about an inch! So I pop the bonnet, had a good look. Closed it again, but still it wouldnt close! So off I go, a little p1ssed as I've only had the conversion for 2 weeks or so, and ask the manager to have a look...

    "Oh dear" he says, "pop the bonnet" So popped the bonnet, he see's no problems either. So we close it. Still the inch or so raised gap!

    So popped the bonnet again, this time I leaned right into the engine bay and "smash" something heavy and plastic hits the floor...

    It turns out the mechanic left his b!oody tape measure in the engine bay! What a reta&d! Even the manager had no idea why he would need that!

    But I shouldnt of gone there in the first place! When the partner had her KA she had it MOT'd there whilst I was away. As soon as I drove it, I could feel the drive was terrible and the lights where both full of mosture!

    So I had a quick look. They hadnt bothered putting the headlamp backing plates on after replacing the bulbs. Then I noticed that they hadnt put the b!oody front shock bushes back on the right way so the arms had play in them. FFS! I thought, but it had been something like 4 weeks or so since the MOT had been done, so we couldnt prove it was them being kn0bs so just took it to another garage and had it sorted.

    Anyway, rant over!

    PS - I'd like to say I dont reccommend "In N Out" on the Kettering Road, Northampton.

  10. #10
    Regular Member Kcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Tamworth
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Head light adjustment

    Thought it might of been the head light level, but just read your last post !
    sorted !
    Last edited by Kcs; 25th October 2008 at 12:25.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Headlight Adjustment
    By Siggy08 in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11th August 2012, 19:05
  2. Headlight Adjustment
    By Aidi in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26th September 2010, 22:27
  3. headlight adjustment-HELP
    By nikroc in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27th November 2009, 11:54
  4. Headlight adjustment
    By Bops in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 3rd September 2009, 21:39
  5. headlight adjustment
    By Robbie69 in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 19th September 2008, 15:54

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •