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    Well I've had my siggy for about 4 weeks now, due to sickness and xmas hols I haven't been to work for the last 3 weeks. Started back on the 4th and do a lot of driving in the dark hours due to been a shift worker. Ok i'll get to the point.....the dipped headlights are....well, pathectic, to be kind. I have travelled along the same 18 mile route to work for some 12 years now, so IMO know the road like the back of my hand....but not in the siggy, i've nearly come of the road twice basically cos i cant see where i'm going and if a car approach's in the opposite direction, well i might as well just turn the lights off. I just cant see anything. its pretty scary TBH. I've read some threads on here about HID's but TBH I dont know anything about them. I've read about 4k, 6k, 8, 10k etc etc but dont have a clue what this means. can someone please explain all this to me and give some advice as to what i need to buy to improve the lights. I dont have a big budget but will spend if it will improve the lights.

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    you can improve the dipped lights by aiming them up slightly using the manual adjustment on the headlights. Doing this and swapping the bulbs for some nightbreakers gives a useable dipped beam.

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    Do a search on here, there is a really good thread explaining what the temperatures mean and what colour light they produce.

    Have you tried the headlight aim adjustment to make them better? It's more than just turning the knob on the light switch, as at the highest position they are still not high enough. I did it and it makes a big improvement.

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    for less than £100 you can get a good HID KIT complete with error message stopping relays,there simple to fit and are well worth the money.everybody on here are very happy with there hids.do a search for hids in the previous posts section some more info there.

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    How do you adjust the lights ste or is it obvious when I pop the bonnet?

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    On top of the light units are adujusting screws (allen key fit I think from memory) one does up / down and the other does left / right.


    Drive up to a wall (about 6feet away) and put the headlights in the max up position on the switch. Mark the wall where the beam pattern top is. Adjust the knob on the light switch 2 positions down and manually adjust the headlights back to the mark you made previously. Don't move the car inbetween these of course.

    When you then turn the knob back to max up position, the lights effectively beam higher than before and are much better. I did it and passed 2 MOTs since. The original factory set beam aim is too low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1975l View Post
    How do you adjust the lights ste or is it obvious when I pop the bonnet?
    when you stand over the headlight with the bonnet up theres 2 plastic allen keys slots,one makes the light beam move side to side and the other up and down,park it next to a wall with the lights on and have a try at them,i aimed mine abit higher and it made the beam loads better.

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    Thanks guys I will give it a go tonight as the offside lights is pointing low anyway.

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    here is what 8k look like



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    Thanks, I'll have a look at the adjusters tonight when i'm work again.

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