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    Any one else find their dipped beam too low on the road and not very bright and anyone have a solution to fix this apart from a hid kit, is it worth while adjusting them both slightly up or take it to a garage as i think it only costa between £10 £15 pounds.

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    Try Duncan's suggestion of upping the headlight beam slightly. It worked for me.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33655

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    A couple of flaws in your ideas.

    A garage will not adjust the headlights above the legal level and HID's are brighter but will not give a longer beam, they will just make things brighter where they shine.

    Follow the link above to see how things are done.

    If you know a garage then you could try and pull a fast one and adjust the lights down on the dash then go in to get them adjusted. The mech might not check that before working

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    Will give duncans suggestions a go thanks for above help.

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    sorry to be a pain noticed duncans instructions are for pre facelift mines in the facelift version, I take it the instructions will still be the same.

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    Yep, same method. i set my old position 0 (highest) to position 2, and now generally use position 1 (so slighlty higher) and 0 (quite high) if on unlit country roads where there;s other traffic (so no full beam). works fine for me, though AFLs would of course be the real answer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokiaman1978 View Post
    sorry to be a pain noticed duncans instructions are for pre facelift mines in the facelift version, I take it the instructions will still be the same.
    Yes, pretty much the same. The adjuster screw is the inner one of the two that you can see looking down at the slam panel. You'll need an allen key (can't remember what size) and the adjuster is quite coarse so don't go mad and start turning the screw like a madman. IIRC, it only took less than ½ a turn of each adjuster screw to raise them back up the same height as before.

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