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Offline martin998877

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Re: Headlight Range - Adjustment
« Reply #20 on: 30 September 2019, 20:21 »
I bought a long allen key for £3 from Amazon, and have adjusted the lights every few days, upwards,  one turn each side, then tested it.  After 4.5 turns up, the lights seem perfect, clipping a flat road about 150 ft in front of the car.

Note there are two white adjusters, the up / down one is much lower down behind the light cluster than the upper R/L one.

Many thanks for the idea.
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Offline Splashalot

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Re: Headlight Range - Adjustment
« Reply #21 on: 01 October 2019, 01:56 »

Note there are two white adjusters, the up / down one is much lower down behind the light cluster than the upper R/L one.


On my 7.5 the headlights height adjustment is on top of the light housing, not down low at the rear. 
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Re: Headlight Range - Adjustment
« Reply #22 on: 01 October 2019, 09:26 »

Note there are two white adjusters, the up / down one is much lower down behind the light cluster than the upper R/L one.


On my 7.5 the headlights height adjustment is on top of the light housing, not down low at the rear.

Many thanks, I have a 7.0 with bi-xenon, the height adjusters are lower down at the rear of the unit.  The 7.5 with LED headlights has the up / down adjuster at the top then, so easier to get to!

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Re: Headlight Range - Adjustment
« Reply #23 on: 07 December 2019, 03:53 »
I have the LED fancy-pants headlights on my 7.5 and have adjusted the low beam up to a safe level.  However, now the high beam is aimed too high for my liking.

There is, as far as I can see, only one adjustment screw on these 7.5 LEDs - a white unit on top of the rear housing, which it appears adjusts both low and high beams in unison. 

Is there a separate adjusting screw for high beam, independent of low beam?  Or is the height relationship between low and high beam fixed?
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Re: Headlight Range - Adjustment
« Reply #24 on: 20 December 2019, 13:16 »
I have the same headlights. Garage says they are within spec but on dip they only shine about two car length in front. Would be very interested in replies to your post.
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Re: Headlight Range - Adjustment
« Reply #25 on: 02 January 2020, 15:55 »
I have a 7.5 and can also confirm that both height adjusters are at the top (white allen keys & standard lights). One full turn anti-clockwise was the max for me with the odd on-coming car flashing. Still not great, but much better