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Offline Mickmk6

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Mk7.5 LED Headlamp Calibration
« on: 27 September 2021, 21:21 »
Evening all,

Fitted coilovers to the car today, aware that the headlamps now need a reset as they’re shooting pretty low now.

Does anyone know how easy this is to do with a VCDS? Or is it a dealer job only to get the LED’s calibrated?

Cheers,


Offline martin998877

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Re: Mk7.5 LED Headlamp Calibration
« Reply #1 on: 28 September 2021, 13:41 »
Hi

no need for any of that! There is a hex socket on top of the headlight unit both sides - an allen key in that raises and lowers the headlights.  Mine (7.5 GTi with LED headlights) were a touch low so I raised them half a turn.  It's really easy to do, best in the dark on a flat straight lane or road, with a cloth over the other headlight you are not adjusting.
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Re: Mk7.5 LED Headlamp Calibration
« Reply #2 on: 28 September 2021, 16:28 »
Hi

no need for any of that! There is a hex socket on top of the headlight unit both sides - an allen key in that raises and lowers the headlights.  Mine (7.5 GTi with LED headlights) were a touch low so I raised them half a turn.  It's really easy to do, best in the dark on a flat straight lane or road, with a cloth over the other headlight you are not adjusting.

Ahh spot on mate thank you for the reply! Is it the white nylon hex?
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Offline madstaff

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Re: Mk7.5 LED Headlamp Calibration
« Reply #3 on: 28 September 2021, 17:15 »
Wouldn't the rader cruise sensor still need adjusting though?? To compensate for the lower ride height??
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Re: Mk7.5 LED Headlamp Calibration
« Reply #4 on: 28 September 2021, 22:30 »
Wouldn't the rader cruise sensor still need adjusting though?? To compensate for the lower ride height??

It was working fine yesterday evening, previously had a lowered mk7 gtd with no acc issues either.

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Re: Mk7.5 LED Headlamp Calibration
« Reply #5 on: 29 September 2021, 10:12 »
Hi

no need for any of that! There is a hex socket on top of the headlight unit both sides - an allen key in that raises and lowers the headlights.  Mine (7.5 GTi with LED headlights) were a touch low so I raised them half a turn.  It's really easy to do, best in the dark on a flat straight lane or road, with a cloth over the other headlight you are not adjusting.

Ahh spot on mate thank you for the reply! Is it the white nylon hex?

Yes, the white nylon hex socket- a cross head screwdriver also works.
Golf GTi Mark 7 owner