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RatBoy M3CSL

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Q... on a 996-4S with Zenons, are the high and low beams supposed to be dead level one side to the other..? or the N/S a couple of inches lower..?

I noticed on the wall last night parking that mine were not as level as I was expecting..!, about 1 brick higher on the drivers side @ 6 foot away, normal or not..?
I wasn't sure if the N/S is supposed to be a little lower to keep sight of the kerbs / ditch..!

Edited by RatBoy M3CSL on Wednesday 10th October 10:21

Diesel130

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I would expect them to be level in the straight-ahead position. The beam pattern will go higher on the far left (for a UK car), so that it lights up the side of the road better - but that is determined by the lens, rather than the overall height. HTH.


Porkupine

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50 months

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RatBoy M3CSL said:
Q... on a 996-4S with Zenons, are the high and low beams supposed to be dead level one side to the other..? or the N/S a couple of inches lower..?

I noticed on the wall last night parking that mine were not as level as I was expecting..!, about 1 brick higher on the drivers side @ 6 foot away, normal or not..?
I wasn't sure if the N/S is supposed to be a little lower to keep sight of the kerbs / ditch..!

Edited by RatBoy M3CSL on Wednesday 10th October 10:21
Not probably best way to judge it. Ground may not have been level. Brickwork may not have been level.

Martian O

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47 months

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If they are not level, don't worry because they can be adjusted by using a long 5mm allen key with access through the boot area. Not a difficult job, mine were done because they were set too high from the factory.

RatBoy M3CSL

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Martian O said:
If they are not level, don't worry because they can be adjusted by using a long 5mm allen key with access through the boot area. Not a difficult job, mine were done because they were set too high from the factory.
Great, I wasn't sure if they had any adjustment on them, being self levelling, the ground was flat, and the brickwork I used as a gauge is as level as the builders bubble, so pretty good.. wink

Where is the access point for adjustment..? behind the carpet panel..?

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Moosh

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106 months

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you should have a tool in the tools that came with the car to remove the light fitting. Yes behind the carpet.

Martian O

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There are two rubber slotted access points if you move the carpet back at the sides of the boot. TBH, it's easier to remove the headlights with the tool supplied and adjusting them that way.

Have a butchers here.


Edited by Martian O on Wednesday 10th October 13:37

RatBoy M3CSL

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Moosh said:
you should have a tool in the tools that came with the car to remove the light fitting. Yes behind the carpet.
Just found the 3 rubber tabs / covers, are these access points for the adjustment..?
1 had a screw fixing behind it, the rubber stop had a cam lock / drive for removal of the unit I guess..

Edited by RatBoy M3CSL on Wednesday 10th October 13:41

Martian O

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RatBoy M3CSL said:
Moosh said:
you should have a tool in the tools that came with the car to remove the light fitting. Yes behind the carpet.
So you have to take the headlight unit out to adjust it..?
You can't adjust it in situ to check the beams are where you want them..?
Take it out, adjust, put it back in and turn it on to check it..? thats gonn atake a while..!
You can adjust them in situ, it's just easier to do them out and then just slotting them back in to check level and not too much hassle.

Magna

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68 months

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RatBoy M3CSL said:
So you have to take the headlight unit out to adjust it..?
You can't adjust it in situ to check the beams are where you want them..?
Take it out, adjust, put it back in and turn it on to check it..? thats gonn atake a while..!
Might take a minute or 2.

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