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Dipped headlight pointing too high

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by heap1000, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. heap1000
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    [Dec 19, 2012]
    Ok i changed ny passenger side dipped beam light and when looking at the car head on with the lights on the one i changed seems really bright and gets into your eyes. Whrn i shine them on a wall the one i changed seems to be poonting high and slightly to the left.

    I was quitr carefull to make sure i took note of which way the bulb went in when i swapped it over.

    Is there a certain way they go in? Whats the best way to get it back right?

    Thanks
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    [Dec 19, 2012]
    Check to see if the bulb is seated correctly, they can be installed but not seated flush, which results in the symptoms you give.
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    sounds like its upside down...i did the same thing, easy done i guess with the ridiculous amount of space you have lol
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    Very true!you need a small child to help you fit the damn things! Will have to take a look at it this weekend when i can get some daylight! Well thats if the world does not end tomorrow!
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    [Dec 20, 2012]
    Yip classic case of bulb in wrong way round.
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