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H-H-H-HELPPPPP

mark.colledge Aug 23, 2011

  1. mark.colledge

    mark.colledge Member

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    evening guys+girls,

    my car failed its mot today because of my lights.
    1 they aint adjusted
    2 there isn't a beam pattern

    can anyone tell me how i can get my beam pattern back?
    any help will be much appreciated.

    thanks in advance.

    mark
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011
  2. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    are they standard headlights? Somebody hasnt fitted aftermarket an aftermarket xenons to standard headlights?
     
  3. mark.colledge

    mark.colledge Member

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    no mate, completely standard.
     
  4. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    Have you got more info about the car itself? Maybe take some pics of the front end of the car with and without lights on and against a solid wall
     
  5. mark.colledge

    mark.colledge Member

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    yeah its a 2006 a3 1.9 tdi.
    ill take some photos in a sec after my corn beef pie :drool:.
     
  6. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Get your priorities right :lmfao:
     
  7. mark.colledge

    mark.colledge Member

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    hahaha good one :p
     
  8. n25gabe

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    ive had this on a different car, turned out bulbs just werent fully seated. Might be worth point the car against a wall, turn on lights and chalk where the beam falls. then remove bulbs reseat and see whether the beam changes. also maybe try different bulbs
     
  9. Lewis583

    Lewis583 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I'd start by checking the bulb is fitted/located correctly and properly secured into the headlamp.
     
  10. mark.colledge

    mark.colledge Member

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    okay guys, here are the pics.

    please don't laugh :)
     
  11. mark.colledge

    mark.colledge Member

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    that my friend could be the answer. ill have a little tinkle in a bit.
     
  12. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Now its failed, go back to the mot tester, ask them to adjust the headlights to be inline with mot pass requirement, then ask to retest officially, job done, its the only way forward & as they're the tester they cant really fail if they set correctly, most will do if you pay for there time.

    Urm just seen images, are they xenon headlights, show us the headlights themselves.
     
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  13. mark.colledge

    mark.colledge Member

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    no there not xenon. just standard sh*t :(
    hope this pic is what you are looking for...

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  14. BlueSpark

    BlueSpark 6th Gear

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    i think you just need to adjust them so the beam is a little lower and inwards. If they are halogen headlights then you can adjust them slightly with the two white adjusters at the top of each headlight. Open the the bonnet look at top of headlights, the outer one adjusts height up or down and the inner one adjusts the beams inwards or outwards. But just bear in mind that you can only make minor adjustments this way.
    If your lights are xenon then this will need to be adjusted using VCDs i believe, although again you can make minor adjust as above.
     
  15. BlueSpark

    BlueSpark 6th Gear

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    just saw ur recent post after i posted mine. Looks like they are halogens.
     
  16. mark.colledge

    mark.colledge Member

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    yeah it has the adjustments on top. ill have a tinker...
    i usually run a HID kit but i changed it due to the mot.

    ( yes i was carful not to hit the cover in the light :p )
     
  17. Chappy

    Chappy Call me Dan! Audi A5

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    My halogens have a very sharp cut off, looking at those, they look like the same crappy beam pattern as a HID kit.
    Are you sure they're not HIDS?
     
  18. mark.colledge

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    defiantly not HID. there in the boot. there just standard halogen bulbs...
     
  19. Chappy

    Chappy Call me Dan! Audi A5

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    Then only other answer is as suggested, bulbs are probably seated the wrong way round :)
    H7 bulbs have a notch out (as I'm sure you know) which normally sits on the top I believe :)

    How did you get your HIDS to work without blowing your wiper motor?
     
  20. mark.colledge

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    pointing up? bumm i put them in pointing down hahaha. my bad.

    errm well. iv been through 2 wiper motors :) then they said it was a fault with the dash board. since then they have been spot on.
    thinking of ditching the hid kit and going for some bright white bulbs from halfords. i think there xenon. i may be wrong.
     
  21. n25gabe

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    yes yes very good question, had a hid kit in the garage from my last car, dared not fit it for fear of the wiper motor
     
  22. Chappy

    Chappy Call me Dan! Audi A5

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    They normally are pointing up mate, that'd probably explain the bad beam pattern :)

    Metc Cosmos blue are probably the closest to HIDS mate, the halfords ones are **** :no:
     
  23. mark.colledge

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    well fellas, thanks for your help, if it wasn't for the forum id be skint!!

    you may now call me an idiot, the bulbs were upside down :(
    now that they are the right way up, there is a perfect beam pattern.

    now tomorrows job is cv boot...:lazy:
    touch wood that goes okay.

    once again thanks guys.
     
  24. Chappy

    Chappy Call me Dan! Audi A5

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    Haha ^^

    True Audi lover going out at 11.30pm to check bulbs :p
     
  25. mark.colledge

    mark.colledge Member

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    you bet :) audi till i die.... well mabie :)
     

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