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Headlight adjustment

kgough Jul 11, 2004

  1. kgough

    kgough Member

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows the correct way to adjust my headlight beams (ie how high and left/right) or is this something best left to my local garage? The reason for needing the adjustment is that I have fitted some facelift projector type units to my '97 2.8 A4 quattro avant and they are illuminating only about 2 feet in front of me!!
     
  2. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Audi S4 Black Edition s tronic

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    An old DIY trick I was taught many years ago was to drive up against a wall, and mark a cross with a chalk in line with the dead centre of the dipped beam bulb. Then reverse back about 30 feet, switch the dipped lights on and adjust the beams so that the centre of the light falls just below & to the left of the chalk cross.

    Haven't tried it for a long time, but I'm sure it still works.
     
  3. ajmackie

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    Do your upgraded projector lights have the light livel motor in them?
     
  4. kgough

    kgough Member

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    No, they are cheaper non audi ones, so they don't have the motors in them! I will try the wall type adjustment and see how it goes! Cheers.
     
  5. ajmackie

    ajmackie Member

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    Is there space to put the motors in from the original lights?
     
  6. kgough

    kgough Member

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    I haven't even thought about that, mmmm. I will quickly set them up tonight now it's dark then look at the motors tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
     
  7. ajmackie

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    No probs. I remember some technical article on audiworld about changing lights over when he was upgrading to projectors. He cut his wings so he bought what I presume were the oem 1-piece ones, but the lights you've got might well need them to. worth a look!
     
  8. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    My projectors allow the level motors to be fitted, there was a variety of adapters and seals included. I assume to allow different motor types to be fitted!!
     

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