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S3 Full Beam Alignment/direction?!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Wernlas, Apr 19, 2008.

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    [Apr 19, 2008]
    Hi folks, my first post as I bought my 2001 S3 on Wednesday.

    I've noticed my offside Full Beam seems to point off very high!
    If i'm driving along I tend to be lighting up the tree tops on the other side of the road, is anyone elses like that?

    Main beam is perfect and as I had it serviced by Audi Thursday I asked them to check the lights anyway, they came back saying it needed adjusting and they'd done that but it still seems wrong to me.
    I don't think they made much adjustment at all as main beam was fine before it went in.
    I assume you can't adjust the full beam independent of the main beam though?! or can you?

    I was going to go back to Audi to say it's still not right but thought i'd check if that's the norm.
    Even parked on the drive 6 foot from a fence panel I stick on full beam and you can see the beam is a good 6 inches higher on the drivers side than the passenger side.
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    [Apr 20, 2008]
    The two beams are not independently adjustable as far as i know mate. The headlamp has two adjusters on it, one for vertical and one for horizontal allignment, these adjustments effect both dipped and main beam.
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    [Apr 20, 2008]
    Cheers Steve, that's what I thought.
    Hmmm maybe that's just the way it is then, I had an A3 Turbo previously and the lights were fine but it was pre-facelift with the integral Fog lights so bit of a different setup.
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