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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 2017, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all:
Which direction should the adjusting screw be turned, clock-wise or counter clock to elevate the dip beam. there was a thread on here a year or so ago, but I cant find it now.
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Line the car up facing a wall with the headlights on and leveller set to zero and mark the top of the beam with a piece of chalk then adjust the screw one turn at a time (count the turns and keep a note of them so you can go back if need be) then check the light beam against the chalk mark (make sure that your hood is closed properly when checking) That new height difference will tell you what way you want to go. The same idea applies for the left to right adjustment too. This is how us oldies used to adjust our lights back in the day. Now I just get the lads at my local garage to adjust them if needed when the car get's it yearly MOT check.
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Thanks SeanC:
I have used your method on other cars before. The reason for asking is if the adjusting screws are at their max limit they will brake, most times can't be fixed.
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