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Old 06-12-2019, 09:52   #1
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My headlights on my VIII are total crap, the dipped beam does not go far enough in-front of the car, which makes for difficult driving at night over 50mph. The full beam and side lights are fine. Any idea how to fix this issue with the dipped beam?
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:59   #2
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Adjust them?
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:31   #3
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Yep first thing i tried.
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When you tried adjustment how did you do it, up the road or against a wall?
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Against garage door, they are on their highest, but still below what you expect them to be.
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Does the 8 have a manual height adjuster in the ****pit? Or are they Zenons?
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It has the manual adjuster inside the car as usual, not zenons i dont think
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probably a daft question, but when you say you adjusted them as high as they go, do you mean on the in car adjuster, or on the adjuster screws on the actual headlights?

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Old 18-12-2019, 10:05   #9
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I have adjusted them using the screws on the headlights and it has raised them up. However this has made little difference. When driving at night the light seems to be everywhere but on the road infront.
Does anyone know a guide on how to set them up properly, like a height guide or something?
I will also try changing the bulbs, any ideas on which would be best upgrade (non xenon)?
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I have adjusted them using the screws on the headlights and it has raised them up. However this has made little difference. When driving at night the light seems to be everywhere but on the road infront.
So adjusted them up max I bet they are up in the trees now
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So adjusted them up max I bet they are up in the trees now
Actually i didnt, i raised them less than 100mm up on the garage door. Car was about 3 ft away from the door.
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Actually i didnt, i raised them less than 100mm up on the garage door. Car was about 3 ft away from the door.
100mm (4”) over a distance of 3ft seems a lot to me.....
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Old 18-12-2019, 19:59   #13
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Then whats the answer, ive asked for help here?
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The way I usually set mine, is, find some level flat ground, drive up to a wall as close as I can, basically touching the wall, and mark where the cut off of the headlights are, then back up a couple of foot, and adjust so they are now a little lower and to the left of the first marks

There are measurements out there but as long as they point down and to the left a little, there isnt any issue with dazzling others

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