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Adjustable headlamp doesn't
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After a too close encounter with a sheep (they are tough little b*stards), I had to replace my offside headlamp.

Managed to get a second hand one for a reasonable price and fitted it without drama. Problem is, it doesn't adjust up or down, it just sits in the middle position.

Operating the adjuster on the dash causes the N/S one to adjust as it should, but the O/S stays put.

On switching on the headlights, I can hear the motor whirring away as it would when being adjusted, but nothing happens. On the N/S I can see the lens moving when it is adjusted but the O/S won't. Although, by removing the lamp I can reach in and move it by hand.

Anyone had any experiences like this or have any ideas?
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#2
Yes, Great Idea, very nice with roast potatoes and mint sauce :whistle::whistle::whistle:
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
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#3
Even with your wombling skillls you wouldn't have got this one - went under the front, between the wheels and out the back, picked itself up and ran off . One bust headlamp and no dinner !!!
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#4
I expect the shock has broken the little plastic "rack" inside the adjuster.

New adjuster time - they just bayonet in like a light bulb.

Beware there are brown ones and black ones - each has a different connector.
'98 D 800 van Big Grin
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#5
Can I get to this with the headlamp in situ?
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#6
(20-11-2011, 08:10 PM)Coco Wrote:  Can I get to this with the headlamp in situ?

Yes - dead easy.

Its the little black or brown box sticking out of the handlamp backshell.

They just bayonet in, so you need a small screwdriver to lift the tags, unscrew a jot and out it comes, then un-snap the inner workings.
Its quicker to do than say.

Black or brown denotes the type - each has a differnet lecky connector.

The white plastic nut thing on the top allows individual manual adjustment to get both sides to match.

'98 D 800 van Big Grin
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#7
Know where you are now thanks.

I'll try and play with it over the weekend
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