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Hi all ,can anyone shed some light (no pun)on my problem??? Where or what is the mechanism that controls the tilting of the headlamps on my 03 berlingo ?? The N/S headlamp is tilting half way up compared to the O/S headlight,or is this normal ,TIA Gwyn
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my ride is a  berlingo forte 1.9d 2003 model in pukey blue  Huh
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It's normal for the nearside to be straight and dead ahead, where offside is down and left to not blind oncoming drivers. Best plan, go to an MOT station and get the alignment checked, costs £15 most places. I need to get mine done.

Adjusters are just various knobs on the back of each light but you're better getting it done on the beam machine.
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I'd check if the bulb is seated properly before I did anything else to it.
So where does this bit go then ?
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(18-12-2022, 05:07 AM)Zion Wrote:  It's normal for the nearside to be straight and dead ahead, where offside is down and left to not blind oncoming drivers. Best plan, go to an MOT station and get the alignment checked, costs £15 most places. I need to get mine done.

Adjusters are just various knobs on the back of each light but you're better getting it done on the beam  machine.
I have a roller switch on the dash to determine the tilt of the headlamps !! When its on 1 the o/s headlight is too high(dipped) and the n/s headlight is too low !! just wondering if there was something wrong the mechanism that controls this operation ???
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We all have that switch, but each headlight has horizontal and vertical adjustment knobs on the rear, that roller switch is a motor controller which tilts the inside of the lights up or down of course, so if one is wrong, it needs checked on the beam machine and manually adjusted. Then they will move correctly when you change the roller switch. It's intended use is when carrying a load in the rear and should be at the correct level when set to 0 if the boot is not loaded up with stuff..

At MOT time the tester normally always just adjusts your lights without mention of the issue.
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Ok cheers Scott much obliged to you ,and a merry xmas to you and the boss ,
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Haha I'll pass that on to her, and have a great Xmas too Gwyn, to you and the missus!
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The headlights are adjusted by IIRC an 8mm socket and extension from above the headlight unit. Can't remember exactly where it is but it's a white plastic hex - I've messed with mine.

One issue you might have is that whatever level adjusting mechanism is inside the headlight housing can go a little haywire and end up making a loud noise as it constantly searches for its position or gets stuck in the wrong position. It might be someone has previously unplugged it. I fixed mine by drilling a few holes in the housing and spraying in some electrical cleaner and WD40.
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Ok cheers Kyle much obliged
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