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Old 01-10-2005, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I had my right headlight low beem bulb replaced at my dealership today, and when I drove at night, it looked as if the new light was pointing straight at the ground, and the light pattern on the light was slightly different then that of the exsisting bulb (the old one had a more defined top line). However, the highs/Daytime running lights were level, though the lows werent. Is there a chance they put the wrong bulb in, because when i leveled the low beams, the high beams were unleveled, though I guess all that really matters is the low beams? Is there anyway to just adjust the low beam bulb, which seems to be pointing low.

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They probably broke the bulb support when they replace it, my suggestion, go back to them tell them to fix it
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They probably broke the bulb support when they replace it, my suggestion, go back to them tell them to fix it
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thanks, think they'll fix it free of charge?
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Originally posted by zwke36+Jan 10 2005, 10:02 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(zwke36 @ Jan 10 2005, 10:02 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Rooz@Jan 10 2005, 09:39 PM
They probably broke the bulb support when they replace it, my suggestion, go back to them tell them to fix it
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Sometimes, the whole inside of the light can break away from the main housing. Grab the bulb at the connector, and move it up and down a bit.........feel too loose?
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how do i get the glass/plastic out? is it just held in by those clips, or something else?
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how do i get the glass/plastic out? is it just held in by those clips, or something else?
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The light can be removed and disassembled......it MAY be fixable, but replacement parts aren't available seperately, that I know of. Salvage headlights may be your best bet IF that is your problem.
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before you disassemble the headlight try adjusting the aim. there are little holes thru which you can stick a phillips and turn.
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thanks, think they'll fix it free of charge?
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They should, just tell them you didn't have that problem before they "touched" your lights
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before you disassemble the headlight try adjusting the aim. there are little holes thru which you can stick a phillips and turn.
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oh, so it's possible to adjust the induvidual headlights? Cause thats what I need to do, anyone have a picture showing where the holes are? If not, I'll just take it back to the stealer and get them to fix it.
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