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    Headlight Bucket Low...

    now in Standard time its dark after work and need light... my driver side headlight looked low so i used a Phillips screw driver to spin the adjuster and raise it up but it only goes so much and stops, as if its stripped.

    is it stripped or is there another underlying issue?

    gotta raise it up, need more light higher...
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    The adjuster wheel is either disconnected from the adjusting slide, or it is missing completely. Make sure you have all three connected and working properly, as they work together - if one fails, then the light just wobbles around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxGR8White View Post
    The adjuster wheel is either disconnected from the adjusting slide, or it is missing completely. Make sure you have all three connected and working properly, as they work together - if one fails, then the light just wobbles around.

    the light goes down if i turn it that way, but only upwards so far... but i will look down inside to see if i can find the connections...

    thanks!
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    If you put your thumbs on the lense with your fingers on the housing, does the lender move about? If so, your adjusters are broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonz View Post
    If you put your thumbs on the lense with your fingers on the housing, does the lender move about? If so, your adjusters are broken.
    lens in ok.... what is an adjusting slide?C922A3F8-C9C6-40BE-9C5B-3479B7DE5B2C.jpeg

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    Actually when I spin the adjusting wheel in the same direction , eventually the headlight changes direction..,
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    That's not the right thing to be twiddling - those are only needed to raise and close the pop-up function of the headlights if the motor fails. The adjusters are actually on the headlight assembly - quite where I'm not sure as I only have experience of the Euro lights....
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    His car has the Euro lights (J-spec) 8-)
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    Ahh! Info here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timm View Post
    Ahh! Info here:


    awesome... thank you very much Timm,,, you too Wuffer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wuffer View Post
    His car has the Euro lights (J-spec) 8-)
    One of the three adjusters is broken - tabs that "lock" it in broke, so it won't adjust correctly.
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