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    How to align hids/angel eye headlights?

    Hey all got my mot coming up on Friday :-S and I know it's gonna fail on the alignment.

    My hubby had a look at this last night and he said he was turning the thing on the back of the lights but the beams was not moving at all.

    Any ideas?

    I really need to know asap!

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    Go to a garage.
    They will do it for £5/£10

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    there is a way to do it yourself....anyone actually know how

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    Unless you have MOT equipment then no, you cannot do it yourself.

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    There's like a bottle cap like thing on the rear of the headlight with spikes to it. Use a phillips screwdriver and rotate the bottle cap thing from the top. This will allow the beam to move in a vertical direction.. It will take some time to do this but it will move.

    theres also a metal rod somewhere on the rear (hard to get to), this allow the beam to move horizontally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxi007 View Post
    There's like a bottle cap like thing on the rear of the headlight with spikes to it. Use a phillips screwdriver and rotate the bottle cap thing from the top. This will allow the beam to move in a vertical direction.. It will take some time to do this but it will move.

    theres also a metal rod somewhere on the rear (hard to get to), this allow the beam to move horizontally.
    Just showed this to the OH & he says thats how to do the main beam, its the dipped headlights that need aligning, I might just have to wait until the mot & ask them to do it :-( (if they can!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannBodge View Post
    Go to a garage.
    They will do it for £5/£10
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    If it fails during the Mot, they should adjust them then pass it.

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    sorry to say but i had this issue with my angel eyes last summer. i took it to a garage and what should of been an easy two minute job turn out to be a nightmare. this cog thing didnt move the the beams enough. they both were too low and would not reach the mot beam requirements. basically i was told at mot time it would fail on this.

    this was why i had to sell them and opted for some smoked facelifts. main bonus here is the fact that they have all the normal vauxhall aligning allen key holes etc. so its pretty straight forward to adjust.

    plus at the moment your driving around with lights that arnt safe for you.

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    Well it must have been in my imagination as it passed!
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    someone was sayin to me dinna if its true you can take the motors out of standard lights and put them in halos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithysri View Post
    someone was sayin to me dinna if its true you can take the motors out of standard lights and put them in halos?
    Think ya can, sure someone on here wrote a tutorial on it.
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    Mine angles failed this morning because they set to low
    the garage said they tried to adjust them but the cog didnt do anything.
    (they were turning the main beam one)
    After while moaning to the ebay shop i bought my phase 3 angels from
    he told me that the cog for the dipped beam is quite hidden
    and not as obvious so see as the cog for the main beam one.
    If you your looking at the car from the front,
    go to the left side of the angel light, and look behind it,
    go to the left of the main beam cog (the one you can see easily)
    and underneath the bit of metal there is a cog that is thin and sticks out quite a lot!
    this is the adjuster.
    Thank god i found it, really didnt want to lose money selling them
    I raised the lights about 4 inches so hopefully it will pass next time i go.
    Hope this helps anyone whos having trouble
    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtmachinehead View Post
    Mine angles failed this morning because they set to low
    the garage said they tried to adjust them but the cog didnt do anything.
    (they were turning the main beam one)
    After while moaning to the ebay shop i bought my phase 3 angels from
    he told me that the cog for the dipped beam is quite hidden
    and not as obvious so see as the cog for the main beam one.
    If you your looking at the car from the front,
    go to the left side of the angel light, and look behind it,
    go to the left of the main beam cog (the one you can see easily)
    and underneath the bit of metal there is a cog that is thin and sticks out quite a lot!
    this is the adjuster.
    Thank god i found it, really didnt want to lose money selling them
    I raised the lights about 4 inches so hopefully it will pass next time i go.
    Hope this helps anyone whos having trouble
    cheers
    CurtM

    picture pls mate

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    Mine were way out, i notified the garage that was doing my MOT and they done it for no extra charge whilst my car was being MOTd

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorsaBoi93 View Post
    picture pls mate
    Quote Originally Posted by CorsaBoi93 View Post
    picture pls mate
    Hi , sorry for the megga late reply. here are the pictures as asked *NOTE, for adjusting phase 3 angels only*
    How it looks from above, and what most people think is the adjuster staring you in the face

    The real adjuster hidden




    Sorry about the quality of the images, iphone shots,
    also, i found it very difficult to access the adjuster, so i had to remove the lights to get to it. ITS VERY HIDDEN!

    I did manage to do it myself, as the garage didnt know how,
    jus park up your car against a wall and get some electical tape
    and mark up on the wall where the beam of light currently goes, then adjust it so its about 4/5 inches depending on how low they are in the first place
    It then passed after doing this
    Last edited by curtmachinehead; 27-08-2010 at 18:21.

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    You Have Saved Me Alot Of Time Because Mine Were Well Out Aswell Thanks

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