Highbeam adjustment?

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brette013
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Highbeam adjustment?

Post by brette013 » Fri 15 Sep, 2017 5:34 pm

HI people,

I just want to ask is there any way to realign the low and high beams to be together on a 300ce-24? On mine, the high beams are currently pointed upwards and the low beams are dead centre like it should be. I understand my levelling switch inside the car isn't working and know I can adjust from behind the headlamps, but adjusting manually moves them both at the same time which is not what I want. Any tips or do I need to fix the levelling switch in order to resolve this?
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Re: Highbeam adjustment?

Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 15 Sep, 2017 5:44 pm

No, I believe that they have a double filament lamp and the lamp moves with the reflector during under bonnet or remote adjustment.
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Re: Highbeam adjustment?

Post by brette013 » Fri 15 Sep, 2017 6:03 pm

So I guess I was on the money that it adjust both of them at the same time, thanks for clearing things up. Just thought there might be some secret adjuster lying around somewhere...
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Re: Highbeam adjustment?

Post by crazycrowbar » Fri 15 Sep, 2017 11:10 pm

Hi Mate

While you busy with the headlights, check out this link......
I did mine as per this tutorial and the improvement just by adjusting
it to the correct angle is absolutely phenomenal.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDudMM4J-ZE

Hope you find this handy

Regards,
P

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