Main beem seems to very high

torquewrench

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Hello again Gentlemen, just a small query, W202 1996 elegance the main beam on my trusted steed seems to be a little high. Is their a way of adjusting this without altering the main array as this seems fine no flashes from angry motorists. Though I wish other motorists were as considerate. The amount of cars I see on the road with out marker lights, brake lights, and the silly little Euroland boxes with six people in, large exhaust system THAT DO NOTHING BUT MAKE A NOISE, driving lamps on " CLEAR EVENINGS " THAT SEEM TO DO ANYTHING EXCEPT LIGHT THE ROAD Sorry this has turned into a rant, but non the less. Your guidance would be most appreciated
 

television

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If the car is sitting level, and unladen in the rear, then with the dash control at the highest setting they should be set so that the lights are at the max height.

Plenty of info around on how to adjust the lamps to MOT standards
 

wireman

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If you have vacuum adjusted lights,

Don't forget to run the engine whilst adjusting the beam height or the vacuum belows that adjusts the lights will be set at the lowest possible position and will raise the lights when you start the engine.
 

bigasotonuk

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Hi,
The Headlight Vacuum dial should be set at "0", and the car unladen for normal use, when adjusting the lights.
 

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