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Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by walkenblue, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. walkenblue

    walkenblue Senior Member

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    Any ideas to what this is as i found it as you see it just dangling as i am attempting to remove the cover in wheel arch to get to the fog light ? I am iffy to continue till i know what is . Many thanks. C class w203
     

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    Is that purple in color? In case, it's headlight adjustment vacuum pipe... Is the adjustement working (should not)?
     
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    hmm,Xenons on the car,is this purple pipe far from it's location ?
     
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    YUP VACUUM PIPE probably from the headlight level adjuster-- try adjusting the headlights up and down with the small wheel beside the lighting selector switch--- one or both headlights will fail to move up and down
     
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    No selector,self leveling.May have to try at night to see if it 's working or not. I dont know how this came loose or maybe i somehow disturbed it .
     
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    headlight washer
     
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    They are ok .Unless there is more of what the pipe does.Does not seem like there is too much of the pipe to go far from where it is hanging.
     
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    When the front of my 203 was dismantled to fit headlamp washers there was a little vacuum reservoir attached to the cross member. Have a look/feel perhaps you have the same and the pipe connects there?
     
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    Ok will try that now ,may have to jack the car up ,not much room for a xxxl like me.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    It looks to me as though the Xenons may have been added, purple is the colour for the headlamp adjusters
     
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    Very interesting that is.These were supposed to be from factory fittted from new,whitenemeseis sent me a data card and it says bi xenon headlights. ,,i have just turned the lights on and off a few times and do not see them rising up to level as what i see when i turn them on at night.,but should i see them raise in daylight ?....I am thinking the vacuum hose may have been there all along from new .
     
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    There is no vacuum system for Xenons, its all electric from sensors front and rear
     
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    So do we think this pipe is there in the loom from new?
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    is it down be the headlamps ??? there is a vacuum system under the bonnet

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    The pipe is just hanging down virtualy touching the cover as i was trying to remove the lower wheel arch cover to get to the foglight,in the photo.
     
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    Then I think there from new, and forget it;)
     
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    Does seem that ,i will go and try the lights once it is dark enough,and report back.Thank you for the help.
     
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    My apologies...Thanks to everyone.
     
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    Just a thought but if the car has Xenons it may be from the headlight washer, as they pop up and down using a vacum I think!!!!
     
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    They pop up using water pressure and down using spring pressure
     

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