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Old 02-13-2013, 05:18 AM   #1
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MK3 Headlight Adjust

Anyone know how to adjust the headlights in a MK3? I had a headlight replaced and now one is higher than the other.

I am at work and it is dark out. Figured I'd ask so when I go look I can fix it quick.


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Old 02-13-2013, 05:36 AM   #2
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Its in the owners manual.

However there should just be a screw somewhere to adjust the height of the beam. There is no horizontal adjusted iirc.
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I have seen it in the owner’s manual as well, but have looked at the headlamp and I can’t see any adjusting screw.
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It is in the owners manual. The photo is useless went out to the car and can't make heads or tails of where it is. Might have to remove the headlight to find it.
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It is in the owners manual. The photo is useless went out to the car and can't make heads or tails of where it is. Might have to remove the headlight to find it.
I have and still did not see it.
I figured I would stop by the dealer sometime and ask someone to show me.
Or maybe someone here who knows will post a pic with a BIG RED ARROW to point it out.
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Anyone know how to adjust the headlights in a MK3? I had a headlight replaced and now one is higher than the other.

I am at work and it is dark out. Figured I'd ask so when I go look I can fix it quick.
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I have and still did not see it.
I figured I would stop by the dealer sometime and ask someone to show me.
Or maybe someone here who knows will post a pic with a BIG RED ARROW to point it out.
It is in the manual and it tells you to use a Number 2 Phillips screw driver (+). ON the back of the headlight housing there is a small vertical hole in which the screwdriver goes into and turns a plastic cog basically that heightens or lowers the beam up or down.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #7
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And whats the deal with bulb replacement, everything is so jammed in the bay..
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It is in the manual and it tells you to use a Number 2 Phillips screw driver (+). ON the back of the headlight housing there is a small vertical hole in which the screwdriver goes into and turns a plastic cog basically that heightens or lowers the beam up or down.
On the back, Ok I'll look next time I have one out.
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And whats the deal with bulb replacement, everything is so jammed in the bay..
Just take the whole housing out, it is only 2 screws and then you can get to the bulbs on the back.
You can also reach down and get to the fog light bulbs with the housing out.
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Just take the whole housing out, it is only 2 screws and then you can get to the bulbs on the back.
You can also reach down and get to the fog light bulbs with the housing out.
Thats what I was thinking - way easy to handle that way.

I dont have fogs
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