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    Headlight Adjuster Issue

    I have replaced the headlights but the adjuster doesn't do anything. I can hear the whirring noise but the headlight angle doesn't change.

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    which headlights did you swap to?

    did you replace the adjuster motor in the new lights?
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    They were Depo replacments for the originals (look exactly the same). Whre is the motor located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skalra63 View Post
    They were Depo replacments for the originals (look exactly the same). Whre is the motor located?
    if they are depo (i used to have a set) they dont have electronic adjustment, when you (if you did it) removed the old ones when taking out all the bulbs you would also have a large white box with a ball joint on the end, that is the motor,
    to fit to the deps you need to remove the manal adjustment and fit the motors in there (although i never did it)

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    i had depo sharkeyes not standard so might be different, but when you removed the old ones should have had the same rmoing all the bulb holders and one without bulb and larger which is the motor
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    It isn't an automatic adjustment. I have to hit the switch (Astra 1.4 1999) to make the motor fire. I had someone replace the lights for me, they threw the old ones out. There is a grey & black box attached to each headlight. Is that the motor you are referring to?

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    If you can hear the motors moving then they have been swapped over but may not have been located in properally. This will result in the headlight floating around alot inside.
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    How would one go about correcting it?

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    I think the best way would be to remove the headlights, take the headlight bulb and adjuster out then look into the adjuster hole and see that the ball on the end of the adjuster needs to slot into the headlight. With you finger in the headlight hole you can move the insides around to help locate the adjuster
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    I had a garage put them on for me. I don't feel comfortable taking the bumper off. So that will probably cost me even more money.

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    If they haven't fitted them corectly then it's their problem and should be fixed by them at no extra cost to you.

    The bumper and headlight do come out easy though with 2 clips at the top of the bumper, 3 clips alot the bottom and 2 screws in each wheel arch. The the headlights are held in with 3 screws in each of them.

    There's a how-to on it
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