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    headlight beam.

    Can someone tell me how you adjust the headlight beam i know you have a adjuster in the car but when i turn that to 0 one headlight is higher than the other, i did a search but didnt find anything help much apreciated.

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    Might help to say what MK Astra you have, standard halogen headlights, standard Xenon's or aftermarket units

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    Sorry mate i have normal headlights standard they are just black i think they are off a coupe they were on the car when i bought it. i have some phillips h7 headlight bulbs in and side lights thats it.

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    I think there's an allen key hole on the top of each headlight is there not? Each side throws a different beam pattern out though so they'll never be equal.

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    There should be two adjusters in the top of the headlight. One will do height other left to right movement. If they are like my FK's, you will be able to use either a large phillps screwdriver or an allen key

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    Pull out the rubber bung (Number 2) and the adjuster is under there:

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    IIRC number two does height, number one does sideways adjustment, although doesn't seem to make any difference on mine.

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    Awsome thanks again chaps never let me down, Is it best the drive close to a wall and look to see if they line up?

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    Yeah not too close though. Further you are from the wall the better IMO, so long as you can still see the beam clear enough to be able to adjust it.

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    You could also go to a garage & get a full headlight alignment done, then you won't blind other drivers. Most places here charge around £10-15 to do the job with the proper equipment.
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