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    Question Mk4 headlight levelling?

    Got a Mk4 hatch, all stock headlight bulbs.
    Noticed yesterday when pulling in the drive with beams showing on the garage door that the right bulb is higher than the left. Adjusted the leveller and the left seems to barely move at all whereas the right is working fine.
    I think the full beams are level, i will check later but i think its fine.
    Where is the motor that moves them and what shall i do?
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    Check the bulbs are in propper, bit obvious but worth a quick check
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    WHat shall i try next?

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    adjust them with a allen key from the top of the head light.

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    What does the motor look like so i can check the connections?

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    I just pulled the leveller motor out and some white plastic bit is loose in the hole it came from and i cant get to it.
    Would it be easier just to buy a new secondhand headlight for the car?

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    Surely someone can help me out :S

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    The headlight motor should be a green and grey plastic lump at the back of the headlight with a wired connection. This will be twist to remove, and attaches to the headlight reflector with a ball and socket style joint, if the white plastic bit floating around is a snapped socket joint then you'll either need a new motor, or headlight. You might be able to find a replacement connector rod from an old headlight (the white plastic rod connecting the motor to the reflector) but I think that's unlikely.
    It really depends on which has the ball and which has the socket. I seem to remember the motor being the part with the ball, and the rod with the socket, if this is the case fiddle with the white rod, and see if it is removable or replaceable or, pop to the scrappy and get a new headlight.
    ps. The motor is a b*tch to get back onto the rod when you've replaced it, so you'll have to be quite firm with it.

    Hope this helps

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