headlights. sealed beam units on my 993cc 1996

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headlights. sealed beam units on my 993cc 1996

Post by camperman on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:07 pm

hi, have not been on the site for some time need help again please

been working on the old girl for some time i think she,s nearly ready for her mot
i recently as today replaced my rusty old beams with two new one,s as you can apprecate these have been on the van since 1996 ....
the three screws with washers and springs were all corroded with a bit of force the unit came away by depressing the unit and moving to one side
now i need to reset the lights for the mot,has anybody in the past set the lights up for thier mot
many thanks camperman:D 

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Re: headlights. sealed beam units on my 993cc 1996

Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:27 pm

Knock yourself out!!!

http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_180.htm

Where what I do, it park I somewhere level pointing at a nice wall about 4 meters away.

I get them so they are pretty much straight level but pointing down a tad.

Then I make them point bang on straight then turn them to the kerb a tad.

Seems to work ok Laughing
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Post by camperman on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:41 pm

cheers i,ll try that tomorrow will get bach to you thanks. just had alook at motuk wat a eye opener
tks very much.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:01 pm

It's a great site. Lets you know the goal posts for the annual nightmare!

Also from reading the handbook, you realise the MOT rules can be interpreted in different ways.
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Re: headlights. sealed beam units on my 993cc 1996

Post by eddie0303 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:12 am

With regard to the setting of headlights , my old boss used to do a similar thing to H.J but he used a board to mark a cross on at the same height as the centre of the headlight and had someone hold it about 12 inches away from the headlight . He would then line the main beam up so that it would fall slightly below the horizontal line and in the centre of the vertical , and then dipped beam should fall in the bottom left hand corner of the cross .

Not done it myself but saw him do it many times on the trucks and he always came back with a pass .

Good Luck


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