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moosey

Headlight adjustment

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Hi guys , just bought new Litronic headlights from suncoast. I just installed and tried adjusting the lights and found that the driver side headlight cannot be adjusted. When trying to adjust vertically and laterally when the lights are on the indicator bar does not move when trying to get to zero on the measurement bar. Basically. Nothing happens when turning the adjustments sockets. Does this mean there is a defect in the headlight or do I need to try and remove the headlight for adjustments? Gonna suck if I have to return the lights and have to wait for the replacement as they came from Germany .

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5 hours ago, moosey said:

Hi guys , just bought new Litronic headlights from suncoast. I just installed and tried adjusting the lights and found that the driver side headlight cannot be adjusted. When trying to adjust vertically and laterally when the lights are on the indicator bar does not move when trying to get to zero on the measurement bar. Basically. Nothing happens when turning the adjustments sockets. Does this mean there is a defect in the headlight or do I need to try and remove the headlight for adjustments? Gonna suck if I have to return the lights and have to wait for the replacement as they came from Germany .

 

First of all, you should have bought the light from board sponsor Sunset Porsche instead of Suncoast. :huh:

 

Most likely, the internal assembly has become dislodged from its pivot points during shipping.  While some have been able to get it back into position, as you just bought it, I would return it.

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1 hour ago, JFP in PA said:

 

First of all, you should have bought the light from board sponsor Sunset Porsche instead of Suncoast. :huh:

 

Most likely, the internal assembly has become dislodged from its pivot points during shipping.  While some have been able to get it back into position, as you just bought it, I would return it.

JFP is there anyway to open them up to fix them. Gonna take a long while to get a replacement:   This is what the dealer emailed me which I’ve never heard of before

 

From what I understand, Porsche dealers have to hook up there computer to your cars PCM to program and test the headlamps for movement depending on the year. The only thing I can suggest is bringing it to your local Porsche dealer. They have the necessary tools to fix those types of problems.

 

 

 

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49 minutes ago, moosey said:

JFP is there anyway to open them up to fix them. Gonna take a long while to get a replacement:   This is what the dealer emailed me which I’ve never heard of before

 

From what I understand, Porsche dealers have to hook up there computer to your cars PCM to program and test the headlamps for movement depending on the year. The only thing I can suggest is bringing it to your local Porsche dealer. They have the necessary tools to fix those types of problems.

 

 

 

 

He is referring to the headlight activation test, which can be done with the PIWIS or Durametric Pro software, which will put the headlights thru their movement paces.  But if your light is off its gimbal, it would not move during this test, which would just confirm that the light is jammed.

 

I have read about people fixing this problem, but have not done it myself, so I would suggest searching or perhaps another poster can chime in.  This may help as well:  http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-general-discussions/60449-litronic-headlight-repair.html  

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