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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Drewsus, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Drewsus

    Drewsus Leon FR SC 240bhp-375 ft

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    Afternoon all.

    I've read various posts explaining how to raise the LED headlights. I've found mine to be WAY too low on dipped beam. They're amazing on full beam I'd just like to raise them a little.

    I was just wondering if any of you had success in doing so and how much did you turn the adjusters please?

    Thanks.
     
  2. philipj999

    philipj999 Active Member

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    There has been some issues with them pointing too low, mostly the driver side. Have a search through and you'll find some. Seat dealer had mine in 3 or 4 times before they solved it by ultimately replacing the drives side headlight, not noticed the issue since. What age is yours?
     
  3. Drewsus

    Drewsus Leon FR SC 240bhp-375 ft

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    Mine is approximately 2 months old. Thanks. I'll have a look into this.
     
  4. Ocularis

    Ocularis Active Member

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    I adjusted mine by I think half a turn, much better.This is of course you dont have the issue where they dont self level that some people have had, but mine have so far been fine.
     
  5. Matt280

    Matt280 Active Member

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    I didn't think mine were that bad anyway, but i've gone up 3/4 of a turn on both sides and i now think the lights are great. Dashing across rural Northamptonshire on Saturday night they were really good.

    There is a big white screw on the top of each light. Park the car 2 metres away from a wall and experiment turning the screws a small amount. Remember how close you are to the wall as even moving c2-3cms up the wall equates to a big change 100 meters away.

    You will soon know if you do it too far as everyone will flash you!!
     
  6. Drewsus

    Drewsus Leon FR SC 240bhp-375 ft

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    Thanks! i'll give it a bash tonight!
     
  7. DEAN0

    DEAN0 Old Git

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    Or pop to a friendly MOT station.

    It cost me £5 to use the beam setting machine. ( some may let you do it free )

    Mine are now set exactly on the correct height and are better than when it arrived.
     
  8. andrewpain

    andrewpain Active Member

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    good idea!
    The only thing I haven't done on mine, and I wonder if they ARE too low, or it's just the beam pattern. Will ask my local garage to use their beam setter....
     
  9. dephead2004

    dephead2004 Active Member

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    I put mine up by half a turn and haven't looked back. :rofl:
     
  10. andrewpain

    andrewpain Active Member

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    unlike everyone in front of you:))
    white screw on the top, then?
     
  11. nokiauk

    nokiauk Full Member

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    clockwise or anticlockwise? also i'm sure i read somewhere that vcds was required? maybe not?
     
  12. yellowcone87

    yellowcone87 Active Member

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    Vcds is required to change the brightness of the DRL or the motorway lights settings, but not the beam angle. I can't say I remember whether it's clockwise for up or down.
     
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    andrewpain Active Member

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    anti-clock raises it....
     
  14. StevenM

    StevenM Active Member

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    Make sure you turn the correct screw. There are two, one on top which moves the beam left and right, and one at the rear bottom of the light unit which moves the beam up and down. If you look closely at the sections within the lamp itself you will see them move when you turn the screw.


    Sent from my piece of shite iPhone - according to Muz.
     
  15. dephead2004

    dephead2004 Active Member

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    There is a thread here with pics of the manual supplied by me. Unhelpful the official vag manual is wrong. Corrected by vigilant members
     
  16. TonyFSC

    TonyFSC Active Member

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    Could some kind soul guide me to this manual, I have searched and find nothing?
    Failing that, could someone post pictures of the adjustment screws?
    I can see a torx screw head that maybe an adjuster.
    Tony
     
  17. BigfatPaulie

    BigfatPaulie Active Member

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    Credit to Dephead2004

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    Consensus is that its screw TWO that alters height... but mark where you start from, and itll be obvious once you start.
     
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    dephead2004 Active Member

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    BigfatPaulie Active Member

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    Can confirm that it IS screw 2...anticlockwise raises the beam.
    Just done mine!

    Adjuster was quite stiff, so make sure you use a 6mm hex key, rather than a screwdriver.
     
  20. nokiauk

    nokiauk Full Member

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    How far did you turn the adjuster, so far I've heard ½ turn and ¾ turn are ok?

    Thanks
     

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