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Hey guys, I know someone else has done this. I was adjusting them after a long night at work, and tried to do it too quickly and snapped off the adjustment end (black part where the allen wrench fits in). Luckily it broke off far enough out to be grabbed by needle nose pliars, so I adjusted it and put it back in, but I am NEVER SATISFIED (it's a curse). So this morning, I popped it out again to adjust it and there is NOTHING LEFT TO GRAB... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>What should i do? I was thinking about trying to thread a screw into the plastic part that's remaining. or maybe trying to just go inside the headlight itself to see where it connects and do it from there. Any suggestions? Thanks...
 

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Re: Snapped off my headlight adjuster... What now? (S40Racer)

Happened to me. I drilled two holes on opposite ends and used a niddle nose plier to turn it. Eventually the rubber seal broke through and I was able to take half of it out. After that it was easy to turn.
 

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Happened to many of us i guess, it helps to spray a bit od WD40 before adjusting to ease the rotation...<p><A HREF="http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1040827.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4219/p1040827.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Guru</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Happened to many of us i guess, it helps to spray a bit od WD40 before adjusting to ease the rotation...<p><A HREF="http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1040827.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4219/p1040827.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>How come my adjusters look like skinny white torx knobs.. am I adjusting the wrong thing?! I can never get my headlights to move up at all. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (Vash13)

I have a button that does this? No need for tools. Is this eurospec?
 

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They are white knobs until you snap them off <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> that white torx screw is connected to a differential-like mechanism, and the shaft of that differential is what easily snaps.<p>There are two of those screws on each headlamp, one that adjusts sidewise left and right (lateral, very close to the lamp removal pin), and the other (medial, closer to the radiator and situated deeper) adjusts height up and down.<p>You'll need to rotate the medial one 2-3 full turns clock-wise/anticlock wise? can't remember... <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Best done at night against a white wall, mark the default position of the lights on the wall, them start twisting. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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TheDane> I also have a dial next to the light switch, the fog lights switch, the dash lights damper...ect., <p>Don't think it's eurospec, but even with the dial set to highest position, the beams don't seem to travel far enough, especially while driving fast at night on a dark road. <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vash13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How come my adjusters look like skinny white torx knobs.. am I adjusting the wrong thing?! </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes, you are. The white things are only indicators, to tell you how far you're turning the real adjusters.<p>The real adjusters are hex sockets, which are inline with the shaft that actually enters the housing. It's at 90 degrees to the white thingies. ONLY turn those sockets, with a standard allen key. Carefully.<p>Yes, the dippable headlights are eurospec. No such requirement in the US therefore no such part.<p>Tom.
 

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What colour are those sockets then? So let me get this straight.. The white skinny ones which had white caps on top of them were the wrong thing to adjust?
 

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The sockets are black. I recommend pulling the pins and removing the headlight assemblies to take a good look at before attempting this. I think you'll find it pretty clear after a quick look-see.<p>Yes, the white caps are the wrong thing to adjust, because they are only indicators and break easily.<p>Tom.
 

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Well I took off the white cap and found a skinny off whitish yellow plastic knob. I turned it several times around with pliars but nothing changed. I will try this thanks!
 

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Here is my quick fix:<br>All I did was get a short self-tapping screw and tap it into the plastic, then JBWELDED it in there...it actually works a lot better than the stock adjuster now!
 

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vash any luck im havin the same problem
 

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Re: (Sk8 Ma BaNaNa)

So I forget which way to turn to raise lights, I need to adjust mine more.<p>Of all the tech stuff I've pasted to a page for further use, this is not one.<p>Which way do we turn?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sk8 Ma BaNaNa</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">vash any luck im havin the same problem</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well I tried again the other day to adjust the headlights. I turned the black knob that is perpendicular to the yellow skinny knob. No LUCK! I turned it like for a good minute and it just keep clicking after a turn or so. I assume that's the highest they can be adjusted or something.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vash13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Well I tried again the other day to adjust the headlights. I turned the black knob that is perpendicular to the yellow skinny knob. No LUCK! I turned it like for a good minute and it just keep clicking after a turn or so. I assume that's the highest they can be adjusted or something.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've pulled both headlights out and found the allen adjustment that everyone mentions and found its just makes that clicking sound also without actually adjusting anything. I'm interested if anyone is actually moving the aim up, or if the adjusters are just clicking in place? I also found a plastic windshield washer noozle laying under the headlight..."how did that get there?" is what came to my mind.
 

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Why don't you guys take the back cover off as well while turning those adjusters, you know... the cover you would take off when changing the light bulbs.<br>At least you would see what's turning/clicking.
 
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