very poor head lights..... my mountain bike has better

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very poor head lights..... my mountain bike has better

Postby toofunkyhouse » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:08 pm

Hi all, i changed my head light bulbs today on my estate as i found them quite poor (compared to our other cars xenon's). I bought some so called up rated bulbs and fitted them which was a bit of a pain. Now the lights are soooo bad its un true, i have used the manual adjuster but that doesnt seem to do much, there is a dead spot in front of the car. I have a phase two and have just pushed the bulbs in, i guess they could be in wrong but they are firm into the cluster.

Any advice, or are they just pap head lights?

Full beam is great, but i cant drive round like that all the time lol

any help would be great,

Rob

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Re: very poor head lights..... my mountain bike has better

Postby davelowe » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:11 pm

You changed what bulb for what in what year's car in what model?
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Re: very poor head lights..... my mountain bike has better

Postby toofunkyhouse » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:38 am

its a phase II megane DCI 130 estate. Has the projector type head light. I changed the standard bulbs (H7) for some Ring ultra xenon H7's. :-)

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Re: very poor head lights..... my mountain bike has better

Postby Gav » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:39 am

They're in wrong. It's quite a pain to seat them correctly - it took me a few hours of attempts before they finally clicked in correctly - and since I couldn't see what I actually did it's impossible to describe an easy way... If the wheel arch access is uncomfortable then it's probably best to remove the headlight units.
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Re: very poor head lights..... my mountain bike has better

Postby direstraits » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:12 pm

Don't forget to check the voltage on the bulb. 12V is what you need. A friend of mine bought 24V bulbs (for lorries) and complained about not seeing a thing. :D
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Re: very poor head lights..... my mountain bike has better

Postby Paddy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:20 pm

As above there are more than likely no seated correctly.

Your best bet is to thkethe front bumper off which take 5 mins. 3 bolts underneath, 4 screews arches, 6 plastic retainers under bonnet.

You then have plenty of room to play with.

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