Main/Full Headlight Beam

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Main/Full Headlight Beam

Postby np666 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Have read a load of headlight related issues on here and am still confused. :conf

Only got my Meg 3 weeks ago but have noticed that when the headlights are on everything is fine (alignment/brightness etc) however when I switch on the main/full beam I only illuminate the same area that the headlights are in. So I guess that the main beam bulbs need to be adjusted, which is where the confusion arrives, I have read on here that the main and dipped lights are adjusted together so what can I do?

Also I read that it is a bit of a nightmare to change the bulbs, can someone tell me or proivde a link to instructions how the best way to get access and change them? It seems bizarre that in a country where it is a legal requirement to carry a spare bulb in the car the French would make it a little easier :nut

I have the auto lights which are great and I want to keep on )i know you can de-activate them), but when they are on how do I dip them to side lights when the stalk and switches are in the off position? (need to do this when I enter my place of work so I don't blind the security gaurd)

Would appreciate any advice or solutions thanks fellas (or ladies, dont want to offend anyone :grin )
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Re: Main/Full Headlight Beam

Postby Gav » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:03 pm

np666 wrote:when they are on how do I dip them to side lights when the stalk and switches are in the off position? (need to do this when I enter my place of work so I don't blind the security gaurd)


You need to twist the stalk to side lights to get side lights. The auto setting is only for dipped beam.
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Re: Main/Full Headlight Beam

Postby np666 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:05 pm

OK, ok sorry I'm and idiot. :oops:

Found some advice on here for headlight adjust : viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6307
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Re: Main/Full Headlight Beam

Postby np666 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:08 pm

Someone help/advise!!

Had a bit of a nose around and even fitted new bulbs for the full beam but makes no difference!! :banghead

The bulbs are defiantly fitted correctly but the full beam is still too low, I live in the countryside and driving down an road that has no street lights at 60mph and having only the 50-100ft in front of you lit up is a little disconcerting.

The dipped beam I am sure is correct, and even if they were a little low the main beam should still be illuminating the area 'above' the dipped beam shouldn't it?
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Re: Main/Full Headlight Beam

Postby madwedge » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:41 pm

Make sure the headlight adjustment control is on the right setting (i.e. not on the setting as if you had a fully loaded car). It's located on the lower right hand side next to the steering wheel. Next to the dashboard light intensity control.
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Re: Main/Full Headlight Beam

Postby np666 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:53 pm

yes, have checked that. It is set to zero.
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