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Old 01-21-2004, 18:51   #1 (permalink)
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Ba Xr Headlights

I drove our XR8 for the first time in the dark last night and found the headlights to be fairly ordinary compaired to the EB & EL.

The light beam seems to be a bit short.

Has anyone else noticed this or do mine just need to be ajusted.

If they do have to be adjusted I would have thought that the dealer would of checked it.

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Old 01-21-2004, 19:53   #2 (permalink)
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Can you adjust them yourself? I dont know if they will be anything near the same but on my AU there are orange plastic screws things (look like the top of a tap) on the back of the lights in the engine bay and depending on which way you turn them they move the lights up and down. Just a suggestion
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Thanks mate, I'll have a look when I get home
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I'd say that they might need some adjustment because im sure as hell that the BA headlights would be better than a EB or EL.
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Well, im pretty sure at dealers they use a special thing to line them up perfect ( i know i've used one) so maybe if you take it to a ford dealer
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Re: Ba Xr Headlights

The EA,B & D series headlights were quite good actually. Alot better than the next series, however the AU and BA headlights I have experienced have been excellent.
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Old 01-22-2004, 00:20   #7 (permalink)
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I cant fault the BA headlights, if you have problems it has got to be adjustment.

The EL in XR8 form was a dissapointment headlight wise after the excellant EB lamps. The EL was fin on high beam but the drop to low was always a big one.

The 6 lamp BA set-up makes the high to low dip much better. The AU was probably as good if not better than the BA but id did have a bad rap for dazzling on-coming drivers.

What-ever you have adjustment makes a huge improvement, and no the dealer will not normally set them at pre-delivery, they usually try to offer headlight aim as a cost option at the first service. Its not that hard to set up with measuring tape a level surface to a wall.
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Well, im pretty sure at dealers they use a special thing to line them up perfect ( i know i've used one) so maybe if you take it to a ford dealer
They are sold to Ford already pre-aimed , and the only adjustment ever done is on the production line ( if any ) .I know this because I programmed the aiming station , and its checked every week for allignment.
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I found the AU headlights to be better than the BA, but that's not saying BA headlights are too bad.
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The EA,B & D series headlights were quite good actually. Alot better than the next series, however the AU and BA headlights I have experienced have been excellent.
This would have somthing to do with the EA/D having Glass lense's, as opposed to the EF/L having plastic.
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