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Old 12-04-2002, 21:19   #1 (permalink)
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EL XR8 headlight adjustment !!!

got my car back from panelbeaters couple of weeks ago and a few nights ago coming home i had to use the H-beams and YIKES !!!! they look like the eyeballs on my AVTAR .

question : how the frigg do you get your hand in behind the twin lights to adjust them ??? o_O

question II : do i have to remove anything to make it easier ?



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Old 12-04-2002, 22:54   #2 (permalink)
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watch out there is a ford tsb on these.
dont use exccesive force on the adjusters or they will easily strip.
they may already be stripped.
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Old 12-05-2002, 00:20   #3 (permalink)
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use a spanner or pull the front bumper off. its a prick of an idea!!!

better yet get your other half to do it as she might have smaller hands and might not squeal as much as you when she cuts her sell on the headlight panel and the rest.

enjoy!!! not!!!
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Old 12-05-2002, 01:48   #4 (permalink)
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I had mine all nicely aligned a while ago by my local Ford service dept. I rang them and they said bring it in and 15mins later out I drove. The front has to come off to replace the globes but does not need to be removed for alignment.

Probably doesn't help too much but look at a workshop manual - they've usually got instructions to do such things

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Old 12-05-2002, 04:42   #5 (permalink)
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thanx for all the great help guys , i just figured it out . pretty simple really! just remove the plastic dressing that sits around the bonnet latch and wola !!! high beam adjusting screws exposed......

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Old 06-11-2014, 23:56   #6 (permalink)
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Re: EL XR8 headlight adjustment !!!

KNOW IT'S LATE, HERE FOR PEOPLE DOING GOOGLE SEARCHES:)
EF EL XR6 XR8 HEADLIGHT ADJUSTMENT
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:13   #7 (permalink)
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Re: EL XR8 headlight adjustment !!!

It's only 12 years late , think he might have got it fixed by now !! but may help others looking for that information .
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Re: EL XR8 headlight adjustment !!!

going by his previous msg he did, but not before people started saying stuff like "take off the front bumper"
just posted for others doing google search for answer, as i had.
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