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 Post subject: Re: Headlamp alignment
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:06 pm 
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So that's now three links to the same page and three different distances the car should be from the wall don'tcha just love the internet ;)

Meanwhile my book of complete car repair and maintenance (from 1988) suggests that the car should be between 5-10 metres from the wall
We did it by dead reckoning, if it looks right, it probably is. We parked it about half a car length from the wall and it didn't fail. No idea what the distance should be.


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 Post subject: Re: Headlamp alignment
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:15 pm 
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I don't think I've ever had even a mention of headlights being out but I do remove the trim before I take my cars so maybe my tester does the adjustment and doesn't tell me. when I had the spitfire I know he wouldn't even bother checking due to the way the bonnet lifted always made a difference to alignment.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlamp alignment
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:07 pm 
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I haven't put the trim on for that reason, it sounds like a right faff to do so I'm just going to ask Trev if I can do it before he checks them.

Cheers everyone for the reply's.


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 Post subject: Re: Headlamp alignment
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:39 pm 
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My method ( :lol: )

I use the bimmer (modern), to mark out the max top height and left to right, then park the dolly in the
same space and set as close as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlamp alignment
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:09 pm 
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So that's now three links to the same page and three different distances the car should be from the wall don'tcha just love the internet ;)

Meanwhile my book of complete car repair and maintenance (from 1988) suggests that the car should be between 5-10 metres from the wall
We did it by dead reckoning, if it looks right, it probably is. We parked it about half a car length from the wall and it didn't fail. No idea what the distance should be.
The distance from the wall can be any distance, but the dimension to the left of and below the marks will increase with increased separation of car and wall. The further away you are, the more accurate you are likely to be, but the test has a range of acceptance.


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