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Old 05-08-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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Help with projector lights!

So I bought DEPO p46's from DDM...and it seems my driver side (RIGHT side) is shinning less further than my passenger side (LEFT)...what do you guys think? Something faulty?





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Old 05-09-2008, 02:26 AM   #2
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Isn't there some kind of adjustment?
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:08 AM   #3
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adjust it, there should be leveling knobs on the unit.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:44 AM   #4
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Twist the star-like knobs on the top of the lights until you get the desired level.

When I got mine, they were aimed practically straight to the ground


EDIT: Your car is RHD... that's normal. The driver's side should always be lower than the other side so it doesn't blind oncoming traffic.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:22 AM   #5
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haha it should be normal but I doubt ddm would purposely set it like this for me. Ok I'll try adjusting the knob..thanks guys
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haha it should be normal but I doubt ddm would purposely set it like this for me. Ok I'll try adjusting the knob..thanks guys
i doubt they set it for anyone. they just make it and that's how it is. some are higher, some low.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:42 AM   #7
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So by adjusting the knobs for my low beams should work? What directions do I turn those knobs
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I believe clockwise raises and counter lowers but go through some trial and error.
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Will I be able to access the knob without taking out the whole light? I will try in a few hours time..the knob I want to adjust is on my driver's side (RIGHT side)
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Here is a pic, hope it helps..
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Ok I just adjusted the inner knob for the driver side...what do you guys think ? Is this how it should be? Should the most left side show more light?


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If you fire each headlight alone you will see that the color of them is the same but when they are on at the same time the left overlaps the right and hides its color.
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I don't get it...so does my headlights seem ok to shine like that?
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:26 PM   #14
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As far as the color is concerned they are fine.
But I was shocked by the awful light distribution produced by these projectors.
Hot spots and lack of evenness and width. I guess I got spoiled since I have spend too many hours at hidplanet forums...
It isn't your fault, just the projector design.
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