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Mike Panic
01-09-2011, 06:24 PM
98 pre-facelift with 1-piece Valeo headlights in it, had a VVME HID kit in it when I bought it. Bulb blew, got a replacement set from VVME (8000k, up from 4300k) and swapped them in without a problem. Fired the car up and drove home from a friends, but the drivers side (originally blown one) now has a HUGE hot spot and looks like it's aimed right down at the grown. Horrible photo while I was driving with my iPhone (they are WAY more blue/white in real life, I'll take a real shot later with a proper white balance) but you can see they clearly aren't aimed right.

http://i.imgur.com/aOYPW.jpg

So - how do I adjust these suckers?

somebody5788
01-10-2011, 08:17 AM
You installed the bulb wrong

Mike Panic
01-10-2011, 08:34 AM
These are what my H7 joints look like:

http://www.b2btrade.biz/images2/img47d91d9e20724.jpg

Is the wire supposed to go at 12 o'clock or 6 o'clock?

somebody5788
01-10-2011, 08:46 AM
These are what my H7 joints look like:

http://www.b2btrade.biz/images2/img47d91d9e20724.jpg

Is the wire supposed to go at 12 o'clock or 6 o'clock?

The bulb should only fit in the socket one way.

AlltracAllday
01-10-2011, 09:03 AM
There should be two white adjustment screws on the headlight. Park about 15-20ft from a wall or garage door and adjust them so they are about level with the car and the bottom is close to the bottom of the wall or door. The screw for the low beam isn't the one that is right near that bulb or at least not on mine it was the one over the high beam (the screw you want is closer to the middle of the car).

Mike Panic
01-10-2011, 09:06 AM
There should be two white adjustment screws on the headlight. Park about 15-20ft from a wall or garage door and adjust them so they are about level with the car and the bottom is close to the bottom of the wall or door. The screw for the low beam isn't the one that is right near that bulb or at least not on mine it was the one over the high beam (the screw you want is closer to the middle of the car).

Thanks - I'll give this a try

somebody5788 - that's what I thought, but you're posting offered zero insight as to how to resolve the problem.

somebody5788
01-10-2011, 09:09 AM
Thanks - I'll give this a try

somebody5788 - that's what I thought, but you're posting offered zero insight as to how to resolve the problem.

There's nothing to say lol. Take the bulb out and put it back in the only way it's supposed to fit. Use a mirror if you need.

The problem is the bulb is sitting in the holder off center or tilted. This causes it to focus improperly and cause a hot spot.

A4Shizzle
01-11-2011, 12:05 AM
It does look like you have a bulb in at the wrong angle, but if you're REALLY serious about aiming them properly look here (http://www.modifieda4.com/web/tech/headlight-aiming.html)

Silverstreak98
01-11-2011, 12:08 AM
The bulb wire should definitely be at 6 O'clock (facing down)....as others said I'd make sure its not loose at all as well.