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Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

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Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

Post by MrAl » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:25 am

Hello,

Following Robert's video the knob would not turn so i used a 10mm socket wrench.
Turning clockwise, the whole mechanism broke right off making it impossible to adjust the headlamps.

What went wrong and how to fix it?

If i had to guess i would say that the mechanism works ok (turns) but the headlamp itself is not able to move so it broke when turned.

Thanks.
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Post by MrAl » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:32 am

Hello again,

Does anyone know how the tilt pivot works?
Does it pivot on some pin or something so the light can tilt up or down?

Thanks.
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Re: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

Post by Enginer » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:55 am

Volvo 740 (Hideous headlights)
Get a Morimoto HID kit.
Place headlight box in oven. Heat. Pry off lens. Install HID kit (with theretrofitsource.com help) glue lens/cover back. Finnish install while repairing or adjusting BROKE,POOR QUALITY,stupid,VOLVO HL adjusting parts.
Enjoy! It improves the car at night 100%.

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Post by rspi » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:24 pm

The reflector goes up and down with the adjustment.
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Post by MrAl » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:43 am

Enginer wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:55 am
Volvo 740 (Hideous headlights)
Get a Morimoto HID kit.
Place headlight box in oven. Heat. Pry off lens. Install HID kit (with theretrofitsource.com help) glue lens/cover back. Finnish install while repairing or adjusting BROKE,POOR QUALITY,stupid,VOLVO HL adjusting parts.
Enjoy! It improves the car at night 100%.
Hi,

Thanks i'll check into that. Sounds very interesting.
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Re: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

Post by MrAl » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:45 am

rspi wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:24 pm
The reflector goes up and down with the adjustment.
Hi Robert,

Oh ok thanks. I was wondering how that all worked. I didnt get to take my light out yet but saw your video about taknig the three bolts out so the whole thing comes out. I hope to be able to do that myself.

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Re: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

Post by abscate » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:49 am

Be careful with those bolts, I had one strip out the metal insert in the plastic frame and a 2 minute headlight removal turned into an epic battle of 2 hours.
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Re: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

Post by MrAl » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:19 pm

abscate wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:49 am
Be careful with those bolts, I had one strip out the metal insert in the plastic frame and a 2 minute headlight removal turned into an epic battle of 2 hours.
Oh geeze that's all i need. Any way to prevent that from happening?
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Re: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

Post by abscate » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:27 pm

If it looks nasty get some penetrating oil onto it the day before. Not hard with the red twizzle stick
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Re: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

Post by MrAl » Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:53 am

abscate wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:27 pm
If it looks nasty get some penetrating oil onto it the day before. Not hard with the red twizzle stick
OK thanks i'll have to try that maybe when it gets a little warmer outside.
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