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    Continental driving - headlamps

    I have recently imported my 2003 model S Type into France and would like to know if anyone can tell me if it is possible to adjust the headlamps for continental driving or if I have to purchase new headlamps?
    I'd appreciate any response please.

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    Re: Continental driving - headlamps

    Hi

    Unfortunately there is no "adjustment" mechanism. I actually bought the proper deflector shields some years ago but on my last visits I didn't even bother with them - just adjusted the beam to its lowest setting.

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    Re: Continental driving - headlamps

    If you have the HID Xenons there is adjustment,otherwise I dont think there is.
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    Re: Continental driving - headlamps

    Quote Originally Posted by s-typeclive
    If you have the HID Xenons there is adjustment,otherwise I dont think there is.
    Which as I understand it, you have to take off the back of the light and there is a switch to move? I had a look at this as I am going to France at the weekend, i couldn't even get my fingers in behind the light to take the cover off - how the hell are you meant to do it???! is there some technique that i have over looked?

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    Re: Continental driving - headlamps

    I have never done it on the Jag, but on the Omega one has to remove the black rubber cap. Once removed this exposes a metal lever, which is moved up or down. This should be an easy job on the Jag as there is plenty of space to get behind the light fitting. (I had to take the battery out of the Omega to get into the light fitting ).

    It might help to use a small cosmetic mirror to see what you are doing.

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    Re: Continental driving - headlamps

    There is a rubber cap between the two lights each side,small oval ish.I think nearer to the headlight,not main beam.The rubber cap has a string attached to it so it dont fall off? Have to stick ya finger in there to find the small lever.
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    Re: Continental driving - headlamps

    Ahhhh ok, thanks for that Clive, i thought it was the dipped beam cap that had to be taken off - i'll take a peek tomorrow!

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    Re: Continental driving - headlamps

    So did I when I read the handbook,took me a while to find it but then when you know where it is,it looks easy hahaha.It is a bit of a fiddle.
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    Re: Continental driving - headlamps

    Thanks to everyone for the comments - I don't have Xenons so am not sure if I can do anything. I also contacted the Jaguar helpline and someone there told me that there is a bezel that can be adjusted but recommended a Jag dealer to do any adjustment as it is fiddly and could break!!

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    Re: Continental driving - headlamps

    Sorry to hear you haven't had much luck with the lights K A C, just to rub it in a bit - following Clives advice I found the Holy Grail of the S-Type headlight world... the switch!! It's a bit of a faff as there were some wires in the way but as you said Clive, once you know where it is its easy - only cut myself once, result!


 
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