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 Posted: Mon Jun 18th, 2012 10:42 pm
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Hi rfr,:cool:

Many Thanks,;)

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 Posted: Mon Jun 18th, 2012 08:23 pm
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Hi Wes, This was my conclusion, from what was stated. The beam pattern described is an alternative pattern, NOT incorrect, as the failure states.

So P&A:cool:

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RFR wrote: RFR wrote:
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My Peugeot 307 has just failed its MOT on "Offside Headlamp aim beam image obviously incorrect"

The beam image was flat rather than having a kick up to the left.

Garage state that a whole new headlight unit is required but can anyone tell me if the headlight can it be adjusted instead?


Is this really a fail?

rfr



Hi rfr, i see you have re-iterated your post,;)

please explain to all the other posters , excluding those who have suggested an incorrect fitment of the bulb?;) that the beam image at this present time? can be flat! with sticky things still fitted to the headlamps!;)

ps;- P&A!

wes.;)

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RFR wrote:
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My Peugeot 307 has just failed its MOT on "Offside Headlamp aim beam image obviously incorrect"

The beam image was flat rather than having a kick up to the left.

Garage state that a whole new headlight unit is required but can anyone tell me if the headlight can it be adjusted instead?


Is this really a fail?

rfr

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kermit wrote:
My Peugeot 307 has just failed its MOT on "Offside Headlamp aim beam image obviously incorrect"

The beam image was flat rather than having a kick up to the left.

Garage state that a whole new headlight unit is required but can anyone tell me if the headlight can it be adjusted instead?


Is this really a fail?

rfr

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 Posted: Fri Jun 15th, 2012 06:18 pm
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the one with 3 torx screws to remove the cover first?ah,i love em:shock::shock::shock:but we have covered french/italian cars in previous posts.my point was that basic maintenance like checking oil/water+BULBS should be capable of being done by the average punter as per the highway code,you know?the book that tells you how to drive a car in compliance with the law?with a lot of modern cars the professionals-i.e. us-struggle so what chance has joe public got?we get a reputation for being a bunch of twisting/incompetent cunts because the manufacturers make basic minimal maintenance impossible.you can do the stilo bulb in situ tho,as per the mirror+light method mentioned below.

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Fiat Stilo N/S Headlamp now theres a Bulb to replace.

 Step 1 Remove Battery LOL

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Yes Wesley there is an access panel in the wheel arch liner. But then you need to have a double jointed wrist to untwist the bulb holder and fiddle it out of the restricted space.

And now I've read a report somewhere that Renaults are more likely than any other make to be failed on lighting.

Can't think why.

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Is there no access panel built into the wheel arch liner??:?

If in doubt, "rtfm" or sometimes refer to the vehicles service/operators manual?:? located in the glovebox!;):D 

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Ah thats the one that you need to have special tool Number......ball peen hammer !!

 

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And lets not mention the Renault Megane left front indicator :shock:

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a lot of the more modern vehicles, eg;- ford, landy, merc, toyota, vw, volvo, etc; that I have come across have taken in to consideration the changing of a headlamp bulb?;)

the manufacturers have designed headlamps that are easily removable, just by removing a couple of screws, or one or two slide out securing devices,;)

if all else fails, i use a pair of long nosed pliers, and a mirror.:D

 

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early rover 75 can be fun :D

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i will second that,the only time that halfords seem to have a problem is when the bulb concerned is a pain to fit,you know the types,the one the owner takes to halfords rather than pay a tenner to fit it?.....lost count of the wrecked headlight mounts/clips etc i have seen due to mcdonalds(sorry i meant halfords)staff wedging summat in instead of fitting it properly.sometimes modern cars are a pain to fit stuff like this on,i know it shouldnt be the case but take it up with the manufacturers rather than us.start with mercedes....

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"Halfords only fitted that one a few months ago"


Well theres your problem!!!!

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Definitely check the bulb fitting first

We get quite a few cars that fail due to incorrect beam pattern.

If it hasn't failed on much else, we then check the fitting of the bulb as soon as we have finished the test, while it is still on the ramp and can check it straight away on the beam tester.

We find it's very common for most makes to have bulbs fitted incorrectly.

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Definitely check the bulb.  By turning it in the holder you can even get a r/h/d light (kick to the left) to kick up to the right like European ones.  Cibie used to make them with a "switchable" holder for just that reason ;)

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Thanks for your reply, very helpful and informative.

I didn't think to check if the bulb was seated properly but will get that looked at asap as Halfords only fitted that one a few months ago.

I will also talk to the tester and get him to check the manual again - if it is going to save me the £165 they quoted for a new unit i'll do everything I can!

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Hi

firstly I would check that the bulb is fitted correctly,from memory these lamps do produce a kick up to the nearside, but also the bulbs are hard to fit in and secure correctly with the spring wire if your hands are anything bigger than  a childs.

The other thing to mention is that the lights do not have to produce a kick up, it is only required to check that any kick produced is to the nearside and NOT to the offside which would obviously blind oncoming drivers.

My old citroen zx had a kick to the nearside on the nearside headlamp and a flat beam on the offside.

I would suggest that the garage has a look in the testers manual section 1.8. The other problem that I have encountered with peugeots is that the silver comes off the back of the lens but not as yet with the 307's .

I think the tester has had a slight error of judgment I would go and have a chat with him and ask him to check the testers manual.

Cheers mick

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My Peugeot 307 has just failed its MOT on "Offside Headlamp aim beam image obviously incorrect"

The beam image was flat rather than having a kick up to the left.

Garage state that a whole new headlight unit is required but can anyone tell me if the headlight can it be adjusted instead?

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