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2003 S-Type- the Zenon headlights have dropped down and shine only a few feet in front of the car which make driving at night a real hazzard. This failed once already when the car was under warranty and now it's happened again

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  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008


    I have just experienced the same problem with the head lights that have dropped, funny enough the outer headlights first dropped down and a few weeks later the bright head lights did the same thing. Are they all connected to the same mechenism that auto ajusts and then settles them in the correct position. The dealer says they have to replace the entire system at a mega price tag.


  • jdrums Sep 01, 2008

    Same exact problem - I saw someones earlier response about removing the bumper etc... is there something less involved that will work? Truly an unsafe situation - HELP!

    Have already diddled around with the plastic Hex Adjusters to little avail

  • Satan40 Sep 05, 2008

    Headlights do not "balance" or "level". Have to re-start car to try to get them to set themselves. Help !!



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Tempory & simple fix, normal lights again.
I will do my best to explain, it is a simple exercise and the headlights ended up working as they normally would.

The middle two lights have an electrical connector each, if you wiggle them up and down you will notice the inner lenses of both lights move together.

I positioned a normal cable tie around the electrical connector and tied it to a firm bady part behind each light. I gently tentioned the cable ties until the inner lenses reached the normal hight that they normally can go to under normal circustances. I then applied some super glue to hold the cable ties in position around the electrical connector. (just so that the cable ties don't move off position)

To my surprise when I turned the key, the headlights started it's normal sequence going down and then up and into normal position.

I cant work it it out, but it seems the mechinism inside when pulled back by the cable ties is now working normal again. Try it with two people and hold the electric connector and turn the key. I wonder if they have not just clipped out due to our (certainly ours) road conditions.

You can email me if you need a better explanation. [email protected]

PS there is a long cover above the lights, it pop out the clips & remove it, it makes it easier to get your hands in.

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