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Leon LED Headlight adjustment.

Drewsus

Leon FR SC 240bhp-375 ft
May 1, 2015
16
0
Lincoln
Afternoon all.

I've read various posts explaining how to raise the LED headlights. I've found mine to be WAY too low on dipped beam. They're amazing on full beam I'd just like to raise them a little.

I was just wondering if any of you had success in doing so and how much did you turn the adjusters please?

Thanks.
 

philipj999

Active Member
Nov 21, 2014
72
0
Aylesbury, Bucks, UK
There has been some issues with them pointing too low, mostly the driver side. Have a search through and you'll find some. Seat dealer had mine in 3 or 4 times before they solved it by ultimately replacing the drives side headlight, not noticed the issue since. What age is yours?
 

Ocularis

Active Member
Jan 2, 2015
492
0
Northampton
I adjusted mine by I think half a turn, much better.This is of course you dont have the issue where they dont self level that some people have had, but mine have so far been fine.
 

Matt280

Active Member
Jan 14, 2015
148
0
I didn't think mine were that bad anyway, but i've gone up 3/4 of a turn on both sides and i now think the lights are great. Dashing across rural Northamptonshire on Saturday night they were really good.

There is a big white screw on the top of each light. Park the car 2 metres away from a wall and experiment turning the screws a small amount. Remember how close you are to the wall as even moving c2-3cms up the wall equates to a big change 100 meters away.

You will soon know if you do it too far as everyone will flash you!!
 

DEAN0

Old Git
Feb 1, 2006
4,899
126
Preston - UK
I didn't think mine were that bad anyway, but i've gone up 3/4 of a turn on both sides and i now think the lights are great. Dashing across rural Northamptonshire on Saturday night they were really good.

There is a big white screw on the top of each light. Park the car 2 metres away from a wall and experiment turning the screws a small amount. Remember how close you are to the wall as even moving c2-3cms up the wall equates to a big change 100 meters away.

You will soon know if you do it too far as everyone will flash you!!
Or pop to a friendly MOT station.

It cost me £5 to use the beam setting machine. ( some may let you do it free )

Mine are now set exactly on the correct height and are better than when it arrived.
 

andrewpain

Active Member
Jul 5, 2014
1,853
2
Meppershall Beds.
good idea!
The only thing I haven't done on mine, and I wonder if they ARE too low, or it's just the beam pattern. Will ask my local garage to use their beam setter....
 

yellowcone87

Active Member
Mar 9, 2014
494
0
Warwickshire
clockwise or anticlockwise? also i'm sure i read somewhere that vcds was required? maybe not?
Vcds is required to change the brightness of the DRL or the motorway lights settings, but not the beam angle. I can't say I remember whether it's clockwise for up or down.
 
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StevenM

Active Member
Apr 2, 2013
164
1
Make sure you turn the correct screw. There are two, one on top which moves the beam left and right, and one at the rear bottom of the light unit which moves the beam up and down. If you look closely at the sections within the lamp itself you will see them move when you turn the screw.


Sent from my piece of shite iPhone - according to Muz.
 

dephead2004

Active Member
Aug 3, 2013
923
9
There is a thread here with pics of the manual supplied by me. Unhelpful the official vag manual is wrong. Corrected by vigilant members
 

TonyFSC

Active Member
Jun 20, 2015
121
1
There is a thread here with pics of the manual supplied by me. Unhelpful the official vag manual is wrong. Corrected by vigilant members
Could some kind soul guide me to this manual, I have searched and find nothing?
Failing that, could someone post pictures of the adjustment screws?
I can see a torx screw head that maybe an adjuster.
Tony
 

BigfatPaulie

Active Member
Sep 18, 2013
194
3
Nottingham
Credit to Dephead2004




Consensus is that its screw TWO that alters height... but mark where you start from, and itll be obvious once you start.
 
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BigfatPaulie

Active Member
Sep 18, 2013
194
3
Nottingham
Can confirm that it IS screw 2...anticlockwise raises the beam.
Just done mine!

Adjuster was quite stiff, so make sure you use a 6mm hex key, rather than a screwdriver.
 

nokiauk

Full Member
Feb 9, 2003
507
24
Edinburgh
Can confirm that it IS screw 2...anticlockwise raises the beam.
Just done mine!

Adjuster was quite stiff, so make sure you use a 6mm hex key, rather than a screwdriver.
How far did you turn the adjuster, so far I've heard ½ turn and ¾ turn are ok?

Thanks
 
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