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MG MGF Technical - Holiday Headlight Adjustment
|Taking the TF to the Continent for the first time in a couple of weeks. Can anyone advise what headlight adjustment is required and whether this is a dealer job or DIY.|
Thanks in advance
|DIY, Read the TFing manual.|
Excuse Will, he sometimes has bad days! The TF has an adjuster built into each heahlamp. You need to remove the black rubber cap and move it with a small screwdriver. My handbook shows it very clearly. If you wern't so far away, I'd hold it up to the screen for you to read.
|Some details here too: http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/lighting/TF_converter.htm|
Probably a little fiddly - but easy enough once you know where the beam adjuster lever is located :o)
|Many thanks for the swift replies. I'm afraid I didn't have the patience to wait until I get back in the car to check the manual:)|
All the best
|>I'm afraid I didn't have the patience to wait until I get back in the car to check the manual:)|
You're going to find it awfully hard to change the lights from where you are!
|...unless you're planning to do loads of night time driving, I wouldn't bother!|
I've been driving regularly to and from various European countries, both for business and pleasure, for over 20 years, and have not had a problem...although I'm prepared to concede that oncoming drivers may have! :-)
|We are here, no need to bother!|
|>We are here, no need to bother! |
... and it's almost a daytime ride :)
|Not the comment that Jamie wanted to hear ! "bad taste"|
|R J Hemphill|
|Which comment Robert|
Jamie appears to have taken them all in the way they were meant - light heartedly.
|Can the headlights be adjusted on a "F"|
I dont have a manual and my headlights seems to point to the ground to much.
Any help will be appreciated
|Yes the headlight can be adjusted - not in this thread though - to do 'continental adjustment' you need to use black tape!|
To do 'normal' adjustment you will find two adjusters on the back of the lights, they can be operated with an allen key or a crosshead screwdriver, I don't remember which does what - but you would be advised to park and chalk out where the current beams land on a wall or to ask the MOT man do do the job for you (or else you'll just fail your next MOT and piss off all other drivers)
|thanks for the advice Will,|
lucky for me no MOT's in Australia !!!!!
|Well, well, it never crossed my mind that my TF might have such clever lights or that I'd find useful info on continental driving in the handbook.|
When in Brittany recently I we took the Blue Max approach - but then we never needed to drive at night.
I learn something new every day.
Thanks for the excelent page of info Rob.
|No problem JT - hope you had a great holiday! :o)|
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