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Adjusting xenon headlights and VCDS

Discussion in 'Ross Tech VCDS forum' started by veedubu, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. veedubu

    veedubu New Member

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    Is it just me or are they aimed way too low? I found the up/down and left/right allen bolts... My question is to what extent can you adjust using the VCDS? and Does a manual adjustment require any VCDS changes? I'm going to order a VCDS, just haven't gotten around to it yet...
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  2. Keithuk

    Keithuk Super Moderator

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    I would have thought there would be a manual adjustment, copied from VWvortex.

    Copied from Golfmk6.

  3. veedubu

    veedubu New Member

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    Thanks Keith, I was able to find the mk6 post but not the vortex post...

    The two allen bolts I found were the ones shown by spockcat, which are BOTH lateral adjustments according to his post, not one vertical and one lateral like bubuski states, and I thought. I didn't look very long, but couldn't find the vertical adjuster in spockcat's post, I'll spend some time on it this weekend.

    How does the adaptation/adjustment option work, all headlight movement is controlled by sensors in the suspension, right?

    I don't want to blind on coming traffic, so after I figure out the proper and complete way to adjust these, I'll take it in to someone with a aiming machine. Unfortunately, I don't trust our dealer to know the proper way to do anything! We live out in the country, so my wife's chances of hittin a deer is more of a when than an if.
  4. Keithuk

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    Well I just google it golf xenon headlamp adjustment then added mk6 and those were on the first page.
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    Blasted Headlights

    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for all the irrelavent information concerning my model .
    Golf Mk6 2011 , with standard Halogen bulbs and manual height adjust from cabin .
    I worked out how to do it after much back pain .

    The two Allen key screws in white plastic do adjust height for both high and low beams ,
    and the lateral for the low beam .

    How do you go about it ?

    1 . Set your inside cabin knob fully raised .
    2 . Use the allen key to get the required height for the low beam cut off .
    This adjustment will also affect the height of the high beams .
    They will probably be too high now , pointing upwards .
    3 . There is an adjustment knob behind a small 2 cm rubber cover found just
    below the high beam cover opening .
    Take a 4mm socket and turn this screw .
    It is an auxiliary adjustment that can be used to adjust the high beam only ,
    after you have adjusted both beams with the previously mentioned Allen key

    Result , No more gaps between the high and low beam , unless you're heavily loaded
    and have lowered your dipped low beam to avoid blinding oncoming traffic .
    The cabin control only works on the low beam and does not adjust the high beam .

    Great Forum
  7. Keithuk

    Keithuk Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum. welcometomyturbodies

    Cheeky sod. ;)

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