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Xenons - occasionally getting flashed?


Recently on occasions getting flashed by other drivers - read all other threads on Xenons so picked up a lot of info.

Areas I've checked so far:

1. At night on start up both lights raise and lower to a set position.

2. Both lights appear to be the right colour and working ok (as far as I can tell)

3. Know it is possible to manually adjust the height setting - beam pattern appears to be correct.

Strange thing is when it happens on a journey will only happen at certain parts of the journey (either intermitent or some drivers more tolerant)

Anyway this morning decided to check the front and rear chassis actuaters:

4. The rear link rod (which is plastic and attatched to 2 metal ball joints one on the chassis and one on the pivot arm) was absolutely siezed on the plastic pivot arm - could not get any movement at all - in fact at first wondered if this end was actually a ball joint.

Released it over time with gentle persuasion and a helping of wd40. Carefully pressed the link rod off cleaned this and the ball joints and replaced again adding some WD40.

Don't know if this will have solved my problem and don't know what effect this would have had - you would get no angular movement between the rod and the pivot arm - suprized it didnt bend anything on suspension movement!

Anyway will wait and see if I get flashed again - next step will be to get the base levels checked - but will get it done at a garage (don't trust myself to get it right)

Hopefully may get some thoughts and advice on this and may be of use to anyone experiencing any similar problems.

If you are checking the link rods - just see if they will easily twist by rolling them with you fingers. I will be checking mine as they are in a place that is prone to get cruded up. Also be careful not to put much force on the pivot arm.

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