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Old 10-03-2005, 12:20 AM   #1
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I currently have HID in my Morettes but the beam pattern is atrocious (weird V shape) and I was curious as to what proper lense I could put in there. Also, I cannot aim my driver's side lense down at all. The beam is VERY high even though it's at the end of the adjustment screw. The passenger's side I can aim really far up and really far down. Ideas?

Here's a pic showing how high the driver's side is. No they aren't aligned, I did that on purpose for the picture.
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Old 10-03-2005, 08:35 AM   #2
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Yikes that looks pretty bad (not the alignment since you explained that in your post). The pattern should definitely be more like this:

___/---- ___/---- (dotted lines starting on the top of the slanted line instead).

It's not a matter of getting new lenses; you'll have to find a way to rotate each projector unit counterclockwise a few degrees. Your light pattern doesn't really look to be LHD or RHD (somewhere in between it looks like to me), but see if there are slotted holes where LHD or RHD could be set. I had a very similar problem with my Prodrive UK300s lights but evehntually fixed them and also modified my reflector shield (the metal plate that actually produces the beam pattern) to make it more HID -friendly. Here's the thread:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536946

There are pics at the end of the second page of the modified beam patterns I was referring to.

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Old 10-07-2005, 01:36 AM   #3
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Up because I don't have the tools or the know-how to do that stuff.
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:01 PM   #4
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Mmm, as far as I can gather, most likely the bulbs are not seated right. To do this properly, you probably need to take the headlights out and take a look at the bulb base and match it up properly with the headlight enclosure. I know I've had that problem a few times before and it was simply b/c the bulb was not seated well. Also make sure that wire thing keeps the bulb in there tight, otherwise you'll be fiddling with the bulb again by the end of the week. Your beams should look like the drawing that Hank3 posted above no matter how high or low the lights are adjusted. The screws should actually just move the projector diagonally or up and down depending on direction and which allen bolt you mess with. Take you headlights out and you'll see two allen hexagonal screws you can screw. Patience is key, and you'll have to put the headlights back into your car every 5 seconds until the pattern is the height/direction you desire. But first things first---I think your bulbs are not seated properly.

Hank, looks like I'm following your around on your posts today! Don't come on much anymore, hope you're well!
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:08 PM   #5
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Hank, looks like I'm following your around on your posts today! Don't come on much anymore, hope you're well!
It's all good man. All is well with me; thanks for asking. Ditto to you too - I unlike you still have no life so posting away on nasioc will have to do
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:36 PM   #6
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the way it looks to me

your drivers side light is extremely high and your passanger is extremely low.

from about 3-5 feet away you should have a uniformed __/ look

from further it should be __/__/

Thats the way mine are usually, but they do seem a little high to me (my own).

you should just squeeze your hand in there and start adjusting.
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the way it looks to me

your drivers side light is extremely high and your passanger is extremely low.

from about 3-5 feet away you should have a uniformed __/ look

from further it should be __/__/

Thats the way mine are usually, but they do seem a little high to me (my own).

you should just squeeze your hand in there and start adjusting.
Actually I believe the further you are away, the more uniformed the patterns will be. So if you're up close, the patterns should be separate but as you go further away, then they should meet up in the middle. That's what I've noticed with my setup and other OEM HIDs.
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I noticed the opposite on my morettes.

not sure if the HIDs play any part in it
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