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T4 Headlight Adjustment?

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by GypsyWannabe, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. GypsyWannabe

    GypsyWannabe Active Member

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    Can anyone give me some pointers on how to adjust the headlights on my 1994 T4?

    I can see an adjustment screw on the inside edge of each headlight but i can't see how I can get at any other adjustment screws. :wtf:

    Thanks,

    Baz
     
  2. t4camper

    t4camper Active Member

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    Baz,
    The book I have says;
    For a short nose van, the horizontal adjusting screw is in the grill area at the top, between the fourth and top bar. The vertical adjuster is below the light on the very outer corner.

    For the long nose, there are 2 screws at the top, outer screw for vertical adjustment adn the inner screw for horizontal.

    I have a short nose Transporter, 2003, but I think my adjusting screws are at the top. :umm:

    Reading the instructions are good for a laugh, park van 10 metres from a wall, transfer to the wall the centre position of the lights by measurement. On low beam check the relationship of the beam to the marked positions.
    It does not say what to do then or where the beams are supposed to be.:wtf:
    I presume the beams are supposed to be below the marked positions.

    Other instructions include a driver of average weight, 11 stone or relevant weight placed on the seat, fuel tank 90% full and tyres pumped to correct pressure.
    Neil
     
  3. GypsyWannabe

    GypsyWannabe Active Member

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    Thanks Neil,

    I should be able to find the other screws from your description above. Then, I should be fine. I have adjusted a few sets on different cars. I hate incorrectly adjusted headlights! :mad:

    Last time, I found the centre of the headlights and taped a string line to them and ran them to the wall and marked the corresponding mark on the wall, cross checking with a measuring tape (and my eye). Then, I think I set high beam straight onto the marks, then adjusted low beam so they dipped down slightly and a little to the left for the driver's side. I will have to Google for a how to again!

    As for the 11 stone weight in the driver's seat, I didn't bother but kept climbing in, checking and adjusting as needed! This time, I can just put some weights from my son's gym on the seat. ;)

    Cheers,

    Baz
     
  4. GypsyWannabe

    GypsyWannabe Active Member

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    Hmmm.... it seems I may have to remove the grill. :wtf:

    http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=107450

    The other adjusting screw appears to be at the top on mine, too - I just can't get at it! :umm:

    Oh, and I remember now... to make the marks on the wall in the right place, I did try the string line thing but then I realised it was simpler to just drive up close to the wall, make teh marks, then reverse back the 10 metres or so! Duh!:rolleyes:

    Baz
     
  5. GypsyWannabe

    GypsyWannabe Active Member

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    Or... I could just pop the whole indicator fixture out with a screw driver, like it says in the owner's manual for changing a globe! doh! :wtf:

    Now... is there an improvement on the H4 headlight globes?

    Baz
     
  6. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    Try the plus 60 or 65 globes by Narva Or Phillips.
     
  7. barrypond

    barrypond New Member

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    Questions questions .......Where can I find out about the new speak regarding meckanical parts & bodys ? "long noseed " kombi What the hell !!! Baz
     
  8. barrypond

    barrypond New Member

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    ?????????????????????????????

    short nosed model Wot the........B
     
  9. GypsyWannabe

    GypsyWannabe Active Member

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    Baz - this from Wikipedia:

    "Long and short-nose
    There was one major facelift to the T4, in 1994, when a re-shaped, longer front end was introduced. This was needed to fit the six-cylinder VR6 engine into the T4's engine bay. Initially, only Caravelles and Multivans were available with the longer nose, since these were the only models available with the VR6 engine. The commercial variants continued to be produced with the shorter nose until 1999. However, campers and other specialist vehicles produced between 1994 and 1999 may have either the short or the long nose, depending on which model was used as the base vehicle. In keeping with the Type 2's naming convention, the short and long-nose versions are also informally known as T4a and T4b, respectively."


    Mine would be a short nose.

    Baz
     

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