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[Insignia] [08---] Vauxhall insignia elite nav headlights too high?

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by Daniel Black, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Daniel Black

    Daniel Black New Member

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    Hi all.

    I recently took delivery of 2016 Insignia Elite Nav. The car is awesome but I have one worry about the car. When I'm driving at night people are flashing at me even though my lights are dipped. When you put them on full beam you don't see much of a difference. Also makes no difference between auto mode and manual. The car has Adaptive forward lighting as standard. My last car you could adjust the beam length but on this you cant. Can someone please advise me on this that im not blinding other road users or what can be done?

    Thanks in advance for your help
     
  2. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Super Moderator Staff / Moderator VxON Club Member VxON Approved Trader

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    Can the dealer not adjust the lights for you ?
     
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  3. Daniel Black

    Daniel Black New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I was hoping that maybe someone else had the same car as me and could have given me some thoughts on it. Im definitely taking it to the dealer next week
     
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  4. Jim Hill

    Jim Hill Member

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    I have the same car & lights and the same 'feature'. Park the car in front of a wall, or a garage door, at night with dipped beams and you'll see a very steep rising angle of light on your left. This is great for illuminating the nearside kerb (and the verge and the hedge and the trees) but it also means that you can blind drivers to your left on a dual carriageway. Also, when driving around left hand bends, your wonderful 'nearside' illumination strays into the path of oncoming traffic.

    When you switch the ignition on, these headlights self level (or they should) and the easiest way to check their alignment is to drive behind another car at night. The top of your dipped beam shouldn't be higher than the waist of the car in front - assuming straight road, no bumps, no potholes (ha!).
     
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  5. Daniel Black

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    Finally got my car sorted. Turns out it was set too high when it left the factory so they lowered them
     
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  6. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Super Moderator Staff / Moderator VxON Club Member VxON Approved Trader

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    Happy days , doesn't say much for the factory testing though .
     
  7. M32Guy

    M32Guy M32 Specialist

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    That why it's part of the pre delivery inspection at the dealership but it never gets done
     
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    Just heard that the dealership i got my car from is loosing its vauxhall dealer side so they will no longer be selling vauxhalls
     
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    Care to name and shame?
     

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