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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi

Does anyone know whether there is a special tool required for adjusting headlight beams on a B2 85 Coupe. There are adjustment screws on the headlights but allen keys, Philips screw drivers etc do not fit? The screws are set too far back to be turn by hand.

Thanks for any ideas.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If they can be adjusted - usually stuck solid.

A flat blade or Philips #2 normally do the job - it's common for the adjuster to be damaged as the material is soft

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Quick update, just in case anyone else has the same problem.

The adjusters were stuck solid, and the Philips screw head had been rounded off years ago, so I took the headlight unit off the car, and hacksawed a notch wide enough for a flat head screw driver (though not too deep as the metal is soft and likely to break off easily!). Then with a little encouragement in both directions, and plenty of WD40 it released. Headlights now fully adjustable, as Audi intended!
 
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