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Headlight adjustment

Posted 09-14-2018 at 05:41 PM by Lightfoot54

The headlights droop. I found out that it uses lights from a 1988 Audi believe it or not! I bought new plastic threaded sockets, part # 6317-11243, but there is no way to install them? One of the screws is knurled, not threaded, and one has its head concealed behind glass. Grrrr. It isn't supposed to be this difficult.
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    Heeeey, you're an RV owner. EVERYTHING is difficult!!
    Posted 09-14-2018 at 10:52 PM by SarahW SarahW is offline
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    '93 Elante' Headlights

    Lightfoot54 - WOW lights from an '88 Audi I wondered where they came from. How did you remove the headlight assy? From what I can see it appears to be somewhat involved. I noticed the lights have faceting resembling an '85 VW Jetta with that same design. What was your final disposition on the headlight positioners? I have a '93 Elante' the OEM headlights are like yours made by Hella. In my case both lenses are clouded on the inside. I had this happen on a car one time the bulb glass broke then the filament burn up leaving a 'white tungsten clouding' on the lens inside. At that time I washed it with 91% alcohol that cleaned it. I also have my cargo drawers won't open due to stuff in the containers. The lids are pushed up I think catching on the frame thus I can not get to the release levers. Lastly, is there any way to disconnect the chassis battery when the vehicle is parked? I notice mine runs down even though I am connected to shore power. I have purchased a latching solenoid to add with a remote reversing dash switch. I want to see if this issue had been addressed before, I add an item to the vehicle.
    Posted 06-13-2019 at 07:28 PM by foxtrot70 foxtrot70 is offline
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    Hi Foxtrot70, It wasn't hard to get the whole assembly (sheet metal basket) out, just three 12mm bolts if i recall. There is a lot of wasted space inside the front of this RV so it can be manipulated around. In the final solution, I used a pair of fender washers and nuts in place of the crumbly old plastic fittings. It means that once fastened in the sheet metal basket, the lights cannot be adjusted without full removal and re-do. Eventually I got them right, and should never adjust them again anyway. Regarding the battery cut out switch, yes, I agree that a cut out switch is necessary. I use this one, and can reach it through the grille. https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/81936676
    I didn't see a proud picture of your Elante? Come on, share! This thing generates comments everywhere I go. I saw one near Lubbock TX this spring...
    Posted 06-14-2019 at 06:49 AM by Lightfoot54 Lightfoot54 is offline
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