Headlight aim adjustment LEFT and RIGHT

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The Citroen C3 headlight adjustment for LEFT and RIGHT is set in the factory.

But if replacement headlights are fitted they may need to be adjusted to meet MOT regulations for 'kick up adjustment'

The left and right aim adjustment is made by turning the 6mm hex head threaded bar on the rear of the headlight.

Citroen C3 headlight aim LEFT and RIGHT beam adjustment
Citroen C3 headlight aim LEFT and RIGHT beam adjustment


The left and right beam adjustment can be made with the headlight fitted in the car, use a 6mm socket and ratchet.


Citroen C3 nearside left and right bean adjustment
Citroen C3 nearside left and right bean adjustment

MOT test headlight adjustment left and right
MOT test headlight adjustment left and right


Citroen C3 LEFT OR RIGHT headlight beam adjustment location
Citroen C3 LEFT OR RIGHT headlight beam adjustment location
The silver hex head has a 6mm drive and is threaded to provide left or right adjustment of the headlight beam.
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I have obtained a broken headlamp assembly and thought I might do a postmortem on it to show how the adjusters work.


Citroen C3 headlight adjustment points
Citroen C3 headlight adjustment points
Citroen C3 headlight adjustment points
Citroen C3 headlight adjustment points
Citroen C3 headlight adjustment points
Citroen C3 headlight adjustment points
Citroen C3 headlight adjustment points
Citroen C3 headlight adjustment points
The Up/Down adjuster has a small linear actuator (servo) to push and pull the Up/down pivot on the lamp holder assembly. The white 'knob' you see goes right through the middle of the actuator.
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