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I posted this a while back in another part of the forum but seeing as we've now got the new How To area thought it worthwhile reposting the details here.

Gazwats said:
Hi all,

There's been a few posts asking how you manually change the headlight beams on Kuga's fitted with Xenon headlights.

Well having taken the Kuga down to the dealership this morning to replace a blown indicator bulb (after just 5 weeks
) the fitter printed off the relevant page from the Ford technical bible.

He
said it's as simple as three clockwise turns of the outermost (nearest
to the front wings) yellow screws on the headlight housing.



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Just a quick update on this:

I spent the festive period in Europe and decided to use a cross head screwdriver to adjust the headlights with the end result being that the inner part of the yellow plastic housing is now mangled.

So I'd recommend that anyone planning to take their Kuga abroad uses a No 7 allen key to make the adjustment instead.
 

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Hi.
Sorry to resurrect an old topic, but when I tried the technique using the rearmost yellow allen screw on my HID Xenon units (Kuga 2010), only the vertical alignmentchanged; ie, the amount of dip. For driving in France I need to adjust the horizontal alignment, ie move the beams direction from left to right, to suit the fact that they drive on the wrong side of the road in France.Does anyone know how to do this, or indeed if this adjustmant can be made on the Kuga?

PS, the frontmost yellow screw didn't seem to do anything to the dipped beams
 

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KugaConvert said:
Hi.
Sorry to resurrect an old topic, but when I tried the technique using the rearmost yellow allen screw on my HID Xenon units (Kuga 2010), only the vertical alignmentchanged; ie, the amount of dip. For driving in France I need to adjust the horizontal alignment, ie move the beams direction from left to right, to suit the fact that they drive on the wrong side of the road in France.Does anyone know how to do this, or indeed if this adjustmant can be made on the Kuga?

PS, the frontmost yellow screw didn't seem to do anything to the dipped beams
That post of mine above still works perfectly fine on a 2009 Kuga when I do my twice yearly driving trips through France.

So unless the set up on the xenon lights changed between the 2009 & 2010 versions of the Kuga I'd suggest taking it to a dealer and asking them to print out or show you on a screen the relevant & current page from the Ford Etis technical site (which is where the print out in the top most picture is taken from.)

I simply asked at the service desk of my local dealer & they were more than happy to oblige. In fact it might be worth printing this page off and explaining to them that what works for someone else doesn't actually work for you so what can they suggest?
 

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Thanks Gazwats.
This afternoon I popped in tothe local Ford dealer, who was very helpful.

They checked theadjustment procedure for HIDs for a 2010 Kugaon their system and confirmed that yourtechnique was still current.

They also said however, that this adjustment using the rearmost yellow allen screwaffects onlythe maximum height of the beam that the automechanism can set.

This seems to be the recommended procedure for driving on the right; ie, just keep the beams low.

There appears to be no way of adjusting the horizontal angle.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Hi All,
I'm a newbie to the Kuga world and to the owners club, having just purchased a 2012 Titanium-X.
So far i have loved every mile of it.

I am due to travel to France in July and have been looking at headlamp deflectors, as it turns out I have Xenons which apparently won't work with deflectors and the lamps can apparently overheat with deflector use!

I found this post, which has been most useful but, before I travel I was basically wondering if this is still the common practise for the adjustment for travelling to the continent or istherenew/updated method.

Thanks in advance.
Dan
 

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HeavyD101 said:
Hi All,
I'm a newbie to the Kuga world and to the owners club, having just purchased a 2012 Titanium-X.
So far i have loved every mile of it.

I am due to travel to France in July and have been looking at headlamp deflectors, as it turns out I have Xenons which apparently won't work with deflectors and the lamps can apparently overheat with deflector use!

I found this post, which has been most useful but, before I travel I was basically wondering if this is still the common practise for the adjustment for travelling to the continent or istherenew/updated method.

Thanks in advance.
Dan
Yep it's still the same procedure, it limits the height of the light projected rather than moves the light beam from left to right.


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