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    Headlight leveling motor

    All - seem to have an issue with my left hand headlamp leveling motor (2006 4.2 NA) - it is trying to bring down enemy aircraft at present!
    How much of a sod to replace and re-fit is it?
    Also, be worth getting one from a breaker or have to buy new?

    All comments and answers greatly appreciated.....

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    Before you purchase a new/used light assembly, pull yours out of the car and open the two access holes. The lamp carrier rides on a stick with a ball shaped head on it. When I first bought my car, the right side carrier had come off the ball. Like yours, it was looking at everything except the road. Might not be your problem but if it is, it's a cheap fix.
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    Thanks Jack, will have a look....
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    Check the wiring too. Mine had a similar problem. These things get hot and brittle and can break. See my thread "Adaptive Headlight Problem"
    in the Stickies:

    https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthre...t=88932&page=2

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    Thanks Peter
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    Does it still self calibrate when you switch engine on, eg go down and then back up? If it does just manually adjust it down to correct height! If stuck up always then as above?
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    Will have a look, can’t remember to be honest....
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    Update - both motors swivel, but don't always return to the correct position - after driving for 10 minutes or so a couple of nights back, they both wobbled a bit, then settled-down to somewhere like i would expect; - bit hit-and-miss usually though, need to sort that too.......
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    Sounds like the the headlamp levelling sensors which link to the ride height monitoring input might be out of whack, there are front and rear ones, you should be able to get a DTC code to indicate which one is at fault. First stop would be to clean the contacts and see if that solves things, workshop manual covers it.
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