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    Headlight assembly

    On my drivers side headlight assembly the bulb is loose inside and points to the left and down. Could I be missing something inside the assembly or should I just by another one. Thanks

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    The adjuster is almost certainly broken. Two choices, either fit a new adjuster (upgraded ones are about 20 quid on ebay), it involves using a hair dryer or heat gun to remove the glass which isn't as difficult as it seems, or buy a good refurbed headlight with the newer upgraded adjusters already fitted.

    Not the cheapest but I've used these a few times and they should last the life of the car, as opposed to the original ones which turn brittle and eventually snap.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-X-...:rk:8:razz:f:0
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    My many thanks I'll start looking

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    It's not so much a common fault as an inevitability on the non HID headlights. There's plenty of videos and howtos out there on doing the job.
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    I just ordered it from amazon and fixing to watch those videos .

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    Even the HID ones snap the adjusters. I guess being self leveling they get more stresses on them?
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    Ok Thanks I appreciate any and all help this is my first Jag and really learning. And congrats on beating the Monster I am also a Survivor of that one.

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    I did this job a couple of years ago.

    Its an easy enough job but very time consuming. At this time of year, i would allow a full weekend to do it. Its do-able in a day really but best to allow for any issues.
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    Ok thanks and right now it's only one side once again thanks for everyone help

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    Hi Veteran2243
    I have done this job myself, not too difficult but a pain in the you know what, as the bumper cover has to be removed. I would recommend if you are going to all this trouble, to do both headlights at the same time, as it will only be a matter of time before the other one breaks. The original adjusters are so fragile that even driving over a pothole can break them.
    Good luck.

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