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Hi all. Having issues aiming my headlights. I put a screwdriver in the adjustment holes, see the thing move when I turn it but my lights dont physically move. Was out before, pitch black, aimed at a wall about 50 meters away but as I turned the driver there was no visible movement of the lights on the wall! Every other car I have had I did this with and saw movement. This is riduculous, nothing is happening! The aiming of these lights from factory, mine is atrocious, passenger side lights up the way edge side of the road and its high beam lights up in a tree about 12 foot off the ground! Driver side is kind of ok but still no movement even though the driver shows movement.
I've never struck this in any car I have owned since getting my licence in 1979.
This is ridiculous!
 

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Cancel that. I'v realised there is an actual issue with the passenger side adjuster. Will get it seen to when I go for the first 3000 k service.
 

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I read that the Seltos received a very low score concerning it's headlights. Not sure if it was NHTSA or some other agency.
Hi, yes I did too as I was doing a search on them. The rating in 2 reports used the exact word "poor" rating.
I think it had to do with bends or corners. I cant really draw my own conclusion till I get this sorted. The light pointing up at the tree though does seem bright enough for a halogen projector type so I live in hope :LOL:
May help in future in a zombie apocalypse to find food in trees at least! :LOL:
Hi mate, found one of the links..
 

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Hey Jon, where are the adjusters located? Been having trouble locating them
Hi. Not sure if there is much difference but ours here in Australia may be, maybe not. Mine also is Halogen not LED so the housing too may be different.
So this is mine.
Just above to the right, and next to the long lines, of the word Kia you see written in the black plastic is a hole within a square indent.
Thats one of them. The other to the right is that protruding section with a squared end, between the first one and that wiring connector. You need a long screw driver as they are pretty deep.
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Heres is a closer veiw.
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Thanks for the quick reply! I too have the Halogen Projectors, from what I remember it looked the same as shown in the picture, will have to take a second look, thanks!
 

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Thanks for the quick reply! I too have the Halogen Projectors, from what I remember it looked the same as shown in the picture, will have to take a second look, thanks!
Hi again. Just to let you know they are very hard to see the actual contact area of the driver as they are so deep. They are Philips head. I had to go and buy, I should have tried first when I was at the shop, 2 before I got the right fit. Not length wise, as I figured that out before going to get them, but the holes are stupid narrow yet the head needed is bigger than the usual narrowness of drivers if you get what I mean. I had 3 that were the length first go but the head ends were just not big enough or the shafts were just a bit too wide to fit. I have no doubt one of the ones I had at the start would have done the job no issues. But thanks to the stupidity of the hole size made by Kia, too narrow I had to search and try for the perfect fit. But I guess that makes one, ha ha thanks Kia nice try, make one think "oh no it needs a special tool" and take it to a dealer to adjust.
Ahh well, whats one to expect now in this kaching world huh. The reason I say they are a pain to get the right size shaft/head fit is because the adjuster works off of the side of the head end, not the entire head of the driver.
Good luck with it.
 

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Hi, yes I did too as I was doing a search on them. The rating in 2 reports used the exact word "poor" rating.
I think it had to do with bends or corners. I cant really draw my own conclusion till I get this sorted. The light pointing up at the tree though does seem bright enough for a halogen projector type so I live in hope :LOL:
May help in future in a zombie apocalypse to find food in trees at least! :LOL:
Hi mate, found one of the links..
That report was not on their LED headlights. It delt only with the regular type bulbs
 

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Hi. Not sure im following you. Mine and the others here in the thread are halogen, the regular type.
That’s the problem: rather than including LED bulbs as standard equipment on the Seltos, Kia decided to use the cheaper Halogen bulbs (LED headlights are increasingly being used on similar competitors models in this class).

So despite performing well on other safety tests, the sub-standard headlight performance is what resulted in the Seltos sub-par safety rating.

Some owners have opted to upgrade to LED headlights, replacing the halogen bulbs with after-market LED upgrades.
 

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That’s the problem: rather than including LED bulbs as standard equipment on the Seltos, Kia decided to use the cheaper Halogen bulbs (LED headlights are increasingly being used on similar competitors models in this class).

So despite performing well on other safety tests, the sub-standard headlight performance is what resulted in the Seltos sub-par safety rating.

Some owners have opted to upgrade to LED headlights, replacing the halogen bulbs with after-market LED upgrades.
Hi. I actually went for a drive last night where I am. Im in an Aussie bush town with lots of roos about. It was a nightmare the way the headlights cut off too low and give near zero side illumination on the opposite side of the road, the drivers side and might be kinder to oncoming traffic but its dangerous in areas with wildlife around. Could be roo's just sitting there ready to bound out and you wouldn't have a clue they were there. High beam is ok but when you can't use it its quite unnerving. I avoid night driving in this thing.
Another annoying thing is the lane keep assist, thankfully it can be turned off and I turn it off all the time.
It is dangerous on our country roads. You try to dodge potholes and it tries to nudge you back towards them. Worst are our narrow bridges in places, iv had it nudge me towards the side rail as the road crossing them can be narrow. If you'd had just a light hold or hand resting on the steering you'd hit it.
Im taking mine in to get my passenger side rear breaks checked out in a week or two. Iv been getting a knocking/rattle noise coming from that area recently.
 

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Reason I posted was I recently changed out headlights/fog lights in my 2021 Seltos S Turbo AWD, following the advice in this thread.


Even though you’ll need to check legality in your area/country, it’s made a world difference in my night-time visibility (I came to this thread looking for a way to tweak the alignment without having to take the LED headlight out again, since the right headlight is a bit off, illuminating the shoulder of the road).
 

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Reason I posted was I recently changed out headlights/fog lights in my 2021 Seltos S Turbo AWD, following the advice in this thread.


Even though you’ll need to check legality in your area/country, it’s made a world difference in my night-time visibility (I came to this thread looking for a way to tweak the alignment without having to take the LED headlight out again, since the right headlight is a bit off, illuminating the shoulder of the road).
Yeah I have considered, bay 13 fittings I recall being told about here for the DRLs, not sure about the main ones.
You still get that cut off on the opposite road side, oncoming, with your LEDs? I guess probably as the pattern is controlled by the housing shape. Yeah mine lights up the shoulder, passenger side, I cant adjust it anymore than it is.
Personally I find the light pattern pathetic and unusable where I am given the high amount of night wildlife.
Just got booked in for tomorrow to get the rear looked at.
Bit of unsettling news when speaking to the service manager. He asked how my transmission was going, any odd noises. I answer no but it did refuse to engage a few times in the first several months but in the past 7 has been no problem.
I was asked how many Kilometres iv done, 16,000 (its the IVT) he said they're have big issues with them being brought in on the back of trucks with dead transmissions around the 20,000 kilometre mark! They have to have new IVTs put in them. Now that's something to dread on a country road here kilometres from anywhere.
Such is life I guess. Cheers.
 
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