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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.
 

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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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