Full led headlights too low

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ChristianScout190
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Full led headlights too low

Post by ChristianScout190 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 pm

Am I correct in thinking that full led headlights fitted to the scout should have three positions.
Low for urban
Mid height for a and b roads
Fairly high for dual carriageway speeds.

At the minute when they come on they motor up and down then settle at an acceptable angle to give good light for town driving. That's all fine until I hit the open road when I struggle with enough light range for 60mph... About 3 to 4 car lengths. When entering back into town, they are lower than when I set off.

Went back to dealer yesterday for some software updates (softer boot closing and a few other bits) and they said no fault stored.

I guess the system is not happy and defaulting to the lowest setting, but surely this would store a fault?
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Re: Full led headlights too low

Post by Colin Lambert » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:55 am

Sorry can't help with your particular problem. My LEDs are fine for 70mph, but I have to dip them manually. (at least, I haven't noticed them dipping automatically.
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Re: Full led headlights too low

Post by duncanlowe » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:15 pm

It will depend to some extent whether you have front light assistant. If you do, you select main beam, and it automatically dips them though in my experience not always. I've only ever noticed the two positions. On my Superb it did move the beams about but only noticeably when main beam was on. I haven't driven this enough with main beam on to notice.
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Re: Full led headlights too low

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:43 pm

duncanlowe wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:15 pm
It will depend to some extent whether you have front light assistant. If you do, you select main beam, and it automatically dips them though in my experience not always. I've only ever noticed the two positions. On my Superb it did move the beams about but only noticeably when main beam was on. I haven't driven this enough with main beam on to notice.
I use the Light Assist automatic dipping thingy allot and to date it’s never failed, in fact compared to other systems I have used (Ford) it’s very good. The Ford system was a nightmare as was their lane assist.
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Re: Full led headlights too low

Post by ChristianScout190 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:22 pm

Hi, I am not talking about the light assist which automatically changes from main beam to dipped headlights. This is all on dipped beams, headlight range is fine in town but appears to shorten when out of town and then stay short.
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Re: Full led headlights too low

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:00 pm

I assume you have the lights set on Auto, according to the manual the LED lights only become fully adaptive when the lights are on auto. If manually turned onto dipped then they won’t change the light cone. So are you using AUTO, if you are then there is a problem as they will automatically go to the dipped position if there is a fault.

Here’s an Indian video to help.

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Re: Full led headlights too low

Post by ChristianScout190 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:35 am

OK thanks
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Re: Full led headlights too low

Post by Fuzzz » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:36 pm

Here is nothing to do with AUTO on or Off. Crhristianscout is complaining about factory aiming. It's typical for skoda to aim the lights too low or too high...its the build quality question. But maybe its due to led which cutoff is pretty sharp and seems its to low. Mine are pretty ok ....but maybe just have to make quarter of turn to raise the beam...there are few knobs where you can adjust the headlight...I personally dont want to mess with this :)
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Re: Full led headlights too low

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm

Fuzzz wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:36 pm
Here is nothing to do with AUTO on or Off. Crhristianscout is complaining about factory aiming. It's typical for skoda to aim the lights too low or too high...its the build quality question. But maybe its due to led which cutoff is pretty sharp and seems its to low. Mine are pretty ok ....but maybe just have to make quarter of turn to raise the beam...there are few knobs where you can adjust the headlight...I personally dont want to mess with this :)
Sorry for trying to help and trying to suggest possible issues and solutions.
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Re: Full led headlights too low

Post by Fuzzz » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:59 pm

FoxtrotAlpha wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm
Fuzzz wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:36 pm
Here is nothing to do with AUTO on or Off. Crhristianscout is complaining about factory aiming. It's typical for skoda to aim the lights too low or too high...its the build quality question. But maybe its due to led which cutoff is pretty sharp and seems its to low. Mine are pretty ok ....but maybe just have to make quarter of turn to raise the beam...there are few knobs where you can adjust the headlight...I personally dont want to mess with this :)
Sorry for trying to help and trying to suggest possible issues and solutions.
Hey sorry Foxtrotalpha didn't want to hurt anybody...I just know what Christianscout wanted to say...at least I hope...
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