DS5 2013 headlight woes

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DS5 2013 headlight woes

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Posting for a friend but I’ll be fixing it no doubt

2013 ds5

Has the adaptive headlights- however they are not operating correctly.

They are, in the nicest possible way, walleyed. They appear to be both pointing outwards left and right of the car. Not front.

Main beam is good. Headlight adjustment by the switch doesn’t do anything to levelling etc

Any pointers?

Thanks in advance

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Re: DS5 2013 headlight woes

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There were at least 3 types of headlamps on the DS5 - Halogen, Discharge, Discharge with LED. The directional lighting on discharge lamps will have body height correctors to inform the headlamp correction unit for correction, so there shouldn't be any need to change anything unless the lamps have been replaced with the wrong type, or the correction unit or lamp fitting is faulty.
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Worth checking the body height correctors?

Assume they are linked to the suspension?
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No not linked to the suspension Stuart. The DS5 has standard springs and struts, Hydractive was never fitted to the DS5. The body height sensors are only fitted for the vehicles with directional lighting.

In either case, the height correctors just send vertical positional data to the correction unit, they are not responsible for the lateral movement of the lamps. That is done via the steering wheel angle sensor.

Pop the VIN up (automasked on post submission) when you can so I can see what vehicle we are talking about.
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2 secs Marc will sort
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Re: DS5 2013 headlight woes

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I wonder what would happen if the steering was turned from lock to lock with the lights on? Might it then re-calibrate the headlights?
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Tried that

No dice
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bigwinn1975 wrote:
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Ok, well that makes it somewhat simpler!

This model has standard halogens, so no directional lighting Stuart. In which case I suspect the halogen bulb may have been replaced incorrectly which can lead to 'Marty Feldman' syndrome. :roll:

Check those out first - remove and replace, then I would get a garage to check the beam alignment and adjust the headlamps using the lever.
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That’s that- nice and simple thank you!!!
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GiveMeABreak wrote:
10 Nov 2021, 20:41
bigwinn1975 wrote:
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Ok, well that makes it somewhat simpler!

This model has standard halogens, so no directional lighting Stuart. In which case I suspect the halogen bulb may have been replaced incorrectly which can lead to 'Marty Feldman' syndrome. :roll:

Check those out first - remove and replace, then I would get a garage to check the beam alignment and adjust the headlamps using the lever.
Which lever Marc?
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Ok, so first thing I need to mention, is that the vehicle is showing as outstanding on an after sales recall! I’d advise your mate to book it in with Citroen ASAP. It won’t cost anything and I can’t specify exactly what it is, but I wouldn't hang about.

Back to the light, on the halogen model, it doesn’t look to be a lever as such, but there are usually some beam adjustment screws in the lamp housing that are used for fine tuning.
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Cheers Marc- good spot!!!
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Think we are all fixed

Bulbs were seated poorly and fell out in my hand

Thanks all for your input
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No worries.