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#4451531 - 07/06/17 05:03 PM Stripped adjuster
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 5750
Loc: Illinois
One of my adjusters is stripped. it's the soft plastic the steel screw rides in to pull the headlight left and right. here you can see a picture of it. I can move the projector up just a bit with my hand and then it will start to move but peters out before moving very far.

Any ideas on how to fix this so the threads grip again?

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#4451537 - 07/06/17 05:10 PM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ]
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#4451702 - 07/06/17 08:21 PM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: Trav]
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Trav - you saved me from embarking on a long product search.
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#4452051 - 07/07/17 07:14 AM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: Merkava_4]
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Bookmark that site, I buy a lot from them and keep a decent stock of common metric bolts, nuts, washers and clips here so I don't need to start chasing them.
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#4452167 - 07/07/17 09:49 AM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ]
SHOZ Offline


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I looked through all them and did not see exactly what I have. These are projector headlight assemblies. I guess I'll have to take it apart to see just exactly what the piece looks like. frown
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#4452170 - 07/07/17 09:50 AM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
The dealer will have it for a few bucks.
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#4452189 - 07/07/17 10:07 AM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: Trav]
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
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Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: Trav
The dealer will have it for a few bucks.
I would guess they would tell me I need a whole new headlight.
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#4452211 - 07/07/17 10:38 AM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ]
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Registered: 11/20/06
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It cost nothing to ask. If not remove it and go to an autobody supply store. Sometimes you need to get inventive and tap something like a plastic license plate bolt insert for threads or find one for another make or model and dremel it to work.
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#4452303 - 07/07/17 12:42 PM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ]
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After calling Hyundai and sending them pictures they say I would need a new headlight for $989 list price.
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#4452378 - 07/07/17 02:05 PM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ]
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Registered: 06/28/03
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Loc: Illinois
Found what I need at The RetroFit Source online. $1 each.....

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#4452411 - 07/07/17 02:54 PM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ]
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Better than $900.
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#4452987 - 07/08/17 02:23 AM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: Trav]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Not if he buys 900 of them to have on hand. grin2

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#4453040 - 07/08/17 05:51 AM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ]
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 5750
Loc: Illinois
I bought 4 of them, 2 per headlight. First time I ever opened up a headlight. Looks like the chrome is pealing on the reflector in the projector too.
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#4453046 - 07/08/17 06:06 AM Re: Stripped adjuster [Re: SHOZ]
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Registered: 12/05/09
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The old Audi's reflective paint inside turned to powder, which wasn't good. On the positive side, the headlights I got back in the day from Shokan Coachworks in NY to replace them were flawlessly aimed. wink
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