Headlamp panel alignment

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Post by Spearmint » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:16 pm

Hello

Was highlighted on FaceBook.

Near side headlight unit sits more flush with wing and bonnet, off side sits quite proud. Had thought both sat proud of wing/bonnet, but now found near side isn’t as proud.

How are others sitting?
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Post by PaulD » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:02 am

Hi , when you look at it from within the car sitting on lets say the drivers seat , it seems that way.
But if you look at it from dead center they sit the same.
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Post by Spearmint » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:54 pm

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Near side (left)

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Off side (right)
You can physically feel right side is higher than the left.
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Post by PaulD » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:51 am

Ok , that’s not the case on my Puma
Does it bother you ?
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Post by Spearmint » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:55 am

No, I’m really happy with the sub-standard build quality and faults appearing on a brand new car.
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Post by Deleted User 229 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 am

Spearmint wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:55 am
No, I’m really happy with the sub-standard build quality and faults appearing on a brand new car.

I have looked at your pictures from all angles but I'm afraid that they still don't make no sense to me! What are we supposed to be looking at? They look like abstract art to me :D

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Post by Spearmint » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:15 pm

Headlamps sitting uneven in alignment with the bonnet, driver’s side higher than passenger side, but bonnet, wings and front all aligned correctly. Are the headlamps supposed to sit proud of the bodywork or all be smooth?
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Post by Spearmint » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:25 pm

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Post by PaulD » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:37 pm

Spearmint wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:55 am
No, I’m really happy with the sub-standard build quality and faults appearing on a brand new car.
You don,t have to react like that ..... I just asked a normal question.
And the with build quality of my Puma is nothing wrong ,maybe you have bad luck with yours or your standards are too high
For a midrange car 😳
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Post by ejp26 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:57 pm

Spearmint wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Headlamps sitting uneven in alignment with the bonnet, driver’s side higher than passenger side, but bonnet, wings and front all aligned correctly. Are the headlamps supposed to sit proud of the bodywork or all be smooth?
Just been out washing mine (bloomin' raining now!) and if I'm hypercritical mine is very slightly like yours....the headlamp sits proud by a couple of millimetres to the bonnet on the driver's side. Probably wouldn't have noticed otherwise. The Puma is the first brand new car I've had for around 40 years , so I'm not used to casting a very critical eye over a car.

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