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hi guys and girls

had my rs clutch fitted the other day and the guys disconnected my battery and ever since ive picked it up my auto up windows dont do what they say and noticed this morning when a turned my lights on they dont level high enough...any reason why it is doing it and can i correct it myself or do i have to go to a dealer to reset them...

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Don't know about the windows, But as for the headlights, I had exactly the same thing.
It happens when the offside front suspension is disassembled and then reattached. In my case when the driveshaft TSB was done and in your case, to do the clutch.
What happens is the headlamp levelling sensor which is attached to the Offside front strut becomes 180 degrees out of line.
I'll see if I can explain it a bit better.
Bolted to the O/S strut it a sensor with a lever that comes out of it, this lever is attached to a rod which is then attached to the lower wishbone.
The lever is roughly parallel to the ground and should come out of the sensor and face the rear of the car. As the suspension moves up and down it sends a signal to allow the headlamps to adjust and not blind oncoming traffic.
What happens is that lever can easily flip around 180 degrees between the suspension being lowered and rasied again and face the front of the car (still horizontal).
It looks perfectly normal and does not need to be disassembled or forced to get it into the position.
When the lever faces the front is doesn't send the correct signal and therfore your headlamps point much too low.
You can easily check this by looking under the offisde front wheel arch. Locate where the strut comes down from the wheel arch liner and work down. You will see the sensor and the lever I'm on about.
My bet is your lever faces the front of the car. If it does there are a couple of easy ways to recify it.
I did mine with the wheel on and just on right lock to get access. I then undid the two mounting bolts that hold the sensor to the strut, eased it gently from the strut, flipped the lever 180 degrees and bolted it up. Job done.
Alternatetively, whip the wheel off, undo the rod at either end that connects the lever to the wishbone and then rotate the lever. Then just bolt it back up with the lever facing the rear of the car.
Once done, the heasdlamp aim should be the same as before.
Good Luck, let us know how you get on.
 

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When the battery is disconnected it affects the operation of the windows - you should follow the procedure below nd see if that fixes the problem

QUOTEWARNING: The door window anti-trap function will not operate during the door window motor initialization procedure. Make sure that the door window opening is free of all foreign material. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.

NOTE: After the battery has been disconnected it is necessary to initialize each door window motor separately.

NOTE: If a single door window motor has been disconnected, it is necessary to initialize that door window motor.

NOTE: If the fuse for a front or rear door window motor has been disconnected, it is necessary to initialize that door window motor.

NOTE: If the battery junction box (BJB) fuse for the front power windows has been disconnected, it is necessary to initialize both front door window motors.

NOTE: If the battery junction box (BJB) fuse for the rear power windows has been disconnected, it is necessary to initialize both rear door window motors.

NOTE: Leave a period of at least one minute before connecting the battery, fuse or door window motor(s).

All vehicles
Press and hold the power window control switch close button until the door window is fully closed.
Release the power window control switch close button and press again for three seconds.
Briefly press the power window control switch open button to the second detent and release the button.
The door window should open automatically.

Briefly press the power window control switch close button to the second detent and release the button.
If the door window does not close automatically, repeat the complete procedure.

Repeat the door window motor initialization for each door window motor.

Convertible
Press and hold the convertible top switch CLOSE button until the convertible top is fully closed. Hold the switch closed for three seconds
 

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QUOTE(vavavoom @ 5 Nov 2009, 12:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Don't know about the windows, But as for the headlights, I had exactly the same thing.It happens when the offside front suspension is disassembled and then reattached. In my case when the driveshaft TSB was done and in your case, to do the clutch.What happens is the headlamp levelling sensor which is attached to the Offside front strut becomes 180 degrees out of line.I'll see if I can explain it a bit better.Bolted to the O/S strut it a sensor with a lever that comes out of it, this lever is attached to a rod which is then attached to the lower wishbone.The lever is roughly parallel to the ground and should come out of the sensor and face the rear of the car. As the suspension moves up and down it sends a signal to allow the headlamps to adjust and not blind oncoming traffic. What happens is that lever can easily flip around 180 degrees between the suspension being lowered and rasied again and face the front of the car (still horizontal).It looks perfectly normal and does not need to be disassembled or forced to get it into the position.When the lever faces the front is doesn't send the correct signal and therfore your headlamps point much too low.You can easily check this by looking under the offisde front wheel arch. Locate where the strut comes down from the wheel arch liner and work down. You will see the sensor and the lever I'm on about.My bet is your lever faces the front of the car. If it does there are a couple of easy ways to recify it.I did mine with the wheel on and just on right lock to get access. I then undid the two mounting bolts that hold the sensor to the strut, eased it gently from the strut, flipped the lever 180 degrees and bolted it up. Job done.Alternatetively, whip the wheel off, undo the rod at either end that connects the lever to the wishbone and then rotate the lever. Then just bolt it back up with the lever facing the rear of the car.Once done, the heasdlamp aim should be the same as before.Good Luck, let us know how you get on.thanks matey i'll have a go on the weekend,im to busy during the week
QUOTE(troy45 @ 5 Nov 2009, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>When the battery is disconnected it affects the operation of the windows - you should follow the procedure below nd see if that fixes the problemgreat thanks very much for your help,i'll have a go....
 
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