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Originally Posted by 930slant View Post
I have an 88 slant nose, factory 930. My left headlight does not close all the way flush with the body work. It sticks up about half an inch or so above the fender body work. It does not bind on the surrounding bodywork. I am able to press it down by hand and it will rest flush with the body work.

I may have missed it somewhere in the thread but i did not see any comments as to how to actually adjust the headlights.

Your help in advance is much appreciated.


There's upper and lower adjustment bolts on each headlight mechanism. The only way to reach them is from the back(remove splash guard, inner fender). Each bolt has a rubber cushion on the end of the bolt. It may be the rubber cushions fell off due to age. Check there first. Remember, the headlight that comes to rest first shuts down the adjust accordingly.

Sounds like the mechanism was improperly adjusted by previous owner for that type of symptom.

The above remarks only apply to the Porsche factory pop-up headlights.
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