Car Problem Reports

Jaguar S-Type Plastic Component in HID Head Light May Fail

Jaguar S-Type Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 83,680 mi (45,000 mi - 107,552 mi)


A plastic component in the HID head light may fail and cause the head light to point toward the ground. The adjuster—which is very expensive—needs to be replaced to fix the problem.

  •  Rookie

    I just found out that someone has written about a way to fix the self leveling headlight center adjusting post breaking problem ( Name on the net: Brutal) by inserting a screw in the plastic chrome adjuster under the radiator cover. See

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  • Visitor, , 87,778 mi

    Left HID head light points downward.

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  • Left headlight points toward the ground.

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  •  Rookie

    Headlight assembly has broken. Lights are unajustable, (have had temp fix). Dealer cost to repair over $1200

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Headlamps pointing very near in front of car. Jag dealer has stated over the telephone that this is a piece that is broken. I stated it would be coincidental that both have broken simultaneously but he says it is broken and the adjusting screws will not help.

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