Just had the dreaded MOT on my 97 Cooper MPI.
I fitted a new set of P700 Lucas headlights just before the MOT. The previous headlights had been butchered - wrong clips, wrong screws and headlight motors not working. Even the wiring was a mess - all down to previous owners. But somehow this passed the MOT over the last fews years.
With the exception of the motors, i replaced everything. All new and corrects clips, screws, adjusters, rings - even the wiring loom. I knew they needed adjusting for the MOT, but they failed.
The passengers side is perfect (Manually adjusted without the motor) but the drivers side is flicking up light to the right. The MOT guys tried everything, took the lights out, put it all back together and it was still exactly the same. I even had a go while at the garage and got the same result.
The only way we can get the light pattern to line up correctly, is to remove the clips from the retaining ring, then spin the entire light (anticlockwise if you are facing the light). At that point the light pattern fits.
These aren't sided. They don't do a left hand driver version. All the clips match up and the lights look identical.
We have used electrical tape on the front to get them through while i work out the issue, but im not sure what to do next. The garage are suggesting re-drilling the holes in the wing, but im not keen on that idea and think its something silly that's been missed.
Has anyone else had this problem, or can help?