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    2015 Trophy SE headlight adjuster motor
    on: Feb 09, 2022, 12.22 pm
    Feb 09, 2022, 12.22 pm
    Hi all, sorry to say that I was involved in an accident on my bike, I got rear ended at a give way junction! no great harm to me but 3600.00 worth of repairs to my beloved :012:..anyway, 3mtyhs later I am lucky to have the bike back incl new mot as old one expired whilst away. the problem I have is that the headlight adjustment is wayyyy out owing to having a new headlight  assembly fitted by repairers,how on earth it passed the MOT is beyond me! . on investigation the motor responsible for the electronic adjustment isn't working due to a circuit board fault. triumph want 220 to me just for the motor plus 2hrs labour at 108.00/hr labour OUCH!
    Does anyone have a second hand one for sale and/or know someone that does?
    if not, does anybody know the model number ? my brother thinks it's made by Hella?..irrespective If I had the number of it I may find one from another source?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: 2015 Trophy SE headlight adjuster motor
    Reply #1 on: Feb 09, 2022, 03.18 pm
    Feb 09, 2022, 03.18 pm
    I would seriously consider having whomever put it back together for you do it at no charge, and it may help if you take it to an MOT inspection station and ask them to check it and verify that it shouldn't have passed then use that as ammunition in your negotiation.
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    Re: 2015 Trophy SE headlight adjuster motor
    Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2022, 03.20 pm
    Feb 09, 2022, 03.20 pm
    What he said.  :762:

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    Re: 2015 Trophy SE headlight adjuster motor
    Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2022, 04.29 pm
    Feb 09, 2022, 04.29 pm
    Thank you trophied for your reply. The trouble is that the bike came back to me last July though I never got to ride it until this week due to ill health. Not an issue in itself but the repairers are a four ride away and though the old head light set up was fine I can't prove that the motor was working when it went away for crash  repairs. I can but assume though that it was for this reason that the lights were never set up properly post repairs. I find it disgusting that someone wrote an out MOT given how misaligned the beams are.
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    Re: 2015 Trophy SE headlight adjuster motor
    Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2022, 06.31 pm
    Feb 09, 2022, 06.31 pm
    Maybe members digital, coconut, or TX800 will be along to let us know if there are limits that can be set on the range of adjustment on the headlight like there are for the windshield.  I can't say that may be the problem, but it's worth knowing, and it may just involve fixing it with a laptop with DealerTool, or Tigertool (which is a free download).
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    Re: 2015 Trophy SE headlight adjuster motor
    Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2022, 06.55 pm
    Feb 09, 2022, 06.55 pm
    The Headlight adjuster motor is Triumph Part Number T2701404,
    and the Retail Price IS in the region of 220.00.

    Although it may well be made by Hella,
    I do not know of any equivalent Hella Part Number.

    They occasionally appear on eBay and it is worth checking there regularly.

    I just had a look but I can only see this one, in the USA, priced at 34.69 + 11.00 shipping to the UK :

    2013 Triumph Trophy SE Headlight Adjuster Motor LOW MILES

    Also worth checking this eBay seller who is a commercial motorcycle "breaker"
    and regularly advertises Trophy parts for sale - he may just have one that he has not listed yet :

    Colchester Breakers eBay Shop

    As always, I have no commercial connection with either merchant.

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    Re: 2015 Trophy SE headlight adjuster motor
    Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2022, 07.33 pm
    Feb 09, 2022, 07.33 pm
    I'm curious about the diagnosis :

    ... on investigation the motor responsible for the electronic adjustment isn't working due to a circuit board fault.

    Is that a circuit board within the adjustment motor assembly,
    and how was this diagnosed ?

    The Service Manual is typically vague with regards to the settings,
    for example the instructions to remove and replace the motor include :

    18.22
    Headlight Adjuster Motor
    Removal

    1.  Remove the front cockpit panel.

    2. Rotate the motor anti-clockwise to release it from the headlight.

    3. Counting the number of turns, unscrew the motor adjuster shaft anti-clockwise
        until the motor is released from the headlight.

    Replacement instructions include screwing the shaft back in by the same number of turns that released it !

    After refitting, the instructions say to turn the Ignition and Headlights ON,
    and adjust the headlights via the instruments to their highest position
    as described in the Owners Handbook.

    There is then another vague paragraph :

    Note :
    It may be necessary to disconnect the headlight adjuster motor connector
    to access the adjuster shaft.


    Using a suitable screwdriver, turn the motor adjuster shaft clockwise
    to move the beam upwards, or anti-clockwise to move the beam downwards,
    until the correct beam setting is obtained.



    It would appear then, that after refitting the motor to the headlamp body,
    ( by screwing in the motor adjuster shaft by the appropriate number of turns ),
    after raising the beam to its highest position via the Instruments Menu
    the beam height is set manually - by use of a screwdriver on the "toothed"
    outer housing of the motor adjuster shaft.

    Hope this helps !  :028:






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    Re: 2015 Trophy SE headlight adjuster motor
    Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 2022, 09.46 pm
    Feb 09, 2022, 09.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    Maybe members digital, coconut, or TX800 will be along to let us know if there are limits that can be set on the range of adjustment on the headlight like there are for the windshield.  I can't say that may be the problem, but it's worth knowing, and it may just involve fixing it with a laptop with DealerTool, or Tigertool (which is a free download).

    This is what can be done:

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