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Bit confused here, the rubber grommit on the rear of the light is not a mot item, but dip and main beam on both lights are.
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Think he means the light shield that is fitted inside the headlight in front of the bulb to spread the light. How he managed to remove it is beyond me, but they are needed.
Would expect you will need a new headlight mate, maybe look at angel eyes while you are at it, much better light output.
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I've never seen a astra with light shields.
Assumingh that is what you are reffering to, it is not taken into account on mot, some light designs have them some dont, simple as that, ones with will produce a proper beam pattern as designed that way, ones designed without will also produce the correct beam pattern, as are designed like that, no need to worry at all.
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Ive got some headlights here with the "cup" in them. Some do have them.

Regarding your full beam.
Are you only getting full beam from one headlight?
 

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id say that the bulb with ""high beam"" not workin the high beam has gone in that light bulb :nod:
my PH1 head light's both had the metel cover's in the bulb
 

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thats really odd, have you tryed brigdeing wire from one to the other on high beam to see if it's a faulty wire, iv had this befor
 
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If one is brighter than the other, there may be a bad earth or a poor connection somewhere. Usually in the 3pin plug on the bulb, the contacts can corrode resulting in a poor connection.
 
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If one is brighter than the other it could be that the headlight without the cup is the brighter one as it is not spreading the light beam properly or seeing as you say you changed one is it possible after changing the light unit you have not adjusted the beam. This is a pain to other drivers as a badly adjusted headlight on dipped can be just as bright as looking at a full beam at night.
 
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have you swapped the bulbs around to see if they are the problem mate
 

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