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      03-27-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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Headlights Aimed too Low!!! how to adjust??

As i drive through even flat roads the headlight do not light up the curb more than 30' or so ahead of me... i have adjusted all my past cars to illuminate further ahead yet still below the trunk lid of cars ahead and it makes all the difference in the world...

I looked at the light and the obvious adjustment on the top of the headlight seems to do nothing as i have turned it a full rotations and back with no movement...

so im lookin for a "HOW TO" adjust the headlamp.. anyone???



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It is the adjustment on the headlamp. The Knob next to the removable cover.. A full rotation moves it slightly, unlike past cars ive done.. and i have adjusted up by putting tape on the wall of my garage and raising each one evenly above the tape and then testing it out on the roads till i liked the height...
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      03-27-2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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There is a how-to for this on E90Post I believe. Granted, its for the regular 3 series, but you could check it out and see if the headlights adjust the same way.
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there is a nob (next to the removeable cover) on top of each headlight which you can turn using a philips screw driver to adjust the height
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Great - your gonna be my favorite kind of driver - the one who's lights shine right into my eyes and blind me as I drive past you driving the other direction...

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As i drive through even flat roads the headlight do not light up the curb more than 30' or so ahead of me... i have adjusted all my past cars to illuminate further ahead yet still below the trunk lid of cars ahead and it makes all the difference in the world...

I looked at the light and the obvious adjustment on the top of the headlight seems to do nothing as i have turned it a full rotations and back with no movement...

so im lookin for a "HOW TO" adjust the headlamp.. anyone???
I'm sorry but adjusting the light "below the trunk lid" of a the car ahead doesn't means you are not disturbing their vision (or the one from the car coming in the opposite way). The light must be placed in a std position and should be adjusted by the dealer (I'm sure it won't cost you anything but 15 minutes). I know this answer doesn't really sound "very nice", but miss-adjustment of the lightning causes a lot of car accidents and you could get a ticket.
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rldzhao "there is a nob (next to the removeable cover) on top of each headlight which you can turn using a philips screw driver to adjust the height"

you've done this... or you just looked... cuz i checked that and that knob dosent seem to do anything
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      03-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #7
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Yep, my lights were also too low!!! A simple 2 minute adjustement at the dealership fixed it!!!!!
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