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      04-12-2009, 08:44 AM   #1
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Help adjusting headlights after lowering car

I already posted in Suspension section, but maybe this section will be better

Now that I lowered my car on a set of Eibach springs I need to adjust my headlights. Low beams now shine way to high. Anyone know how to do this?
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      04-12-2009, 09:23 AM   #2
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VERRRY SIMPLEEE!!

Pop the hood, and on top of each headlight there is a big black screw...just turn it and you will see the headlights going up/down.

I parked on a flat surface with my headlights on and facing the wall, and adjusted them like that!
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      04-12-2009, 09:50 AM   #3
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VERRRY SIMPLEEE!!

Pop the hood, and on top of each headlight there is a big black screw...just turn it and you will see the headlights going up/down.

I parked on a flat surface with my headlights on and facing the wall, and adjusted them like that!
Cool thanks.

I figured that's all I needed to do so I just started playing with that screw. Gonna have to wait till it's a bit darker out though to get it perfect.
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no problem, good luck!
I did mine during the day too, I pulled it into the garage !
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I thought the car auto adjusted the headlights like the E46 M3 does.
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      04-13-2009, 12:24 AM   #6
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I thought the car auto adjusted the headlights like the E46 M3 does.
Nope. Manual adjustment is necessary after lowering the E9X M3.
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Interesting, I didnt adjust anything after lowering my car.
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Interesting, I didnt adjust anything after lowering my car.
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Yea, soon as I dropped it my low beams were shinning way higher than before. I've read posts where other people had similar issues. I don't know why it changes where they shine?
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Talking I know the feeling

people in cars in front of me would get pissed off because my light would shine in their rear view mirror. I did not know what to do and how to adjust the headlights at first so I stop by the BMW stealership and my service department rep showed me. when I got home shined the light on my garage and adjusted them. no more problems
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Just make sure whereever you do this...... The GROUND and that Wall and your CAR are as flat and LEVELED as possible. you dont want 1 light to end up looking brighter then the other at a distance. I realized that the hard way on my last car. From a distance it looked like I had 2 different bulbs in my car, brightness and color were off since my driveway is at an angle.
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      04-13-2009, 01:47 PM   #12
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Just make sure whereever you do this...... The GROUND and that Wall and your CAR are as flat and LEVELED as possible. you dont want 1 light to end up looking brighter then the other at a distance. I realized that the hard way on my last car. From a distance it looked like I had 2 different bulbs in my car, brightness and color were off since my driveway is at an angle.
good point. thanks
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