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      11-10-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
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I'm having issue with my headlight not adjusting correctly. when its ON it looks like my high beam is on but its not, its aiming too high. Is there a why to adjust it manually? Any advice will be appreciated. thanks
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      11-10-2014, 12:21 PM   #2
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      11-10-2014, 01:53 PM   #3
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Maybe try the adjustment screw on the headlight and try to bring it down?
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      11-10-2014, 02:05 PM   #4
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Have you lowered the ride height of the car? There is a headlight self leveling bracket and vertical aimer that control the aim of the headlights. I believe both front and rear.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...02&hg=31&fg=05

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...09&hg=33&fg=30

May need to check these.
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      11-10-2014, 02:41 PM   #5
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Maybe try the adjustment screw on the headlight and try to bring it down?
Thanks I will check on that tonight




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Have you lowered the ride height of the car? There is a headlight self leveling bracket and vertical aimer that control the aim of the headlights. I believe both front and rear.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...02&hg=31&fg=05

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...09&hg=33&fg=30

May need to check these.
I did and after I lowered my car that's when it went up. I will check on these tonight as well.


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      11-10-2014, 11:29 PM   #6
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Try resetting your seat position?
I lowered my car and after doing so, it fixed itself.
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      11-11-2014, 12:02 AM   #7
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I'm having issue with my headlight not adjusting correctly. when its ON it looks like my high beam is on but its not, its aiming too high. Is there a why to adjust it manually? Any advice will be appreciated. thanks
Do not manually adjust your headlights till you can confirm whether your headlight sensor is installed correctly or not. It's very easy to check that by looking at your rear suspension on the drivers side. First picture is the wrong way and 2nd is the correct. Hope this helps!

WRONG WAY!!!


RIGHT WAY!!!
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Do not manually adjust your headlights till you can confirm whether your headlight sensor is installed correctly or not. It's very easy to check that by looking at your rear suspension on the drivers side. First picture is the wrong way and 2nd is the correct. Hope this helps!

WRONG WAY!!!


RIGHT WAY!!!
How do I adjust it when it's on a wrong position?! Can I just push it up?! Thx
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How do I adjust it when it's on a wrong position?! Can I just push it up?! Thx
No, it's held on by a 10mm nut and will require jacking up the car. I'm assuming you took it to a shop and had your suspension installed. You should confirm if indeed it's installed incorrectly you can take it back to that shop and have them adjust it and show them the picture I posted up.
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No, it's held on by a 10mm nut and will require jacking up the car. I'm assuming you took it to a shop and had your suspension installed. You should confirm if indeed it's installed incorrectly you can take it back to that shop and have them adjust it and show them the picture I posted up.


I looked at it last night and sure enough it was installed incorrectly. if you don't mind me asking where is that 10mm bolt that I need to remove? is it the one in the bottom? also is these the only sensor for the headlight that I need to adjust? thanks
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I looked at it last night and sure enough it was installed incorrectly. if you don't mind me asking where is that 10mm bolt that I need to remove? is it the one in the bottom? also is these the only sensor for the headlight that I need to adjust? thanks
Remove the nut from the sensor that's connected to the arm. You will need a 10mm wrench to hold onto the inner nut to prevent it from spinning then use a 10mm socket to remove main nut to free the arm. After you correct it park your car on a flat surface about 50ft away from a wall and see where you lights are aiming at but as long as you didn't mess with the adjustments on the housing itself you should have no issues.

There is one more sensor in front but that's for the adaptive swiveling.
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Remove the nut from the sensor that's connected to the arm. You will need a 10mm wrench to hold onto the inner nut to prevent it from spinning then use a 10mm socket to remove main nut to free the arm. After you correct it park your car on a flat surface about 50ft away from a wall and see where you lights are aiming at but as long as you didn't mess with the adjustments on the housing itself you should have no issues.

There is one more sensor in front but that's for the adaptive swiveling.
much appreciated Sir. I will keep you updated. thanks
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      11-15-2014, 11:30 AM   #13
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Any update?
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Yahoo!!! Wei718 was spot on. Once I adjust the leveler at the back my light is back to normal height! Thank you so much for your advice.
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Yahoo!!! Wei718 was spot on. Once I adjust the leveler at the back my light is back to normal height! Thank you so much for your advice.
Wei718 told ya huh>? Interesting.

Glad you got it sorted.
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Wei718 told ya huh>? Interesting.

Glad you got it sorted.

Thx for your help as well m3ray....
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