Originally Posted by dday
Does this process still apply to new cars? Just got a 2011 and the headlights feel very low.
It is to my understanding this is applicable to all bmw's HID headlights with "lens pods". The adaptive feature affects horizontal axis not vertical alignment, so the adjustment procedure is same with the adaptive feature. The apparent "low" feeling you got for Xenon lighting is illusion, but if you really feel it is "low" adjust it with the bias screws aimed at a white wall in a dark area, with proper tire inflation & full gas tank. The left headlight (in LH vehicles) is typically lower than right headlight, you will see the "zee" jagged line on the wall. I don't know how to adjust the HID headlights after major body damage requiring larger vertical compensations, the bias screw is for limited vertical compensations.