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      12-05-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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I lend her the car and she crashes it!

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So I lend the other half the car, and she ends up driving up a curb at 30mph square on. Overall the car seems fine, the only problem is that now one headlight (passenger side) is now pointing almost directly out rather than dipped. Also the headlight angle wheel still works but there isn't as much movement in the passenger side as the driver side.

The headlight assembly itself looks to be slightly more forward than the otherside. Basically what I'm after is any guidance on how I may go about fixing this or whether I should just take it straight to BMW.

It's an 06 3 series e90.
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      12-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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tell her that she needs to get a boob job like francine dee to match the headlights now.
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      12-05-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Sigh here's where you have to remind yourself what love is all about.

When we first got married, my wife took my Nissan which was rollin' on 235/40-18's at the time (I've since gone back to 16's), BRAND NEW, and hit a pothole on the expressway. This bent the rim beyond repair, and shredded the tire, which had maybe 800 miles on it. I was angry.

Anyway, we're still married and that was 4 years ago.
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      12-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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Are you going an adaptive headlight failure?

What you can do is adjust it by opening your hood and there is an adjust by your headlights you can do with a screwdriver I believe. Park in semi dark to see the angle of both of them against a garage to match the beams. I think you can move them from your idrive system but im not sure I don't have idrive and did this manually. Mine had to be adjusted because I lowered my car and was pointing slightly down than i liked.
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      12-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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The sphere lense is out of the position. The headlight needs to be taken out, open the headlight, the socket holds the lense got popped out and it needs to put it back to the original position. There should be a thread disscussed how to do this + pictures
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      12-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
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Driving up a curb at 30mph? I would get your front wheel alignment check.
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      12-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
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      12-05-2012, 04:05 PM   #9
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The sphere lense is out of the position. The headlight needs to be taken out, open the headlight, the socket holds the lense got popped out and it needs to put it back to the original position. There should be a thread disscussed how to do this + pictures
Any idea were that thread is? Been searching for the past 15mins and haven't found it.
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      12-05-2012, 04:09 PM   #10
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theres is no way she hit a curb at 30mph head on, that would total most cars
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      12-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #12
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Here is the link that discusses the headlight
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=717753
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      12-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #14
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This should be posted in a marriage / divorce thread ....

Seriously you probably have an insurance claim for many issues not yet revealed (cracked rims, tire bubbles, suspension parts, .....)
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If the car has hit a curb that hard then you really need to get it fully checked out.
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      12-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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If the car has hit a curb that hard then you really need to get it fully checked out.
agreed,you need to get it checked out
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      12-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #18
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funny stuff, but...

I fish, golf, have money in the bank, drink beer and (lots of) scotch, leave the toilet seat up, and fart at will. I'm just not allowed to ride a motorcycle, and THAT'S BECAUSE SHE LOVES ME AND WANTS ME TO LIVE.
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you need to upload pictures...you surely need to consult a good shop.
everyone who is bashing the lady...give her a break....anyone can do shitty mistake with the car...so big deal.
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Are you sure it wasn't a lot less mph? 30mph head on impact to a curb would do a lot more damage then you think.
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      12-05-2012, 11:29 PM   #21
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      12-06-2012, 12:35 AM   #22
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funny stuff, but...

I fish, golf, have money in the bank, drink beer and (lots of) scotch, leave the toilet seat up, and fart at will. I'm just not allowed to ride a motorcycle, and THAT'S BECAUSE SHE LOVES ME AND WANTS ME TO LIVE.
ah you only think its at will and motorcycles make my world go round.
lol im 27 young and things will probably change if i have someone to lock down. congrats on a great life though!
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