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      01-12-2015, 03:09 PM   #309
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For some reason my passenger side headlight will not raise high at all. It will go up and down but when I keep turning it just stops. Any idea why it won't go up? It doesn't look damaged.
Internal adjustment is broken
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      01-13-2015, 06:49 PM   #310
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      01-22-2015, 07:38 PM   #311
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Love these kind of threads! Got mine leveled finally, it's been bugging me!
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      02-08-2015, 06:17 PM   #312
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cant thank this thread enough...totally annoying how low they were

may this thread live in infamy lol
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      04-23-2015, 11:53 AM   #313
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Such a great thread with many helpful contributors.

I shall try this mod as I feel the xenons are pointing too low on my '08 E93 330i. Especially when compared to my friends E46 330Ci.

I'm in the UK so I imagine my left (passenger) side would be higher than my right (driver) side headlight.
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      06-08-2015, 08:59 PM   #314
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Can't figure out how to raise my headlights on my 2007 328xi sedan

Hey all,

I've been through all the threads, but I don't see anything that is helpful to my car. It doesn't have automatic leveling and the lights are just way too low. I see an adjustment screw (Phillips inside a hex head) on top of each light, but it doesn't raise them and I can't even tell what it does. I don't see any other sort of adjustment to raise them and the only way I can see at night is to use the high beams.

Does anybody have any suggestions? Pics would be great!

Thanks in advance,

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      07-14-2015, 09:11 PM   #315
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Looks like my passenger side headlight is pointing low and I tried to adjust it but it's not wanting to go up. I have a 2011 335xi sedan msport, xenons with auto level. Any suggestions to fix it?
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      10-22-2015, 01:40 PM   #316
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Looks like my passenger side headlight is pointing low and I tried to adjust it but it's not wanting to go up. I have a 2011 335xi sedan msport, xenons with auto level. Any suggestions to fix it?
Maybe something is broken inside. Open the cap in the back of the headlight assembly and see what's going on.
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      12-18-2015, 04:36 PM   #317
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I'm glad I found this post. Been driving for ages like I was "blind". This post with some other data and measurements got it sorted. What a difference it made I can see the road. I didn't get flashed and parked against my other car and didn't get blinded.
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      04-17-2016, 06:27 PM   #318
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Bumping this thread again , I've got right/left issue:

Passenger side adjusts up/down left/right no problem, driver side adjust up/down no problem but won't move left/right.

The left/right is so out that the _/ of the driver side is further to the right than the _/ of the passenger side at a distance of about 30feet.

Likely an internal adjustment issue, has anyone encountered/recovered from this without replacing headlight?
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      04-19-2016, 02:41 AM   #319
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Bumping this thread again , I've got right/left issue:

Passenger side adjusts up/down left/right no problem, driver side adjust up/down no problem but won't move left/right.

The left/right is so out that the _/ of the driver side is further to the right than the _/ of the passenger side at a distance of about 30feet.

Likely an internal adjustment issue, has anyone encountered/recovered from this without replacing headlight?
I'm having this issue with my 2011 E92. I too would like to know this. Does your leveling/direction change when you switch between Auto and regular at the headlights switch?
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      09-09-2016, 10:15 PM   #320
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Ok, this is nuts. I looked through this whole thread, and several others, and I cannot find the answer to this:

How do you LATERALLY (LEFT and RIGHT) adjust the headlight in the e92/e93??

There is NOTHING under the plastic cap in the fender. Does that mean these headlights do not have a mechanical lateral adjustment??

(I'm not asking about the screw for vertical = up/down adjustment; that's easy to find)
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      11-01-2016, 11:42 AM   #321
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Ok, this is nuts. I looked through this whole thread, and several others, and I cannot find the answer to this:

How do you LATERALLY (LEFT and RIGHT) adjust the headlight in the e92/e93??

There is NOTHING under the plastic cap in the fender. Does that mean these headlights do not have a mechanical lateral adjustment??

(I'm not asking about the screw for vertical = up/down adjustment; that's easy to find)
I don't have the car anymore so I can't search. But really I don't think there is a left/right adjustment. If it's off, check that the bulb is in properly. My daughter ran into a similar problem on her CRV. I reseated the bulb. Problem solved.
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      03-02-2017, 05:28 PM   #322
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Right hand drive e90 with xenons. 25 feet away.
Thinking drivers side needs highering?

Right hand side drivers starts in the middle at 2.5 feet and quickly lowers to 1.8ft.
Left hand passengers starts in the middle at 3.5 feet and rises to 4.5 feet as it goes wider.

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      03-28-2017, 04:59 PM   #323
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Anyone found any fix for a broken adjuster? Not seen one in this thread, my headlights were very low, adjusted passenger up fine, went to do drivers and no movement
Self levelling works fine though.
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      05-06-2017, 11:05 AM   #324
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Sorry can't help on the rebuild.

Just purchased a 2006 325xi touring and went to adjust headlights. The adjusting screws are set up to accept 6mm hex keys as well.

I found the keys permitted adjustment without having to push against the assembly, reducing the stress on the gears.

This may be helpful for those with older assemblies .
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      05-07-2017, 08:57 PM   #325
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Anyone found any fix for a broken adjuster? Not seen one in this thread, my headlights were very low, adjusted passenger up fine, went to do drivers and no movement
Self levelling works fine though.
You probably have to remove the headlight then remove the back cover of the head light to figure out whats broken or misplaced.
Could be lucky and something popped out of place and be an easy but tedious fix.
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      06-06-2017, 02:28 AM   #326
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The vertical adjustments are relatively easily since the levels can be easily matched from side to side.

Simply wish there was an equally easy way to horizontally align the lights as well.

I put in some brand new OEM units (may by ZXK for BMW) & I think I turned the screw a little too much on one side. Bt it's hard to gauge where it's at now in regards to relative center.
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