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      08-18-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Headlight adjustment left/right

Can anyone tell me how to adjust my headlights left to right? I have read the threads about up/down adjustments, helped a bunch, but mine are spread out to the sides, right light shining to the right too much and the left to the left too much. Is that adjustable?

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      10-14-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Has anyone ever figured this out? After 3 yrs of potholes my right and left beam cross at a distance of about 50'.. This is really annoying. They both still move left and right with the wheel, so it's not the motor but where they are in rest.

I have a E92 with standard xenons..
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I'm no expert but I don't think they adjust left/right. You can try removing the bulb and putting it back in if that may help... (shrug)
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yea they adjust left and right.

there is a screw adjustment for up and down.

there is also one for left and right.

you have to pop off a plastic cap in the rain gutter on the side of the engine compartment just under the hood (right next to the headlight).

inside there, at a strange angle, is the adjustment screw.

the cap is on the seam where the fenders attach to the car body.

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the bmw screwdriver is barely long enough, try a longer one if you have issues.
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^ good to know.
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FYI you will probably need a flashlight the first time to figure out where in that hole the adjustment is. you have to poke around at a diagonal angle.
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solid. thanks for the help!!!! goddamn pot holes
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On the left to right screw which way do we turn it to move it in a certain direction?
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The dealership did mine the other day, amazing how good properly aligned headlights can be.
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