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      08-18-2008, 11:18 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, 11:48 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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      10-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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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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On the left to right screw which way do we turn it to move it in a certain direction?
On the passenger side of my NA model, counterclockwise turns aimed the light more to the outside (right).

The up/down adjuster moved up when the screw was turned counter clockwise.

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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.

heres a pic...


the bmw screwdriver is barely long enough, try a longer one if you have issues.
This doesn't work for the adaptive headlights.
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This doesn't work for the adaptive headlights.
What happens when you try?

On my 2011 the screws seem to move the lights on more of an angle than anything else... however by turning both sets of screws I can force the lights to move sideways or up and down.

I normally turn off FLA and turn on the high beams to adjust.
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This doesn't work for the adaptive headlights.
It did for my adaptive lights.
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