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      01-07-2007, 10:59 PM   #133
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Thank you. I know there's screws on the frame of the car, but it didn't do anything on my car. That was why i posted the question above, I thought there must be other things need to be adjusted as well. Must be something wrong with those screws on my car.
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      01-30-2007, 01:44 PM   #134
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It's been over a month now and I finally had someone in on-coming traffic high-beam me this morning while I was on my way to the gym.

My high-beamless streak has come to an end!

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      02-08-2007, 05:36 PM   #135
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I've read the full thread and I haven't seen anyone mention how to adjust the angle of the inner reflectors ONLY. As some people are writing, I strongly disagree on changing the angle of the low beam as it will blinden facing traffic.

I have replaced the inner bulbs with xenon H7:s to get better full beam (living in north Sweden, using full beam more than low beam). When doing so, I can see that the inner reflectors are too low. This didn't show that much with halogen bulbs since they give such little light. But with xenons, you see the difference.

Anyone having an idea on this? When "pushing" the H7 seat with a screwdriver (with bulb dismounted) from inside I note that the reflector seems to be spring loaded (separately from the outer reflector). So, therefore I guess that it should be possible to adjust this reflector separately.

As a general comment on this, I'm so disappointed on BMW to manufacture such a worthless (inner) reflector on the E90. On the E46 I had before, the inner reflectors were so much more effective! When buying this E90 I was looking forward to a great high beam with good inner reflectors AND bi-xenon. But such a disappointment, the full beam of the E90 is worse than the E46.

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      02-08-2007, 08:01 PM   #136
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I have replaced the inner bulbs with xenon H7:s to get better full beam (living in north Sweden, using full beam more than low beam). When doing so, I can see that the inner reflectors are too low. This didn't show that much with halogen bulbs since they give such little light. But with xenons, you see the difference.

Anyone having an idea on this? When "pushing" the H7 seat with a screwdriver (with bulb dismounted) from inside I note that the reflector seems to be spring loaded (separately from the outer reflector). So, therefore I guess that it should be possible to adjust this reflector separately.

As a general comment on this, I'm so disappointed on BMW to manufacture such a worthless (inner) reflector on the E90. On the E46 I had before, the inner reflectors were so much more effective! When buying this E90 I was looking forward to a great high beam with good inner reflectors AND bi-xenon. But such a disappointment, the full beam of the E90 is worse than the E46.

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Ummm, aren't your bi-xenons already bright enough when you set it to high ("full" in your terminology) beam by pushing the light stalk away from you? You do know that the inner reflector "high" beam, in a bi-xenon setup, is only used for DRL and flashing purposes, right? They are not meant for driving...
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      02-09-2007, 01:19 AM   #137
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Ummm, aren't your bi-xenons already bright enough when you set it to high ("full" in your terminology) beam by pushing the light stalk away from you? You do know that the inner reflector "high" beam, in a bi-xenon setup, is only used for DRL and flashing purposes, right? They are not meant for driving...
not really...i use high beams on dark country roads...you really need it to see the deer and plus you can see further..and as to adjusting the inner zenon's or high beams, i believe that when you turn the screw, it adjusts those also...they are already permenant automatically adjusted when you adjust your regular driving lights....i found this out after i dropped my car on coilovers and the regular driving lights were illuminating only 10ft in front of me...i raised up the beam and it was too bright...everyone on the street was flashing me. with my high-beams on then, it would shine into the trees...
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Ummm, aren't your bi-xenons already bright enough when you set it to high ("full" in your terminology) beam by pushing the light stalk away from you? You do know that the inner reflector "high" beam, in a bi-xenon setup, is only used for DRL and flashing purposes, right? They are not meant for driving...
The inner reflectors light up at both push and pull of the stalk. But the xenons only tilt up at the push movement.

It is interesting to note how different "worlds" we live in! At my place, we (people in general) put quite much effort in getting a good high beam, since we believe we can never get enough light at high beam! Generally, more or less every car is equipped with up to 5-6 extra lights to get better light at high beam. (see pic). But these lights are not esthetically nice on modern cars (I think). Therefore I try to get better lights without getting these extra lights. Furhtermore, they tend to easily get stolen.

Back to the issue - I called my shop and talked to the spareparts salesman. He looked at this, and said that there are no "standard" adjustments for what I'm aiming for. So, I have to dig a bit deeper into the reflector to figure out how to achieve my goal.

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      02-10-2007, 05:37 PM   #139
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can someone post a picture of the location to adjust the headlights on the e92 (335i)? the pictures posted were for the e90
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      03-02-2007, 05:25 PM   #140
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Passenger side lights are set to give a different light patern ( this patern on the driver side would blind oncomming cars

Ok, this explains what I was seeing. My 335I does this, the driver light is a bit lower than the passenger light. I was about to go back to the dealer and have them adjust them since it was annoyning the hell out of me.

For people who do not drive cars with xenons, they hate them. When you drive at them since most cars out there it looks like your high beams are on. But I never get anyone trying to blink me down so I know the 335i is set way low.

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      03-10-2007, 03:01 PM   #141
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anyone know how to change level on 335i?
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      03-10-2007, 03:22 PM   #142
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the video of the final assembly is awsome...
will adjust my light angle later tonite
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      04-06-2007, 02:13 AM   #143
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anyone know how to change level on 335i?
the screw for the e92 is right on top of the headlight. There is a grooved piece of plastic on top of the screw head (almost looks like a gear or sprocket). There is a hole in the center and you can see the screw head. You can either insert a flathead screwdriver or rotate using your fingers.

I adjusted it tonight and it makes a world of difference, plus I am lowered so the shallow angle is even more pronounced.

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the screw for the e92 is right on top of the headlight. There is a grooved piece of plastic on top of the screw head (almost looks like a gear or sprocket). There is a hole in the center and you can see the screw head. You can either insert a flathead screwdriver or rotate using your fingers.

I adjusted it tonight and it makes a world of difference, plus I am lowered so the shallow angle is even more pronounced.

How about the screw for left to right adjustment?
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In the spirit of bringing back old threads I just tired to adjust the headlights with 1.5 turns counter clockwise and it moved my xenons up enough. The problem is that the auto adjustment makes my drivers side point down. I spent about an hour driving around and aiming the headlights. When the car is stationary the lights are brilliant and nice and level but when I drive on the highway the lights still seem to point towards the ground. I know this must be normal beacuse when I start the car I can see the DRL's self adjusting but its frustrating none the less. I just wish the beam would stay parallel to other cars bumpers but mine seems to wan to point downwards and I loose a bit of road light.
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      04-19-2007, 03:39 AM   #146
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How about the screw for left to right adjustment?
Yes... can we get a picture of this?
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      06-22-2007, 06:08 PM   #147
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Now, how can we adjust the foglight level??

I want to ride with just angel eyes and fogs...
is it possible?
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Now, how can we adjust the foglight level??

I want to ride with just angel eyes and fogs...
is it possible?

I'm willing to bet you'll get pulled over rather occasionally if you do this...
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Man I just adjusted mine last night and what a difference! Now I can actually see the road , I think I went 2.5 turns on passenger and 2 on driver
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very good info. i'm going to do the adjustment when i have time too. i noticed that the factory setting was kinda low too. my xenons only shine as high as the bumper of the car in front of me right now.
Thats how it's suppose to be..... any higher and you WILL totally blind incomming traffic. YOu don't need to light up everything, just the road ahead of you. Your passenger side lights should shoot out farther in the distance.
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Hey Guys...great info, i was reluctant to try this at first so I ended up doing it this week. While i got great results with the HIDs adjusted, my auto leveling when the car starts is off now, hmm. This is when you startup and auto level kicks in for both lights, the driver one moves up first and then a second or so later the passenger one adjusts. Anyone experience this? I also noticed my day-time running lights are stunningly bright now. I did the left side about 3 turns and the right about 1. Any tips? I may end up taking it in but it will be fun trying to explain it...thx in advance for any assistance!
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      06-29-2007, 07:27 PM   #152
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Man I just adjusted mine last night and what a difference! Now I can actually see the road , I think I went 2.5 turns on passenger and 2 on driver
I did the opposite. 2.5 left, 2 right . I thought from the factory, the right side is a little higher than the left?

I get flash all the time, at least once for every 100miles.
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      08-03-2007, 11:36 PM   #154
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I just installed H&R coil overs and lowered the front about 2.25". I thought the headlights were bad stock, I could barely see 10ft infront of me. Thanks for the pictures.
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