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      08-08-2007, 11:16 AM   #155
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Ok, great info guys. Just picked up my car and I noticed that the damn angle is hella low, way low compared to my E46.

So, when facing the headlight housing from the front of the car I turn counter clockwise on each screw to RAISE the beam correct?

Thanks in advance guys!
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      08-08-2007, 11:30 AM   #156
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Funny... I dont think my E92 is aimed low at all, but my E90 sure as hell was...
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Ok, great info guys. Just picked up my car and I noticed that the damn angle is hella low, way low compared to my E46.

So, when facing the headlight housing from the front of the car I turn counter clockwise on each screw to RAISE the beam correct?

Thanks in advance guys!
HELP!
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      08-08-2007, 10:53 PM   #158
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      08-11-2007, 01:28 AM   #159
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thank gosh for this thread. Just got coilovers put on and seriously couldnt see more than 5 feet infront of me
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      08-11-2007, 02:29 AM   #160
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I adjusted and tested tonight, everything is much better!

Might do a little tweaking, but overall A+!
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i always thought it was the projector that projected the light in a "step up" towards the end of the cut off line. All American spec cars with projectors have the "step up" on the passenger side headlight to shine the signs at night. Japanese cars have the same on the driver headlight instead. its RHD...

I don't think people should be pointing there passenger headlight higher though, both projectors should be level.
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that part of my right headlight is stripped and when i take that piece out, the part inside is loose also. would the dealer help me fix that since i have aftermarket D1S and angel eyes? anyone replaced those parts before? is it easy to reinstall the part inside?
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Hi everyone.... just found this website a few days ago after we bought our first BMW (a mercedes person ).... anyhow, the first thing that I noticed was that I was outrunning the Xenon lights, and was pretty damn disappointed. Called the salesperson up, he talked to the service adviser, and said there is no common problem like this, and I should bring back the car so they can check it out if I want to (a service appointment/car rental/etc.)

I was AMAZED to find this thread in this section, and was so damn excited to see that it wasn't just me!

Just adjusted both lights (very little adjustment needed, almost 1/2 turn on each side) and they are now perfect.

Thanks... this is a GREAT site with very well maintained list here in the DIY list thanks to the moderators for keeping it this way... (I am a moderator on another motorcycle forum).... and thanks to everyone who is so wonderfully involved in this website! I will be hanging around here more often!
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^ Good work man!

I felt the same way!
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      10-02-2007, 05:27 PM   #167
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ok... i found the adjustor and adjusted the light.... how many turns did everyone do? I did 5 turns up... seems to really light everything up now... but I don't want to blind people to much...
Do the adjustment while shining the lights against a wall, on level ground from 15 feet away. The Beam against the wall should be the same height as the headlights on the car.
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      11-12-2007, 07:10 PM   #168
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Yup, that explains a lot.

I kept getting flashed, but wasn't sure why. I just assumed that those Germans knew what they were doing and my headlights were correct from the factory. I set my car up for the 25' test and my headlights were fully illuminating a 6' fence. Oops... About that time a guy next door with an Evo comes out and we start talking. He mentions that it's better to set up your headlights with the low beams, not the highs. I respond that I am using the lows and he just laughs.

Took me about 10 turns down, but I think they're much better now. I can't see down the road as far, but I'm sure others will appreciate the sacrifice. Great post, thanks for the help!
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Which leads me to my next question. I think this mis-adjustment just happened recently. Could hitting a huge bump on a country road too fast (I think my back end might have left the ground for a second) have knocked something out of adjustment?
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Thanks to all - needed 2 full (360-degrees) counterclockwise turns on the driver's side & 1.5 counterclockwise turns on the passenger side
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hmm... you guys make me want to leave my house now and drive around to check my headlights
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      01-07-2008, 09:33 PM   #172
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This site rocks....

Drove my wife's 328 to work today and noticed that I was outrunning the headlights like others mentioned on this board.

Unfortunately the car had some front end work done awhile ago (it's my wifes!) and I thought maybe they screwed up when they put the headlight assembly back on.

Anyways, the SA at the dealer said I would have to take the car back to where it was fixed...thankfully I found this site and was able to adjust it myself. Thanks to you guys

Also a side note, I noticed driving home from work that the headlights "shutter" when going over rough roads. My X5 doesn't do that...is this normal for the '07 328's? Or am I gonna have to take it back to get the headlight assembly tightened?

Thanks for any tips.
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Also a side note, I noticed driving home from work that the headlights "shutter" when going over rough roads. My X5 doesn't do that...is this normal for the '07 328's? Or am I gonna have to take it back to get the headlight assembly tightened?

Thanks for any tips.
I gather you meant "shudder". Your car's suspension is tighter (especially so if you have sport package) than your SUV, so it'll absorb road shocks less and transmit more vibration/shock to the car, including the headlight assembly. In short, it's normal. Don't worry about it.
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Is it my imagination or the headlights are a little more shaky after adjusting them, or maybe it's because it's easier to notice?
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mine are brand new and they shake like crazy lol.

I'm going to adjust them up though for sure now, you all are right, they are a bit low.

If they shake anymore it'll be ridiculous
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hey! what if no screw is there! and it was screwed out!? what would happene?!?!?!?
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