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      09-19-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Headlights seem to aim low...hard to see at night

Anyone else have this issue? My lights seem to be very low, maybe a few car lengths in front of me and barely off the street level. I cannot see street signs until they are right at me because of the lack of light. High beams seem to be fine though. My wife said she can not even drive the car at night because she can't see. I took it to the dealer once and they said they were fine. Well, they aren't. Any thoughts??
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      09-20-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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I find mine to be aimed low as well but not as bad as that. I remember seeing a thread on how to adjust the height that I've been meaning to do but just haven't gotten around to yet because it isn't THAT bad. But it can get scary on the freeway haha

Maybe look into adjusting your lights up a bit.
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      09-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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Anyone else have this issue? My lights seem to be very low, maybe a few car lengths in front of me and barely off the street level. I cannot see street signs until they are right at me because of the lack of light. High beams seem to be fine though. My wife said she can not even drive the car at night because she can't see. I took it to the dealer once and they said they were fine. Well, they aren't. Any thoughts??
I have the same problem. Dealer said they are in spec. Well, they need to be above spec then coz I can't see at 45 mph on a 2 lane country road!!
I am going back to the dealer since the car is under warranty.
I do NOT want to have to do this myself.
I found a thread with instructions, but they do not match the 335is.

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      09-20-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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did u lower ur car?
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      09-20-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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Adjust them....it's extremely easy.
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      09-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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Many people find them aimed low...adjust it a little higher then test for couple days. Adjust as necessary. Check other forum topics to make sure you do it correctly. Make sure that when behind somebody's car lights show the plates but not higher otherwise u will blind them.
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Adjust them....it's extremely easy.
+1... it's easier than adjusting your car's seats..
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      09-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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I don't know about yours, but my car has a sort of wheel/knob right next the fog light switch. You move the wheel up, the light aim higher, move it down and they aim lower. Piece of cake.
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      09-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #9
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I remember I read that left headlight should be a bit lower than right for oncoming traffic... not positive though... I belive mine is a bit lower that the right one...
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      09-21-2012, 08:27 PM   #10
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I remember I read that left headlight should be a bit lower than right for oncoming traffic... not positive though... I belive mine is a bit lower that the right one...
My left headlight is aimed higher than the right.
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      09-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #11
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I concur. Ill search for the DYI and see what I can do with it this weekend.
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      09-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #13
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Lol the opposite. Its very easy to adjust. Just look for the screw on top of headlight
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      09-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #14
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Mine's pretty low, lower than other cars I've driven. If I raise it the lights, the high beams go up in the air, where it's at right now when I use high beams it shines perfectly high.
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why don't people search the forum or google for answers, I wonder! Here are the links.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ing+headlights

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html
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