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Old 08-09-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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Adjusting headlights after lowering the car

k im having some lighting issues... i just lowered my car and now my head lights points really low. i tried adjusthing from the knob in the back of the headlights and it seems fine but when i start driving the autoleveling kicks in and makes the headlight point down again. Anybody know how to adjust it so that the autoleveling doesnt make it go back to pointing low. I need Help! ASAP its pretty dangerous driving at night. thanks guys
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:04 PM   #2
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Did you disconnnect the leveling arm for your zenons from the control arm?

Very common mistake.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:06 PM   #3
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umm not sure, how does that look like?
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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Some of it is plastic and when you drop the suspension it breaks.

HEADLIGHT VERTICAL AIM CONTROL SENSOR
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:44 PM   #5
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so if its not that, would it be anything else?
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:45 PM   #6
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also are those sensor pretty obvious to see or is it fairly small?
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:08 PM   #7
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kind of small about as tall as a deck of cards. small enough I didn't see it when I did my suspension and I broke it. plus its black which doesn't help.

I would assume that if you didn't un bolt then odds are thats your problem
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:19 PM   #8
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how do you fix it?
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:42 PM   #9
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what if you did undo the leveling arm, and reattached it after installing the suspension?

will the auto-level figure out the new height they should point?
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:10 PM   #10
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what if you did undo the leveling arm, and reattached it after installing the suspension?

will the auto-level figure out the new height they should point?
You reaim the headlights to a new center, the autolevelling just keeps them at that center based on the cars tilt

You're spending a lot more time over here than you used to
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You reaim the headlights to a new center, the autolevelling just keeps them at that center based on the cars tilt

You're spending a lot more time over here than you used to
kinda bored; summer is slow on the forums, so i spread it around a bit
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kinda bored; summer is slow on the forums, so i spread it around a bit
So was the sale a fake then
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So was the sale a fake then
oh for sure



people were *****ing about el supremo being my head moderator; and everyone had too much sand up their vaginas over him.

someone accused him of paying his way to the position, so we took it a step further.
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yes because the suspension will be different and the leveler is setup so that if a heavy person gets in and that side of the car goes down it will level the lights according to the weight. When you lower it it works the same way. When I broke mine i turned the wheel all the way to the right and reached in to manually move the arm. I was then able to watch the lights move up and down. this is not a fix but its cool.
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yes because the suspension will be different and the leveler is setup so that if a heavy person gets in and that side of the car goes down it will level the lights according to the weight. When you lower it it works the same way. When I broke mine i turned the wheel all the way to the right and reached in to manually move the arm. I was then able to watch the lights move up and down. this is not a fix but its cool.
good to know, i was thinking of going from sport to race springs (h&r) and i dont want to have my lights pointing in the wrong place.


now i guess i'll have to figure out what that part looks like and how to detach and reattach it.
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good to know, i was thinking of going from sport to race springs (h&r) and i dont want to have my lights pointing in the wrong place.


now i guess i'll have to figure out what that part looks like and how to detach and reattach it.
It looks like a metal stray clamped onto an arm at the top and a ball joint at the bottom (on the control arm) really close the fender lining. Its on the passenger side IIRC.
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can someone take pictures of where this headlight control arm is at?
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It's located on the control arm. Here is what it looks like, courtesy of My330i.com

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It's located on the control arm. Here is what it looks like, courtesy of My330i.com

good thinking...
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so if you were to disconnect that arm, it wont adjust the light anymore?
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