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Old 09-07-2007, 01:34 AM   #1
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headlight cutoff bounces over bumps

Is there a way to tighten up the guts of xenon headlights? Mine have a slight bounce when starting and rolling over bumps??
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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that is probably the auto leveling in action.
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That's normal actually, they will bounce a bit.
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that can also be your car bouncing.lol
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Good points everyone! But only the driver side bounce excessivly so I did performed a fix by stuffing a small piece of rigid foam between the housing and reflector bowl. Look for the yellow thing...you can't even see it wuith the lense back on. I need to test this tonight. Sorry for the big pics.




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That looks like a solution but I would caution you against doing that for one reason, the autoleveling mechanism. Your headlights are designed with a certain amount of play so that the mechanism can adjust their aim accordingly. If you hold them in one position, you risk jamming the motor and destroying your autolevel.
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That looks like a solution but I would caution you against doing that for one reason, the autoleveling mechanism. Your headlights are designed with a certain amount of play so that the mechanism can adjust their aim accordingly. If you hold them in one position, you risk jamming the motor and destroying your autolevel.
Oh I should be okay...these are OEM lights I installed and the only feature I wired in was bi-xenon.
Too lazy for autolevel...
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did you first make sure that it was clipped in everywhere properly, there is no reason the cutoff should shake under normal conditions.
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did you first make sure that it was clipped in everywhere properly, there is no reason the cutoff should shake under normal conditions.
Yeah I took them out and looked for a way to tighten them but that was the best they would get. My halogen housings did the same thing but wasn't quite as loose.
Last night they did pretty good on the road.
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