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December 22, 2017, 11:02:07 AM

Baker

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Headlights
« on: December 22, 2017, 11:02:07 AM »
Driving to work this morning in the X5 for a change and realised how poor the headlights  are on dipped beam. I just thought they were set too low on the dash. To my surprise there is no way of altering them!!! Don’t drive it very often and had not noticed before. Can I alter them under the bonnet? They only give about 15feet of good vision  >:(

December 22, 2017, 11:49:54 AM
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snrbrtsn

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Re: Headlights
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 11:49:54 AM »
Assuming you have halogen set up, there should be a dial by the light switch, allbeit this only alters the up & down axis to counteract different loads
The Halogen lights have always been poor!

Best course of action would be bulb upgrade
Osram Nightbreakers or Philips extreme are said to be amongst the best!

December 22, 2017, 12:30:01 PM
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Re: Headlights
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 12:30:01 PM »
Could be the auto-levelling is misreading the car as being heavily loaded so it is pushing the beam down too far.

No height adjuster means you should have Xenon HID lamps.

The lights should go through an automatic height adjustment cycle when turned on.  If it isn’t happening then the system isn’t working.
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January 25, 2018, 04:54:52 PM
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Re: Headlights
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 04:54:52 PM »
Well the headlight adjuster was knackered, picked up in the mot along with two new lower wishbones  Grrrr