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    Hi . Can somebody put my mind at ease ? My car`s been laid up since last Nov ( just been garaged over winter ) It is now back on the road but i`ve noticed how dismal the headlight illumination is , I can`t remember it ever being this bad .
    Would I be right by saying when you turn the lights on to dipped , should the headlights be motorised & raise/level themselves out ? For the life of me I can`t remember !
     
     

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    Hi, could you please remember to add the vehicle details and a informative title in the Thread Title next time as per forum rules please http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-rules-t76199/, the Thread title has been done for you this time. It makes it far easier for people looking up help for their own problems or conversions if they have the same car.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodedog View Post
    Hi . Can somebody put my mind at ease ? My car`s been laid up since last Nov ( just been garaged over winter ) It is now back on the road but i`ve noticed how dismal the headlight illumination is , I can`t remember it ever being this bad .
    Would I be right by saying when you turn the lights on to dipped , should the headlights be motorised & raise/level themselves out ? For the life of me I can`t remember !
    I can`t believe there`s nobody on here with a facelift model who can`t answer this and help me out ?
     
     

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    Mine don't
     
     

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    No thats cool . I couldn`t remember ! Maybe they`ve always been cr*p & I just hadn`t noticed
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodedog View Post
    No thats cool . I couldn`t remember ! Maybe they`ve always been cr*p & I just hadn`t noticed
    Mine were crap ............... then remembered the HID's i bought myself
     
     

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    Mine are shocking,

    But yes they do raise and lower when you turn them on
     
     

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    I agree OEM Xenon do dip and raise when they turn on.

    Dunk
     
     

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    Do you have an adjustment dial next to the headlight switch? If not it's doubtful if there's any levelling motors fitted unless they are factory fitted xenons with self levelling.
     
     

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    yep... exactly the same for me - rubbish lights.

    Have put in so-called "brighter bulbs", but think the beam pattern needs adjustment..... least that is my next step.
     
     

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