View Full Version : Headlight Adjustments

10-31-2008, 11:00 PM

I've had this problem since the first day I bought the car.

At night I can only see a good 5 feet in front of me and that's where the headlight beems cuts off. I parked the car in front of my garage and tried to adjust the headlight to aim higher, but it looks like it's at it's max. I don't know if it's broken or not, but both headlights look like they are maxed unless i'm doing something wrong.

I don't think the adjusters are broken, because I can point them down and then up, but it doesn't go up very much.

Has anyone run into this problem?

If they are broken, I think i'm just going to pick these up. They come with halos as well:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-03-BMW-E39-5-Series-DEPO-Black-Projector-Halo-Headli_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQihZ002QQi temZ120304653792QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


11-06-2008, 12:57 AM
Hey, I have the same issue.

I noticed that if you touch the bulbs on the back, one is moves all around and the other is stiff.

I think its the auto level system thats no longer stiff and doesn't' hold the adjusted spot.

11-06-2008, 11:25 AM
Yep. You can either fix it or replace it...