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Old 04-11-2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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High beams with fogs, plus alignment



Any "easy" or "fast" fix so fog lights stay on with high beams?

Another question, what would cause alignment to be near perfect at lower speeds (up to 80-90) but completely messed up at 130-140? It should be perfect considering I had it done a week ago but they said they have to change one tire (front pass) because it's pulling to the side (tire issue, replace it under warranty). At 130-140 if I keep wheel straight car will pull strongly to the left.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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Clumpymold on Bimmerforums.com did a great right up. It's what I used for my car. Do a search under his screen name.
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:05 AM   #3
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Just as a note, it's illegal to have more the 4 lights on at any time on the front of a vehicle (not counting corner/parking lights).

Does the car pull to a side while braking? Does it do it on just one road, or all roads? How wide are you tires?
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:26 AM   #4
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Illegal or not, the gov't isn't going to replace my burnt out HID bulbs/ballasts in my fogs... for that reason, I did the bypass. I don't want my fogs flashing on and off when I flash the high beams. I rarely run with all 6 burning at once anyway.

Nelson is right though...
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:35 PM   #5
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That is weird, before you got it fixed was it really bad even at slower speeds, I am not very good mechanic wise but I am really curious because I am kind of having the same problem. My car is fine up untill about 55-60 then it starts to shake more and more. I think my problem is the bearings, but I don't know how to go about that and I have no money.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:43 PM   #6
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When's the last time you did balljoints?

my car did the exact same thing, some vibration in the wheel too.

turns out my balljoints were ****ed.
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:20 PM   #7
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Front end is perfect mechanically, I changed a few parts (including ball joints) two weeks ago. Car pulls to the left at highway speeds, there's no shaking when breaking, and brakes (rotors & pads) are almost new.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:35 PM   #8
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Front end is perfect mechanically, I changed a few parts (including ball joints) two weeks ago. Car pulls to the left at highway speeds, there's no shaking when breaking, and brakes (rotors & pads) are almost new.
thats a weird one....
i could see a warped or broken steel belt in the tire causing vibration, but pulling?

did you do your tierods...?
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:58 PM   #9
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Yeah, everything in the front end (well, the whole car) was checked two weeks ago and whatever needed to be changed was changed. Even the place that did the alignment said everything is fine. I'll see if replacing the tire will help..
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:55 PM   #10
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Shot in the dark but how is your rim on that side? Is it well balanced and not too much weight, there's a few possibilities but I think the guys pretty much sumed to it up..Too tired to think right now.

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Old 04-13-2007, 03:32 PM   #11
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Yeah, everything in the front end (well, the whole car) was checked two weeks ago and whatever needed to be changed was changed. Even the place that did the alignment said everything is fine. I'll see if replacing the tire will help..
I can't recall how many times somebody told me something was ok, but then wasn't really shortly after..

'Diagnosis' it's a real old school skill
alot of guys will just plug in the scanner: oh it says you need a new motor
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:47 PM   #12
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I can't recall how many times somebody told me something was ok, but then wasn't really shortly after..

'Diagnosis' it's a real old school skill
alot of guys will just plug in the scanner: oh it says you need a new motor
Car was at the dealership, they checked everything and changed a few parts that had to be changed. Nothing was done under warranty so everything that was broken was replaced.
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Car was at the dealership, they checked everything and changed a few parts that had to be changed. Nothing was done under warranty so everything that was broken was replaced.
yes yes sorry obviously im mistaken...dealerships are the BEST and infalable.

well enjoy your 100% fixed car that violently pulls left at 130kph+
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:10 PM   #14
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yes yes sorry obviously im mistaken...dealerships are the BEST and infalable.

well enjoy your 100% fixed car that violently pulls left at 130kph+
I said mechanically front end is fine, issue is either with the tire (defective for sure, just don't know how much) or with the alignment, that's what I asked - if those things can cause the pull.
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