Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Fancy some Angel Eyes, want to get rid of that yellow glow, want info on LED's, got a problem with your headlights, get your answers here

Moderators: Rich196, marco_polo, Producethis, Lambster

Post Reply
135ichef
Knowledgeable Member
Knowledgeable Member
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:57 am

Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by 135ichef » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:56 am

Hi chaps got a e82 .
My dip is too low
Want to adjust this if possible.
Any help on this please..
135i coupe E82. n55 .2010..

User avatar
Twenny
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 10340
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:20 pm
Location: South East Kent

Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by Twenny » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:36 am

Chief?

Firstly. Double check that the laden weight selector wheel next to the light switch under the steering wheel is set to zero. If it's on zero proceed lol

Secondly, we need to check you have a beam adjuster. Flip open the bonnet and check the top of the headlamp for a white 6 or 8mm Allen key slot that looks like this -
Image

If you have this adjuster and an Allen key you're good to go.


Thirdly. This is necessary to get both beams the same height, plus you have a base point incase it goes wrong you can at least revert back to your original settings and start again. Wait till it's dark and park approx 20 feet from a blank wall, put on dipped beams. If it's a brick wall count the bricks up to the cut off point (like I did in pic below) and take a photo. Then adjust the white Allen key by turning clockwise or anti-clockwise. You'll see the beam move as you adjust. Then adjust accordingly. Sorted.

Image

I did mine a little high and then adjusted with the caravan adjuster next to auto/sidelights switch. So I'm on selector 1


Good luck and let us know how you got on.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
2010 125i E82 Coupe M Sport Black
P-Torqued 266bhp-BMWP exhaust+Strut+intake+skirts+grilles---Rieger diffuser-Darklines-retrofit cruise control-M135i front brakes-VMR v710-Eibach ARB
My build thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=60951

topuphere666
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 2021
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:34 pm

Re: Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by topuphere666 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:03 am

Twenny wrote:Chief?

Firstly. Double check that the laden weight selector wheel next to the light switch under the steering wheel is set to zero. If it's on zero proceed lol

Secondly, we need to check you have a beam adjuster. Flip open the bonnet and check the top of the headlamp for a white 6 or 8mm Allen key slot that looks like this -
Image

If you have this adjuster and an Allen key you're good to go.


Thirdly. This is necessary to get both beams the same height, plus you have a base point incase it goes wrong you can at least revert back to your original settings and start again. Wait till it's dark and park approx 20 feet from a blank wall, put on dipped beams. If it's a brick wall count the bricks up to the cut off point (like I did in pic below) and take a photo. Then adjust the white Allen key by turning clockwise or anti-clockwise. You'll see the beam move as you adjust. Then adjust accordingly. Sorted.

Image

I did mine a little high and then adjusted with the caravan adjuster next to auto/sidelights switch. So I'm on selector 1


Good luck and let us know how you got on.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Cars with xenons don't have the roller switch near the headlight selector due to them self levelling.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
F20 M135i - auto -mineral grey, heated leather, pro nav and a few other bits

User avatar
Twenny
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 10340
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:20 pm
Location: South East Kent

Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by Twenny » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:02 am

topuphere666 wrote:
Twenny wrote:Chief?

Firstly. Double check that the laden weight selector wheel next to the light switch under the steering wheel is set to zero. If it's on zero proceed lol

Secondly, we need to check you have a beam adjuster. Flip open the bonnet and check the top of the headlamp for a white 6 or 8mm Allen key slot that looks like this -
Image

If you have this adjuster and an Allen key you're good to go.


Thirdly. This is necessary to get both beams the same height, plus you have a base point incase it goes wrong you can at least revert back to your original settings and start again. Wait till it's dark and park approx 20 feet from a blank wall, put on dipped beams. If it's a brick wall count the bricks up to the cut off point (like I did in pic below) and take a photo. Then adjust the white Allen key by turning clockwise or anti-clockwise. You'll see the beam move as you adjust. Then adjust accordingly. Sorted.

Image

I did mine a little high and then adjusted with the caravan adjuster next to auto/sidelights switch. So I'm on selector 1


Good luck and let us know how you got on.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Cars with xenons don't have the roller switch near the headlight selector due to them self levelling.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Oh poop.

Ok then, Plan B. Fit some 19" rims on the front and then 17's on the back.

That'll get the beam level up lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
2010 125i E82 Coupe M Sport Black
P-Torqued 266bhp-BMWP exhaust+Strut+intake+skirts+grilles---Rieger diffuser-Darklines-retrofit cruise control-M135i front brakes-VMR v710-Eibach ARB
My build thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=60951

topuphere666
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 2021
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:34 pm

Re: Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by topuphere666 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:04 am

Twenny wrote:
topuphere666 wrote:
Twenny wrote:Chief?

Firstly. Double check that the laden weight selector wheel next to the light switch under the steering wheel is set to zero. If it's on zero proceed lol

Secondly, we need to check you have a beam adjuster. Flip open the bonnet and check the top of the headlamp for a white 6 or 8mm Allen key slot that looks like this -
Image

If you have this adjuster and an Allen key you're good to go.


Thirdly. This is necessary to get both beams the same height, plus you have a base point incase it goes wrong you can at least revert back to your original settings and start again. Wait till it's dark and park approx 20 feet from a blank wall, put on dipped beams. If it's a brick wall count the bricks up to the cut off point (like I did in pic below) and take a photo. Then adjust the white Allen key by turning clockwise or anti-clockwise. You'll see the beam move as you adjust. Then adjust accordingly. Sorted.

Image

I did mine a little high and then adjusted with the caravan adjuster next to auto/sidelights switch. So I'm on selector 1


Good luck and let us know how you got on.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Cars with xenons don't have the roller switch near the headlight selector due to them self levelling.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Oh poop.

Ok then, Plan B. Fit some 19" rims on the front and then 17's on the back.

That'll get the beam level up lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I was gonna suggest a caravan haha


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
F20 M135i - auto -mineral grey, heated leather, pro nav and a few other bits

krisabf
Experienced Member
Experienced Member
Posts: 322
Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:49 pm

Re: Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by krisabf » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:37 am

They still have the manual level adjuster on the actual head light though. Mine does anyway.
E82 135i N54 - MHD stage 1+, Forge FMIC, Turbosmart Plumback diverter valves, VRSF charge pipe. M3 LCAs + TS, THETYRANT camber plates, Bilstein B12, Whiteline bush inserts, resonator delete, Dare DR X2 alloys, MB Quart QM-200.3 + Pioneer D8604 amp.

User avatar
Twenny
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 10340
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:20 pm
Location: South East Kent

Re: Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by Twenny » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:40 am

topuphere666 wrote:I was gonna suggest a caravan haha
Image

Ha yes, we are on FIRE today topup


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
2010 125i E82 Coupe M Sport Black
P-Torqued 266bhp-BMWP exhaust+Strut+intake+skirts+grilles---Rieger diffuser-Darklines-retrofit cruise control-M135i front brakes-VMR v710-Eibach ARB
My build thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=60951

User avatar
Twenny
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 10340
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:20 pm
Location: South East Kent

Re: Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by Twenny » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:46 am

krisabf wrote:They still have the manual level adjuster on the actual head light though. Mine does anyway.

Ooooooooh interesting.

Chief? Hold off buying a caravan or alloys, for now anyway lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
2010 125i E82 Coupe M Sport Black
P-Torqued 266bhp-BMWP exhaust+Strut+intake+skirts+grilles---Rieger diffuser-Darklines-retrofit cruise control-M135i front brakes-VMR v710-Eibach ARB
My build thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=60951

User avatar
Twenny
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Too Much Time To Waste Member
Posts: 10340
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:20 pm
Location: South East Kent

Re: Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by Twenny » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:54 am

Plan A - check for manual leveller

Plan B - 17 and 19 rims

Plan C - caravan

Plan D - fit coilovers just to the rear suspension and jack them right up.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
2010 125i E82 Coupe M Sport Black
P-Torqued 266bhp-BMWP exhaust+Strut+intake+skirts+grilles---Rieger diffuser-Darklines-retrofit cruise control-M135i front brakes-VMR v710-Eibach ARB
My build thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=60951

135ichef
Knowledgeable Member
Knowledgeable Member
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:57 am

Re: Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by 135ichef » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:45 pm

You tinkers :mrgreen:
135i coupe E82. n55 .2010..

User avatar
BluesHead
Knowledgeable Member
Knowledgeable Member
Posts: 121
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:20 pm

Re: Can you adjust xenon lights from inside the car

Post by BluesHead » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:11 pm

Twenny wrote:Plan A - check for manual leveller

Plan B - 17 and 19 rims

Plan C - caravan

Plan D - fit coilovers just to the rear suspension and jack them right up.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
....I carry a bag of cement in the boot...or indeed a dead body (but only if I have one lying around) Image

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk


Post Reply

Return to “Interior/Exterior Lighting”