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      04-12-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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Adaptive headlights after LED halos upgrade not working correctly

I'm getting very paranoid after reading all the broken adaptive headlights after the LED upgrade so I decided to check my lights a few days after the install.

I tested the adaptive lights by facing the car against a wall so I can see the lights moving. When I turn the steering wheel to the right, the lights move to the right but when I turn the steering wheel to the left, the lights don't move. Please correct me if I'm wrong but to my recollection, no matter which way the steering wheel is turned, the lights follow?

Anyways, any info on this would help. Plus I remember reading a thread with pictures of a member attaching their LED ballasts with velcro or double sided tape to the plastic headlight caps but cannot find the thread again. Does anyone know what that thread was called or can provide a link to it? As you can probably guess, I didn't use this method and now I'm thinking I should have.

Mine's an 08 135.
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Both of my headlights move with the headlight switch in in the auto position(parked next a my grage wall). The right headlight will move more than the left headlight. I'd say 30' for the right light while 15' for the drivers headlight. The lights SHOULD move left AND right.

With the car moving a low speeds (under 30 mph) you should see both headlights move about 30 degree's left and right.


Hope this helps you out. I've seen so many of the AE threads end in $$$$ repairs.
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Plus I remember reading a thread with pictures of a member attaching their LED ballasts with velcro
or double sided tape to the plastic headlight caps but cannot find the thread again. Does anyone know
what that thread was called or can provide a link to it?
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Make sure there isn't anything obstructing the motors inside the headlight.
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Thank you. That was exactly what I was referring to.
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I compared mine to a 09 135 last night. There wasn't any difference. I guess iT was just my paranoia...or both of ours are broken. Lol. Thanks for the help guys.
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I wonder if they may not move as far to the left to be sure you don't blind other drivers coming towards you?

Paranoid is OK when it comes to not effing up the car with something that should be a simple mod but so often turns out to cause damage!
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