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Hey,

I recently installed a HID kit in my halogen projectors.
I was wonderering where on the headlamps are the knobs for adjusting?

I found at the top a white knob but I can't tell what happens when I turn it. Is there another knob somewhere to adjust?

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Don't remove the lights - they are adjusted while in the car. There are two white adjusting screws on top of the headlights, one for vertical and the other for horizontal alignment. They can be adjusted with a Philips-head screwdriver. Follow the instructions in your 2001 manual; the procedure is more or less the same (except for the part about the bubble in the water-level that is built into pre-02 headlights; your bi-xenons don't have those). Make sure you have a flashlight handy - those adjusters are hard to see in the dark.

You can also find good instructions here:
http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html
 

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http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1224331&posts=8

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1200523&posts=12

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1215036&posts=3

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1166300&posts=6
 

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The adjustment screws of the newer clear glass halogens are similar to the Bi-XENONS.


... Since you have a MY2000 , then you must have the older style adjustment screws. With these you don't need a hex (or phillips) key, but can just use your fingers to adjust the horizontal/vertical postion.
 

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Nice job, better coverage than my repair information!
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hey, i have the new style halogen projectors.

I bought a H7 HID kit which was basically a D2S rebased to H7 bulb... and when it was installed, the guy told me the bulb didn't fit properly, like it would mount in, but the cover that goes over the bulb to hold it in place couldn't hold the bulb apparently, so he had to GLUE it in place? (i was thinking wtf)....but it seemed to do the trick when I saw the headlight... it was only when driving at night time that I noticed how the level of the headlights sucked! They were pointing towards the ground, I read the previous posts regarding adjusting the projectors, but no matter how I turn, I don't see a big difference (it still point towards the bottom).

I was wondering if it is a problem with the headlight, or because the installer had to glue the bulb in place so the projector itself doesn't really have any movement? SO basically, does the glue around the bulb affect the projector?

Please help.
 

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How to adjust or aim or level the clear halogen headlights ?

I replaced the old striped headlights with the new clear halogen headlights, but I don't see the white
sticks as on the old headlights. Where are the adjustment knobs? I noticed that at the top corner of the new headlights, there are a Philip screw on the outside, and an Allen wrench nut on the inside , are these the adjusting screws? I tried the Philip screw , maybe one full turn either way, but it does not seem to have any effect.
 

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They look like they have adjusters in the photo. Can you take a photo of the top back of your light in the box.
Also open the covers and check that the adjuster hasn't popped out of the small ball joint. They can do that in transport.
 

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They look like they have adjusters in the photo. Can you take a photo of the top back of your light in the box.
Also open the covers and check that the adjuster hasn't popped out of the small ball joint. They can do that in transport.
Think I found the adjusters, they are black wheels, with slots that have Philip screws .
One screw is visible when the light is installed, the other one is not, but you can just stick
a screwdriver toward that position. I attach the photos. Will see if it works tonight.
 

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Yes that's them. If you move them and nothing happens check out that ball joint.


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