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Old 06-25-2012, 07:49 AM
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X5 4.6is headlights help!!!!

So i took my baby to shop for a nocking on the front passenger side tire and end up being the lower control arm got it back from the shop the next day, the same night I went out to get groceries and noticed that my headlights was pointing down, the next morning I try to level them manually but no luck, so here is some questions what could have caused? Can it be fix without having to buy a new set of headlights should I take it back to the shop???? Guys please help me out!!!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:12 AM
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IIRC, 4.6is headlight is self-leveling. Maybe the motor or sensor when bad. I would take it back to the shop and hear what they have to say.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:32 AM
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I think there is a level sensor on the front control arm for front dive under braking which sends a signal to quickly beam the lamps upwards for safety. Maybe that sensor was not reconnected. I would take it back. The odds that both headlight motors are gone at once is quite unlikely.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by tmvseattle View Post
IIRC, 4.6is headlight is self-leveling. Maybe the motor or sensor when bad. I would take it back to the shop and hear what they have to say.
Or this, which is already posted. My bad.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:40 AM
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Thanks I'm taking it back and I'm sorry but the passenger side headlight is the one affected the driver side it's good
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