Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series

3 Series / 4 Series
The 3 Series / 4 Series Forum. If you would like to see all new posts in all the forums, click here.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2003, 08:34 AM
james330x james330x is offline
Gets it done on all fours
Location: Michigan
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 53
Mein Auto: 330xi
Angry Help! The dealer "fixed" my headlights!

Hello All,

I just got back from the dealership and am afraid that they might have ruined my lights.

Last week I had my control arms replaced under warranty and when I got back the xenon headlights did not autolevel and were pointing down, creating a problem in night driving. The first thing that came to my mind was that perhaps they didn't reconnect the autolevel sensor near the right lower control arm since dealerships are notorious for doing this, based on my experience with a 740 and other users here and at roadfly. I called them up and explained the situation and they said to drop by so that they could fix it.

Today I took it in and reexplained the problem. I explicity told the guy at the counter, "please do not have them reaim the headlights," the problem seems to be something else. They said okay, and had me wait in the waiting room.

A while later, I went back out to see what was taking so long and there they were, reaiming the headlights with the screws at the back of the headlights, something I could have done myself. When I asked the tech about this he said the sensor was connected, there was a computer fault, they cleared that and when that didn't solve the problem, they reaimed the headlights.

The movement I get now is not the same as it was before I took it in. Before the headlights would move down, then up and then settle in the middle somewhere. Now there is a slight amount of movement but certainly not what was normal before. I'm frustrated by the whole ordeal!

Has the dealer completely ruined any possibility of restoring this to factory specifications? What can I do now that the headlights are "reaimed?" Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

__________________
2002 Topaz Blue 330xi w/ Dinan Stage 1 Suspension System
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 10-14-2003, 08:36 AM
Nick325xiT 5spd's Avatar
Nick325xiT 5spd Nick325xiT 5spd is offline
Registered User
Location: Bethesda, MD
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,856
Send a message via ICQ to Nick325xiT 5spd Send a message via AIM to Nick325xiT 5spd Send a message via Yahoo to Nick325xiT 5spd
Mein Auto: M3 & 323i/999 KP
Jack the car up, and turn the steering wheel all the way to the right. Attached to the control arm is a little two part hinged plastic thingy. Flip the arm the other way (it can flex a little), and you'll be back to the factory travel.
__________________
2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Duramax LBZ/Allison 6-speed
2002 BMW M3 Alpinweiß/Black
1999 323i KP/GTS2 Alpinweiß
1990 325is Brilliantrot/Tan
1989 325is S50B30US Alpinweiß/Black
1989 M3 Alpinweiß/Black S50B32 (321hp, ITBs)


  #3  
Old 10-14-2003, 08:37 AM
Nick325xiT 5spd's Avatar
Nick325xiT 5spd Nick325xiT 5spd is offline
Registered User
Location: Bethesda, MD
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,856
Send a message via ICQ to Nick325xiT 5spd Send a message via AIM to Nick325xiT 5spd Send a message via Yahoo to Nick325xiT 5spd
Mein Auto: M3 & 323i/999 KP
I should note that the plastic arm thingy is the xenon uto-level sensor.
__________________
2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Duramax LBZ/Allison 6-speed
2002 BMW M3 Alpinweiß/Black
1999 323i KP/GTS2 Alpinweiß
1990 325is Brilliantrot/Tan
1989 325is S50B30US Alpinweiß/Black
1989 M3 Alpinweiß/Black S50B32 (321hp, ITBs)


  #4  
Old 10-14-2003, 02:50 PM
james330x james330x is offline
Gets it done on all fours
Location: Michigan
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 53
Mein Auto: 330xi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd
I should note that the plastic arm thingy is the xenon uto-level sensor.
Wow! Thanks's Nick. This makes me feel a lot better. I thought they're were going to be messed up forever!
__________________
2002 Topaz Blue 330xi w/ Dinan Stage 1 Suspension System
 

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms