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Old 11-28-2014, 06:20 PM
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Quesiton about what removing 8S4 exactly does with LED headlights?

I have '15 F15 with LEDs.

I am looking for someone with LEDs that coded (un-decoded) VLD by removing 8S4.

I found this thread and this particular post:
http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=50

Is this really all it does? Removing 8S4 helps widen the beam to the left. I don't know if I actually want this, because LEDs are already wide as is. I was hoping that it would help make the beam more precise by pointing them down and wide. I understand that this enables left articulation which is not supported with stock lighting (I asked about this in LED question thread and was informed that new vehicles do not turn the beams to the left while stationary).

Or does it not widen the beam to the left unless your steering wheel is turned that direction?

I am not interested in anti-dazzle since it does not function even when coded due to lack of hardware on US Spec F15's
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:48 PM
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Variable Light Distribution has several different modes of operation (for Low Beam):

1 - City Light: Shallow and Very Wide Beam Pattern active from 0 - 50kph (30MPH) (Both Headlamps are Panned outwards 12 horizontal from center and 0.7 lowered vertically)

2 - Standard Light: Same Basic Beam Pattern as with 8S4 Enabled and Headlamp Switch Set to Auto. Active from 50 - 110kph (30MPH - 68MPH)

3 - Guiding Fog Light - Shallow and Wider Beam Pattern Enabled with the Front Fog Lamps On and Headlamp Switch in Auto and Speed 0 - 110kph (Both headlamps are panned outwards 8 horizontal from center and lowered 0.7 vertically)

4 - Highway Light - Long Throw Pattern illuminating approx. 25% further than Standard Light. Active from 110 to 250kph (68MPH- 155MHP). (Driver's Side Headlamp is panned 3.5 outwards Horizontal from center and lowered 0.25 vertically, while the passenger side headlamp is raised 0.2 vertical)"
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:31 PM
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Thank you very much Shawn. Very useful information and great explanation in detail as always.
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