Busted adjusters. You can try the ship-in-a-bottle herculean task of replacing the adjusters without cutting into the housings, but I recommend finding some 2001-2002 lights to "rebuild" with new projectors and adjusters, plus new DJAuto lenses.
The adjusters are easy to check; is it adjusters or electronic?Mine have started acting up. Sometimes the adjust upwards after being turned on, and occasionally they don't, which leaves them aiming too low.
Time to research my 02 options.
Best way to check the adjusters is to simply grab the back of the low beam bulb and try to lift up the bulb assembly. If it moves an inch or so, you have bad adjusters.What's the best/easiest way to check? Like I say, they don't always point down. FYI I did check the adjustment arm last time car was in air, looks fine.
I don't have the patience for the repair method. I'm wondering if this isn't a good retrofit opportunity. Need to school up, maybe call the RFS guys.
I've done it. You can read about it in this thread. I followed philly98540's process. Very happy with the results.Looks like he does E60. Interested in hearing from owners who have retrofitted more modern projecters into stock headlight assemblies.
There's a lot of geeky detail in that thread pertaining to custom modifications with chip on board style LED angel eyes; replacing the projector only is a far simpler project.Wow - thanks for that thread, lots to learn. Kudos to your project skills. I'll probably be looking for a set that comes assembled.
Oh, yeah, and there's Lightwerkz Global. They do custom headlights as well.Wow - thanks for that thread, lots to learn. Kudos to your project skills. I'll probably be looking for a set that comes assembled.