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    how can I manually adjust headlights?

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    I am running the stock headlights.
    I want my lights to be pointed up a little bit more.
    how can I do this?
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    Re: how can I manually adjust headlights?

    if you open the hood. on top of the headlights is a white screw. this screw is turned by a rather large allen key i believe, i may be wrong. I'm pretty sure u adjust height by turning those with the lights on

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    Re: how can I manually adjust headlights?

    just make sure to adjust them right so you dont annoy other drivers

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    Re: how can I manually adjust headlights?

    Quote Originally Posted by biketsai View Post
    I am running the stock headlights.
    I want my lights to be pointed up a little bit more.
    how can I do this?
    Do you know how to properly aim your headlights?

    http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html

    If you don't do it this way, you're blinding oncoming drivers and not putting light where it does the most good.
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    Re: how can I manually adjust headlights?

    You'll need a VAG-com to set the position of the headlights in the ECU.
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    Re: how can I manually adjust headlights?

    Quote Originally Posted by belinko View Post
    You'll need a VAG-com to set the position of the headlights in the ECU.
    only if he has OEM xenons.

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    How does one tell if they are OEM xenons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by volkswagensRus View Post
    How does one tell if they are OEM xenons?
    If you have the level sensor on the LF and LR suspension, you have OEM xenons.

    Do a google image search to see what the sensor looks like...
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    Or, you can use VAG-COM/VCDS and try to access the headlight module. If you can then you at least had OEM Xenon headlights (doesn't mean you still do though, if they were replaced at some point).
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    Alright so what I gather:
    If you have headlight squirts, you have xenon.
    If you have a foggy globe for the low-beam, you have xenon.

    I have both of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volkswagensRus View Post
    Alright so what I gather:
    If you have headlight squirts, you have xenon.
    How did you come to this conclusion?
    Headlight squirters were stock on all B5s, regardless of year and headlight type.
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    Darn. I was googling it.

    These are my headlights: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7nsvrfpnly...3_hdr.jpg?dl=0
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    Xenon is a type of bulb. Do you even have those?
    I hate it when my car acts like a little bitch, treating me like the bitch

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    I'm not sure, I've been trying to figure that out. I posted a pic of my headlights above if you know what the xenons look like?
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    It's a type of bulb, not headlamp assembly. You posted a pic of your headlights. Do you use h7 halogen or d2s xenon bulbs?
    I hate it when my car acts like a little bitch, treating me like the bitch

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    Not a clue.... should I pull a bulb and check?
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    It's pretty easy to know if you have xenon lights or not. Just turn them on at night. If they "burst" on and then "fade" in, having a delicious bluish tinge = Xenon/HID. If they just turn on and off like "regular lights" = Conventional/Halogen.

    OR

    If people compliment you on your "fancy headlights" because they "look cool when they're on" = Xenon. If nobody every notices your headlights = Halogen.
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    Alright just went and checked. They definitely took a second to 'settle in'. Also, they are very white, and stupid bright. They have an interesting beam pattern to them.
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    Also you are 2001. Xenon's are more common on the 2001's (and I believe only an option since 2000).

    Also, as far as adjusting the aiming on the xenon lights - yes, you are supposed to do it with VCDS. Basically you hit the "reset" button (more or less) and it takes the auto-levling adjustment motors to the "Zero Position", and however the car is sitting at that very moment is relearned as "normal ride height". That height is then associated with the "zero position" for purposes of auto-leveling. You then mechanically aim the lights so they are perfect, and you're done.

    That said, if you just want the lights a little higher, you can just crank each side up a little bit with the mechanical adjusters. There is no specific need to reset the whole business - the result will basically be the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volkswagensRus View Post
    Alright just went and checked. They definitely took a second to 'settle in'. Also, they are very white, and stupid bright. They have an interesting beam pattern to them.
    Xenon headlamps have a yellow warning triangle on one of the back covers.
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    Danger, Danger!
    ^Don't listen to this guy, he's not even a mechanic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walky_talky20 View Post
    Also you are 2001. Xenon's are more common on the 2001's (and I believe only an option since 2000).

    Also, as far as adjusting the aiming on the xenon lights - yes, you are supposed to do it with VCDS. Basically you hit the "reset" button (more or less) and it takes the auto-levling adjustment motors to the "Zero Position", and however the car is sitting at that very moment is relearned as "normal ride height". That height is then associated with the "zero position" for purposes of auto-leveling. You then mechanically aim the lights so they are perfect, and you're done.

    That said, if you just want the lights a little higher, you can just crank each side up a little bit with the mechanical adjusters. There is no specific need to reset the whole business - the result will basically be the same.
    Cool, thank you so much!! I will do this.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolgraymemo View Post
    Xenon headlamps have a yellow warning triangle on one of the back covers.
    I will look, thank you.
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