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NyteEscape
12-17-2006, 08:30 PM
well, ive had this problem for a while. my headlights are aimed too low. before you all say that you can adjust them, ive tried. i kno the little white screws are there. the dealership even tried to adjust them. i was charged $230 for them aiming the high beams. that was fun. basically i have a '97 that the previous owner decided to put 1-piece headlights in. the driver side is even broken cuz it comes loose and you can move it up and down. either way, it wont pass inspections. i was wondering if i purchsed a set of aftermarket ones from awe, would they shine the way their supposed to?

here are pics of them aimed too low.
http://www.nyteescape.com/media/images/DSCN0620.JPG
http://www.nyteescape.com/media/images/DSCN0626.JPG

the harnesses are held in place by zipties. pics.
http://www.nyteescape.com/media/images/DSCN0628.JPG
http://www.nyteescape.com/media/images/DSCN0630.JPG

so im just asking if i get brand new headlights and harnesses, would it shine normal? it's actually pretty dangerous just to drive at night with these.

Poopie
12-17-2006, 09:29 PM
sounds like the adjusters stripped out. Look up the classifieds to pick up a cheap housing set.

NyteEscape
12-18-2006, 09:44 AM
but if i buy a housing and wiring set from ecs, would it work?

killroy77
12-18-2006, 10:28 AM
Search ebay for Used Valeo 1 piece OEM headlights. You'll pay up the nose for a new one. No one really makes a quality replacement headlgith but Valeo. ECS does sell Valeo ecodes. which I would do personally. Or find a used set of Ecodes. Those look like Halogen, but you got a HID sticker on the back cover.

JMG
12-18-2006, 10:34 AM
Are the shipping plugs still intact and attached to the reflector components? Alot of times they are not.. and all you have to do is reattach them. Adjusting the height is close to impossible if the shipping plugs are not attached.


edit: here's a link:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80246&highlight=shipping+plug

a4sleepa
12-18-2006, 01:11 PM
so NyteEscape isn't just a clever name then? [:D]

NyteEscape
12-18-2006, 05:43 PM
so NyteEscape isn't just a clever name then? [:D]

nope, my b6 shines plenty of light.