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Jim is correct. (archive)

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Posted by ken on July 06, 2000 at 21:51:45:

In Reply to: Re: Xenon Lights Question posted by Jim Cash on July 06, 2000 at 14:48:24:

: : I only have 2,200 miles on my 00' 540, however, while driving at night I am starting to notice that the "range of light" provided by my xenons appears to be very short. While driving at highway speeds in the country, I really feel like I have a limited range of view. Especially when making a sweeping left turn. I understand the reasoning behind the lower left light but I feel very uncomfortable with the viewing range that I am getting. My second car (Lexus GS, no xenons) gives me much better extended vision at night. With my xenons, I feel like I am outrunning my lights, and I am only talking about 65 mph. Has anyone else had any similar experiences? I know the lights are self leveling. Has anyone else had to get their beams adjusted? Thanks in advance for any help!

: : Regards
: : Kevin in St. Louis

: Suggest you report your concern, and have the aim checked. The leveling system just keeps them level while driving (adjusting for loads in the back and efects of braking and acceleration).
: But they must be adjusted correctely to start with - perhaps yours need to be raised a bit.

: There should be a drop of 2.1 inches at a distance of 25 feet. (measured at the cut-off line - but this is a very precise operation)

: Cheers
: Jim Cash

Jim Cash is , of course, right. My 2000 528i with zenons has excellent visability. Have it check out.

Regards /ken

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