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Headlights Height Adjust

Hi everyone, my car have the HID lights, but in general as I go downhill in dark roads the lights patron are very low.

Is possible to adjust the lights a little higher? It is mechanical (I don't see in the manual or in the car any adjustment point) or is via VCDS?

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I believe it is by VCD.

I had the exact same problem with my headlights being too low. I took my car to a local garage that specialize in German brands and they were able to raise it up for me.


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It IS mechanical, BUT the system uses an on-calibration that raises and lowers them beam on start-up. You need to first put the lights into test or service mode via VAS or VCDS, then adjust them with a screw on the top of each unit, then reset them into operation mode with a cold start. The lights will go thru their new height calibration and you'll be set.
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Wow Roger, sounds nice. Can you explain me with a little more details the whole process? (pictures can help a lot )

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It IS mechanical, BUT the system uses an on-calibration that raises and lowers them beam on start-up. You need to first put the lights into test or service mode via VAS or VCDS, then adjust them with a screw on the top of each unit, then reset them into operation mode with a cold start. The lights will go thru their new height calibration and you'll be set.

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Any additional help?

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This is about all I can show you : a pic of the left headlight looking down, front of car at top - the yellow arrow is pointing at the adjuster screw - BUT, don't touch this unless the car is set to headlight adjust mode in VAS or VCDS.



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This is a perfect picture Roger, thank you so much.

In the VCDS where is the option to place the car in headlight adjust mode? I need something else additional to that?

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Yes, in VCDS (I'm not sure which module, but think it's 55 - Headlight Range) - I think you'll see it in the "Readiness", "Basic Settings" or "Output Tests" ...


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I can't damage any using this options, right?

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Yes, in VCDS (I'm not sure which module, but think it's 55 - Headlight Range) - I think you'll see it in the "Readiness", "Basic Settings" or "Output Tests" ...

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I think you're fine on the left side of the menu - these are the "safe" choices, but on the right side, the "advanced" ones, I'd just be careful ...
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