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headlights need adjustment PLEASE HELP!

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Old 02-12-2009, 10:21 PM
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hi i currently have had some unfortunate experiences with my mini which have left my pockets empty and now i realize my halogen lights are stuck at a VERY low setting and can't see farther then a car length ahead at night. i took the car to the dealer for a diagnose and they offered me a new wiring harness?(400$) i took a look at the wiring and everything once i got home and nothing seems to be damaged. i heard things about a switch with 0-1-2 settings but i dont see one unless its my model? i have a 2003 mini cooper s if anyone can show me a picture of the location for the switch it would be highly apreciated.
 
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:11 AM
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Do you have the halogen lights or the HID's that do the self leveling
 
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:49 AM
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hey yes i have the self adjusting halogen lights
 
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:09 PM
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self leveling could be either the harness or the headlight assembly ...I'm assuming that they both stopped moving at the same time I'd say that the diagnosis may be correct ...
Well if they dont self level, then I personally would just adjust them myself to the correct level you want and leave it there, why spend the money to replace if they still light up. I have not seen a motor go bad before, not saying it can't happen.
You can see the sensor/connector by turning the wheels to the left and looking inside the front of the drivers front tire. you should be able to see the sensor and conector. There is also 3 mounting points for the inside housing of the headlamps themselves. sometimes I have seen the housing pop off the mounting post, which if the problem you can snap the 2 back together and should work ok.Do you hear the motor ???
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:51 PM
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yes i can hear the motor when the car is off it adjusts up a little bit but when the car is on it just stays still, so the motor works it just doesnt lift it high enough
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:20 PM
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I'd double check the sensor connection and check to be sure the light is seated properly ...
 
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hi i currently have had some unfortunate experiences with my mini which have left my pockets empty and now i realize my halogen lights are stuck at a VERY low setting and can't see farther then a car length ahead at night. i took the car to the dealer for a diagnose and they offered me a new wiring harness?(400$) i took a look at the wiring and everything once i got home and nothing seems to be damaged. i heard things about a switch with 0-1-2 settings but i dont see one unless its my model? i have a 2003 mini cooper s if anyone can show me a picture of the location for the switch it would be highly apreciated.
how did you solve the problem?
 
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