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    Xenon headlights dipped beam adjustment

    Mornin' all,

    I drove the S3 in the dark for the first time last night since it had the Eibach front lowering springs fitted, and the dipped beam is definately set too low now, and lower than it was before the spring change which would make sense I guess.

    I thought the Auto-Levelling would recalibrate itself to account for the drop, but I presume after last night that it can only adjust within certain parameters which are set either using VCDS or using the manual adjustment on the headlight units themselves.

    Can someone please confirm what needs to be done to adjust them, and if I can do it myself or it needs a trip to the Stealers ?

    Thanks

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    Requires the use of VCDS to set the level.

    Basic Setting

    Headlight Adjustment
    [Select]
    [55 - Xenon Range]
    [Basic Settings - 04]
    Group 001
    [Go!]
    Activate the Basic Setting.
    [ON/OFF/Next]
    The meas. block field now shows "Wait" and should switch to "Adjust Headlights" then (this may take up to 10 seconds).
    Adjust the headlights using their manual adjusting screws as referenced against a suitable aiming target. (On flat, set light 1%. Easiest way is drive right up to a wall. Mark a datum point for the centre of beam, drive back say 5m, now adjust beam so centre is 5cm below the datum.)
    [ON/OFF/Next]
    The adjustment should now be learned.
    [Done, Go Back]
    Don't forget to check/clear fault codes afterwards.
    [Close Controller, Go Back - 06]

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    Perfect....thanks for this.

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    Would this same procedure work on a 2010 TT?
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    yeah it will be the same modules are the same


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

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    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

 

 

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