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      09-01-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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OEM HID Cut Off Lines - Thoughts?

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Hello all,

I recently had my passenger headlight housing replaced due to some defect, and am now curious about the cut-off as I am worry that the new housing is not adjusted properly. It seems to me that the passenger side is aiming quite a bit higher than the left, but when shined on my garage door it appears to look like this:



(Driver side on left, passenger on right)

Does this look normal to you or do you think the passenger side is aimed too high? And why does it have two little humps like that?

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This is angled shot, you have to be parallel to a wall to make a judgement.
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But can't it be determined based on the relative line? The line theoretically should be horizontal, just perhaps not at 0 degrees.

I'm new to this, so if parallel is required, then I'll try to attempt taking a picture again.

Any thoughts to the two humps?

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I have never checked either of my BMWs but on both evos and my Porsche the passenger side was slightly higher
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bright spots are the focus center of the aim

for left hand cars, passenger side will always be higher... you are aiming at the side of the road for pedestrian safety... but you dont want to put the glare on incoming traffic

it's all part of the regulations
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Good to know but I am just afraid that the passenger side may be aimed too high after getting it replaced.

Can anyone kindly take an OEM cut off line and post it here for comparison sales?

Thanks guys!

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bright spots are the focus center of the aim

for left hand cars, passenger side will always be higher... you are aiming at the side of the road for pedestrian safety... but you dont want to put the glare on incoming traffic

it's all part of the regulations
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Good to know but I am just afraid that the passenger side may be aimed too high after getting it replaced.

Can anyone kindly take an OEM cut off line and post it here for comparison sales?

Thanks guys!

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Here's mine when driving.
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Good to know but I am just afraid that the passenger side may be aimed too high after getting it replaced.

Can anyone kindly take an OEM cut off line and post it here for comparison sales?

Thanks guys!

dL
Here's mine when driving.
Thanks trueblue.

Can you shoot another one where it's pitch black road with no street lamp and no car in front of you?

Appreciate it though!

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Keep them coming if you can. Thanks!

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Thanks trueblue.

Can you shoot another one where it's pitch black road with no street lamp and no car in front of you?

Appreciate it though!

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