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      12-11-2018, 05:45 AM   #1
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Warning: Headlight Vertical Aim Control Failure

Hi Guys.
Has anyone ever experienced warning like this "Headlight vertical aim control failure", this happened after I installed the H&R spring, the car has now dropped by 2-3cm. Before installing H&R spring the warning does not exist.
I use wheel 19", front tyre 245/35/19, rear tyre 275/30/19 (wheels and tyres are used before and after installing spring).
I using headlight Xenon for BMW F30 2013, I have checked low beam, high beam, turn signal and led halo ring, everything works correctly, but I was only bothered by the warning.

My question how to solve this warning?
Thanks in advance.
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      12-11-2018, 11:30 PM   #2
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Problem solved

Now the warning is gone. the problem because the rear sensor that is in the wrong direction.
The previous direction I mark red, and the correct direction should be like the number 7 for the rear sensor.
Maybe this is needed for someone who have the same problem "Headlight vertical aim control failure" after jacking up the car that moves the arms, the front sensor must be like the number 7 reversed and the rear sensor must be like the number 7. Thanks.
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      12-12-2018, 09:36 PM   #3
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You mean during the spring installation the sensor arms got bumped / moved accidentally?
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On all the other installs I've done, you temporaily disconnect the sensor to get the strut to drop.
You just gotta make sure you reconnect it lol.
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You mean during the spring installation the sensor arms got bumped / moved accidentally?
Yes, or at least that's what happened to me and this thread (I know it's old, sorry) and image came in handy big time!

My "Headlight Vertical Aim Failure" light came on a week or so after swapping my coilovers back to stock suspension for trade-in, I did it quickly, and apparently while pushing the rear spring control arm down to squeeze the stock springs into the perch the pivoting sensor arms must have straightened out then gone back in the opposite/wrong position. Obviously would have been best to avoid this and detach that arm like you're supposed to, but even if you do that it's not necessarily obvious the orientation of the arm.

To fix it I just loosened the 10mm bolt that holds part of the pivoting plastic arm in place, reinstalled in correct orientation shown in picture above and voila, light gone after idling for a few minutes!
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