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      11-20-2017, 04:44 AM   #23
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I don't get the negativity on the Adaptive either. Mine are easily the best lights I've ever had and that's coming from my 640 with Adaptive Bixenons and a C63 with BiXenons too.

Even this morning I was blown away with how well they light up country roads both in full beam and dip. The way they adjust to traffic, when catching up other cars and oncoming makes me smile.

The way the beam splits and seems to put perform the car in front's lights is epic.

So I can only conclude that stock LED's aren't good and the Adaptives where they are not working properly should be checked by a dealer.
Mine are the standard non adaptive LED’s
I think there was a thread the looked at the brightness of the stock LED's on the US forum and said they were weak.

I wonder if like the Halogen bulbs the LED's could be upgraded?
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      11-20-2017, 07:09 AM   #24
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Don't high power dipped lights need washers?

But high power adaptives won't as they're adaptive.

So to keep costs down on washers they just de-powered the standard LED.

Given the 1er is going fwd and 6 pots will be a thing of the past, and the 3er is an increasingly cheapo bloated luxury car I can't see much chance I'll be buying BMW ever again at this rate.
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      11-20-2017, 04:04 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Mr Whippy View Post

Found a thread at last (Google better than forum search)

Looks easy.

Now to set up on a flat road and tweak
Helpful link.
Adjusted mine today.
One and a half turns raised them a few mill using the garage door as a measure.
Will test them in the dark later.
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      11-20-2017, 05:43 PM   #26
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Sorry if it's already been covered but do you carry out these adjustments with the light switch in the dipped position instead of the auto setting? Thought I saw something about the auto setting canceling out any adjustments
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      01-03-2018, 02:46 PM   #27
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Donít know how I missed this thread but searched up about headlights as my LEDs are so bloody rubbish and....tadahh....found this! Took me less than a minute and my god the difference is insane. I was at the point of hating driving mine at night as they lit up virtually nothing, just been out having raised the main beams and itís literally like a night and day difference! Love this forum for problem solving and advice 👍🏻
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      01-03-2018, 05:53 PM   #28
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I must be one lucky so and so.

I've got fully Adaptive LEDs with Headlight Wash.

These are just the best headlights I've ever had on a car, I do a lot of night driving and can certainly tell the difference between these and xenons on my other car and our Vito which seems to be powered by a candle.
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