I took mine to the dealer... they adjusted them too high. They were blinding other drivers and I was getting flashed constantly. I needed to figure it out in order NOT to be blinding other drivers and I didn't want to driver the three hour round trip for this simple proceedure. How do you know the OP isn't experiencing the same? It's a 50-50 possibility, right? Better to learn how to PROPERLY adjust them yourself IMO.
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The car has now been to the Dealer four times, it is my wifes car and she is a midwife and travels home on unlit roads late at night, after the Dealer adjusted the lights one time she was subjected to a frightening attack of road rage. It quite upset her. We go from being able to pick out the moon to having to drive at 30 (or less) in the dark on dipped due to the lights shinning about 3 metres in front. The Dealer seems incapable of adjusting them a small amount. Sadly this seems typical of Mini Dealers (certainly in our area). I'm glad I sold my S after a few weeks ownership.......
Xenons shouldn't really need adjusting if they were set properly and working properly as the self levelling sensors on the suspension should adjust the lamps automatically according to the load (to avoid dazzle), Halogens you move the switch in the passenger compartment (manually), however as most of you will know the screws on the lamps alter the beam, this is to fine tune them.
This seems to come up often on MINI2 and there is always a little confusion, here is a post that I did a while back in-fact the whole thread maybe worth a read , just click on the (original) of my quote , although the advice was for the 1st Gen BMW MINI it also applies to the 2nd Gen.
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