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Old 08-14-2001, 11:28 AM
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Question HID Headlights autoadjust?

I have a 99 CLK 430 with the HID headlight option. How can I tell if they are automatically leveling themselves. When I switch them on nothing moves but on my sons Lexus you can see them adjust up and down when switched on. Does anyone have experience with this?
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Old 08-14-2001, 12:34 PM
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Some HID lights adjust themselves everytime they are turn on. Others just stay put until an adjustment according to load, road conditions or braking is necessary.

S-class HID lighting adjustment is pretty obvious everytime you turn them on, on E-class sedans and wagons is not. Not sure about the CLK.

I guess a way to check would be pointing your headlights to a white painted wall at night and them add considerable weight to the trunk od the car (have a coupe of adults seat at the edge of the trunk). If the lights do not lower themselves, then your H.I.D. auto adjustment is not working properly.

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Old 08-14-2001, 03:33 PM
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Thanks I didn't know there was different systems in the MB family. I will try what you said.

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