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Old 03-09-2003, 08:30 PM
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Question Aiming xenon headlights on sl600 please help

i am wondering if anybody knows how to aim the headlights on 97 sl600 the left headlight is a bit lower then the right arnt they suppose to be self leveling does and the base setting is already set with the adjusters to the bubble leveler on the headlight assembly itself, any help will be appreiated please let me know thanks
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Old 03-09-2003, 09:19 PM
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Here is a site that shows you how to aim lights.

http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/aim/aim.html

I don't know if or why Xenon's would be different.

If you're unsure, you might try e-mailing the guy...
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Old 03-09-2003, 09:59 PM
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Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for aiming your lights! Sometimes I wish they still had inspections in South Carolina. It can be hell driving around here at night - everybody's running retina burning blue lights and SWA driving lights, all pointing all over the place, mostly in oncoming traffic's eyes. I wish LEO's would watch for these jokers...
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Old 03-10-2003, 12:04 AM
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Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for aiming your lights! Sometimes I wish they still had inspections in South Carolina. It can be hell driving around here at night - everybody's running retina burning blue lights and SWA driving lights, all pointing all over the place, mostly in oncoming traffic's eyes. I wish LEO's would watch for these jokers...
Yeah, no kidding. Xenon lights are so bright that they are almost a hazard if you are driving in front of someone with Xenon's.
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Old 03-10-2003, 05:19 AM
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When aiming your lights, have your engine running since your SL
has ADS suspension and will need to be level. When running and with the headlights on, they should be adjusted automaticly by the HRA (head lamp range adjustment) system. if you need to adjust them further, It can be done with the 13mm plastic adjuster nut/wheels on the rear of the lamp units. it is just like a car with halogens in that reguard. Try to heep them low, 129's are viscious to look at when their xenons are too high. Yikes!
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