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I have a bmw 1987 325e and my headlight been going wrong but i havent fix it. one of my headlight are great because its shining toward the ground at night but the other head light shines straight so at night it seems to me that onli one headlihgt is workin. How do i change the way it shines?
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You can try one of 2 things

1 - Drive your car up against a flat wall. Use masking tape to mark where the headlight's center is (make a + pattern). Back up about 20 feet and adjust your headlights where the TOP of the beam touches the bottom of the tape. To do this, find the adjuster screws and turn them.

2 - Take your car to Pep Boys. They charge about $10 to do this and you don't have to worry about it.
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... it'd probably help if we told him how they adjust

if you open the hood & look under the headlight backing panel, you'll see three white knobs.... u turn those in & out to adjust em the way you want.... it's a pretty simple design if you stop & think about what you're doin for just a second

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