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Old 04-10-2007, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you adjust the lights on a 1990 BMW 525i? The low beams that is thanx. You guys r awesome!
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Check the Sticky above

The Bentley repair manual for E34 is listed there.
Instructions for aiming HL are in there.
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I can not open or save the bentley manual on my computer is it really that hard? On my e-class mercedes they had little hex thingies making it super easy I think BMW would be somewhat similar. Thanx
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Easy

Low beams have a upper outer adjuster that you access from the back in the the engine compart. A white plastic end which will snap if the adjuster is rusted. The lower inner adjuster is a phillips screw that you get through the grill. If you have not done an adjustment on the lights in a year the screws will be rusted. Take the grills off and remove the light assembly and free up the adjusters. If you dont you will be doning the work anyway but to replace your broken adjusters. If you are real smart you may buy the $3 dollar adjusters and just replace them and adjust your lights then let the new ones rust into place.


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