Aiming Euro Lights....

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Sat Mar 24 14:58:10 EDT 2007

The 20¹ was off the top of head, may have been 25¹. The pictures in the
³aim² link in Phil¹s first URL look familar.


> From: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at>
> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:34:06 -0700
> To: Bernie Benz <b.benz at>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: Aiming Euro Lights....
> Sounds good to me.  And the your measurements were pretty much the
> same dimensions as those linked in within Phil's message...only
> exception was those used a 25 rather than a 20 foot setback.
> dp
> On Mar 24, 2007, at 11:24 AM, Bernie Benz wrote:
>> My 3² down at 20¹ is from a Ceibe (sp) adjustment spec.
>>> From: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at>
>>> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:17:08 -0700
>>> To: Bernie Benz <b.benz at>
>>> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at>, Audi 20V list
>>> Audi 20V
>>> <audi20v at>
>>> Subject: Re: Aiming Euro Lights....
>>> Bernie,
>>> Thanks for the info...sounds about like what I did, except found a
>>> level parking lot (or what appeared to be level), drove up the wall,
>>> put some tape on the wall where the bright spot from the bulb was for
>>> both headlights and marked that spot with a sharpie, measured down
>>> the wall whatever distance Bentley said to use, made another tape/
>>> sharpie mark, pulled the car straight back whatever distance Bentley
>>> said, and aimed accordingly.
>>> I'll compare those Bentley dimensions to what you've got here and see
>>> if there is any discrepancy with adjustments made accordingly.
>>> I guess otherwise, besides people flashing me with lows, my highs
>>> also seem a bit high.  I get a lot of reflection from road signs on
>>> dark country roads.
>>> Regardless, still some of the best money I spent on the car.  Night
>>> vision is very nice.
>>> Derek P
>>> On Mar 24, 2007, at 10:53 AM, Bernie Benz wrote:
>>>> I¹ve done so as follows:
>>>> Find a poorly lighted parking garage with level floor and solid
>>>> vertical
>>>> wall and having an expansion joint in the floor perpendicular to
>>>> the wall.
>>>> Align and position the car (driver¹s side tires) with the joint,
>>>> headlights
>>>> 20¹ from wall. Using your tape as a plumb bob, chalk mark a joint
>>>> vertical
>>>> extension line up the wall. Snap a horizontal chalk line on the
>>>> wall in
>>>> front of the car at the height of the headlight CL less 3². (Only
>>>> the low
>>>> beams are adjusted, the highs following the low adjustment. Good
>>>> highs, the
>>>> hot spot should be centered on the center X of each HL, but not
>>>> adjustable)
>>>> Measure distances from joint to horizontal HL CL and transfer these
>>>> distances into vertical CL marks across the horizontal aim line.
>>>> That¹s the
>>>> setup.
>>>> Adust one headlight at a time with the other one covered. The low
>>>> beam
>>>> shadow line should fall on the H line and the step up or angle up
>>>> transition
>>>> point of the shadow line should fall on the vertical CL for each HL.
>>>> Bernie
>>>>> From: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at>
>>>>> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 09:58:44 -0700
>>>>> To: 200q20v at
>>>>> Subject: Aiming Euro Lights....
>>>>> So how has everyone else with Euro lights aimed their headlights?
>>>>> Way back when upon installation, I used the guidelines that Bentley
>>>>> provided for aiming the headlights (ie measuring height on a wall,
>>>>> being a certain distance from said wall, etc).
>>>>> Now I know that the projection pattern is different between the
>>>>> Euro
>>>>> and the 'merican the aiming guidelines should
>>>>> (?) be
>>>>> different, but I don't have anything else to go off of besides
>>>>> what's
>>>>> in the Bentley.  All that said...based on how often I get
>>>>> "flashed,"
>>>>> me thinks this is not the best method to use.
>>>>> what have others used as a guide for aiming Euro lights, and
>>>>> what have your roadway impressions been?
>>>>> Derek P
>>>>> PS, I only use the 55w/60w (or whatever it is) halogen bulbs,
>>>>> not the
>>>>> 100w combo.
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