[Biturbos4] [Fwd: Re: Headlight alignment]

John Audi-Fans at BackYardEngineering.com
Fri Aug 25 13:22:43 EDT 2006

oops... forgot to Cc the list.  :-/

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Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Headlight alignment
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 12:37:53 -0700
From: John
Organization: BackYard Engineering
To: Chris Newbold

Chris Newbold wrote:
> Does anyone have "traditional" specifications for aligning the HID
> lights on the B5 S4? The Bentley manual isn't much help: it covers
> resetting the automatic light leveling via the VAG 1551, the location of
> the mechanical adjusters, and the use of the "Hella Beamsetter"-- some
> fiendish contraption for measuring and adjusting the lights.
> Of course I don't have one of these. I just want to do the job in my
> driveway, against a vertical wall and using a tape measure-- the way
> people used to align lights.
> Any tips?

Our 2001's low beams were adjusted too low from the factory. I used step-by-step
instructions from AudiWorld. IIRC I went from 4 to 6 on the VAG-COM entry. Make
sure the low beams aren't adjusted upward... See
<http://forums.audiworld.com/a4gen2/msgs/205827.phtml> and
<http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html> for more info.


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