Halogen Headlight Adjustment?

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Discussion Starter · #1 · Oct 17, 2003

How can you adjust the aim of the halogen low beam headlights? The W202 instruction book outlined the aiming of those lights but the W211 book doesn’t even mention it.

Jim

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Yes, usually there are knobs to adjust them with…

I don’t have my E yet but when I get it, I’ll look for the knobs.

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Discussion Starter · #3 · Oct 20, 2003

Headlight adjustment

I found the adjusters for the halogen lights. There is a hole in the brace above each light. There is a phillips screw that is the vertical adjustment and an 8mm hex allen adjustment ring that is supposed to be horizontal but mine moved it vertically too. You may have to hold the inner phillips while moving the outer ring.

Now, there is a white knob on the back of the light assembly that can be loosened and then turned. I can’t figure out what that is supposed to do.

Jim

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how about adjusting high beam ?? I feel my high beam is far too high It’s like pointing …

how about adjusting high beam ?? I feel my high beam is far too high It’s like pointing the sky, or is all w211 like that ?

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So what is the correct way to re aim these? I just redid the front end with an 08 bumper and headlamps. This was quite noticeable on a long night time trip I did recently. I had to have my brights on just to see what was slightly ahead. Not good since the bad eye strain gave me a killer headache.

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i agree with Jim. there is a hole right above the brace. i had to adjust mine so what i did is parked my car in front of a wall about 20yrds away and started turning until i got the right height. i say 20 yrds away because i tried in my garage but i kept on adjusting to get the right height. adjust the right then the left till they are both even. before you head home double check the high beam as well. good luck.

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Greetings,

Been trying aim the beams a bit higher (further into the distance)…more details here : http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w21…light-manual-adjustment-procedure-please.html

I understand the adjustment knob reffered is is the one marked “B” in photo below as that is the only one containing a phillips screw head.

Is it correct that turning the phillips screw would adjust the vertical alignment while the outer ring hex nut would result in horizontal alignment?

Also, what are the knobs marked “A” & “C”?

UPDATE:

The phillips screw inside Knob “B” alters the vertical alignment of the low beams.

Knob “C” alters the vertical alignment of the high beams.

Don’t know what knob “A” does!!!

Thanks in advance.

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2005 E320 CDI, +61404532026TE, 1999 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

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This is so bizarre. The MB owners manual doesn’t say how to adjust the headlights so I purchased the STAR Service CD for a $100+ and guess what? It says raise the hood adjust the headlights and close the hood. I can’t find it now but earlier I was able to locate a sentance that said they all adjust differently so no adjustment screws will be described. What crap.

My car also has the big white knob down low but it doesn’t want to turn.

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There is also one hex looking plastic screw in a hole up on top like the other guys picture but not three. I hope the one screw I have raises the light as mine are pointed at the ground.

Mercedes is so frustrating. I hate them. I burn $1000 every 6 months in repairs. I’d sell my car but its not worth what I owe and I feel like I’d be screwing the next owner.

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Found my 2004 e500 used an 8mm Allen key.

required 3 turns counter clock wise to raise the light projection in my case.

1999 ML 320, 2004 E 320 Wagon

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Hi,

I am lost as how to adjust my High Beams down. Both left and right high beams are equally pointed way too high. Can someone tell me how?

+61404532026 E 320 wagon VIN: WDBUH65JX4A392966

Attached are what I hope are the pertinent photos:

The red circle in the one photo shows a Torx screw location that seems to have no effect. The Yellow circle shows the location of the only adjustment screw that I can find.

Thanks, Richard

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