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Old 04-19-2015, 09:37 AM
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'14 Summit HID projector alignment. Cutoff step too far left.

Hi guys I purchased a new '14 Summit last week and the car is amazing I love it. I have always been into lighting and have even done HID retrofits in other vehicles. So with that said I am very picky with correct projector aiming and noticed a couple things. So first of all my projectors were aimed extremely high and the first time driving at night was flashed 3 times. After research I found out I wasn't alone with high factory aimed projectors. So I fixed that issue which was easy enough. Now I noticed one other thing that isnt a huge issue and may not even be a problem depending on what others say. I noticed that the drivers side cutoff vertical "step" seems to be excessively far left. For example when driving straight and level the drivers side step is down the road in the left lane where as the passenger side is directly ahead right of center in my lane as it should be.
For all you guys with '14+ HID's and more specifically AFS equipped vehicles, where is your drivers side step located? Directly ahead of that headlight or is it off center to the left?
I'm not aware of anyway to make this adjustment short of taking the headlight apart. As far as I know only adjustment we can make would be height.

Thanks for any help and I out guys.

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Old 04-19-2015, 10:12 AM
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Hi guys I purchased a new '14 Summit last week and the car is amazing I love it. I have always been into lighting and have even done HID retrofits in other vehicles. So with that said I am very picky with correct projector aiming and noticed a couple things. So first of all my projectors were aimed extremely high and the first time driving at night was flashed 3 times. After research I found out I wasn't alone with high factory aimed projectors. So I fixed that issue which was easy enough. Now I noticed one other thing that isnt a huge issue and may not even be a problem depending on what others say. I noticed that the drivers side cutoff vertical "step" seems to be excessively far left. For example when driving straight and level the drivers side step is down the road in the left lane where as the passenger side is directly ahead right of center in my lane as it should be.
For all you guys with '14+ HID's and more specifically AFS equipped vehicles, where is your drivers side step located? Directly ahead of that headlight or is it off center to the left?
I'm not aware of anyway to make this adjustment short of taking the headlight apart. As far as I know only adjustment we can make would be height.

Thanks for any help and I out guys.
Hmm mine have always looked good on my 2014 summit, they are self leveling and have not seen any issues. You can turn on and off in uconnect where they track with you going around turns. Maybe something messed up with that and them returninng to normal position? If its new like this i would take back to dealer make them fix it. Those headlights are like $1300 each id let dealer fix the problem.
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Hmm mine have always looked good on my 2014 summit, they are self leveling and have not seen any issues. You can turn on and off in uconnect where they track with you going around turns. Maybe something messed up with that and them returninng to normal position? If its new like this i would take back to dealer make them fix it. Those headlights are like $1300 each id let dealer fix the problem.
Yeah to most people mine would look fine as well, but since I have a lot of experience with aiming of HID projectors I'm a perfectionist as far as that goes. They are aimed perfectly otherwise just need to somehow bring that drivers side a notch more to the right to get it out of the left lane.
As far as the dealership goes I would hate to bring it in and have them remove the bumper and probably screw something up in the process lol. I see what you are saying about the AFS feature not returning the projector all the way back right which I thought about, but that seams to work perfect and I think it's more of either a headlight or projector mounting issue.
Thanks for the input.
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