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Old 12-23-2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

"Scott" mentioned in the other thread that you may want to take off the negitive cable from the battery and see if it resets everything.
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

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Iwouldguess its oneof the leveling sensors on the suspension...not the lamps
I doubt that. If that were true, I would suspect the suspension wouldn't level at the correct height and it would throw a fault code.
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

I take that back - there must be a separate and independent level sensor for the headlights for vehicles equipped with Intelibeam headlights but not QuadraLift.

On my numerous BMWs, Audis, and my Range Rover the sensor for the headlight leveling system has been located on the rear axle. I don't see anything like that in the factory parts manual in the rear suspension section nor do I see anything in the sensor section. Same goes for the front. There is a ride height sensor for the air suspension, however.

Hmm.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:57 AM
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

Inside the headlight assy is the motor that levels the headlight. I beleive that the manufacture may have a bad batch of headlights with the motor wires reversed. The only way to find out is to look at the wiring for the connectors and the wiring inside the headlights.
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

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IIRC there was a thread about headlights up too high and blinding oncoming drivers or even some got the highbeam flash from other motorist.


ETA: just did 1.5 turns Counter-clockwise to lower it with an allen wrench - will test it out at night to see.
I used to hate getting flashed all the time. I realized after a while that if I put the Jeep in Sport mode that it lowers the car to aerodynamic height (same as freeway driving) and that's perfect for driving on the street with oncoming cars. So anytime it's dark out and my headlights come on I just turn QL to Sport.

No mechanical headlight adjustments needed.
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

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I used to hate getting flashed all the time. I realized after a while that if I put the Jeep in Sport mode that it lowers the car to aerodynamic height (same as freeway driving) and that's perfect for driving on the street with oncoming cars. So anytime it's dark out and my headlights come on I just turn QL to Sport.

No mechanical headlight adjustments needed.

That's exactly how I modified my driving habits...night time I'm always in Sport mode. Well actually most of the time I'm in sport mode with the auto-stick on 5. That feels like the best combination for around town/city driving. I rarely get flashed in sport mode at night but I did a lot in Normal.
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

There's no reason a vehicle of this caliber should require a workaround in order for a primary system to function safely and/or properly.

Subjectively, I do not like how stiff the ride is in Sport on the rough and pot hole ridden surface streets.

I'm going to bring this up to the dealer when it goes in for service. I think the best way to unequivocally verify the problem is during the start-up leveling calibration. If the light go full down and then back up to level out = the system is functioning properly. Should the headlights go full up and the back down to "level" out = not functioning correctly.

To prove the point I may have to demonstrate on one of the new vehicles on the lot; I hope, therefore, this is not an issue on recent production GCs!
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

Any updates?
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Hey all, I apologize for the time in between updates.

So, since my last post, the situation still has not been rectified. It's been back to the dealer multiple times bringing the total RO's to 7(!!!). The dealer WAS trying their best to fix it. 'Was' being the operative word because once I put in for a buy back from Chrysler, the dealer now says they "cannot replicate the issue". So all those previous visits, you were? But now that Chrysler is involved in depth, now they can't??

I even showed them our forum, with multiple Overlands having the same issue; going so far as to showing them video and pictures I shot. Nothing. They said they don't "see what I'm talking about". I call bullshit. Then why the hell did they swap both headlights out??

They had the nerve to say "oh man, why don't you just trade it in and get a '14?". As much as I love the refresh, I want MY truck. The one I made them go get. But, I entertained this notion. I spoke to the owner about the issues and he said he'd "work with me". Right. They offered me $38k for it!! I had to fight to get an additional $2k out of them. It's not even 4 months old

So, I called Chrysler again and submitted a 'buy buy' request.

Surprise:

Chrysler told me I was NOT eligible for a buy back and the claim can it move forth. The claims rep told me to take it to a different dealership for a second opinion. I chose a dealer down in the Bronx that has a reputation for fixing problems that other dealers can't or won't fix because they are "complicated". So, I wait again.

Updates to come. I'm so fed up at this point. All I want is my truck back; which honestly would be perfect if not for this 'issue'.

I'll post pictures later when I get home.
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

CORRECTION: "claim can NOT move forward"
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

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Hey all, I apologize for the time in between updates.

So, since my last post, the situation still has not been rectified. It's been back to the dealer multiple times bringing the total RO's to 7(!!!). The dealer WAS trying their best to fix it. 'Was' being the operative word because once I put in for a buy back from Chrysler, the dealer now says they "cannot replicate the issue". So all those previous visits, you were? But now that Chrysler is involved in depth, now they can't??

I even showed them our forum, with multiple Overlands having the same issue; going so far as to showing them video and pictures I shot. Nothing. They said they don't "see what I'm talking about". I call bullshit. Then why the hell did they swap both headlights out??

They had the nerve to say "oh man, why don't you just trade it in and get a '14?". As much as I love the refresh, I want MY truck. The one I made them go get. But, I entertained this notion. I spoke to the owner about the issues and he said he'd "work with me". Right. They offered me $38k for it!! I had to fight to get an additional $2k out of them. It's not even 4 months old

So, I called Chrysler again and submitted a 'buy buy' request.

Surprise:

Chrysler told me I was NOT eligible for a buy back and the claim can it move forth. The claims rep told me to take it to a different dealership for a second opinion. I chose a dealer down in the Bronx that has a reputation for fixing problems that other dealers can't or won't fix because they are "complicated". So, I wait again.

Updates to come. I'm so fed up at this point. All I want is my truck back; which honestly would be perfect if not for this 'issue'.

I'll post pictures later when I get home.
Wow. Unbelievable.

Please let us know how it turns out so others, like myself, have a path outlined in which we can move forward.

Good luck!
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

I have a '13 Overland with same issue. Sometimes they're aimed too high and blind oncoming traffic. Pretty sick of getting flashed, and keep my hand on my high/low lever so I can let them know immediately that I'm on low beam. I hate to be the one to be blinding oncoming cars.

Took the jeep to the dealer and they said there is no bulletin on that, and that my lights are aimed right. If they self-level, they sure do take time to get down to proper driving level. This is a safety problem that needs to be addressed. Has anyone had luck with the adjustment approach yet?
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