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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

I was able to lower my headlights by turning the plastic adjustment screws on top of the headlights. I have not been flashed since. Prior to adjusting them I got flashed regularly. There is another thread with photos of adjustment screws and directions. All you need is a long Phillips screwdriver.
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

Just a note that if there is any reflector or clear plastic covering defect, the headlights could glare. No amount of adjustment will correct it and glare annoys oncoming drivers. Dirt often does the same thing. But since the headlights were replaced, probably not the case here. After the first month, I no longer got flashed.
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

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I was able to lower my headlights by turning the plastic adjustment screws on top of the headlights. I have not been flashed since. Prior to adjusting them I got flashed regularly. There is another thread with photos of adjustment screws and directions. All you need is a long Phillips screwdriver.
That can work, but i think youll find it aims too low now in sport mode... I like to use all modes.

I like others find auto ht too high just a bit and sport just right. Fyi ht II they aim to the moon!

Not a well thought out system. I guess jeep didnt get the tech from MB before the divorce...

My dealer too was worthless at helping.
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That can work, but i think youll find it aims too low now in sport mode... I like to use all modes.

I like others find auto ht too high just a bit and sport just right. Fyi ht II they aim to the moon!

Not a well thought out system. I guess jeep didnt get the tech from MB before the divorce...

My dealer too was worthless at helping.
Correct. I'm wondering if this is a problem for non-QL equipped GCs?
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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.

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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.
Can you share the name of dealership in the Bronx? Or PM me if you prefer that.
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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?
Be nicer, and safer, to flash your lights off and on instead of blasting the oncoming driver with even more light.



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Be nicer, and safer, to flash your lights off and on instead of blasting the oncoming driver with even more light.



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HID ballasts don't like being cycled in short bursts like that. You'll eventually reduce the ballast life significantly.

Same goes for traveling under a dark underpass and having the ballasts ignite the bulb and then switching it right off when you come out of the other side back into daylight, or a parking garage, ect.
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^^ this is the thing no one thinks of about how HID's are supposed to last 3 times longer - but won't beause they are on auto.. and getting turned on and off all the time, just like real world use of compact fluorescents in a home. They blow, so to speak...

Alos, I was thinking as I was driving on a dark road last night at 70mph, you cannot change what we've got up or down because even in full auto, at 66mph or up, it will drop height to hwy mode and with my car, that means they are actually a bit low for high speed dark cruising.. Then in city, they raise up and are a bit high... Just the opposite of what one would want.

Not acceptable, but I take it to my dealer and ask how they aim headlights on this vehicle and they say: we park it in the garage and line it up with the garage door... Yeah, great, just give me my keys back.
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^^ this is the thing no one thinks of about how HID's are supposed to last 3 times longer - but won't beause they are on auto.. and getting turned on and off all the time, just like real world use of compact fluorescents in a home. They blow, so to speak...

Alos, I was thinking as I was driving on a dark road last night at 70mph, you cannot change what we've got up or down because even in full auto, at 66mph or up, it will drop height to hwy mode and with my car, that means they are actually a bit low for high speed dark cruising.. Then in city, they raise up and are a bit high... Just the opposite of what one would want.

Not acceptable, but I take it to my dealer and ask how they aim headlights on this vehicle and they say: we park it in the garage and line it up with the garage door... Yeah, great, just give me my keys back.
So true. I still can't believe more complaints haven't been logged about this problem. Actually, I can't believe that this is a problem to begin with - how could Jeep let something so fundamental and easy to spot escape R&D testing?
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

Anyone know if there is a way to adjust the Fog Light bulbs to point up higher???

With the new fog housing being a projector beams, it appears the light is more protruding if it is pointed up just slight a little higher. I noticed this when going up a hill the fogs display much better and provide their full potential. Anyway to adjust the height on those like you can the headlights?
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Re: HID Headlights pointed up too high?

please enlighten me.. What is QL??? When i start my jeep, the lights automatically aim up hold for a second then come back down. because my headlights seem to be too low on low beam. Kind of annoying when they are shining on the ground almost directly in front of my jeep.
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please enlighten me.. What is QL??? When i start my jeep, the lights automatically aim up hold for a second then come back down. because my headlights seem to be too low on low beam. Kind of annoying when they are shining on the ground almost directly in front of my jeep.
QL is Quadra Lift, it's the Air Suspension if your vehicle has it. It is suppose to auto balance the Jeep while driving and parked.

And yup, the HID's automatically do a leveling test when you start the car. That's why they move up and down for a quick 2 seconds when you boot up, to make sure the leveling motors are working. It's normal
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