[quote author=Mellman link=topic=73033.msg1292220#msg1292220 date=1174936580]
Sweet, I was pretty sure thats all it was - but thanks for the verification!
[quote author=AlbertaMS3 link=topic=73033.msg1292274#msg1292274 date=1174937738]
[quote author=kokemon23 link=topic=73033.msg1292209#msg1292209 date=1174936373]
Some people have ruined their headlights by over-adjusting because they were too close to the wall and it didn't seem like it was doing anything! I think there is plenty of room to adjust before you break anything, just be careful. I was pretty conservative with mine, did it a little at a time, then went for drives to check the height.
So how much did you end up turning the screw? 1/2 rotation, 2 rotations, etc.?
I really couldn't tell you because it was about 3 months ago and I did it in increments (more to test than any concern for messing up the lights). I don't think I did more than 2 or 3 full turns at any given time, but I think there is plenty of room for error. One of the posters in the thread I linked said that to make up the difference between 0 and 1 was like 3 to 4 full turns. My bolded "caution" was probably overkill, I just don't want anyone to mess up their lights because of something I posted.
Also, I believe there is a separate one for left/right adjustments, so just make sure you're doing the correct one.
[quote author=thebrakeman link=topic=73033.msg1292331#msg1292331 date=1174938428]
Blinding someone over their trunk (or hood) is only part of the problem. If some idiot is behind me with his lights too high, I can flip my rearview mirror to the other setting 'til he passes. If he's coming the other way, I'll flash him, but he'll be gone in a second.
But if someone is driving on the highway behind me in the next lane, he's shooting his lights into my sideview mirror at me. And he could be there a long time, with no way for me to correct things and still be able to see to the side.
With my HID's factory set (and at "0" level), when I drive down a sidestreet past parked cars, my cutoff is always just below the sideview mirrors. So I know on the highway, I'm not bothering anybody. Just because your lights don't make it over someone's trunk, don't think that you aren't ticking them off.
Do us all a favor. Keep them set below a passenger car's sideview mirror. When you get on a twisty, hilly road, you can just turn on the high beams. That's what they are for!!
Believe me, I have been on the receiving end of what you are talking about and it annoys the hell out of me! My lights are good to go in all situations, no blinding anyone's side mirrors on highways. I was giving the below the trunk as a common example. I also believe that not all of our headlights are aimed the same from the factory, because mine were dangerously low even on flat ground.