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      09-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Adaptive HeadLights Move Only to Right?

Anyone know if the adaptive headlights should be able to move to the right and left with the steering? Because my lights only move right. I'm in the US.

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      09-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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I was out tonight and I "thought" they moved both ways.
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I think at low speeds they only move right. At higher speeds it seems like they move both ways.
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I think they only move to the right in the US and Europe because moving to the left could interfere with oncoming cars in corners. Safety measure to prevent the blinding of passing cars.
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I think they only move to the right in the US and Europe because moving to the left could interfere with oncoming cars in corners. Safety measure to prevent the blinding of passing cars.
Have you read it somewhere?
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This is from BMW's website.

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/t...eadlights.html

The Adaptive Headlights cast their beam in the direction of the curve and ensure better visibility and more safety during night drives on winding roads.

Sensors measure speed, steering angle and yaw (degree of rotation around the vertical axis). Based on this information, small electric motors turn the headlights left or right so the beam falls on the road ahead, guiding you into the bend.

Headlight beam throw control (a model-specific function) means the front headlights are raised at high speeds and lowered at slower speeds, which results in a wider beam for inner-city driving.

The adaptive headlight range control (a model-specific function) takes into consideration the vertical curve of the road. The headlight beam throw control is lowered when driving over a knoll and raised when the vehicle is in a dip.

The result: every single curve is illuminated and the oncoming traffic isnít dazzled unnecessarily. Driving at night is even safer, particularly when visibility is poor.

Adaptive Headlights are only active when the vehicle is pulling away. They stay switched off when the BMW is in reverse and when the steering wheel is turned to the left while the vehicle is stationary (e.g. when pulling out of a parallel parking ******* to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic.

Adaptive Headlights are complemented by cornering lights. These are automatically activated at speeds of up to 70 km/h and improve visibility in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle, which is useful when driving along hairpin bends, turning or parking.
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I have read on other BMW forums that the left turn adaptive lights dont move as much to prevent the blinding on oncoming traffic.
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      09-06-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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It does move to the left, just not as noticeable as the right. Or yours are broken. I think it's about 15ļ each direction movement
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      09-06-2012, 11:00 AM   #8
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Don't test them when idle. The angle depends (also) on the speed.
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