anotheraznguy wrote:cee any pics?
First, let me say I am new to Infiniti, and new to Nicoclub. I just picked the car up a couple of months ago. I love the car! So far it's more than I expected it to be. I actually wanted the 45, and didn't care about the "X", but this car was loaded, very well maintained, and black, so I went with it. One issue I had the first night of ownership was with the headlight performance because they were just too low. One of the first things I had planned was to lower the car, so I figured I would simply adjust them when I lowered the car. When I did lower it, the headlights just became useless! Worse was when I went to go adjust them the first night it was lowered! I couldn't adjust them. I figured they HAD to be manually adjustable in some way, so I checked out how the system worked. My first plan was to disconnect the motor from the gears, adjust the low beam, then reconnect the motor/gears, the way we saw demonstrated on this thread by Josh. Before doing that, I wanted to see how the height sensor determined the ride height. That's what led me into this experiment. I had the car up in the air, looked at the sensor and wondered what condition or position determined what the sensor would tell the headlights to do.
Here is what I did. I removed the arm (while the car was up in the air, headlights on) I then gently pulled the arm down, waited a few seconds to see if the AFS would adjust the headlights, and I saw them move up. I just wanted to see if what I thought should happen, would. Once I saw how the headlights responded, I looked for a bracket, nut and bolt to keep the arm mounted at the lower point. In the pics you will see two nuts, one higher, one lower. The higher one is where the arm mounts normally. That is where I attached the bracket. I then took the sensor's arm and mounted it right about where I was holding it when I saw the headlights move up. Since I didn't know how much of a difference this would make at night, I waited for nightfall and took a ride. It worked! The difference is like night & day. The next step is to get back under there and mount a more professional, oe looking adjustable bracket, clean up the chassis, and call it a day.
My suggestion is to do either, or both ways to adjust them. Josh's video is excellent, plus Josh's method allows separate low & high beam adjustment, which the sensor does not do. The sensor trick is another easy, minimum risk way of adjusting. I will still do as Josh demonstrated, simply because although my low beams are just right, my high beams are now aiming for other galaxies, and I'm a little more interested in what's down the road than discovering any new planets.