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Unread 09-11-2011, 05:56 PM   #16
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ermatte and akelley....ya'll rock. That is great work! I have spoken with the dealership about my ipod issue and the answer I got was so worthless that I can't even imagine what they would do with this one! Thanks so much for the great work and f/u.

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Unread 09-12-2011, 11:34 PM   #17
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Super shots -- thanks!
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Unread 09-14-2011, 09:09 PM   #18
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Thanks for the tip and how to pictures.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 06:02 PM   #19
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Great thread. We had a similar issue with our 2008 GC Overland Diesel last in July 2010. Dealer replaced the rear axle sensor for some $ since it was out of warranty and all was good for about 9 months then the same story again, headlights come on and auto-level too low, high beams are fine. Latest diagnosis is the HID sensor module that controls leveling. About $900 with labor to replace.

I think I'll try manually adjusting the lights when they are in the low bean position and see if it works for our 2008.

Anyone able to confirm if the auto-leveling lights can be adjusted via software programming via software adjustment? I have a ROSS-TECH unit that I use for adjusting my 2003 Jetta TDI that I have also used to pull and reset codes on the GC when replacing glow plugs. Just wondering.

Thanks for the great post.

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Unread 11-29-2011, 10:18 PM   #20
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Worked great.

However, the 2008 GC Overland CRD autoleveling HID headlights have a white plastic allen head adjustment that was easily accessible on top the headlight assembly.

This manual adjustment is the next best thing to replacing the autoleveling headlights with the standard fixed headlights. Something I would do in a heartbeat if I could do so without screwing with all the electronics that are tied into it.
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Unread 05-05-2012, 08:22 AM   #21
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Same problem for me, thanks for the solution, awesome site!
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Unread 05-05-2012, 09:33 AM   #22
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Thanks! I will try this as soon as I get home today.

ecupip, sounds like you need to do the same thing, just adjust them down.
to raise UP - Clockwise? or Counter - Clockwise?
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Unread 05-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #23
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Thanks for the EASY fix AND to raise UP - Clockwise



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Okay, I got it! Thanks AKelley for the tip. I pulled it into the garage and it was no more than 5 minutes to fix a HUGE problem. weebs74 and everyone else in this thread with concerns need to knock this out ASAP.

I took pictures to make it that much easier.

First, Where the location of the hole and the size screw driver you'll need, 8" as was stated.


Next, That flashlight in the cargo area actually came in handy.


Finally here's a view of the plastic screw itself.
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Auto Headlight vs. ride height

After taking delivery of my 2012 WK2 Jeep I was constantly getting brighted around town, so I manually adjusted (per posted procedure - thanks!) the headlights height down for normal ride height and it is now great around town, no longer getting brighted by oncoming drivers, but on the highway when the Jeep lowers to aero mode, the headlights shine too low and do not light up the same amount of roadway as in normal height mode. Yes, on startup the lights go up and down. The headlights auto-level to two heights (angles), one for normal ride height and one for aero/sport modes. This too low in aero/sport mode is consistent and always does it. One would think the Quadra-Lift sensors would provide feedback to keep the headlight angle consistent, independent of ride height mode. Please provide any insight to help point the dealer mechanic in the right direction or something I can do myself. Thanks!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #25
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Many of us have been brighted during the first 2 months or so, and then, for some reason, none. One theory is that the brand new lights glare (HIDS are notorious for this) and the glare fades as they break in. Apparently it has nothing to do with the adjustment. I'd recommend trying to adjust your lights back to the factory alignment and see how it goes. I have no aiming issues with mine.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 05:03 AM   #26
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Auto Headlight vs. ride height

My factory alignment was definately aimed much too high. To verify, I first performed an alignment check on a wall per Jeep's procedure. My issue is the two different auto headlight alignment settings depending upon Quadra-Lift ride height.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 06:43 AM   #27
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The headlights adjustment to ride height/angle is independent of QL operation. The headlamp controller simply takes height sensor input and makes adjustments regardless of QL mode, similar to HID systems used on WKs for years. The dealer should have the training and the scanning equipment needed identify any improper operation and verify the aim. Nothing much you can do yourself except twist the screws. Keep us posted on what you find out.
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Unread 08-23-2012, 09:47 PM   #28
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Auto Headlight vs. ride height

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After taking delivery of my 2012 WK2 Jeep I was constantly getting brighted around town, so I manually adjusted (per posted procedure - thanks!) the headlights height down for normal ride height and it is now great around town, no longer getting brighted by oncoming drivers, but on the highway when the Jeep lowers to aero mode, the headlights shine too low and do not light up the same amount of roadway as in normal height mode. Yes, on startup the lights go up and down. The headlights auto-level to two heights (angles), one for normal ride height and one for aero/sport modes. This too low in aero/sport mode is consistent and always does it. One would think the Quadra-Lift sensors would provide feedback to keep the headlight angle consistent, independent of ride height mode. Please provide any insight to help point the dealer mechanic in the right direction or something I can do myself. Thanks!
Checking back to see if anyone has found a solution?
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Unread 08-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #29
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Checking back to see if anyone has found a solution?
no night driving.....
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Unread 08-27-2012, 10:43 PM   #30
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My WK2 has no issue, alignment seems to be fine in both sport and normal heights and I no longer get brights flashed by oncoming cars as I did for the first month.
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