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Gap in light pattern of the matrix headlight

Hello guys,

Got my MSLR last week with the matrix headlights, and noticed that when driving at night, there is a dark patch in the lights on the left.

Today I parked close to a wall and observed carefully, and I think that dark patch is this gap on pointed by the left arrow. There is a similar gap on the right side, but the position and size/width/darkness are not the same as the gap on the left.

Is this normal?

Thanks

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I have the same problem with my MSLR from March '22. Besides the vertical notches, there is also a dark horizontal stripe right below them, which doesn't look that bad in the image, but on the road it bothers me even more than the notches. I hope that a software update can fix both of these issues at some point. Before the Model S I had a 1019 Model 3 which did not have these issues, the light was much more homogeneous and at least equally bright. My 2014 Mercedes E class had matrix lights and they were even better than either of these Teslas.
 

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Hello guys,

Got my MSLR last week with the matrix headlights, and noticed that when driving at night, there is a dark patch in the lights on the left.

Today I parked close to a wall and observed carefully, and I think that dark patch is this gap on pointed by the left arrow. There is a similar gap on the right side, but the position and size/width/darkness are not the same as the gap on the left.

Is this normal?

Thanks

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I literally just posted this problem as well. Wish I found this thread earlier. I have a SC appointment at the end of the month. I have a plaid took delivery in august 2022.
 

WilliamG

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Did you ever get it resolved?
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Thanks for sharing. I’ve wondered if it was purposeful at times as well. So the lucid and xc90 have matrix led lights s well?
 
Has anyone tried the "Adjust Headlights" button in the Service Menu?

I ask because I was astonished by how good the Matrix Headlights were (For the first 10k miles) and how I was never flashed by oncoming traffic, even when it seamed like the High Beams were turning off a little later that I would do so myself (if not on auto). But lately (possibly after an update) I am getting flashed by oncoming traffic all the time, even with the low beams on.

I want to try to Adjust the headlights but have never used that function, and do not know if I need to be near a wall, on level ground, at night etc.

Any experience here would be helpful.

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