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Low beams are...too low? (short distance)

asa8080

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Jul 23, 2020
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Is it only me who complain about not the best low beam light on MY?
Compared to my GMC Terrain I see MY lights are
1. Has steeper angle to the road
2. Resulted in shorter lighted distance on the road (GMC I do not use high beams, while on MY I had to switch to them on country roads)

I see the option "adjust headlights" in car menu, but when pressed it warn only technician has to do it. Anybody tried to level up low beams through it?

Any "spec" for that by chance?
 

asa8080

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Jul 23, 2020
111
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Texas
Adjust them however you like them.

Using the MCU .. This was a pleasant surprise for me ... meawhile, my auto high beams are a bit flaky.
yeah, auto high beams are quiet "aggressive" I'd say (compared to GMC again and my personal expectations)
It could switch out quite late. many times was tempted to do myself
 

LNL_HUTZ

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Aug 3, 2020
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I thought it was interesting that the manual says you don't need to adjust the headlights if driving a LHD MY into a RHD area. I wonder if that means the lights are symmetrical (as opposed to having the passenger side shoot a bit higher like most cars) or if the Tesla is smart enough to make that adjustment on its own (not likely, I reckon).
 

MY-Y

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Mar 4, 2020
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MD
I thought it was interesting that the manual says you don't need to adjust the headlights if driving a LHD MY into a RHD area. I wonder if that means the lights are symmetrical (as opposed to having the passenger side shoot a bit higher like most cars) or if the Tesla is smart enough to make that adjustment on its own (not likely, I reckon).

Using the menu, you adjust each separately. I'm in the US, so I set my driver's side lower. The factory setting had them too low.
 
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frankvb

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Feb 29, 2020
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US headlights are mostly symmetrical (I think asymmetrical isn't even allowed) in the sense that the light cutoff line is level, but it's allowed to have a bit of light to go up. In Europe they are (99.9%) asymmetrical (i.e. in RHD countried they shine up higher to the right side) and have a very sharp light cut-off. If the lights in Europe have some mechanism to change between RHD and LHD that would be great, I remember having to tape off part of the lens in order not to blind oncoming traffic (opposite low beams would look almost like high beams to them).
 

Protect1989

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Jul 14, 2020
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THANK YOU!!! I love this forum so much.

I havent driven my Y extensively at night, but last night I did and I couldnt help but think how low the headlights were. Will be adjusting my headlights later tonight
 

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