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Should I have my headlight adjusted?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by BlueWRXPride, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. BlueWRXPride

    BlueWRXPride Member

    Oct 24, 2017
    I picked up my M3 about 3 weeks ago. At delivery, I noticed that one of my headlights wasn't as aligned with the fender panel as the other one. I pointed it out, they took some measurements, and agreed that it was out of spec. They said the headlight doesn't move, instead they would have to adjust the fender to be more aligned. However, I live 4 hours from the service center, so it didn't make sense for me to reject delivery or wait and have them work on it then. Instead, they set up an appointment for a mobile service call.

    The appointment is about a week away and I'm having doubts about if I should bother having them adjust it. I'm worried that after adjustment, maybe the headlight is better, but perhaps the hood won't line up as well as it does now, or there will be larger gaps somewhere else instead. Or maybe the fender might get a few small scratches on it from the work. Anyway, I attached some pictures of the light and was curious of other opinions on if I'd be better off leaving it as is. Honestly, in the 3 weeks of ownership, I haven't thought about the headlight many times if at all...

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  2. trunkmonkey

    trunkmonkey Member

    May 11, 2018
    Hard for me to say. It looks ok in a couple pictures, but pretty bad in a couple. I'd probably do this: If it was all I thought about when I got in and out of the car, I'd get it fixed. Otherwise, I'd skip it. So, in your case, my vote would be to skip it.

    One question, since the gap looks pretty big. Is there a good-looking seal still there?
  3. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2015
    Get it adjusted ...since u posted here u must have been thinking about it ;)...

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