R53 auto headlight adjustment after lowering

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    Hi peeps, my headlights are ****, they're good upto about 15 feet but then nothing, when I switch them on they auto adjust and look bright but they are still pointing down slightly, it's a 2006 r53 cooper s lowered 30mm, I've still got to check the level sensors but is there a way of compensating for the level ?, Can it be callibrated with the laptop? It's the angel eye xenon lights,
    or is one of the sensor's that's fkd ?

    Or it might be that I need to start eating more carrots !!!

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    I think if you check the sensors that may give an idea of what’s going on and where to go from there ,maybe worth asking Douglas of B&M has he has a wealth of knowledge
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    Is the bonnet sitting ok? As the lights are attached to the bonnet this could be a reason, even with the auto levelling. If that’s not the case I would suggest speaking with the guys at B&M who have done a lot of work on our cars over the years and always been great.
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    Level sensor is on the front axle, but shouldn't be disturbed replacing coils. You can adjust the lights using screws on the back of them, one for horizontal and one for vertical

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    Update on this, fitted osram night breakers, expensive but litlerly night and day, now I can see where I'm going, thanks forum peeps !!!!

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