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Issue w/ self leveling headlamp ( motors)

Old 10-09-2018, 05:33 AM
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Hey folks....Thought I was doing a good thing this weekend on my 2000 D2. I disassembled the headlights so I could access and clean the super cloudy projection lense(s). HUGE difference in the beam , much brighter.. However once I re-installed and connected the wiring I'm now getting the warning on the instrument panel display. Bummer because the headlamp motors are not moving now , (as they did previously about 10 seconds after you turn on the Xenons.)

Any suggestions on trouble shooting..?
Also ...where the heck are the head light motors located..?

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Old 10-09-2018, 04:39 PM
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Don't have a solution, but here's your part location (#12) >>

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Old 10-11-2018, 06:31 AM
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I'm guessing you changed the home position of the lights and now they are setting a fault against the autoleveling system. Are they pointed all the way down? If you reset them with VAG-COM they should start working again.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:05 AM
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I had the same issue. I have removed my headlights to fabricate the top plastic mounts that broke, and the previous owner thought it would hold with some silicon..pfff
After reassembling them and reconnecting i also go the error in my display... Reading it with my ODB scanner showed a logged error: >4Z7907357 dynamische LWR COD: 00001
For me it was a faulty connection to the bulb. So i suggest you check your connections, clean them, and then i'm sure this will go away. Clean the codes afterwards and it probably will go away.

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