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I have a 2003 Jaguar X Type 2.5L automatic. One of the options is Auto Leveling Headlights and HID headlamps. My problem is it seem the auto level is not working properly. They do cycle when I turn them on but the left lamp is a tad higher then the right. I went to adjust the right and could not figure out when adjuster to use or which way to turn it. My previous car was a Mercedes and it headlights had a small level and when the bubble was in the middle you headlights were proper. They also told U in the owners manual which way to turn for up and down. Jaguar offers no such assistance. Also in the manual it say"HID bulbs are not replaceable, see for Jaguar dealer." Yet every auto parts store offers them for sale. What is up with this I have D2S 35w HID's

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These are a real pain in the rear. The headlight assembly that makes them move is plastic and breaks easily. I've spent 1200.00 replacing one only to have both go out in 6 months. Hitting a pot hole will break them. They sell the whole assembly. I ended up finding a fix online with a 2.00 screw to hold them in the proper place and had a local body shop do the fix for me. They agreed that it was a huge waste of money to buy the whole assembly only for it to break again. There is a positioning port at the top of them, but you have to have a Jag dealer adjust it or it will strip out if you try using just a screw driver.

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