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Hello Everone, I just purchased my first Murano and wanted to raise the low beams a little. When I looked at it though I can't find an adjustment. Thanks
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Do you have halogen or HID headlights? If it is the latter then there is an adjustment knob to the left of the steering wheel that enables you to adjust the height of the low beam. If you have halogens then you need to manually adjust the aim from under the hood. But be very careful so you don't raise it too much and adversely affect oncoming drivers.

Here's a link to a thread that explains the procedure for properly aiming the headlights - Click Here

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Ok...I have noticed this is a big problem at night with my HID's. The beam does not even shine high enough to reflect off of traffic signs such as Stop signs on a country road or street signs in town.

NOTE: The manual adjustment for LOAD LEVELING is already set to the highest level (0)...so it can not adjust any higher.

Does anyone know if there is a manual way to adjust the HID's on the 2009 Muranos? Its almost a big enough problem that I might have the dealer look at it.

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Ok...I have noticed this is a big problem at night with my HID's. The beam does not even shine high enough to reflect off of traffic signs such as Stop signs on a country road or street signs in town.
It is not suppose to be high enough to directly illuminate a 6-foot high stop sign. If it did it would also be high enough to shine directly in the eyes of oncoming drivers.

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You are likely within the 1 year/12,000 mile adjustment period on your vehicle warranty. Take the car into the dealership and they will aim your headlights for free to whatever the factory specifies.

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It is not suppose to be high enough to directly illuminate a 6-foot high stop sign. If it did it would also be high enough to shine directly in the eyes of oncoming drivers.

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I understand that concept, but having driven many cars over many years, I can tell you it is not normal that I am not able to see more than 80 feet in front of me on a dark country road.

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I understand that concept, but having driven many cars over many years, I can tell you it is not normal that I am not able to see more than 80 feet in front of me on a dark country road.
Yeah, I would consider that a big problem. It sounds like you can easily over-drive your pattern. That's dangerous.

I had incorrectly assumed you were simply looking to raise the beam to project out over the horizon.

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