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The headlight beams are too low and already adjusted the mechanical adjustment all the way up and they are still too low. Does anyone know another way to remedy this situation? I've heard there is an electrical adjustment possible. Has anyone done this before and could you explain it please?
 

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Re: 2004 S60 R Headlight Beams Too Low (joebez95)

Aw gees.

You first must adjust them BACK DOWN, then go to the dealer and them
calibrate the SUM
Remember the headlights have to be on when this is done.

I sure hope you didn't adjust them up THEN had the SUM done as you're screwed until the dealer sorts it out.

Use the SS-Google search above right and google "SUM" and " headlights pointing down".

Post this in the R section, this is an R specific problem, not here
 

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Re: 2004 S60 R Headlight Beams Too Low (joebez95)

Yeah, happened to me too. Dealer reset my lights inadvertently while car was up on the lifter. Had to take it back to get reset by computer with car on level ground.

See other posting about SUM. He is correct.

Volvo dealerships in California always manage to do something like this to my S60R. The only two that are any good are Burlingame and Palo Alto (which is the best since most of the mechanics there own S60R's themselves).
 

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Re: 2004 S60 R Headlight Beams Too Low (pdelappe)

DO NOT FORGET to turn the lights back down the same number of turns you turned them up BEFORE it goes back to the shop
THIS IS IMPORTANT
If they try to do a SUM calibration and the lights are turned up, it will not work and it takes the dealer a ton of work to get them back.
Since they don't seem to be too bright, do not forget this
 

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Re: 2004 S60 R Headlight Beams Too Low (JRL)

Is it possible to calibrate the SUM without bringing back to the dealer? I looked inn VADIS and refers to using VIDA software. Can this software be bought? Is it worth the expense of buying it or can it be done with meters?
I am asking because I think the SUM may be out of adjustment from having the car put on a lift by a shop. I an can't imagine it won't happen again. Thanks.
 

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Re: 2004 S60 R Headlight Beams Too Low (joebez95)

Of course you can,. it will cost some bucks
Then you need the tool (A couple of grand, minimum) to use the software.
I suggest since they screwed it up you don't pay anything.
This has been here for 5 days now, do you find it more important to jerk around rather than have lights you can see with?
 

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Re: 2004 S60 R Headlight Beams Too Low (joebez95)

Quote, originally posted by joebez95 »
Is it possible to calibrate the SUM without bringing back to the dealer? I looked inn VADIS and refers to using VIDA software. Can this software be bought? Is it worth the expense of buying it or can it be done with meters?
I am asking because I think the SUM may be out of adjustment from having the car put on a lift by a shop. I an can't imagine it won't happen again. Thanks.

SUM would not go out from being on a lift.
 
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