I just remembered that my original order with XD was missing the PWMs (I picked the wrong package), so I had to order the PWMs separate. They did ship everything together though, which was great. However I paid for the PWMs separately, so I guess my total was more 220-230... but still a good price...
Anecdote : our daughter got a loaner today, because the Nissan Versa has an airbag recall pending, she has a trip with friends planned, and the recall said no front passengers until the bag is replaced. So... the service advisor at the Nissan dealership told me Nissan offered loaners to those who were *worried* about driving with the spectre of flying metal fragments if that bag deployed. So I said sure I'm worried, he smiled, adn said we could get a loaner and keep it until the Versa had the bag replaced. Thanks Nissan !
So the dealership has no rentals on site, which means he sent us over to one of the rental places in town. We got a 2017 Corolla.
So what's my point ? Getting there
Daughter was out this evening and when she got back, I asked her how she liked the Toyota. She said better than the driving school Corollas
And then she said she was flashed 3-4 times on her way home. I figured she was on high beams, she said no, I insisted, she stood firm. And then she said the only way the high beams would come on is if she pulled on the lever and kept pulling. Pushing the lever would not yield high beams. So right there I was sure she got it all wrong and really was on high beams... so I went out to check.
Well, she was right, on both counts. She was on low beams, and high beams would not come on while knob was in Auto. So I moved the knob to headlights (not Auto) and now the high beams would work by pushing the lever. Turned knob back to Auto and no high beams... Grrrr...
And then I noticed how high the low beams were. And these are bright LED headlights, folks. Went for a quick ride around the block and couldn't believe how high the aim was/is. No wonder she got flashed. Just a rough estimate on my part : the cutoff on low beam was roughly 150-200 feet ahead. On our HID equipped Beetle and on the HID equipped KL, cutoff is roughly 40-50 feet on low beam.
This Corolla is brand new (2500 miles) and I was alone in the car, nothing in the back seats or in the trunk. Full tank of gas.
Have been looking online to find the adjuster. I think I know where it is and I'll have a look Sunday night (car won't be here over the weekend).
I can't believe this is factory aim... and that maybe someone tinkered with them, because if it is factory aim then it's bad news for us considering how many Corollas are out there. And this a base model too, but all Corollas get LED headlights now.
Thanks for listening lol. [/rant]