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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject:  Aim headlight Reply with quote

Got into an accident and smashed the drivers front corner on ice. The shop, used thru the insurance company, fixed the car but the new headlight isn't aimed properly. It points in and on the ground. How can I aim it better myself ? Is it even possible ? I'm trying to avoid losing my car for anymore time. Thank you. BTW< the search bar didn't really help me at all, I tried.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I had to my headlights once because they were too low, though I did not adjust the side to side positioning. But on top of the housing there should be a screw that aims the lights up and down. I did this a year or two ago so I may not be 100% accurate. Just giving you an idea on where to look

EDIT: this is what you're looking for. The top screw adjusts vertical aim, and I assume the rear screw adjust horizontal aim

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:34 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ok cool, thanks...the dummys at the garage knew it was an "insurance job" so I"m sure they didn't give a s**t
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's pretty easy to do it, just make sure you are on level ground with a wall to project the headlights onto. I used to drive over to the parts store and park across from their garage doors and aim the headlights on that.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've been using a brick wall for many years.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:34 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IF you have a big enough level place, the correct measurement is a 2" below Headlight height at 25 feet.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Too add to what the other folks have said, adjust your lights on a full tank of gas as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Too add to what the other folks have said, adjust your lights on a full tank of gas as well.

Good thing to point out ^ helps keep the car as level as possible. I might fill mine up today and aim my headlights again at night. I feel like the driver side beam is a bit lower than the passenger side. My driveway is pretty level totalling just over 50ft until the garage

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