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Align/Aim Headlights

Align/Aim Headlights

Postby rohand » Tue May 15, 2007 12:00 am

Does anyone have any information on this? I tried multiple searches but came up with diddly.

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Postby Sebas007 » Tue May 15, 2007 5:32 am

Locate the 2 gear bolts.

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You'll see an hided gear wheel with an 8mm head. if you screw it your headlight will go up...un-screw it will go down.

Facing the car watching toward the back of it...
If you turn it right (unscrew=light aiming down)
If you turn it left (screw=light aiming up)

Use an extension for driver side to help you reach the bolt.
Passenger side doesn't need it...easy reach.

To reach the bolt, pass under the metal support.
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Postby Sebas007 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:23 pm

Updated with colored pics ! ;) Can be useful...
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Postby MCOjerry » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:35 pm

Sebastian, what's the best way to tell if you have them adjusted right (other than noticing no one flashes their lights at you :lol: )?
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Postby Sebas007 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:38 pm

MCOjerry wrote:Sebastian, what's the best way to tell if you have them adjusted right (other than noticing no one flashes their lights at you :lol: )?


haha...I would answer that you see well and at a good distance and you have no flash at you...I use the wall as a scale. Ok let's go down to this brick there. Nthing scientitfic. See the picture !? :)
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Postby MCOjerry » Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:53 pm

Yeah, it's just play by ear...or eye as it might be. :lol:
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Postby someazn » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:25 pm

I want to aim my headlights back to stock position, any one have any idea on how to do this? Thanks.
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Postby philosophicaljt » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:37 am

I wonder if there is a way to make this mechanical. Like the 07's.
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Postby NeFaRiOuS_SLE » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:43 am

^^You mean the factory HID, right? Unfortunately, most factory HIDs are designed to accommodate/adjust to road conditions (e.g. on slopes), since HID blinding motorist is much more prevalent than halogen; especially since some countries/states/whatever have rules in place about it. On the other hand, there's no requirements in halogen for mechanical leveling, and in a world where lowering production costs is the name of the game, NO manufacturer would do that.

With all this in mind, even HIDs may have to be adjusted, but I'm sure there's a leveling mechanism in the lights smart enough to figure out when it IS misaligned... So the only way our cars CAN self-adjust [that I can think of] as of the moment is if you retrofitted a Gen2.5 HID into the car.

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Postby MCOjerry » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:47 am

NeFaRiOuS_SLE wrote:^^You have the factory HID, right?


He's got an 04, no factory HID.
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Postby NeFaRiOuS_SLE » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:31 pm

MCOjerry wrote:
NeFaRiOuS_SLE wrote:^^You have the factory HID, right?


He's got an 04, no factory HID.


D'ahhhhhh.... I meant you "mean".... Note to self: Get some coffee before logging onto SG in the future. Edited.
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Postby MCOjerry » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:57 pm

LOL...got your coffee now? :D
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Postby PXLpainter » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:56 pm

I've tried the long screwdriver method and it is really hard and takes forever. If you can reach around with a socket and an elbow ratchet, you can really make a fast adjustment that way, but it's a bit tricky to get in there from behind. I'd take pics but can't right now. It's basically turning the same thing but from a different angle and more efficient. ;)
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Postby Sebas007 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:27 pm

PXLpainter wrote:I've tried the long screwdriver method and it is really hard and takes forever. If you can reach around with a socket and an elbow ratchet, you can really make a fast adjustment that way, but it's a bit tricky to get in there from behind. I'd take pics but can't right now. It's basically turning the same thing but from a different angle and more efficient. ;)


??? hard to get there ?? The driver side needs an extension to the 8mm socket. the passenger side is way easier.
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Postby PXLpainter » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:19 pm

Actually a short extension helps both sides with the elbow - but on the pass side you have to bend the windshield washer fluid spout over just a bit.
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