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xenon headlamp, up/down adjusting
Published by bernard54321
10-21-2014
xenon headlamp, up/down adjusting

When your vehicle is involved in a major accident, and becomes salvage title, if you choose to fix it, and register it, you must have 3 things: smog check, pay fees, BRAKE AND HEADLAMP CERTIFICATE. This means you take it to a certified headlamp adjuster and they do what im about to show you, but they give you a certificate saying they are correct.

your "up/down" headlamp should do a self test when you start up the car. If they are able to move, no codes will be stored. But if they are able to move but one is higher then the other, then you just need to adjust them.

1- park about 10 feet away from a wall

2- turn your headlights on by putting it in koeo (key on, engine off)

3- open hood and look behind the headlamp assemblies for the adjusting screws, use a philips head screw driver to turn these screws either clock-wise or counter clock-wise and look at the wall to visualize the movement of your headlights up and down.





4- once they are level, shut off the car. Wait a second, and restart the car, note the self test and maintain the level.

Note- if this fixes it temporarily, or does not fix it altogether please take the car to a mechanic, and tell him the symptoms and your actions to repair it.
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By Kitzhabersucks on 02-16-2015, 10:42 AM
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The pictures were a great help...thank you Sir
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By ccraig13 on 02-19-2015, 02:15 PM
Is there a standard for how high they should be aimed?

When I first got the car, they were apparently high. I would get flashed a lot because people thought I had my high beams on. After I got my suspension installed, I noticed the lights were pointing down way too far. So I manually adjusted them ( 2 years ago ). However, I think I'd like them a bit higher as visibility is much shorter than our other cars, but I don't want to blind anyone.
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By bernard54321 on 02-23-2015, 02:59 AM
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Is there a standard for how high they should be aimed?

When I first got the car, they were apparently high. I would get flashed a lot because people thought I had my high beams on. After I got my suspension installed, I noticed the lights were pointing down way too far. So I manually adjusted them ( 2 years ago ). However, I think I'd like them a bit higher as visibility is much shorter than our other cars, but I don't want to blind anyone.
Depending on what state you live in, there could be a law to state a standard height requirement for headlamps, I know in California there is a standard, but I'm not 100% sure what it is and I don't want to mis inform you.
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