Tip & How-To about Audi A4

How to adjust AUDI headlights beams

There are two adjustment points (screws). For example left headlight: you will see one point near the end of left wing, at bottom side through a wing hole. This is for vertical plane headlight beam adjustment (up-down). Another one point is against water radiator side. This is for horizontal plane headlight beam adjustment (left-right).

Posted by on

Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

installed new headlamps but they point to the ground directly in front of the vehicle - how do I adjust them up to the proper level


I just did this today..After you put the headlight back together there are two other small adjustment screws on the left and right side of that little window on top of the headlight...they are just smaller versions of the torx screws you loosened to get the headlight out...one will control the up and down adjustment and the other controls the left and right....I pointed my lights at the wall and just slowly adjusted the screws until they were both even...

Nov 30, 2010 | 1997 Plymouth Breeze

1 Answer

I am trying to change a headlight. I can't can not


The headlight assembly (1993 Grand Caravan) is held in place with three plastic "wing nuts" that rotate on the ball-end (front end) of the adjusting screws. One "adjusting screw" (the one on the bottom, inboard side) is not for adjusting, just for mounting. The other two adjusting screws take a torx T15 in the front end of the screw.
Removing the headlight assembly is somewhat of a trick - it seems like it takes a special tool to reach the "wing nut" and turm it 1/4 turn (90 degrees) CLOCKWISE (so the "wings" are vertical). When all three of these mounting "wing nuts" have the wings vertical, the headlight assembly just pulls forward and off these mounting nuts. Place the new assembly back over the "nuts", turn the 3 "wing nuts" another quarter turn, and the new unit is mounted. Probably not even a need to re-adjust the headlights, but you should check.
The PROBLEM, is that it appears to take a special tool to reach and turn these wing nuts without breaking them (yes, the old ones get brittle). I tried a socket (did not work), and then long needle-nose pliers (broke one wing nut), then a 1/2" open-end wrench (which at least worked). However, pushing the new assembly back over the wing nuts, I broke another wing nut. So, I broke 2 of the 6, and one was broken when I started.
Now I need to find replacements for these "wing nuts" ... any ideas where to get them?
Of course I can use some washers, some nuts to fit the fine-threaded adjustment screw, and some sort of bushing (maybe cut a short piece of rubber tubing to fit over the adjustment screw). Place double nuts (second nut to lock the first in place) and a washer, then the bushing onto the adjusting screw, then the headlamp assembly onto the bushing, then add another washer, and two more nuts (not too tight) to lock it onto the adjusting screw (which must still be free to rotate). Repeat for each of the 6 mounting points. I have not tried this yet, but ... it should work.

Fabricate a tool to turn the "wing nuts" using a piece of 3/8 inch ID tubing which you file or cut 1/8 inch by 1/8 inch notches on each side of a diameter line.

Apr 22, 2010 | 1993 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

I Have an Audi a4 Quatro 2004 model. Adjust Low Beams?


There are two adjustment points (screws). For example left headlight: you will see one point near the end of left wing, at bottom side through a wing hole. This is for vertical plane headlight beam adjustment (up-down). Another one point is against water radiator side. This is for horizontal plane headlight beam adjustment (left-right).

Nov 19, 2009 | 2004 Audi A4

1 Answer

AUDI A4 2003 1.9TDI HOW TO ADJUST THE HEADLIGHT


There are two adjustment points (screws). For example left headlight: you will see one point near the end of left wing, at bottom side through a wing hole. This is for vertical plane headlight beam adjustment (up-down). Another one point is against water radiator side. This is for horizontal plane headlight beam adjustment (left-right).
Please Rate my Response! Thanks!

Jul 13, 2009 | 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet

1 Answer

headlights need adjusting


The headlights will have small rods or adjusting screws located near the headlight mounting points. Will probably need a torx socket or screwdriver to adjust. Torx is a 6 point type screw.

Feb 18, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

Not finding what you are looking for?

1,169 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audi Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14195 Answers

Are you an Audi Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Loading...