Question about 2005 Kia Optima

1 Answer

Headlight I can't tell how to aim the right lowbeam headlight.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 1,986 Answers

On each headlamp assembly, there will be either one or two plastic nuts that you can turn.

If you only have one nut on each, that will adjust the vertical aim of the headlights.

If you have two nuts on each, one will adjust the vertical and the other will adjust the horizontal.

Park your car on a level ground 30 feet from a wall and measure the height from the ground to the bulb and mark on a wall (do this for highs beams and low beams if the bulbs are separate, if highs and lows are the same bulb, only do it for the lows)

If the headlights read VOR, then aim the brightest part or cutoff part just below the mark on the wall. If it says VOL or nothing, aim them 2 inches below the mark on the wall.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Right lowbeam headlight out, bulb not bad


This is not a very reliable answer but my right headlight went out as we'll and before I bought a bulb I talked to different guys at work, they suggested giving the headlight a good solid tap on the outside and sure enough it came back on. Hopefully this might work for others as well!

Feb 22, 2013 | 2006 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

Mini dahboard headlight warning


I think that is telling you one of the headlights is out, or the headlights are on with the key off.

Jul 06, 2012 | 2010 Mini Cooper Clubman

2 Answers

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a headlight aiming problem - the low beams are aimed too high. I cannot find the vertical aiming adjustment screws to fix the problem. Can anyone tell me how to adjust the low...


Hi, i have no idea if this will help you or not, but, on the 1997 grand cherokee, if you look at the headlight itself, look to the outer edge, over the top ontop of the headlight there is a white allen key hole, not sure on the size, this, basically is the up and down adjuster for the headlight, sorry if it doesn't help but i've just had to adjust mine, and thats where it is, the one towards the radiator is the in and out, it pushes or pulls the headlight offcentre

Nov 26, 2009 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Adjust the headlight beam on 2002 Subaru Outback


two screws on each headlight control the direction the headlights are aimed. One screw, usually at the top but sometimes below the headlight, adjusts the headlight up and down. The other screw, located to one side, controls the headlight from right to left. Turning the appropriate screw one direction or the other will change the direction the headlight points.
In order to aim your headlights you need to have a flat vertical surface you can aim your headlights at in front of a level surface on which to park the car. If your driveway is level your garage door is the perfect place to aim your headlights.
The tools you will need for this job are simple. Masking tape is used to mark where the headlights are to be aimed and a screwdriver is needed to adjust the headlights. A tape measure will be necessary to measure the distance of the vehicle to the surface you're using to check the aim and to measure the up and down distances from your marks

Nov 09, 2009 | 2002 Subaru Outback

1 Answer

Right side head light dose not work on lowbeam, bulb was replaced and still doesn't work.


THERE ARE FUSES THAT PROTECT THE HEADLIGHT CIRCUITS. CHECK TO SEE IF THE FUSES ARE GOOD. THIS SHOULD HELP YOU OUT REAL QUICK. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA AND FOR AN HONEST RATING AS WELL. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. GOOD LUCK

May 29, 2009 | 1995 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Right Lowbeam Headlight Don't Work


replace headlight relays, it should have one for each side, also check the gound wires on each side behind the headlight assembly.

Feb 14, 2009 | 2004 GMC Envoy

1 Answer

1995 Lincoln Continental right lowbeam headlight doesn't work


before doing all you stated above go to a salvage yard and get a used headlight module out of a car there but before all this have you checked the bulb itself

Jan 10, 2009 | 1995 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

Lowbeam


The adjustment screws/nuts should be located either on the top of the headlamp assembly, behind the headlamp assembly, or near the frame rail by the radiator support.

You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam (separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb). You may also have additional horizontal adjustment screws as well

Park your car on a level ground 30 feet from a wall and measure the height from the ground to the bulb and mark on a wall (do this for highs beams and low beams if the bulbs are separate, if highs and lows are the same bulb, only do it for the lows)

If the headlights read VOR, then aim the brightest part or cutoff part just below the mark on the wall. If it says VOL or nothing, aim them 2 inches below the mark on the wall.

Jul 03, 2008 | 2000 Toyota Sienna

1 Answer

Headlight


the headlight fuses are always the first four going from left to righ on a volkswagen 1 for left lowbeam rigth low beam left high beam right high beam.

May 27, 2008 | 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Kia Optima Logo

295 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Kia Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...