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Re: Need headlight adjustment
Your best bet is to go to a good collision shop, they will have the necessary tools and equipment to set the adjustments correctly. They charge a nominal fee, usually about 20 bucks, but sometimes they will do it for free.
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There are usually 2 adjustable screws in the casing. They may be the same ones used to attach to the headlight support, but the headlight housing glides along the screw and travels along it to adjust the beam.
If you have anything left of your old unit, look at it. Sometimes the manufacturer provides an extremely small hex shape on the back of the screw. This type can adjust from the rear of the headlight under the hood and you use an extremely small socket to turn it.
There is often a rubber collar on this screw shaft that you can grip with a pair of pliers The rubber collar looks a little like a sink washer. Keep the rubber collar stationary and then turn the shaft and it will adjust.
HEADLIGHT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
SEALED BEAM HEADLIGHTS REMOVAL 1 When replacing the headlight,do not turn the spring-loaded adjusting screws or the headlight aim will be changed 2. Remove the cover over the headlight this vehicle has five screws securing the cover other models may have four or six screws. 3. Remove the four screws which secure the retaining ring around the headlight support the headlight as this is done. 4. Pull the light away, unplug the connector and remove it from the vehicle. INSTALLATION 5. Position the new unit close enough to connect the wires. Make sure the numbers molded into the lens are at the top. 6. Install the retaining ring and mounting screws. 7. Install the plastic cover to the headlights with the screws you took off and check for proper operation. If the adjusting screws (spring - loaded adjusting screws) were not turned, the headlight should not require adjustment.
There should be two screws to adjust vertically/horizontally. both headlight has those. before begining the adjustment if there is a leveling motor adjust it to 0 position.
you will need allen wrench( 4mm). i guess it is a special type for ford ranger headlight becasue screws are hard to reach. when you have proper tool you will turn screws to find correct pattern on wall.(some needs only philips screw driver)
to do this park car in front of a nice flat wall and have 10 meter distance between. direction car should be exactly perpendicular to wall surface. measure the height of hte center of head lights. record this. mark same line on wall at same height. then find center point of your car and mark it on wall. mesaure distance between two headlight (center to center). mark same distances on the line on wall.
keep in mind that when you turn screws center of beams will move. you need to adjust 10 cm lower than your line and you will match the direction on each headlight. here is a drawing. ( if you have 8 meter of distance you will have 8 cm difference on your line and beam centers)
open the hood [at nite time] turn headlights on, face car towards garage door or brick wall.you will need a star type screw driver, at top of the headlights you will see where the ajustment screws are, if you've wrecked your car, you'll need replacement assemblies. if not, it's a spmple process, with lights on and facing a wall, simply turn the star screws to adjust the headlights left to right, or up and down.it's a problem-if you do not have the right tool to adjust them! habor freight has the right tools to do what you need! or autozone,advance automotive,nappa,even sears, they have what you need[toolwise]but you will need to adjust them in the dark while your vehicles facing a wall.have a flashlight handy[tip] hope this helps and merry christmas! and as always, please repost your question if you need further assistance!
Determine the type of headlights you have on your car.
You can only adjust composite headlights if they bolt to adjuster
plates. For dual headlights, look on the headlights for four adjustment
screws per side. Sealed beam units have interior adjustment screws under
Locate your adjustment screws. On sealed beam units, you may
need to remove the trim screws and pull the trim off to reveal the Torx
Begin with you headlights turned on to the low beam. Use a
Torx screwdriver for sealed beam units and Phillips screwdrivers for
other types of headlights.