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Headlight adjustment Could you tell me what screw I have to turn to adjust up or down the headlights. How do I align the headlights

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    need to adjust headlights up a little on ford freestar 2005. Where are the screws located?

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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)

For Low Beams: 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.

For High Beams (if separate from low beams): Aim the headlight directly at the line you marked on the wall.

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Horizontal headlight adjustment is easy. See the screw on the inside top of each light? turn the screw left and your headlight beam goes outward; turn the screw right and the beam goes inward, (toward the center.)
Okay now Vertical adjustment is a little more involved. Start by removing the corner lens; take out the screw on top of the headlight and pull the corner lens forward. This will allow you to access two 10mm bolts holding the headlights in on the sides.
Remove those, along with one 10mm nut on the backside of the headlight assembly (near where your bulbs plug in). Remove your headlight bulbs carefully - I usually put a paper towel around them to protect them from dirt and oil. Now the only thing holding your light housings on are the horizontal adjustment
screws. Just slide the screws out from the lens, and then remove the headlight from the car.
If you look at your headlights now, there is another screw that looks just like the horizontal adjustment screw.
In order to adjust this, you need to remove the 10mm bolt labeled "A".
Now slide the plastic headlight base off of that bolt. The whole plastic base will now be free to swivel on the adjustment screw. What you need to do now is to turn the plastic base around the screw; if you turn it clockwise or right, it will lower your headlight beam when reinstalled. If you turn it left, it will raise the beams.
I ended up only turning each side lower by one revolution. You shouldn't need more than one or two turns. It also becomes hard to slide the housing back over the "A" bolt after two turns. If
in doubt about whether the beams will be raised or lowered, on the final pic you can see the clean area of the bolt on the left side. if you lengthen this side, it causes the beam to go down.
Its really easier to understand as you are doing it, if this does not seem clear. Just use some common sense and you'll see what I mean.
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  • Separate the turn signal and marker light assembly from the front grill. Rotate the bulb holders counterclockwise and pull them out of the assembly. Set the assembly aside.
  • Unplug the headlight bulb connector from the bulb. Rotate the retaining ring counterclockwise one-eighth turn and remove it from the housing. Pull the headlight bulb straight back and out of the housing. Do not rotate the bulb during disassembly.
  • Lift up on the headlight housing retaining clips to unsnap them from the headlight housing vertical adjuster studs.
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  • Adjust the vertical headlight adjusters until the high-intensity zone of the light pattern is two inches below the horizontal mark on the wall.
  • Adjust the horizontal headlight adjusters until the high-intensity zone of the light pattern is two inches to the right of the vertical headlight marks on the wall.

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  2. There will be some screws facing up at you. Turn those to adjust your headlight.
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  2. Remove the headlight trim bezel.
  3. Turn the headlight high beams on.
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  5. Replace the headlight trim bezel.

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Park your vehicle on level ground with the headlights near a garage door or wall. A good distance is 2-3 feet away from the wall or door. The location must be perfectly level and flat at a distance of 10 to 25 feet away from the door or wall.
Switch on the low headlight beams and mark the horizontal and vertical centerlines of each headlight beams on the wall using masking tape. This will mark the center of each beam with a +. The marking will tell you where exactly the headlight beams should be centered from a distance.

Move the vehicle back about 10 to 25 feet away from the garage door or the wall.

Keep the headlights on the low beam setting.
Use the markings you made on the wall or garage door to, check where the light shines and see if the centerlines still match up with the masking tape marks. If the centerlines of the two beams do not align with the tape marks, you can adjust one or both sides as needed.

Make the necessary adjustments with the lights still on while watching the light beams on the wall and your marks.
Turning the top adjusting screws in a clockwise direction will raise the beam while counterclockwise turn will lower it.

Turning the side adjuster screws will adjust the lights to the left or right.

Continue the adjustments until the center of the light beams are aligned with the tape marks. Then adjust the vertical alignment of both beams slightly below the marks on the wall. This will assure that the lights are tilted slightly downward so they won’t blind approaching motorist.

The will align bot lights, the high and low sine both are connected to the same headlight!!

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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)

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