The factory adjustment bolt doesn't move the headlight per the manual. how do you adjust the headlight height? Headlights are pointing up in the sky. I removed the headlight housing top fasteners and added spacer washers to behind the top bolts to point the headlight housing further down.
I had a similar problem on my 04 expedition. I just bought it and the headlights were aiming too far down. A rather larger gap was noticeable between the headlight and the hood. The so called adjustment bolt did nothing. I removed the headlights and found 2 issues. On the adjustment bolt there is a washer. Make sure when you re-install the headlight the washer sets on top of the plastic slot and is visible when looking down behind the headlight. Without the washer being in the correct location it will not tighten the headlight in place.
Second I found the adjustment bolt adjusted nothing. It merely tightened the headlight in place. What I had to do was to loosen this bolt and physically move the headlight into place and the re-tighten the bolt. Hence the slot is the adjustment. Turning the bolt CW or CCW did not move the headlight.
I tried several things trying to figure why the lights would not move until I realized I could move the light with my hands and tightened them in place using the adjustment bolt.
This may not be your issue but I found the owners manual instructions to be useless.
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You will see the adjustment scres for each headlight,tomorrow,in the daytime. There are 2 per light. Phillips head scredriver should do it. There is one on top and one on the side. You may have tried to remove the light with the adjustment screu.
i presume you are posting HONDA to a Toyota forum?
how to, who can, what are specs. what is the question? what country?
double posted too.
the FSM covers this, and the rules vary by country.
some are auto adjusting. (Europe)(complex rules)
others have L/R -U'/D adjustment and others only up/down
USA HL ADJUST.
less photos from FSM .
Park the vehicle on a level surface.
Make sure the tire pressures are correct.
The driver or someone who weighs the same should sit in the driver's seat.
Clean the outer lens so that you can see the center of the headlights.
Park the vehicle in front of a wall or a screen.
Turn the low beams on.
Determine if the headlights are aimed properly.
Measure the vertical adjustment height of the headlights (A). The lights should reflect 2.1 in (52 mm.) below headlight height (B).
If necessary, open the hood and adjust the headlights by turning the vertical adjuster.
There are adjusting knobs beside the head lights housing 3 normally and by adjusting each at a time the head light can be aimed down left and right.. Correct adjustment will be when the center of the beam is at the same height as the center of the head light at a distance of 3 ft in from of the car on level ground. Check that the rear of the car is at correct ride height as sagged suspension will cause this problem. Consider if you have a caravan hooked up then the headlights will point up. . Same problem.
Open the hood and look for adjusting screws right behind the headlights. Park the car on a level surface facing a wall or garage door so you can see the height of the beams of light. Adjust them up or down, or left or right and make sure they are both the same height. Drive the car at night to check your adustment, then change it if you need to.
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.
pop the hood and look at the headlight there should be a hole about the size of a screwdriver above the headlight just look and find the hole and get a philips head screw driver park your car in front of a building and tighten the bolt or loosen it and it will move up and down
There are height adjustment knobs on the back of the lamp housings you can use to adjust the height and aim of the lamps.
Due to the age of your vehicle, it is likely that they will break when you try to move them. This is very a common occurrence on S/V40 headlights; the lamps will need to be replaced if the adjusters break off, so be gentle.
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.
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.