Question about 2004 Kia Optima
How do you do a adjustment to the head light?
This is how to adjust 04 Optima headlights:
For all descriptions, assume that you are standing BEHIND the light assembly.
On the back of the headlight assembly you will see the bulb cover (round cover with tabs) stamped "OPEN" and an arrow showing which direction to turn to remove. Look toward the 8 o'clock position for driver lamp, 4 o'clock for passenger lamp of this cap. Partially obscured by the sheet metal you will see a black screw 3/4 exposed on the headlight assembly. It is at the edge of the sheet metal and very difficult to see, but it,s there. You may need to remove the assembly to get a better look. If needed, see below for lamp assembly removal.
How to remove the headlight: There are two 10mm bolts holding the assembly in place. One is above the headlight and the other one is between the headlight and the high beam light. Unplug the two harnesses that hook into the headlight, if needed, and it is ready to be removed the car. Gently work it out of position.
Take a Phillips screwdriver and turn the black screw - it adjusts the light vertically. Turn it counter-clockwise to make the light go up and clockwise to adjust down. Its as easy once you find the screw.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
I have a Kia Optima, 2004. Unfortunately, there are no adjustments available. The headlights are adjusted from the factory. The brights seem to be perfect, but the low beam sure could use some.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
remove the plastic grill and then you will see three bolts. loosen the top one and then adjust headlight with the other two bolts to desire.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
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