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Reinstall headlight adjusters for 1970 Chevelle

While readjusting the headlights my adjuster stripped. Now I would like to know how to put it back together. Can anyone help? Thank you!

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Not sure I understand question. Do you need to just replace the adjuster? Remove trim ring from other side and match it. Are you missing the retaining spring? Is the headlamp bucket damaged? Usually when one thing is bad or in pieces, I'll disassemble another very carefully to see whats missing or broke. Parts stores usually have repair or "HELP" parts for just such problems.Good Luck

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  • Tracy Jenkins Oct 30, 2012

    It is the plastic piece that the screw goes in. I wasn't sure it had to attach a special way or if the screw held it together. Thank you for your suggestion!

  • paul marshall Oct 31, 2012

    Your more than welcome. It seems you need to replace the adjuster. The screw corrodes and the strips and just spins in the plastic or, the plastic breaks. Parts store will have what you need. Once you see and understand the problem it seems much smaller.

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SOURCE: adjust headlights

There are adjusting screws on the top and side of each headlight. I like to get on a really dark road at night and set them to how I like them without blinding oncomming drivers. Good luck

Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 Tahoe Headlight Adjustment

the two large screws on top are to remove light totally.You need to look down the holes with a flash light to see the adjustments.

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SOURCE: can't adjust 2004 Ford Expedition headlight

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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SOURCE: Adjusting headlights on 2003 honda accord

Further to Emmisionwiz's answer that worked for me - the holes are in the black plastic covering the radiator support, to each side more or less in line with the headlights. They are marked with an "A" and rotation directions for UP and DOWN. The Phillips screwdriver goes into the hole about 45 degrees from vertical and engages the adjusting rack, where the teeth of the Phillips screwdriver are the pinion. If you shine a flashlight down the hole you can see the rack teeth and all becomes clear. But you will need a long Phillips screwdriver and a little bit of luck.

In the owner's manual it says the lights are adjusted correctly at the dealership and if they need adjustment because of a trailer then take the car to a Honda certified mechanic.

I have a 2004 Accord also and the method is the same for that one too.

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Mustang Headlight Adjustment

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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