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97 ford escort headlight adjustment

I removed the headlight assembly (both lights) in order to clean the covers ( the covers were heavily pitted due to winter driving etc.) I put them both back in again and noticed that the bubble in the level inside the assembly was outside the two red lines. The drivers side the bubble was forward and completely out of the red lines, the passenger was about halfway outside of the red lines forward as well. I called a ford dealer ship  and was told the bubbles need to be between the red lines. They weren't able to tell me over the phone how to do the adjustment, so how do I do this? There do not appear to be any simple "up down"adjusment screws anywhere. I'm assuming it must be done on the back of the assembly but it doesn't look easy. Cliff
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It should be easy their is a torx screw in two different place on the to at the rear of headlight that you can adjust

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