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Headlight adjustment Had to buy two new complete headlight assembly kits as my adjusters on the old set where worn out 1999 beetle with 175,000 miles - anyway, the new headlights are great - however the up and down adjusting 6 mm hex head bolt is extremely tight - cant seem to get it to move - does it just need a strong hand or is something wrong -

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Yes you need a strong hand these are really in a bad spot/ Please rate my response thank you very much

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How do you remove the headlight assembly on 1995 ford f250?



  • 1.
    Remove the two upper screws from the headlight housing, using a Phillips screwdriver.
  • .
    Locate the two lower retaining nuts inside the engine compartment at the bottom of the headlight housing. Remove the nuts using a ratchet, extension and socket.
  • 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.
  • Locate the horizontal adjuster at the outer bottom corner of the headlight assembly inside the engine compartment. Loosen the horizontal adjuster until it is free of the adjuster nut.
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  • Install the headlight housing in the front grill.
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  • Snap the headlight housing clips on the vertical headlight adjuster studs.
  • Insert the headlight bulb into the headlight housing, flat side up. Slightly rotate the headlight bulb to engage the grooves in the light with the alignment tabs in the back of the housing. Install the retaining ring on the bulb. Plug in the headlight bulb connector.
  • Install the bulb holders in the turn signal and marker light assembly. Install the assembly in the grill. Install the two upper screws, using a Phillips screwdriver. Install the two lower retaining nuts, using a ratchet, extension and socket.
Headlight Aiming
  • Pull the vehicle to within a few inches of a blank wall, on a flat surface. Apply two strips of tape to the wall vertically to mark the centers of the headlights. Apply a strip of tape to the wall horizontally to mark the center of the headlight height. Back the vehicle up 25 feet in a straight line.
  • Turn the headlight low beams to the "On" position.
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How do you adjust the height of the dip headlights on a 1999 ford cougar please.


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Follow the process below to replace your headlight:
  • Prop open your hood and locate the release lever for the headlight assembly, the lever is approximately 2 inches under the two upper mounting bolts that hold the fender in place.

  • Press down on the release lever and then push it back up. Pull the headlight assembly forward and slide it out of your Beetle.
  • Unplug the electrical connector from the backside of the assembly. Look toward the top part of the backside of the assembly for a black plastic tab. Push down on the tab and pull the headlight cover up and out.
  • Pull the retaining clip off of the old bulb and remove the old bulb from the assembly by pulling it straight out. Align the bulb correctly with the headlight assembly by matching the marked tabs on the bulb with the raised notches on the assembly. Set the bulb inside the assembly, pushing it down carefully.
  • Push the ends of the retaining clip into the small holes on either side of the new bulb and snap the headlight cover on to secure it.

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On 1989-91 vehicles, the headlights can be aimed using the adjusting screws located above and to the side of the headlight bulbs. A rough adjustment can be made while shining the headlights on a wall or on the rear of another vehicle, but headlight adjustment should really be made using proper headlight aiming equipment.
On 1992-98 vehicles, the aerodynamically styled headlights necessitate the use of headlight aiming kit 107-00003 or equivalent. The adjustable aimer adapters provided in the kit must be used to aim the headlights. Adjustment aimer adapter positions are moulded into the bottom edge of the headlight lens. Set and lock the adjustable adapters, attach each adapter to its mechanical aimer and aim the headlights according to the instructions in the kit.
Headlight aim adjustment should be made with the fuel tank approximately half full, the vehicle unloaded and the trunk empty, except for the spare tire and jacking equipment. Make sure all tires are inflated to the proper pressure.
The headlights must be properly aimed to provide the best, safest road illumination. The lights should be checked for proper aim and adjusted as necessary. Certain state and local authorities have requirements for headlight aiming; these should be checked before adjustment is made.

CAUTION About once a year, when the headlights are replaced or any time front end work is performed on your vehicle, the headlight should be accurately aimed by a reputable repair shop using the proper equipment. Headlights not properly aimed can make it virtually impossible to see and may blind other drivers on the road, possibly causing an accident. Note that the following procedure is a temporary fix, until you can take your vehicle to a repair shop for a proper adjustment.
Headlight adjustment may be temporarily made using a wall, as described below, or on the rear of another vehicle. When adjusted, the lights should not glare in oncoming car or truck windshields, nor should they illuminate the passenger compartment of vehicles driving in front of you. These adjustments are rough and should always be fine-tuned by a repair shop which is equipped with headlight aiming tools. Improper adjustments may be both dangerous and illegal.
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Before removing the headlight bulb or disturbing the headlamp in any way, note the current settings in order to ease headlight adjustment upon reassembly. If the high or low beam setting of the old lamp still works, this can be done using the wall of a garage or a building:
  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, with the fuel tank about 1 / 2 full and with the vehicle empty of all extra cargo (unless normally carried). The vehicle should be facing a wall which is no less than 6 feet (1.8m) high and 12 feet (3.7m) wide. The front of the vehicle should be about 25 feet from the wall.

See Figure 6


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Fig. 6: Example of headlight adjustment screw location for composite headlamps
  1. If aiming is to be performed outdoors, it is advisable to wait until dusk in order to properly see the headlight beams on the wall. If done in a garage, darken the area around the wall as much as possible by closing shades or hanging cloth over the windows.
  2. Turn the headlights ON and mark the wall at the center of each light's low beam, then switch on the brights and mark the center of each light's high beam. A short length of masking tape which is visible from the front of the vehicle may be used. Although marking all four positions is advisable, marking one position from each light should be sufficient.

See Figures 7 and 8


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Fig. 7: Low-beam headlight pattern alignment


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Fig. 8: High-beam headlight pattern alignment
  1. If neither beam on one side is working, and if another like-sized vehicle is available, park the second one in the exact spot where the vehicle was and mark the beams using the same-side light. Then switch the vehicles so the one to be aimed is back in the original spot. It must be parked no closer to or farther away from the wall than the second vehicle.
  2. Perform any necessary repairs, but make sure the vehicle is not moved, or is returned to the exact spot from which the lights were marked. Turn the headlights ON and adjust the beams to match the marks on the wall.
  3. Have the headlight adjustment checked as soon as possible by a reputable repair shop.

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Headlights, Removing and Installing

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  • Remove front bumper.
  • Remove both Torx bolts (T30) -1-.
  • Remove interior Torx bolt (T30) using 1/4"-Torx-bit insert and extension.
NOTE: If necessary, use magnet to remove bolt.

  • Disconnect multi-function harness connectors for headlights.
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Installing
Installation is reverse of removal, noting the following:


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  • Always align headlight according to contours of chassis (gap dimensions) and secure.
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Component Nm
Headlights to lock carrier 6



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NOTE:
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  • Different repair sets are available for the left and the right headlight.
  • Remove headlight with broken mounting tab.
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