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Headlamp Adjustment 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee

When I attempt to adjust the headlamps with the adjusting screws, the lamps do not move and the screws just make an aweful clicking sound. It appears that the previous owner encountered the same problems as the slot for the allen wrench in the adjusting scews is nearly rounded out. Any suggestions?

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  • Mark Feb 09, 2009

    OK thanks! I'm assuming the screws are seperate items that can be easily purchased?

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You may have to pull the screws out, rethread and then install new screws. I would pull the adjustment screws out, and look at the threads on both the screws and the headlight itself. Make sure the threads are still good

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  • Jeremy Reddick
    Jeremy Reddick Feb 09, 2009

    Yes, very easily at any auto parts store. Now the reason I think that is because if the threads get ruined it will not put enough pressure on the headlights to move them up and down and they just lip threads and that is what you are hearing, hope this makes everything better

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