Question about 2000 Toyota ECHO
Does this headlight assembly have any adjustment capability? if not, how do you align the beams?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 headlight adjustment
Need to pull your car about 20 feet from a wall. turn your lights on and adjust your screw and you will see the light beam go up or down. If your screw in on top it will be counter and if its on bottom it will be clock.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
SOURCE: Headlight adjustment
I had this problem. The plastic grommet that the headlight fit into was cracked. I got a headlight assembly from CertiFit (cheaper than dealer.) Or try a junkyard.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
SOURCE: head / fog light adjustment
on each headlamp assembly, there will be either one or two plastic nuts that you can turn.
If you only have one nut on each, that will adjust the vertical aim of the headlights.
If you have two nuts on each, one will adjust the vertical and the other will adjust the horizontal.
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)
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.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
AIMING THE HEADLIGHTS
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.
For most of the vehicles covered by this guide, horizontal and vertical aiming of each sealed beam unit is provided by two adjusting screws which move the retaining ring and adjusting plate against the tension of a coil spring. There is no adjustment for focus; this is done during headlight manufacturing.
Because the composite headlight assembly is bolted into position, no adjustment should be necessary or possible. Some applications, however, may be bolted to an adjuster plate or may be retained by adjusting screws. If so, follow this procedure when adjusting the lights, BUT always have the adjustment checked by a reputable shop.
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:
Fig. : Location of the aiming screws on most vehicles with sealed beam headlights
Fig. : Dual headlight adjustment screw locations-one side shown here (other side should be mirror image)
Fig. : Example of headlight adjustment screw location for composite headlamps
Fig. : Low-beam headlight pattern alignment
Fig. : High-beam headlight pattern alignment
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
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