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My right headlamp is out of adjustment.

My right headlamp shines down and to the extreme right. Moving the adjustment screws just doesn't work. Is there a gear stripped or what??

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Yep, that would be it. The adjustment screw or hole is stripped. You will have to either pry or manually adjust headlight and/or keep it held up with something.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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