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Headlight adjustment How do I adjust my headlights on a 1993 Olds Cutlass Ciera, the drivers side "low" beam is the worst, the high beam is a little better but not a whole lot; they are pointed way too low. Please help.

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  • kinger69877 May 22, 2009

    How do I adjust the headlights? I am not sure if it a screw or a post to raise or lower and to turn side to side

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AIMING The head lamps should be aimed using a special alignment tool, however this procedure may be used for temporary adjustment. Local regulations may vary regarding head lamp aiming, consult with your local authorities.

  1. Verify the tires are at their proper inflation pressure. Clean the head lamp lenses and make sure there are no heavy loads in the trunk. The gas tank should be filled.
  2. Position the vehicle on a level surface facing a flat wall 25 ft. (7.7 m) away.
  3. Measure and record the distance from the floor to the center of the head lamp. Place a strip of tape across the wall at this same height.
  4. Place strips of tape on the wall, perpendicular to the first measurement, indicating the vehicle centerline and the centerline of both head lamps.
  5. Rock the vehicle side-to-side a few times to allow the suspension to stabilize.
  6. Turn the lights on, adjust the head lamps to achieve a high intensity pattern.
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Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett May 22, 2009

    Okay, where the headlamp bulb retaining screws are where you removed the bulb, there are the two headlamp aiming screws, (at the top and side of the retaining ring).

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