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At night , Park on level ground approx. 6-8 feet away from a garage door, block wall... Somewhere you can see the level of your headlights. Under your hood , their should be screws, 1 controls vertical movement, & 1 controls horizontal movement. Some cars have a bubble level.... either way, turn each screw slowly to your desired placement. Then adjust the other too match. there are other ways. Wall, Plus Distance, Plus Tape on Wall, Intersect light to tape on wall

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