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How do you aim headlights on 1998 subaru forester

Where are the adjustment screws for aiming the headlights

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Each Headlight should have 2 adjusters directly behind where the lamp assy is fitted inside the engine bay. 1 will screw in or out to adjust the headlight left to right, the other adjusts up or down.

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How to aim headlights-2002 forester


ALL headlights have vertical and horizontal adjustments. The vertical may be obvious, an M8 shaft. Horizontal may be non obvious, or the adjuster is covered with a rubber grommet. Once you've located the adjusters, find a wall eve on mall car park, and see the low beam to the same height. Check high beam, and a just the horizontal as needed.

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Just bought a used 05 subaru impreza. Noticed the right head lamp is pointed too high. where is the adjustment screws to lower the lamp. It seems great on the horizontal just needs to be adjusted on the...


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ADJUSTMENT

HEADLIGHT AIMING

CAUTION: Turn off the light before adjusting headlight aiming. If the light is necessary to check aiming, do not turn on for more than 2 minutes.


  1. Before checking the headlight aiming, be sure of the following:
    • The area around the headlight has not sustained any accident, damage or other type of deformation.
    • Vehicle is parked on level ground.
    • The inflation pressure of tires is correct.
    • Vehicles gas tank is fully charged.
    • Bounce the vehicle several times to normalize the suspension.
    • Make certain that someone is seated in the driver s seat. Turn the headlights on and then adjust the low beam pattern to the following positions on the screen.
  1. Position the headlight beam leveler switch to "0" .
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  1. Rotate the adjusting screw (A) to adjust aim.

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How do you aim or adjust 200l legacy headlights


Hello Terry.

HEADLIGHT AIMING



CAUTION: Turn off the light before adjusting headlight aiming. If the light is necessary to check aiming, do not turn on for more than two minutes .
NOTE:
Before checking the headlight aiming, be sure of the following:
  • The area around the headlight has not sustained any accident, damage or other type of deformation.
  • Vehicle is parked on level ground.
  • The inflation pressure of tires is correct.
  • Vehicle's gas tank is fully charged.
  • Bounce the vehicle several times to normalize the suspension.
  • Make certain that someone is seated in the driver's seat.
  1. Place a cloth over the headlight that does not require aiming adjustment.
  2. Turn the headlights on. Perform the aiming adjustment for the other headlight as follows:
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CAUTION: Do not perform lateral headlight aiming adjustment.There you are, the procedure from Subaru manual.

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Adjust the vertical headlight aim into the specified range by turning aiming screw A with a screwdriver.
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The adjustment screws/nuts should be located either on the top of the headlamp assembly, behind the headlamp assembly, or near the frame rail by the radiator support.

You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam (separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb). You may also have additional horizontal adjustment screws as well

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)

For Low Beams: 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.

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In order to aim your headlights you need to have a flat vertical surface you can aim your headlights at in front of a level surface on which to park the car. If your driveway is level your garage door is the perfect place to aim your headlights.
The tools you will need for this job are simple. Masking tape is used to mark where the headlights are to be aimed and a screwdriver is needed to adjust the headlights. A tape measure will be necessary to measure the distance of the vehicle to the surface you're using to check the aim and to measure the up and down distances from your marks

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The adjustment screws/nuts should be located either on the top of the headlamp assembly, behind the headlamp assembly, or near the frame rail by the radiator support.

You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam (separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb). You may also have additional horizontal adjustment screws as well

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)

For Low Beams: 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.

For High Beams: Aim the headlight directly at the line you marked on the wall.

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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.

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The adjustment screws/nuts should be located either on the top of the headlamp assembly, behind the headlamp assembly, or near the frame rail by the radiator support.

You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam (separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb). You may also have additional horizontal adjustment screws as well

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)

For Low Beams: 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.

For High Beams (if separate from low beams): Aim the headlight directly at the line you marked on the wall.

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