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1990 hide away headlight wont open when turn lights on is there an adjustment

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There is no adjustment there is however a manuel override.

open up the hood - look to the left/right of the headlamp assembly you are working on there is a black knob that if you turn will crank up one way and down the other.

If you want to fix it you need to replace the actuator.

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