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I have a Nissam Maxima 2001 20th year edition. I just replaced both headlight units. I notice that when I use the high beams, I cannot see in front of me (it seems that the low beams go off or are greatly dimmed). Maybe they are not aligned properly. How do I go about checking to ensure that this is not the case or it really is and needs to be adjusted (and how...e.g., pointing the car from a wall by so many feet and measuring the targets, etc.) Please assist. Thank you.

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There is a guide for that, it used to be avail at nissan, but that stopped three years ago, now you can get it out of and Haynes repair manual for nissan cars (from auto part stores)

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Replacing Your headlight bulb seem to be easy when You look at it, but quite technical. But If You get the proper guide, I think fixing this will not be difficult for You. You will be needing these instruments to fix this(Flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, 3/8 inch drive ratchet, 3/8 inch drive 10 mm socket, Replacement bulb(s), Shop rags or towel), then You carefully follow the steps below to fix this:
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