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How do i adjust my 1997 ford Thunderbird headlights (vertical and horizontal)

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There are screws (long screws) that move the light frame (and the light) up,down, left, and right on the outside of the frame of the headlights. It is a phillips head screw and flat on the end of the screw.

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  1. Locate the headlight adjustment screws.
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