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Adjustment of headlights

How do you adjust the headlights on this projection lamp Car was in an accident and they aren't right after 3 times to the shop

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  • rperonilla Apr 08, 2009

    Same thing. I was in an accident, and after they repaired my car, the headlights are not adjusted properly. The beam on the "repaired" headlamp is lower than that of the other headlamp which wasn't damaged in the accident. So I need to know how to adjust this headlamp...or to find the screws that I need to adjust for this purpose

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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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Unless the housing has 2 separate independently moving compartments for each low and high beam you are stuck with the setup of the low beams. This means you have to adjust the low beams and the high beams are not independently adjustable.

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