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Changed passenger side headlight bulb, now unable to adjust or align head lights

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  • b_graham33 Oct 16, 2008

    just bought this 1994 explorer, and the headlights point to the stars. cant seem to find the adjustment screws. any guesses?

  • phoenix0702 Dec 02, 2008

    side light passenger doesnt go on an id like t know how to take out the unit so i can change the bulb

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    headlight bulb was working then stopped working i changed the bulb but still not working

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Changing front passenger head light

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They've actually been like that since I bought the car and I'm changing the bulbs, I need to know how to change them and I need to know how to adjust them.

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Changing the bulb should not have affected the housing adjustments.

The bulb is just inserted into the headlight housing. The adjustments on the headlight housing is what adjusts the alignment of the headlights.

Did you maybe not get the bulb not seated correctly in the socket? Or didn't get the socket not seated correctly into the housing?

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Fig. The head light alignment adjusters are located on the backof the assembly. Access holes are provided as necessary-2.0L Passat GLSmodel shown


Head lamps are adjusted from above. Do the following:
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2. Look on top by the head lamps you should see two service holes (oneouter and one inner) where you will see a plastic adjustment screwwhich requires a hexagon wrench or a flathead screw driver that fits. Note the outer alignment screw is the hole located on top eg. driver side head lamps outter being the hole on the right side. innerbeing the alignment screw located in the hole on the left side of thedriver side head lamp assembly.
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4. Vertical adjust is the adjustment screw located on theleftside of driver side headlamps assembly from above. turn counterclockwise to raise and clockwise to drop. its been awhile so i'm notquite sure .
5. Passenger side lateral and vertical adjust is symetrical. rememberoutter hole from above is lateral adjust and inner hole to the right inthis case for passenger side is vertical adjust.

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