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Headlight adjustment 1999 S70

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Headlight adjustment


The height of the headlight beams can be adjusted according to vehicle load. The headlights should be re-aimed if heavy loads are carried in the trunk/cargo area or rear seat, or when towing a trailer.
To adjust the headlights:

  • Park the car on a level surface and open the hood.
  • The headlights are equipped with a level which can be seen by looking through the clear "window" on the top of the headlight lens.
  • Turn the height adjustment knob until the bubble in the level aligns with the "0" marks or within the dark marking lines.

  • There is no clear window on the top of the lens, hence can not see the level. Also....no clue where the height adjustment knob is. There is no diagram in the manual.

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    On each headlamp assembly, there will be either one or two plastic nuts that you can turn.

    If you only have one nut on each, that will adjust the vertical aim of the headlights.

    If you have two nuts on each, one will adjust the vertical and the other will adjust the horizontal.

    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)

    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.

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