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Old 06-09-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Headlight Aiming

Any tips or tricks to aim headlights. The PO had to remove the HID bulbs for safety up here before I bought it and I want to install them again cause I think they would look and work so much better. Is there any tried and true method to aiming them so that I don't blind oncoming drivers?


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Old 06-10-2013, 12:49 AM   #2
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Yea, Don't put em on. =P . jk jk jk jk .
I'm actually kinda curious as well, in case i ever decided to change up my heads.
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by HID's, do you mean a cheap hid kit to put in your stock housings? the best way to aim them is to hit em with a bat and set them on fire. unless you have a true HID headlight projector setup, and not one of the ebay cheap projectors, stay away from HID's as they only blind people. here's a guide for aiming hid's if you do have projectors.
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...HID-headlights
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I mean that the PO put aftermarket housings in my car and it has HID bulbs but the stock bulbs are currently in the aftermarket housings because in order to pass safety up here you can not have aftermarket HIDs. Not sure if they are cheap or not. Thanks for the diagram though, exactly what I was looking for.
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I wasn't trying to be an ass. re-reading what I put last night may come across as that. by cheap hid's I mean basically any kit that isn't a d2s bulb or a kit made specifically for a projector housing. what do the housings look like? I could tell you more of what you need.
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My suggestion is to find a level parking lot or driveway.

Park your vehicle straight in front of the wall 10 ft should be fine, (measure as always).

Mark the current head lamps position on the wall with blue painters tape for reference.

Pop the hood, adjust the lamps roughly 3.5 feet from the base of the wall with the bottom of the light source meeting that measurement.

Take note of the placement of your car before you test drive to get more accurate reading the second time you might adjust.

Take a test drive and adjust as necessary. (Try not to test drive in a tunnel, worst place to do so as it could be dangerous if your lighting is off.)
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