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Old 11-12-2007, 09:53 AM   #1
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Aiming SVT HID headlights?

Hey guys,

Just got my new SVTF yesterday...love the car. LOVE it!!!

There are a few adjustments I'd like to make. In fact, this is an adjustment I NEED to make.

When I am driving down the freeway at night, I can see about 10-15 feet in front of me on the road, and then BAM it's black. The brights also shine at the road, although a little higher up than the regular beams.

I bought the car used from a guy, and it had no owner's manual in it (I see on the headlights it says "For adjustment see owner's manual!" yes, with an exclamation mark lol).

Please help! Thanks!


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Old 11-12-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
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behind the headlights there is a panel that can be removed. it has 4 clips. one at each corner. remove this panel. there is a knob on the inside. this is your height adjustment. clockwise moves the beam up. be careful on how much you increase it. a little goes a LONG way.
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Cool man, thanks! I'll check it out tonight. Sweet!
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Yeah the brights make a nice semi-circle above the road up into anything else above it. lol So your HIDs cut out???
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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Yeah man, it's like...there's a weird piece of paper or something stopping them from showing any further. They look cool and all but I also need them to be functional haha...
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are you talking about the beam cut-off? like this?

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if so, its supposed to do that. guess so it doesnt blind oncoming traffic. its a bar that sits on the bottom of the projector. this bar is moved out of the way when the highbeams are activated. if you took the projector out of the housing you would completely understand what im talking about lol
the HID is a very strong beam thats why light doesnt go beyond that point. its more concentrated than halogen. of course this can be cured by aiming them higher just like i told ya.

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Well yeah, it's kinda like that I guess...yeah, a weird shape. I know that it's supposed to be low so it doesn't blind traffic, but you should see how low MINE are...it's just stupid haha. Seriously, anywhere without street lights at night it's useless unless I have the brights on. And they're kind of cockeyed too so they don't even shine exactly straight. I'll fix 'em up nice and it'll all be good . Thanks dude.
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They''re not supposed to shine straight out. The cut off beam does go like this / / with the right side being aimed higher than the left as stated above. The only time the beams appear to be level is if you're within a foot or so in front of your garage door or vertical flat surface.
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Yeah I know that haha...NO headlight assembly should shine straight out--that would be stupid.

I'm telling you, when I'm going down the freeway at night it's SO close in front of the car it's impossible to see, which is another reason I feel the car has been lowered w/ something aftermarket.

Also the driver's side headlight on my car is higher up than the passenger's.

It's gotta be higher for me to be able to drive it at night, period.


A question though scrammer...is there any way to get that panel off the driver's side without taking the battery off? I didn't actually try yet but I was looking closely at it last night and it looked impossible...thanks.
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I had to remove my battery to pop that cover off to change out the brights with silverstars. I don't think it's possible without doing so as stupid as it seems.
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