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Old 01-03-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Help adjusting where headlights point

Hey all has anyone adjusted where there headlights point and if so where is the screw to do it? I just looked for like an hour and maybe I am just not so swift but I can not find it for the life of me. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Old 01-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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Take a look at the Owner's Manual, page 126.

It should be a warranty issue if they are out of alignment, so you could also have the dealer do it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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I did check the manual and it the only screw i see anywhere near the top is to remove the whole entire light. I just got my car back from an accident and I have to drive to work tonight so wanted to get it done before I went to work.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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I dont think there is a way to adjust them. I put HID's in and messed around with that for a couple hours and saw nothing that would adjust them. maybe one side of your head light is looser than the other or the headlight may need to be tweeked by a mechanic.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
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If you look at the back of your headlights, you'll find a plastic nut with gear teeth around it. The plastic nut is one way to adjust the headlight aim, but this requires removing the headlight to access the nut.

However, if you look down from the top of the headlight, you'll notice a funnel-shaped hole that goes directly to the teeth on the plastic nut. Simply stick a standard phillips-head screwdriver into the hole and turn it in the corresponding direction to either raise or lower your headlight beam.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
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Zillion thanks so much. I was trying to do this in the dark last night which def did not help. Here are some pics for others who might not see it so easy.



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FYI, the owner's manual states that only the pitch (up/down) is adjustable on '12 headlights, the left/right orientation is not.
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Always contact your local dealer. They're set from the factory and shouldn't be adjusted.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:25 PM   #9
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Above is correct; adjustment only up and down; no left and right adjustment. Best way to adjust is take large box cut flat and lean box against building, garage, etc. and have car 10-20 feet away ON LEVEL GROUND and adjust per owner manual. You'll be able to see just how off they are left to right. If you're swapping headlights, good to measure and mark first prior to swapping lights. My worthless $0.02...
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Thanks Zillion for the info and Biggens for the pics. After I put my HIDs in I had an issue with the passenger side being way to high on adjustment. Now it's all set. The book shows what appears to be a typical phillips screw and thats not the case. For anyone in the future don't be fooled by that. It does, indeed, take a #2 phillips. Thanks again so much.
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