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Old 03-25-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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Angry Calling all owners of ST170 lights!!

Hillyard and I are talking on AIM and found that we are both are experiancing the same problem, that being the drivers side headlight doesnt want to adjust. At night you can only see about 10 ft in front of the bumper with the lights on. The passanger is right on the money shining bright down the raod but the drivers side stops right in front of the car. Is anyone else expriancing this problem? If so what did you do to fix it or are you just dealing with it? Or are we just over thinking the problem and we just cant adjust them right.


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Old 03-25-2005, 09:20 PM   #2
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well he figured his out. I must just flat out suck
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Here are the instrucitons too

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Odd. Mine are just fine. I never did have to adjust them at all.
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how are your brights? I flip to mine and I can see farther but they really aren't that great...
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I can see far and it's much better & brighter then the stock ones. What bulbs you have?
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My driver's headlight doesn't go quite as far as the passenger, but it's a reasonable distance. Not bad enough for me to bother going and messing with the knobs or whatnot (Hillyard, procedure's the same on the STs as our stock NA headlights?).

As for the brights though, they're uber-bright and go further down the road, though the illuminate less right in front of the car (I think my stock brights did the same). And the hi-beams look to be about equal in their light beam range.

Oh and has anyone noticed if you hold the light stalk towards high-beam, but don't let it click all the way, it'll keep both sets of bulbs on? I believe there's a hack to have them stay that way when the highs are on, but with this you have to hold the stalk about halfway.... just noticed the other night, I rarely use my brights.
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My driver's headlight doesn't go quite as far as the passenger, but it's a reasonable distance. Not bad enough for me to bother going and messing with the knobs or whatnot (Hillyard, procedure's the same on the STs as our stock NA headlights?).

As for the brights though, they're uber-bright and go further down the road, though the illuminate less right in front of the car (I think my stock brights did the same). And the hi-beams look to be about equal in their light beam range.

Oh and has anyone noticed if you hold the light stalk towards high-beam, but don't let it click all the way, it'll keep both sets of bulbs on? I believe there's a hack to have them stay that way when the highs are on, but with this you have to hold the stalk about halfway.... just noticed the other night, I rarely use my brights.
LoL. Ya like a true a quad headlamp setup..hah that is a large drain on the electrical system.
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Well I took the driverside lamp out and found out that the adjuster stud on the back of the lens sheared off so the projector was just hanging in there from the other adjuster for the brights. So I can do 1 of 3 things.

!. Buy a new driverside light.
2. Superglue the stud back to the lens.
3 Stick a piece of carboard under the lens to hold it up and throw the light out further.

I opted for 3 at this time, I'll fix it right soon but for now this will work I guess.
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Oh and has anyone noticed if you hold the light stalk towards high-beam, but don't let it click all the way, it'll keep both sets of bulbs on? I believe there's a hack to have them stay that way when the highs are on, but with this you have to hold the stalk about halfway.... just noticed the other night, I rarely use my brights.
Yeah. I sometimes hold it like that to blind people that have bright-ass lights or don't know how to turn off their high beams when coming up to me
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