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Old Apr 19, 2005, 03:58 PM   #1
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Manual headlight adjustment...

my car is lowered and the distance of my HID's have decreased...i want to adjust the headlights higher than what the motorized adjuster lets me, and my friend adjusted 1 of my headlights for me cuz they were off, but i cant remember which bolt he used to adjust the HID beams higher, i looked behind the headlight today and i saw a 10mm bolt surounded by a black wheel type thing, is that what i turn to adjust it up or down? let me know, i checked in how to and theres only a write up but doesnt tell what bolt it exactly is
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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Search a little harder next time
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 10:41 PM   #3
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Be very careful though and try not to strip the bolt like me... because your headlights will be either too high or too low.
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 08:59 AM   #4
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ok there ya go, thanks
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 10:09 AM   #5
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I've adjusted mine but now the bolt is stripped so I can't level them out
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Old Apr 21, 2005, 09:04 AM   #6
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ok i tried this with the bolt pictured in the how-to and all it did was adjust my high beams, i wanna adjust my HIDs, and the adjustment motor is not doing it for me, i need them higher cuz my car is lowered
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ok i tried this with the bolt pictured in the how-to and all it did was adjust my high beams, i wanna adjust my HIDs, and the adjustment motor is not doing it for me, i need them higher cuz my car is lowered
Did you adjust them with the lights on or off? When I did mine, I parked my car in front of my garage door, marked the location of the top of the beam with tape on the door, then turn the adjuster down from 4 to 2, turned the lights off, and adjusted them back up. I turned the lights on periodically to check my progress. The motor seems to correct some when adjusting with the lights on. I was able to adjust all 3 beams by turning the bolt pictured in the how-to using this method.

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Oh I need to try that -- good idea Paul. Did you by chance you a flat head screw driver with this as well?
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Oh I need to try that -- good idea Paul. Did you by chance you a flat head screw driver with this as well?
I did not use a screwdriver. When I turned the bolt, the wheel turned with it. It was a fairly easy process once I found the bolt and cleared out enough room to get a ratchet on it.

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Ahh ok -- I've heard some people use the ratchet and a flat head at the same time in effort to stop stripping. Hopefully I won't run into that problme
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ok i still dont get it, the 10mm bolt pictured in the how-to adjusts only the high beams, HIDs dont move whatsoever by adjusting with that bolt, am i missing something? some people say use a screwdriver? which nut/bolt is it then?
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Old Apr 21, 2005, 04:32 PM   #12
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which way do you turn the bolts if your facing the car..i tried this too and the instructions posted are vague and incomplete..
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Be very careful though and try not to strip the bolt like me... because your headlights will be either too high or too low.

If you look at the assembly closely, then you will see a 10mm bolt and a black gear that moves with it when you spin the bolt.

IF YOU STRIP THE BLACK PLASTIC GEAR, then you will have to seperate it from the 10 mm bolt assembly. It is held on by two philips screws(easily accessible on the passenger side, not sure about the drivers side). You can then turn the black plastic gear by hand which is a lot faster than turning the bolt anyways. To clear things up... the black plastic gear adjusts the headlights.

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i wanted to add that separating the assembly may affect the high beam adjustments... the high beams could possibly be adjusted by the 10 mm bolt, so you may want to double check.
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ok...the BLACK 10 MM bolt thats in the middle of the 2 gears adjusts the level of the HIGH BEAMS not HIDs. This is what happened when i tried it, now i just need a picture or specific description on what bolt it is exaclty to adjust the HIDs. so confused...
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