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Old 03-14-2005, 06:19 PM   #1
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Where can I get some information on the proper way to aim my headlight on my 95 SSEi? I have been told I need to be about 25' from the wall, but after that I am not sure where the light should be hitting on the wall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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General, non vehicle specific directions at

http://www.midstatedmc.com/tech/aim.htm
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Thanks. I think I have them set.
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For everyone else, find a dark road, a flashlight, and a 1/4" nut driver. Adjust them so you're comfortable with the light pool the vehicle throws. The adjusters on my '99 Bonneville stick out at about a 45 degree angle right behind the glass housing.

I just put SilverStars in both high and low beams. Man, I love the lighting now!
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Where can I get some information on the proper way to aim my headlight on my 95 SSEi? I have been told I need to be about 25' from the wall, but after that I am not sure where the light should be hitting on the wall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I do it kind of unscientifically, using the high beams, since those can be parallel to the road and pointing straight down it, and when I'm happy with their aim, the low-beams are already set down and to the right by default.

I back away from the garage about 25' or so to do the aiming, and every now and then I'll eyeball the alignment by standing behind the car and looking forward over its roof. After all that, I'll still end up doing the final tweaking during a road test; when you've got them aimed properly, you definitely know it.

The adjusters on the '93 are two vertical hex-shafts behind each lamp, sticking up behind the black top plate holding the release *****, if I remember right. I think there might be one at each end of the lamp; they're not right next to each other. One does the vertical; the other does the horizontal. Turn them smoothly and firmly in case they're binding, so you don't strip something out.
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