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Old 04-11-2007, 10:08 PM   #1
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I'm not opening the same topic over again, I know the proceedure for lining them up, but how do I physically move them? The vertical adjustment is obvious, but how do you move the horizontal adjuster? Here are pics:


Horizontal adjuster is on the left, bottom white circle above the orange headlight insert.


Close-up of the H adjuster


Side view of the H adjuster


I have tried with pliers and what not, but I'm affraid to break it. The driver'* side one is already cracked a little. Does anyone know how to move these? My driver side headlight is pointing too far to the right and it'* driving me crazy.

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your Left headlight is supposed to be aimed pretty far inward to avoid blinding oncoming drivers. i bet that it truely isnt THAT far out of adjustment; unless the car has been in an accident

as for turning the adjuster; i dont belive that there is a horizontal adjuster at all..... however, i no longer have a headlight around to verify, and its too dark out to look at the car
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it tells you how to adjust them in your owners manual
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You should be able to use a small torx driver, the same size as the V adj. Something doesn't look right there.
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You should be able to use a small torx driver, the same size as the V adj. Something doesn't look right there.
either that is an aftermarket light; or that is another part of the design change that happened sometime in 2004. It is definately different than the ones on my car, but it does look like one that i have cleared in the past (likely an after market)

we are going to need someone with 04+ experience to chime in here i think
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they must have made a change on 04-05?

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I think I figured it out.



Once I took the little black ring off (not sure if they came split, or if I or someone else broke it), it looks like they may have a special tool to turn it. in the picture you can see little "ratchet" holes. I was able to turn it with some pliers and a little tenderness.

To Toasted: I was thinking that it might have been done that way intentionally, but on this one it looks, to me anyway, like the passenger side was pointing straight out, and the driver side one was moved all the way over to meet it. When I am driving at night, the driver side is over too far for me to see the lines separating the lanes. I didn't move it much so I don't accidentally blind people coming at me. Hopefully I don't get anyone flashing their lights at me.

To Stitch: I looked there first, but I swear I couldn't find it.
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did the ring come off easily? did it seem that you followed "proper" procedure?
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