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Old 10-20-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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I think this is the right board.

Ever since PJ installed the xenon bulbs, the drivers side headlight has been WAY too far up.(pointing that is)

I can't figure out what adjusts them that way. Is it that little torx bit there towards the top of the assembly? Heh, thanks and please excuse my nubness.
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Yes, the torx head screw is your adjustment.

Easiest way to align them is to pull the car up to a closed garage door and put a long piece of horizontal tape all the way across the door. The bottom edge of the horizontal tape should be where the top of the light on the good side ends. Then, turn that torx head in which ever direction you need the misaligned light to go until it reaches the bottom edge of the tape (basically, so it matches the other light).

There'* a detailed procedure on how to do this in most owner'* manuals, Hayne'* or Chiltons.
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I have to give all the credit to Straitor here, I am just linking to his pic. It is pretty self explainatory, since vital explained the other stuff.




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Perfect pic! My description should make more sense now, Logan.
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Thanks a lot.

I actually spoke too soon. I figured that it was probably the adjustment, but at that time I didn't think I had a Torx bit set. I remembered right after I posted that I do. I actually got them mostly adjusted before I read your replies.

Thanks for finding those diagrams for me though. I will have to adjust them even more thoroughly when I have a bit more time.

Thanks again.
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