How do you adjust the headlights (low beam)?
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    How do you adjust the headlights (low beam)?

    I checked the manual and it say's to bring it to a dealer!!!

    Anyone know which knob/screw to turn? THanks.

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    One more try.

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    Try How do you adjust headlights?

    2nd post with picture
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    Thanks for the link, but i have NO IDEA what that is a picture of. Is it looking down at the headlights from the trunk? But it says to look thourgh the wheels?

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    Originally posted by aus
    Thanks for the link, but i have NO IDEA what that is a picture of. Is it looking down at the headlights from the trunk? But it says to look thourgh the wheels?
    If you are looking in the trunk to find the headlights, then, yes you need to take it to the dealer. You might not even need to be driving.
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    And why would they need adjusting?

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    Is it looking down at the headlights
    1. Open the hood
    2. stand in front of the driver's side headlight
    3. look down
    --> you should see the headlight assembly - what you have in the picture
    4. locate the adjustment screw (red arrow on picture)
    5. insert a Philips screwdriver vertically
    6. carefully turn the adjustment screw to lift / lower the beam
    7. repeat on passenger side
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    I think they are good at the level they are at now.

    We regularly have people flash their headlights at us on dark roads with our lowbeams on.
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    I have had these lights in/out/open/closed/upside down/inside out. There is NO WHEEL!

    I adjust these by a silver colored 10mm bolt on the back of the assembly reachable from the top. That is what I believe the red arrow in the pic is trying to point to.

    The lights I have (the original pair in my 06 and the used pair from an 05 I used to do the conversion) do NOT have a wheel to adjust with a Phillips screwdriver.

    Also, the Left/Right adjustment is fixed. The reflector inside the assembly is mounted on a threaded post for the height adjustment that is adjustable by a 10 mm bolt on the outside rear of the assembly. The post that mounts the reflector for the left/right is not threaded and there is no outside bolt to adjust it.

    One adjustment for both high and low beams. The bulbs are are mounted onto the same reflector.
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    Continued here...
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    Originally posted by sega626
    If you are looking in the trunk to find the headlights, then, yes you need to take it to the dealer. You might not even need to be driving.
    IS that suppose to be some weird Georgia humor?

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    Thanks guys. Found the 10mm bolt. I just hand adjusted it.

    Clockwise is down and vise versa.

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    Originally posted by cyeung65
    ...Also, the Left/Right adjustment is fixed...
    Can someone verify this? My '06 housings show a L/R directional arrow, but I could not find an adjustment screw. I suspect cyeung65 is right, but I hope he's not: my passenger headlight points several degrees to the right.

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    To adjust left to right, loosen the top headlight mounting bolts. They have a little play in the mounts, so you can aim and then tighten again.
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    Thanks, I tried that but it wasn't enough. I may try taking the bumper off and applying some "persuasion" to the other headlight bolts.

    I wonder if it's common in Ody's that the right headlight points right. Maybe it's by design. Anyone care to check theirs tonight?

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