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Aiming Headlights??

Does anybody know how to aim the headlights on a 98 Mazda B4000? I cant seem to find a screw or anything for the adjustment... Would it be easier to just go to the dealer and get it done??
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I'd say go to the dealer, cuz I have yet to figure that out...

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I am not familiar with the Mazda headlights, but I am sure they are owner adjustable
step back and check them throughly in the day light, I am sure you will find the adjusting screws
if not, can you post some pictures?
with a photo we might be able to help as most of us drive Rangers - but I bet it is very similar
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Hmm Welcome to the site...
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Its actually very easy, but with out the photo its hard to describe... give me a minute I'll find how to do it...

::Found It:: (May become a How To here soon also)

Re-Aiming Your Headlights

Required/Recommended Tools : 5/32" wrench

Difficulty Level : Easy

After installing an aftermarket suspension kit on your vehicle, especially if it's only the front end, you will need to re-aim your headlights. They will be pointed too high, and will blind oncoming traffic (picture it as always running your highbeams on). You can and will likely get a ticket for this.This will be easiest to do at night, parked directly in front of a garage door (or a wall).


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Step 1:

Turn the lights on, and mark where the top of the beam hits the door. The adjustments will be very slight, as small changes in the angle of the beam near the vehicle will result in large changes in the angle of the beam at a distance.


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Step 2:

The adjusting bolt is located behind the headlamp, in the outermost corner. It is a very small bolt, 5/32". [see photo] You will need a wrench (a socket will not fit, the core support is in the way). Turning the wrench counter clockwise will lower the headlight beam.




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Step 3:

Once your lights are adjusted, test drive your truck to make sure that they are properly set (low enough, but not too low). If your lights are too low, you won't be able to see very far. Re-adjust your lights as necessary.
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awsome...thanks for the how to...and thanks for the welcome.....i'll let ya know how it goes when i adjust em....
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Resurrecting this post... Will this method work on a 2004 Ranger? I have 3 posts on mine, and was just wondering if it'll work that way?
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Resurrecting this post... Will this method work on a 2004 Ranger? I have 3 posts on mine, and was just wondering if it'll work that way?
In your owner's manual, page 38. Or look it up online:
http://www.genuineservice.com/default.asp?page=E4
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Thanks Bob, I didn't find the information on the site, but I will refer to my manual tonight.
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