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Old 12-23-2008
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Headlight Adjusting

I recently got new black housing headlight and the height adjuster screw wasn't the same between the original set and the new ones so I couldn't swap them out. Another thing I noted was that the new headlights are much deeper and the tabs where the adjusters go are longer.

Long story short, I had to realign these new ones by eye. I reinstalled the old headlights and made targets on the garage door as to where the headlight beam was in low and high. I then put the new ones in and aimed the to roughly the same spots on the targets.

I did a road test when it got dark and it seems that the low beams are lower..LOL....aimed too low. I'll have to adjust them up a bit, but this brings me to my next question.

I have a 2001 Edge with T-bars cranked to level the front end out and 31x10.5x15 BFG All Terrains on stock 15" rims.

I need someone to park on a level surface and 25' back (wall to bumper distance) from a flat wall and measure up to the center of your low beam marks.

It sounds crazy, but I know that there are guys that'll do it just for fun.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-23-2008
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I'd be curious to see that as well. I just eyeballed mine. I got them even by looking at the garage door. And adjusted them equally while in the street to where I figured best. Works for me!
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Why don't you just adjust them up nice and high and then back them down if it looks too blinding for oncoming drivers? The first thing I do when I get a new vehicle is adjust the headlights as high as it can go without blinding anyone.
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Why don't you just adjust them up nice and high and then back them down if it looks too blinding for oncoming drivers? The first thing I do when I get a new vehicle is adjust the headlights as high as it can go without blinding anyone...
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I just measure up to the middle of the headlight from the ground, then mark that hight on a wall, and set the lights so that the cut off is just below my mark. Works for me and I never have people complain about my lights.
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I paid under $40 to have mine adjusted at a body shop. They had a grid on the wall, and now I don't have anybody flashing their brights at me
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I just removed the new adjusters and installed the factory one in my aftermarket headlights... no adjustments needed.
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I just measure up to the middle of the headlight from the ground, then mark that hight on a wall, and set the lights so that the cut off is just below my mark. Works for me and I never have people complain about my lights.
How far back from the wall do you park the truck?


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I paid under $40 to have mine adjusted at a body shop. They had a grid on the wall, and now I don't have anybody flashing their brights at me
I'm trying to save $40....LOL


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I just removed the new adjusters and installed the factory one in my aftermarket headlights... no adjustments needed.
The top adjuster on the new headlights is not the same as the one on the old set. Otherwise I would have swapped them out to begin with.
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Usually, I park back about 25-50ft. I'm aiming my headlights pretty much straight out, so distance doesn't effect it much.
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I paid under $40 to have mine adjusted at a body shop. They had a grid on the wall, and now I don't have anybody flashing their brights at me
If you need work done on your truck, like your muffler bearing oiled, or your blinker fluid changed, just call me, I'll do it for cheap!
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