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I'm tired of people flashing their high-beams at me ever since I did 32"s and a T-bar crank, so what I need to know is a) how do you adjust the headlights and b) what is the factory approved method of aligning them properly? (I know its something like with truck X feet from a wall on level ground, the headlights should be X inches above the ground.)
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if you know how to remove the headlight, then the 3 studs that go into the header panel are the adjusting points. if you turn the plastic nubs that the headlight retaining clips clip to, it will move that part of the headlight in or out, so if you find the right stud, it will move the headlight up and down. i do not know the factory approved method for adjusting them, but hopefully someone will chime in.
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Half way there, thanks Bob! I know someone had posted it on G-E but I don't feel like using a proxy to search that site.
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what i would do at least for now it adjust them temporarily, if you adjust them both a little, and an equal amount, you should be ok
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I'm sure by the end of the day someone will chime in. Its a "truck day" because my girlfriend is working.
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New pimp my ride

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Now all I have to do is get my roommate's Oldsmobile off the driveway so I can start washing, claying, washing, and Zainoing the truck.. who does she think she is, sleeping in on a Sunday! 8)
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The Full Zaino Process (plus a few pictures)

well if you already know they are too high (people flashing at you) you can just pull up to a brick wall on level ground and adjust them downward a little and see what happens. that's what i did after my lift and torsion bar readjustment. no flashes.
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Doesn't anyone have the specs for adjusting them per the factory?
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Doesn't anyone have the specs for adjusting them per the factory?
I don't

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lmao, travis dont dig up old threads!!!

damn newbies!!
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lol i was about to kick some ***
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Step 1



Begin by finding a level surface and a vertical garage door or wall. Park the vehicle close to the wall and mark the lights' horizontal centerlines with masking tape.



Step 2



Next, mark the low beams' vertical centerlines. For better precision, stand behind the car at its center point and, looking through the back window, guide a helper in marking vertical dead center. Marking the vehicle's centerline is also helpful to verify side-to-side alignment.



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Park the vehicle on a flat surface 25 feet away from the wall, pointing straight ahead. Use the lights' horizontal- and vertical-adjusting screws to position the low beams' intensity zones two inches below and to the right of the taped centerlines. (Trim ring removed to show adjusters.)

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Adjustments can normally be made without removing any parts. Turning the top adjusting screw clockwise raises the beam and vice versa. Similarly, the side adjuster moves the beam left and right.
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High beams' "zones" should be below the line and vertically centered in relation to the vehicle's centerline (not marked with tape in this example). Here, the right-side high beam needs to come inboard. When in doubt, be courteous and err your aim low and to the right.

Here is the link with more info. http://www.advanceautoparts.com/engl...010801ha.html#
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Dude Travis you totally shafted my idear!!!! hahaha

Almost 2 and a half years old. Good one!
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Dude Travis you totally shafted my idear!!!! hahaha

Almost 2 and a half years old. Good one!
And we got a real answer out of it!

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also check the self leveling gyro in the back, this may be rusted causeing the lights to be stuck at a specific angle that is not desireable and needs to be replace.... make sure to get plenty of oil on the new one also to prevent problems down the road...
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