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Adjust Headlights on 2015 Tacoma??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by iK0NiK, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Jan 5, 2017 at 2:59 PM
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    iK0NiK

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    Can someone tell me which one of these adjust the vertical orientation of the headlights?

    The posts circled in orange have black covers protecting the adjustment, and the posts circled in blue are exactly as pictured.

    I need to aim my headlights further down.

    What do?

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  2. Jan 5, 2017 at 3:03 PM
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    Pretty sure it's the blue one. Pull up to a wall and find out
     
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  3. Jan 5, 2017 at 3:15 PM
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    You were right, thanks!
     
  4. Jan 5, 2017 at 3:31 PM
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    ^^^^^ THIS!

    It took me a stupid long time to figure this out. (And I thought I knew how to work on shit.)
    The "gear" piece meshes with a standard phillips head screw driver bit perfectly. On my 2015 there's even a plastic guide for a long screwdriver for the bottom adjuster.

    Tip: Don't mess with the horizontal adjuster unless you have a reason to.
     
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  6. Jan 5, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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    You mean don't mess with the horizontal adjuster, right?
     
  7. Jan 5, 2017 at 3:58 PM
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    Hey don't feel dumb. I was using a flathead adjusting that thing and wondering if I was going to go insane before I got any measurable adjustment. I parked facing a brick wall that was about 15 feet away. Got it down 2 courses before I called it good enough. I'll see how this does and if it needs further adjustment I'll break out the Phillips head tomorrow.

    Thanks again guys!
     
  8. Jan 5, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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    Heh...you caught me before I corrected it. Had "horizontal" first, then brain farted, changed it to "veritcal'. Sanity returned and I changed it back.
     
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    There was a reason I kept these lol!
     
  10. Jan 9, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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    Thanks for this. I just installed some LED headlights ad they need some adjusting. They sit to high. So judging by these diagrams, it looks like I would fumble with the vertical adjuster. And leave the horizontal adjuster alone. correct?
     
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    also i think an 8mm wrench fits on the adjusters as well. Shouldn't need to touch the horizontal adjusters if the light center is in the right spot.

    Also i must say.

    THANK YOU.

    Thank you for taking the time to aim your headlights after your new bulb install... SO MANY people just plop them in and then drive around blinding everyone it gets on my nerves.
     
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    No wrench needed just a Phillips screw driver.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2017 at 8:57 PM
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    I don't think I have a long enough screw driver. what length should it be?
     
  14. Jan 9, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    Don't know for sure. Long enough to reach the little gear thing? I can check tomorrow and get back with you
     
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    Sounds good.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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    Just went and checked. A medium sized Phillips head about 6" long will do it. If you don't have one I recommend picking up a cheap one just for this. It's damn near impossible and fucking frustrating to try turning that little bolt.
     
  17. Jan 9, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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    You could probably do it with a shorter driver though, just give it a shot if that's all you have.
     
  18. Jan 9, 2017 at 9:11 PM
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    Thanks bro! I will give it a try now.....
     
  19. Jan 9, 2017 at 9:12 PM
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    Let us know how it goes
     
  20. Jan 9, 2017 at 9:50 PM
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    Well, it worked with a standard screwdriver. Only thing is, i kept turning and turning counter clockwise and i really didn't see a difference. Probably cuz my LEDs give out so much scatter?
     

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