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Adjusting bright headlight height

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by POWHANA, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Feb 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    POWHANA

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    My 2012 has a six inch lift, when I hit the high beams they are a bit high in the distance. Is there a way to adjust them?

    Thanks All...
     
  2. Feb 4, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    You need a skinny phillips or a small hand, there is a small wheel near the bottom of the lamp. Turn it to move the angle of the beams up or down.

    Edit: Behind the head lamp, near the bottom so you would have to open your hood obviously.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    SWEET! Thanks LARGE!
     
  4. Feb 4, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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    Enough modifications to piss the wife off!!
    And the adjustment is a major pain in the ass to get to....good luck.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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    Anybody possibly able to take pictures of the adjustment? I lifted my truck and drove it for the first time at night this weekend and every other car I flashed their brights at me. I even had a dude on a golf cart flashing his lights at me! Not cool really I need to get this straight.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    It's the metal screw you see to the left and just below the headlight bulb. The one on the right is the one that adjusts the light side to side, the one on the left adjusts the horizontal. Use a long handled philips head screw driver and insert it from the top. You will see a channel that holds the shaft of the screw driver to make adjustment easier.
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  7. Feb 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    That looks like it would be hard to get to if its on the truck!
     
  8. Feb 11, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    If you use a long phillips head screwdriver on the "GEAR" it is very easy. There is a plastic channel to help keep the screwdriver centered.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    If you do it this way, it's actually very simple to make adjustments. I keep a long handled screw driver in my glove box just for this reason.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    I'll be adjusting tonight. Do you look at your brights when adjusting or your low beam?
     
  11. Feb 11, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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    Low beams. I've attached the section from the FSM on how to adjust your lights properly.
     

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  12. Feb 11, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    Thanks guys. Won't quit raining here so I guess ill be adjusting them another day. I printed that document off now I have to make since of what it says.
     
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