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Adjusting headlights after BHLM

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jo35, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. jo35

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    Did the BHLM this weekend. Looks amazing. However, when i put the headlights back on the truck they were aimed way high. Did some searching on the forums and found the vertical adjustment screw near the bottom of the light and grabbed a screwdriver and turned it counter-clockwise. Either it takes forever or they aren't really adjusting much. Strange because my high beams are way lower than before but my low beams are maybe only slightly lower. Does it really take that long to adjust the headlights? I'm talking like 3 minutes of constant turning of the screwdriver and barely a noticeable difference. any ideas?
     
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    Jerez SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    Half LT dont count
    It should be seconds to notice the difference...
    Did you park your truck about 25 ft in front of a ground on level ground infront?
    If you did the Bhlm, I don't think you touched the reflector or the back piece of the housing so I don't see how or why they would sit different
     
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    thump them lightly with an open palm on the face..........

    can u hear anything rattling around?
    or when they are on at night, can u see the light pattern bounce around alot as u drive?

    sometimes that little ball/socket joint can be weak and pop off inside.
     
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    Wow... figured it out. I was actually adjusting my lights the whole time. However, I had my brights on the entire time. My lows and high beams are switched. So when I have my "brights" turned on it is actually my lows but when I have my lows on it is actually my highs. My fogs turn off when i turn on my "brights" (lows in this case) which is normal i think.

    Any idea on how to fix this? Did i plug something in the wrong way? I assume that there's no wrong way to plug in the lights. Maybe I got the plug flipped or something?
     
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    Can anyone help me with this? My highs are on when my lows are supposed to be on and my lows are on when my brights are switched on. I looked st the plug and there's only one way to plug them in.
     
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    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    You can't plug them in wrong.
     
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    Are you sure you didn't just adjust them to where they are switched? What happens inside the truck on the dash when you flip on the highs? Push the lights forward and the blue high beam indicator lights up?
     
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    Yes it lights up but my lows will be on.
     
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    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Just curious, what are you looking at that you see the lows are on? Are you looking at the bulb?
     
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    No im looking at the beam pattern. Im just lost as to how this is even possible unless there's a problem with my bulbs
     
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    Is it possible that you just adjusted them so far out of whack that you think your highs are on? take the bulb out of the housing and plug it in, turn on the low beams and see where the light is coming from. There are 2 filaments, which is lit up?
     
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    The filament in the back is your high beam, the filament in the dish is your low beam. which one lights up.
     
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    Wow good info. I was wrong. My lows are on when they sre supposed to be on. Same goes with highs. I guesd they're just pointed high. I went up to a wall and started adjusting again. They are still high and I went as far as to where it stopped going down. Guess I maxed it out. Not sure what to do now. Sucks because im about to lift my teuck 5 inches. People oncoming will hate my guts lol
     
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    I would say then to make sure you have your housings seated on the truck correctly first. Then I would try playing with the adjustments going all the way both directions, and if I'm not mistaken, there are 2 adjustment knobs for each headlight. Good luck!
     
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    UPDATE: I fixed my headlights. On my old car the bulbs were designed to fit in the housing in one way (there were two small slots and one large slots for the three tabs, allowing it in only one way.) Well, on our trucks apparently that isn't the case. Both of my bulbs were positioned in a way that both filaments were vertical instead of horizontal. I rotated them so the filament was horizontal and now they are perfect. I'm lifting the truck soon so I was going to need to adjust them vertically downward anyways so I don't mind them being pointed down. Just a solution for anyone that might have this problem.
     
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