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adjusting headlights down for hids

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by htuong95, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oct 30, 2010 at 1:35 AM
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    htuong95

    htuong95 [OP] Have a nice day

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    After searching online, I think I found the adjustment screw on my 2001 Tacoma, but my screw does not have a nut on it. How do I turn it? Below is a picture. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Oct 30, 2010 at 1:51 AM
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    Can't tell from your pic, is there a torx socket in the end? If not, it looks like the end of that is hexagonal. So, maybe a really small socket wrench/wrench?
     
  3. Oct 30, 2010 at 2:01 AM
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    Here is a another picture of the screw.
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  4. Oct 30, 2010 at 2:35 AM
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    I think the plastic piece that goes on the back of that has been broken off.

    You post reminded me, so I just went and did mine. I still had plastic pieces with the screw heads on. Cracked one, so I used an 8mm socket instead.

    Looks like that head is square. Maybe see if you've can use a pair of pliers?
     
  5. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:31 AM
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    FWIW I just removed my HID's. Got tired of feeling like a douche blinding other drivers. No matter how much you adjust them you will not get rid of the hotspots. The light output is the shit, but in a halogen housing you cant control the light output. BTW the adjustment is 4mm.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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    Thankyou Zork, I do a lot of driving at night and HID's make it mighty tough on the 'other' driver.
     
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    x2
     
  8. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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