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Adjusting headlights

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by toy02ota, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    toy02ota

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    I put some new headlights in today. The body shop guy thought he got them right as far as aiming...how can I move them up because they dont help at all on low beam.
     
  2. Mar 20, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    I have not done it, but I think there is a screw on the top for your up-down adjustment and I would think also a screw on the side for your side to side adj.
    get a buddy to park his car (regular sized sedan) about 25 feet in front of you, then adjust so your low beams are just below his mirrors.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    There's a single adjustment screw (whatever ...) for vertical (up / down) adjustments. There is no additional adjustment for horizontal aiming.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    ^^^Yep! There a screw on the inside, and at the end of it you can see its hexed or what not, so it can take a socket wrench. Not sure what size though.
    I just re-adjusted mine last weekend.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    X2 to what above posters said. One thing, if these are after market headlights, dont be surprised if getting aim perfect is difficult, if not impossible. I manage a body shop for a living, and had repaired my 04 a couple of times, so I have seen this happen quite a bit. The A/M's never did aim right
     
  6. Mar 20, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    use a number to screw driver u can see where the screw driver will catch the grooves and turn it clock wise to bring it down
     
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