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Head light re-alignment question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ScottyKC, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Mar 27, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    ScottyKC

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    After installing a lift, how do we point our headlights down so I not shinning in every car;s window?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    Cars0n`

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    there is little screw points on the back of the light. it almost looks like a small mechanical gear. i have not looked closely at them tho, my friends aftermarket lights (cobalt) has it so u can fit a phillips screw driver in there and turn it to adjust. not sure how much to adjust and what way to turn the dials. there should be 2. usually one is left and right the other is up and down

    another friend of mine turns his high beams on and it just shines over everyones roof lol
     
  3. Mar 27, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    Go to item 5 on page 4 of the attached instructions. Also, some word of advice. Take a permanent marker and mark either straight up or horizontal on one side of the set screw. Then pay attention to which way you turn it and how far. That way if you get things wrong or need to start over, you can just use the mark to set it back to where you started.
     

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  4. Mar 27, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    Yeah... good luck with that. My headlights are aimed too high, and no matter what I do with the little screws, not a damn thing happens.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    Must be something broken then. I've pointed mine down further (they were too high just from adding the tonneau). And now I probably need to point them back up after adding the AAL. Never had a problem adjusting them.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    Well then both lights must be busted to hell because none of my adjustment knobs do anything at all... Not a one of the 4. I don't know what the deal is. I am looking into some of those black ebay lights anyway, so I guess I'm not gonna get too worked up about it anyway. Just frustrating ya know?
     
  7. Mar 27, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    There are 2 of those 'screws on gears' for each headlight, 1 up top closer to the radiator then the other is on the opposite corner on the bottom. Turn the bottom one for up/down, I forget which way but just park 20' from a wall at night and play with it. I think an 8mm socket is the one you need to turn it. should only take a few full turns to get it where you want it.
     
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