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Help with headlight adjustment?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by djrobb, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    djrobb

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    The headlights on my ‘06 sport were very frosted over and I couldn’t revive them with sanding kits. I replaced them with the link below. I’m having trouble adjusting them and i wonder if anyone has tips. There are two set screws on the back. One seems to move the beams left/right and the other up/down but I’m not totally sure.

    The left headlight looks pretty good but the right one is very washed out. You can see it in the picture. It kind of looks out of focused I’d say and it looks high. When I adjust it all the way down it still looks kinda washed out on regular beams and looks low on high beams. I attached two pics. One showing regular beams and the other high beams. If you look at the Amazon listing you can see the back of the assembly. Thanks!


    Headlights Depot Replacement for Toyota Tacoma Sport Package Black Halogen Headlights Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDNL67H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_iulzBb8C483D4

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  2. Aug 3, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    BillsSR5

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  3. Aug 4, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    Most likely your bulb and/or the shield is not aligned correctly. Look at the two headlights and compare the little dome shield in front of the bulb. You may have to stick in a long screwdriver and bent it around so it is in the same place as the "good" headlight. Also look at the bulb seat itself and make sure it is straight and the rubber seal is on correctly.
    Hope you sealed the housings or they will fill up with water.
    I ended up with genuine toyota headlights after trying the cheap chinese junk.

    Fritz
     
  4. Aug 5, 2018 at 5:29 AM
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    djrobb

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    Thanks so much. That’s very helpful! I’ll give those tweaks a go. I did seal, fingers crossed it lasts at least a little while. Thanks again.
     

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