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Old 09-29-2008, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Redline headlight angle adjustment

I was examining my headlights last night because at night I am only able to see about 10-15 in front of the car with the headlights on. Is there a way to adjust the angle of the headlights to make them project further?

Our lights mount very easily and I think I might have found a way with a hex wrench. Any comments or instructions would be appreciated.


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Old 09-29-2008, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes there is. I adjusted mine a couple of years ago and it made a world of difference in seeing at night. I would be happy to tell you exactly how to do it but... it was a couple of years ago and I don't remember exactly what I turned to do it. There was a bolt (screw) something that attached to it. At first I was like "What is this?" Then I realized it adjusted the light. I will try to look tomorrow and take a picture. I do think you can find it if you look around enough. Sorry I couldn't help more.
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I'd like to know this as well, as my headlights only light up like 50 feet in front of me.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you need an alan key and all u do it pull up to a building back at night and put them where u want them evenly, if u cant find it ill post a pic up tomorow of where u have to adjust
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm going to try to use my garage door this evening to adjust them. I believe after I got a new front in from an accident my lights were not "calibrated" correctly from the body shop. They just threw them in and that is that. Appreciate the help guys, I might make a how-to thread about this when I figure this out tonight as i'm sure a lot of people would like to know in details how to do this.

Not a huge deal, but still would be nice to have a sticky about this.

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Yeah, I'm going to try to use my garage door this evening to adjust them. I believe after I got a new front in from an accident my lights were not "calibrated" correctly from the body shop. They just threw them in and that is that. Appreciate the help guys, I might make a how-to thread about this when I figure this out tonight as i'm sure a lot of people would like to know in details how to do this.

Not a huge deal, but still would be nice to have a sticky about this.

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Not worth making a how-to. It should be pretty self-explanatory. Wait for dark, turn on headlights, open hood, adjust with hex wrench. I think it's a 5.5mm. Oh, and close the hood when you're done.......

I kept the wrench in my car for a couple weeks after putting the HID's in just in case I had them aimed too high and got in people's faces while driving. I got high beamed once or twice. Now when I get high beamed, I just beam them back. " you think my lights are bright now? Well here's high beams bitch!"
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Not worth making a how-to. It should be pretty self-explanatory. Wait for dark, turn on headlights, open hood, adjust with hex wrench. I think it's a 5.5mm. Oh, and close the hood when you're done.......

I kept the wrench in my car for a couple weeks after putting the HID's in just in case I had them aimed too high and got in people's faces while driving. I got high beamed once or twice. Now when I get high beamed, I just beam them back. " you think my lights are bright now? Well here's high beams bitch!"

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Not worth making a how-to. It should be pretty self-explanatory. Wait for dark, turn on headlights, open hood, adjust with hex wrench. I think it's a 5.5mm. Oh, and close the hood when you're done.......

I kept the wrench in my car for a couple weeks after putting the HID's in just in case I had them aimed too high and got in people's faces while driving. I got high beamed once or twice. Now when I get high beamed, I just beam them back. " you think my lights are bright now? Well here's high beams bitch!"
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Not worth making a how-to. It should be pretty self-explanatory. Wait for dark, turn on headlights, open hood, adjust with hex wrench. I think it's a 5.5mm. Oh, and close the hood when you're done.......

I kept the wrench in my car for a couple weeks after putting the HID's in just in case I had them aimed too high and got in people's faces while driving. I got high beamed once or twice. Now when I get high beamed, I just beam them back. " you think my lights are bright now? Well here's high beams bitch!"
Ehhh yeah, just trying to help others out who didn't know. I figured it was the hex bolts that had something to do with it obviously. self-explanatory, ehh maybe. Its always nice to know how to do something right the first time. Thanks.
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Not worth making a how-to. It should be pretty self-explanatory. Wait for dark, turn on headlights, open hood, adjust with hex wrench. I think it's a 5.5mm. Oh, and close the hood when you're done.......

I kept the wrench in my car for a couple weeks after putting the HID's in just in case I had them aimed too high and got in people's faces while driving. I got high beamed once or twice. Now when I get high beamed, I just beam them back. " you think my lights are bright now? Well here's high beams bitch!"
Adjust what with hex wrench? Where's the screw? (I haven't even looked at the headlights yet so give me an idea)
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