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Old 05-31-2009, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to adjust headlights?

Does anyone know what a good procedure is to adjust the headlights on these cars is? I have the Ford service manual but it seems like their procedure is a little overly complicated.
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Default Re: How to adjust headlights?

adjust like reposition the angle the light is pointing on the road? lola had to had this done too...
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Have you located the two adjusting screws on each light? The are located behind the headlight door/trim that comes off with 4 screws. Some could be visible without removing the painted trim but I like to remove it so I do not slip and chip the paint.

One screw moves the light up and down.

The other screw moves the light left and right.

These movements are based on a tilting of the light and there is a spring behind the light bucket to keep them tight.

To get the right level, I normally park on a level street about 30 feet behind another average car. I adjust the low beam so it just misses (a bit lower)their mirrors. Right light should be almost straight forward, left light should angle a bit to the right to avoid blinding oncoming cars.
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Default Re: How to adjust headlights?

Yes, I know of the screws and aware how they work. I was wondering what the proper adjustment is though.
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