From digest.v7.n537 Wed Nov 5 01:06:05 1997
From: "Smith, Christopher E" <christopher.e.smith_at_lmco.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 08:21:11 -0500
Subject: RE: Headlight Adjustment DIY
"After having some repairs done at a local body shop, I noticed the low
& high beams are out of adjustment. Apparently, the state of TX no
longer requires proper aim as part of their inspection. Thus I cannot
find anyone in the North Dallas/Plano area th
at has the proper aiming equipment. I've even called a few service/body
shops with no luck.
Does anyone have an accurate DIY system of headlight adjustment?"
Solution: Tape Measure and flat wall (garage doors work)
Park ~20 ft. from a flat wall on a level surface.
Measure height of center of headlights.
Measure height of light beam on wall.
Adjust low beam such that center of beam on wall is a couple of inches
below center of headlight height.
Adjust high beam for level or slightly above level or as perferred.
Left /Right Adjustment:
Repeat above except measure separation between headlights.
Measure separation of projected beams on wall.
I adjust my right headlight bias slightly to the right for "Deer Search
Remember: With only two adjustment screws per light, the
up/down/left/right adjustments are iterative as one affects the other.
I hope this aims you in the right direction.
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