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Old Mon, Jan-03-2005, 03:14:33 AM   #1
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Default How to adjust headlight level with thumbwheel?

Does anyone know which way to turn the headlight level adjustment wheel to raise the level of the headlights so that they project farther down the road? In other words, if you are looking down at the wheels, do you rotate them clockwise or counter-clockwise to raise their level? I tried this and it seemed to me they need to go counter-clockwise but I could be wrong. Thanks in advance.
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I forgot which way it was. Try it both ways & see what happens, it's pretty simple...

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bump. I need to re-adjust mine also.

How do you adjust the lights...
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Lol, for crying out loud.

Do this: Pull up to a wall. Make sure you can then back up at least 25 feet. Also make sure the ground is level

Mark a spot on the wall thats the same heigth as the hood roundel. Draw a line, or use tape, thats the width of the car, but at the same heigth as the spot you marked.

Back the car up 25 feet.

Align the left part of the cut off (Thats the lowest part) to that line on the wall. I believe raise is when you turn the wheel counter-clockwise.

When I aligned my headlamps, I put them about an inch below the line.
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i thought our HIDs have are auto-leveling... meaning they level themselves regardless?
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I believe it's clockwise...have someone check for you. Just turn them and then have someone stand down the road. Very easy to check out especially if they're facing trees where u can tell how high they go.
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i thought our HIDs have are auto-leveling... meaning they level themselves regardless?
They don't, where's the switch to adj. or do I have to get access into my headlight assembly.
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I tried changing the level again and I am almost positive that turning the wheel counter-clockwise raises the level of the lights. At least it seems that way. I saw them do this at the dealership to change the level but didn't pay attention which way they turned the wheels.
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Here is a pic of the wheel for those who don't know. I can't remember which way it goes either but turn one to see which way it goes but remember how much you turned it (ie 1-2 full turns)
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They are auto-leveling such that if you have 5 cases of beer in your trunk, plus 2 buddies of yours in the back (you never let them in the front seat - keep that for the hot chicas), then your xenons don't go glaring in oncomming drivers' eyes... aka they level themselves down to their "normal, empty weight" setting. THAT is the setting that you can change by turning the knob. Hope this clarifies things up.
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