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Old 10-03-2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Headlight Adjustment

Does anyone elses lights point down at the ground like mine do? I had to stick a piece of wood underneath the headlight so that it would point at least somewhat straight ahead so I can drive at night. Is there any way to adjust the angle of the beam? I've tried and tried to figure out how to do this but so far the only solution I have been able to come up with is the block of wood thing!

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Old 10-03-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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what yr?....if its a 99-04 theres a lil screw shoudl be a hex wrench u turn that and they can move up and down
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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Not hijacking but let's say it is a SN then how would you adjust, because mine are pointing too high and I always get flashed.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:15 PM   #4
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Not hijacking but let's say it is a SN then how would you adjust, because mine are pointing too high and I always get flashed.
ALL MUSTANGS have outer hex screws on the headlamps for adjustment. There are two screws for each! One corrects up/down and the other side/side Don't wedge a piece of wood or a pry bar in there to force your headlights!.. This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard!
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Not hijacking but let's say it is a SN then how would you adjust, because mine are pointing too high and I always get flashed.
ALL MUSTANGS have outer hex screws on the headlamps for adjustment. There are two screws for each! One corrects up/down and the other side/side Don't wedge a piece of wood or a pry bar in there to force your headlights!.. This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard!
Hahaha! It's an '03 GT! So are they the hex screws with the philips head on the inside? Here are some photos of what I have! Can you point out the adjusters?

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Here you are. It's easiest to adjust it with the headlight in the car and on. Just turn it and see which way it goes and adjust it to where it should be. There's specifications in the manual but I don't remember them.

There is no horizontal adjustment... not that I know of anyway, the manual says only the vertical is adjustable.

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right here is the only one i know of, i dont know where the side to side is if there is one

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I tried that and it really didn't do anything. I'll try it again. Also, on the passenger side, the bulb cup that amplifies light to the rear diffuser is loose. Is there any way I can get into the actual light to push it back. It seems to have slid forward and is sort of dangling!

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I tried that and it really didn't do anything. I'll try it again. Also, on the passenger side, the bulb cup that amplifies light to the rear diffuser is loose. Is there any way I can get into the actual light to push it back. It seems to have slid forward and is sort of dangling!

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The turn doesn't adjust a lot... at about 35-40 feet, a full turn moves the beam about 3" up/down.

There's no real way to get into the light to fix that... your best bet is to see what you can do about it from the bulb hole. You CAN pull the whole headlight apart but you'll never get it to seal back up properly and condensation will form in it all of the time.
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Got it to work! Thanks guys! Now I can see who I'm hitting at night! LOL!

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