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Old December 10th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stock Headlight alignment with HID's

Hey guys I just installed my HID's but they def. need some alignment. My car didnt come with the manual and Ive searched this site and the other. Its dark out now, but if anyone can tell me how to do it real quick thad be helpful.
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matt do u know where the alignment screws are?
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There are two phillips head allignment screws behind each light. They are hard to see but you access them through the holes in the frame behind the light.

One is angled to the side and one is straight down. The angled one adjust your up and down and the screw thats straight down adjusts side to side.

One of the screw will have a plastic cover that you have to take off some how to access the phillips head screw under it. I had to rip mine out but.

Sit your car about 10' in front of a wall. Put your stock light back in and use masking tape to mark the top and center of each light beam. Now put your HID's back in and line them up to the same tape marks.

It will really help if you have eyelids on your lights to help with the upper cutoff. This is what mine looked like after I alligned with lids.

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Old December 10th, 2007, 05:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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alright thanks guys yeah ill probably just look at it tomorrow cause I feel like theyre aiming straight up and blinding everyone..
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u need to align them at night so u know where they are aiming. pull your car approx 50-100ft from a wall and aim them accordingly so u will be able to see a far distance but not over anothers hood
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The cutoff issues are easily resolved by taking the projos apart and chopping off that excess metal off the cutoff plate. Else JB-welding a piece of flashing over it to create a line. I'd prefer the former, just because it's better to have more beam than less.

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Old December 10th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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so I just took a quick look and im lost couldnt really find anything, in relation to where the bulb plugs into the back of the headlight where am I looking?
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There are two phillips head allignment screws behind each light. They are hard to see but you access them through the holes in the frame behind the light.

One is angled to the side and one is straight down. The angled one adjust your up and down and the screw thats straight down adjusts side to side.

One of the screw will have a plastic cover that you have to take off some how to access the phillips head screw under it. I had to rip mine out but.
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If you stand in front of your car facing the lights and stand directly over the lights you will see a round hole in the frame right behind the edge of the light housing. Through that hole you access both screws. You will need to take a flashlight and light up the area right behind the frame. If you were looking at the whole light as it's positioned on the car, the adjustment screws would be between the edge of the lens cover and the bulb connector where you put in the bulb.

I think a bright light would clear things up dramatically.
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Hey wass sup ya'll im new here ^_^, sorrry to reopen this thread but on the picture were can i adjust the left to right alignment on the headlight?
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its better to open a old thread then post a new one and i belive its the screw with the plastic still on it in the picture
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thanks for the reply! but i hope this aint a dumb question how can i remove it?
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Can't reach screw so I have to take the bumper off to get to light just to adjust it? My screws r under the metal frame
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Ya the screw is not reachable it sucks with out having a tiny long driver to screw it but no room in my auto matic to get to it it's not in the hole in frame.. so I got to take lights out which is stupid idk.. got a 2008 eclipse gs Spyder
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