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Old 03-15-2009, 05:35 PM
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Aiming Headlights

anyone know if they make a speical tool for adjusting headlights i got new headlights but thier still little outof wack and cant get a rachet on it any more and cant find a 4mm wrench?
also does any one have any tips or tricks to aim head lights?

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I got one 1/4 in drive metric socket that fit fine, at Auto Zone for about $2.50
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They do make special tools for aiming head lights. I used them when I used to work at a Ford dealership. A cheaper way though is to pull up to a closed garage door at night with the headlights on and line them up with the door so they are even. Don't get them too high though.
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I got one 1/4 in drive metric socket that fit fine, at Auto Zone for about $2.50
6 point or 12? i have the same problem
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For adjusting the height with the rod that sticks up, I use a small pair of visegrips. Don't put them too tight though. Its worked fine for me.
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6 point or 12? i have the same problem

I think it is a 12 point. My regular metric sockets are 6 and they would not fit, so I'm assuming it was 12.
The clerk let me run out and try it for fit before I paid for it.
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I couldn't find a socket that would fit the rod.
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I used a 5/32 6 point worked fine..
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Not trying to highjack this thread but does anybody know what height the headlights should be aimed at from 25 feet?
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k it has afer market euros and the addjustments on the back i got them close with a 1/4" rachet and 5/32's soket but the rachet is hiting the raditor suport still need to bring them in a little bit.
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try taking off the header panel and adjusting the other mounts other than the one sticking up
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foud out snap-on carries the perfect tool RBYF445, Wrench, Ratcheting Headlight think i can get it aimed perfectly with that.
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