Headlight adjustment. Sorry! - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



2017+ Super Duty The 2017+ Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550 Super Duty Pickup and Chassis Cab

Headlight adjustment. Sorry!

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-10-2018, 08:51 PM
Snowman 8's Avatar
Snowman 8 Snowman 8 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 288
Snowman 8 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Headlight adjustment. Sorry!

I am looking for the headlight adjustment procedure for adjusting my headlights on my 2017 F350. I am sorry because I know there are old postís on this but I canít seem to find what I am looking for. I just had a 2Ē level installed on my truck today and I got flashed a lot before the level so I figured I better re-adjust my headlights because they will be even higher now. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-11-2018, 12:33 AM
Rustofer Rustofer is online now
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 127
Rustofer is starting off with a positive reputation.
From page 350 of the owners manual:

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2018, 07:51 AM
Snowman 8's Avatar
Snowman 8 Snowman 8 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 288
Snowman 8 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thank you. So I’m guessing that in step number two when it says to measure from the headlamp bulb center to the ground, they must mean the upper bulb? I have an XLT with halogens.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-11-2018, 09:26 AM
Ifirefight Ifirefight is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 23
Ifirefight is starting off with a positive reputation.
I did mine after leveling. I parked it on a level surface in front of a wall/garage door. Turned on low beams...put masking tape on the wall where the top area of the light beam was shining.. measured down 2 inches put another piece of tape.. adjusted the light to the lower piece of tape. Works fine.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-11-2018, 12:06 PM
Rustofer Rustofer is online now
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 127
Rustofer is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowman 8 View Post
Thank you. So Iím guessing that in step number two when it says to measure from the headlamp bulb center to the ground, they must mean the upper bulb? I have an XLT with halogens.
When I do mine I'll be measuring from the center of the overall fixture.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-11-2018, 12:46 PM
07Wolfie 07Wolfie is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 50
07Wolfie is starting off with a positive reputation.
Careful with those headlight adjusters, at least on the LED lights. The mechanism doesnít move smoothly and I broke both adjustments cables trying to lower them. Basically the amount of force required to snap the cable is less than the amount required to move the headlight. Havenít taken it in for warranty replacement yet...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-15-2018, 11:52 AM
Vezfly Vezfly is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 19
Vezfly is starting off with a positive reputation.
On a 2017 LED lights, is the light adjustment screw the silver one in the corner on top in plane view? which way do you turn for up and down?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-15-2018, 08:38 PM
Vezfly Vezfly is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 19
Vezfly is starting off with a positive reputation.
Clockwise is down FYI- driver side worked, passenger side broke- ridiculous,calling ford in morning
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-15-2018, 09:27 PM
K A M K A M is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 395
K A M is starting off with a positive reputation.
When they say center of the beam to ground they mean the light beam projected on the wall to the ground
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-15-2018, 10:03 PM
Snowman 8's Avatar
Snowman 8 Snowman 8 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 288
Snowman 8 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I just ended up doing what Ifirefight did. I couldn’t find a level enough area for the truck to sit on and have 25’ in front of it. I’ll just have to see how it works, I can always put it back to where it was or lower it even more if needed.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-16-2018, 04:30 PM
FmaxTurboSi FmaxTurboSi is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 327
FmaxTurboSi is starting off with a positive reputation.
I just turned mine down a couple of clicks and drove it in the dark. Driving along center divider on the freeway, I just made sure the beam had a slight downward angle. I know it's not the "technical" way to do it, but it worked.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help adjusting headlights Jag Red 54 2015+ F150 6 09-15-2017 10:57 AM
Headlight Buckets the cleaner 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 2 08-25-2017 12:34 PM
Headlight adjustment... afonda 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 1 07-16-2017 04:39 AM
Broken headlight adjuster. Is it available separately? Hotairjunkie 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 2 05-21-2017 03:29 PM
Headlight aiming problem LIL LU 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 8 01-28-2017 09:47 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.