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Old 10-25-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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Headlght beams adjust?

Does anyone know how to adjust the beams on the headlights? Apparently my local ford dealership does not know how to screw in a light bulb to say the least haha
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Does anyone know how to adjust the beams on the headlights? Apparently my local ford dealership does not know how to screw in a light bulb to say the least haha
you mean like aming them?
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you mean like aming them?
Yes
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Yes there should be a screw type thing on the housing, and you take a screwdriver and adjust them. You will need a flat surface and a wall. And a few feet I have neither. But my neighbors do

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Hold on I'll send you what the book says. I'm at my computer right now so give me a minute..

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Give me another minute I'll walk down to the scanner
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Did you check the bulb to make sure it's seated properly? You really shouldn't have to re aim the headlamp after a bulb change.
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Did you check the bulb to make sure it's seated properly? You really shouldn't have to re aim the headlamp after a bulb change.
That is a good point..
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Check your email Nick just sent! It does seem odd that they would just get out of alignment
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Did you check the bulb to make sure it's seated properly? You really shouldn't have to re aim the headlamp after a bulb change.
Well I mean doesnt the bulb just lock in?
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Yes, once the bulb/socket is seated properly, you turn it about a quarter turn to lock it in place. Not sure how the Ford tech could mess up something that simple. Maybe they bumped the adjustment mechanism.
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Did you check the bulb to make sure it's seated properly? You really shouldn't have to re aim the headlamp after a bulb change.
I got in an accident a while bak to the bumper and housing were replaced
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Does your headlights appear to be going more to the bumper or into the hood? Mine point straight but the light quality sucks. Just wondering if yours is doing the same or not.
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Does your headlights appear to be going more to the bumper or into the hood? Mine point straight but the light quality sucks. Just wondering if yours is doing the same or not.
One is pointing more up while the other is straight
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Yes, once the bulb/socket is seated properly, you turn it about a quarter turn to lock it in place. Not sure how the Ford tech could mess up something that simple. Maybe they bumped the adjustment mechanism.
Yeah it's not surprising at this place. They're service is horrible! Lately I took my My moms Lincoln there and they wrote the sticker for 3K didn't check the tread depth on the tires. Didn't notice the wiper blades needed to be replaced
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Well I mean doesnt the bulb just lock in?
I found one of my headlight bulbs only partially twisted. One side was in the slot and the other side was overlapping the housing.
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Make sure they didn't try to keep the old rubber gaskets on there. the one's that come on the factory lights are red. Your new lights have a new rubber gasket already installed.

the little latch on the wiring harness should be on top. They only go in one way correctly.
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