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adjusting headlights

adjusting headlights

Postby Solara562 » Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:49 pm

Does anybody know how to adjust the aim of the headlights for the 99 - 01 Toyota Solara? Thanx in advance
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Postby SleeperSolara » Sun Sep 18, 2005 6:25 pm

Um, you can't man.
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Postby bassthrive » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:06 am

On the back of each headlight housing are two 8mm bolts.
One is located low on the housing toward the radiator and has a gear-type washer. Turning this bolt clockwise will bring either light down, turning counter-clockwise will bring either light up.

The second set of bolts extends from the housing an inch or so and is located toward the corner lights. On my solara the bolts were covered by a gray plastic cap which I popped off with a flathead screwdriver. Rotating this bolt clockwise will turn the beam right, turning counter-clockwise will aim the beam left.
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Postby SC V6 » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:28 am

yeah.. just find a flat wall.. park around 20ft back, and adjust them... its pretty easy...
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Postby Solara562 » Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:05 pm

No I didn't, for some reason it won't go any higher. its still too low. I think its below average way below average.
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Postby Hsakuragi » Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:29 pm

try to install the bulb again...
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Postby SleeperSolara » Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:32 am

Well on mine i don't see any bolts to adjust for my car. :-?
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Postby SC V6 » Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:53 am

very back side.. they look like disks w\ ribs.... its hard to explain.. there should be a plastic cover over the adjustment piece.. those plastic cylinders come off.. .then you can adjust
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Postby bassthrive » Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:23 am

park facing a wall, very close, and mark the beam locations on the wall with tape. back the car 20 feet from the wall - your lights should be a few inches down and to the right of the original marks. you do not want to blind oncoming drivers.
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Postby WTF?? » Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:37 pm

SleeperSolara wrote:Well on mine i don't see any bolts to adjust for my car. :-?


Of course you do... its right here... it might be a little tough to turn with your bare hands, but it WILL turn... the first couple time i did it, i ripped some skin :oops: but itll be easier after you get it spinning... be sure to park facing s wall about 30ft... be patient with adjusting it..

Also keep in mind, the driver-side beam was made lower than the passenger so as to not blind oncoming traffic

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Postby SolDoubt » Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:44 pm

I was using my hands in the beginning, then i think i broke something in the drivers side knob and I couldnt turn it with my fingers, but if you get a socket wrench the job is 10x easier.
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Postby bassthrive » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:03 pm

wtf, just get an 8mm wrench!
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Postby SleeperSolara » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:41 pm

Oh, i just looked.
No wonder my headlights looks so low at night.
Will adjust later. :D :D
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