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      11-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Adjusting Headlight

Can't seem to find that diagram that shows how far to park away from the wall and how high the low beam should be on the wall. Anyone got that diagram?
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      11-18-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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If you email me and remind me tomorrow I will get you all the info. I'll try and remember but just in case I don't
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      11-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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When I got my 135, the lights were adjusted so low that the low beams only shined maybe 20-30 feet in front of the car. It took me a few tries, but I adjusted the lights up until the low beams shined the appropriate distance in front of the car.
It was easy to see the top edge of the light beams, which allowed me to adjust the lights so they shined evenly.
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      11-25-2012, 08:31 PM   #4

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This is what I do... I pull up close to the wall... say less than a foot away. I use some black electrical tape to mark an "+" on each headlights "hot spot". You want to make the "+" in the vertical/horizontal plane. Then back the car up(straight back) say 20 feet, your headlight cut off pattern should STILL be under those "+" cross hairs.

Here is a good example of how to adjust the headlights...
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