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This is a discussion on Horizontal headlight adjustment within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I've got an 08' wrx and the driver side headlight is pointed to right side. Ikw there's vertical adjustments. Any ...

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    Horizontal headlight adjustment

    I've got an 08' wrx and the driver side headlight is pointed to right side. Ikw there's vertical adjustments. Any recommendations on how to fix this problem

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    Common mistake is to use a wrench to adjust. They're designed for a long phillips screw driver to go in a U shaped hole which is next to a bolt, and when you twist it rotates the bolt which adjusts the beam. There are two holes. One for the horizontal and one for the vertical.
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    I haven't adjust the bolt but there's no Philips screws in any holes next to bolt

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    there isnt. there are prongs. the phillipshead mates up with the prongs and allows for fine adjustment
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    Hi, I have a 2014 WRX sedan with factory HID's and I find them to be pointed too low. I've done searching and seen a bunch of people on various forums with similar feelings. obviously i don't want them too high to blind traffic, but part of why I wanted HID's is for better visibility similar to my Acura RDX I have and other HID car's i have driven in the past. My visibility doesn't go too far ahead of me and its bugging me. The adjuster in the car allows for them to point lower in case I'm towing, but on the 0 setting (normal) its just too low.

    I'm going to adjust them higher, but does anyone have an idea of what they should be? I recall reading somewhere to park like 25 ft away from a wall and adjust the beam 4 inches lower on the wall from the headlight height (obviously ensuring they are angled downward slightly).

    Any thoughts or anyone feel the same way?

    And I know the title of this thread is horizontal and I'm looking for vertical, but I didn't want to start a new thread unless necessary. And I also know the drivers side should point slightly lower and the cut off should look like _____/------- kind of thing given oncoming traffic
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