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 Post subject: headlight aiming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:34 pm 
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how do i aim the headlights on my '98 outback? i have looked, but can't see any adjustment screws on them. help please?



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 Post subject: Re: headlight aiming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:53 pm 
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There's two, one long bolt on the left or right side of the main 9007 bulb, and one under it.

Usually after about 12 years the plastic "adjustment screw" has cracked and fallen off, and the bolt has seized.



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 Post subject: Re: headlight aiming
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:25 pm 
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sweet. i'll have to take a look and see what i can do with them. is the screw has cracked and fallen off, can i put a metal scew in place of it, or am i stuck with horrible night lighting untill i can afford some jdm projectors?



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 Post subject: Re: headlight aiming
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:34 pm 
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can you buy the plastic bolts that go on the end of the alignment screws? does anybody know?



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 Post subject: Re: headlight aiming
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Just use some pb blaster and some vice grips.



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 Post subject: Re: headlight aiming
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:38 am 
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thanks. i'll give that a try.



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 Post subject: Re: headlight aiming
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Huffer wrote:
Just use some pb blaster and some vice grips.


i just adjusted my headlights using this method. it gave me an idea for a diy post. more on this later...



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