does anyone know what number the little bubble is supposed to be at on both of the levels that are on top of the headlights. Mine have the little bubble all the way on the bottom on the driver side and all the way on the top on the passenger side and i was just wondering if they should be that way or where I should have them from the factory. I was in a minor collision in a parking lot with a honduh and I believe this has skewed my beam direction. I noticed it this past week when it was really foggy down here in the south, beams are looking like they were cross-eyed. Please help. Hey marc I bet you know the answer to this one too lol ;D
i would really like to know what the factory settings are so i can get them both level cause i just bought some silverstars yesterday and I don't want ppl in oncoming traffic getting blinded and running into me I'm gonna see how it's gonna be just a tad bit below 0. I'll come back on and let you know when i get this accomplished. thanks for the heads up.
Headlamp Aiming The screen method is preferred for aiming headlamps.
Headlamp aiming is done with the low beam lamps. The high beam lamps will be correctly aimed if the low beam lamps are aimed properly.
Screen Method for Headlamp Aiming (Visual Aim) The screen method requires an area set up specifically for headlamp aim.
The area should consist of a level surface large enough to allow for a vehicle and an additional 7.62 m (25 ft) as measured from the face of the headlamps to the aiming screen.
The screen should be a wall or other flat surface at least 1.52 m (5 ft) high by 3.66 m (12 ft) wide with a matte white surface well shaded from extraneous light, and 90 degrees to the floor. The screen should be provided with a permanent vertical reference line 61 cm (2 ft) from the left edge of the screen, 2 laterally adjustable vertical tapes, and one vertically adjustable horizontal tape.
After the aiming screen has been set up and located, paint or tape a reference line on the floor 15.24 m (50 ft) from the vertical reference line on the screen. This line should be perpendicular to the aiming screen and a mark placed at 7.62 m (25 ft) from the screen.
Headlamp Aiming Procedure Adjust the headlamps to the specifications required by state and local authorities.
Align the left tires of the vehicle with the reference line extending from the screen with the headlamps aligned with the reference line. Remove any snow, ice or mud from the vehicle. The vehicle should be fully assembled and all other work stopped while the headlamp aiming is being done. The vehicle should be loaded to represent normal vehicle use. Tires should be properly inflated. Rock the vehicle to stabilize the suspension. Measure from the reference line on the floor to the left headlamp bulb centerline. At the screen, measure from the reference line and place the vertical tape at the measured distance. Measure from the reference line on the floor to the right headlamp bulb centerline. At the screen, measure from the reference line and place the second vertical tape at the measured distance. Adjust the left and right headlamp horizontal aim to the vertical lines on the screen by turning the horizontal aiming screws.
Measure from the floor to the aim dot marked on the left headlamp lens and subtract 51 mm (2 in). At the screen, measure from the floor and place the horizontal line at the previously calculated distance. Adjust the left headlamp to the horizontal line on the screen by turning the vertical aiming screw. Measure from the reference line on the floor to the aim dot marked on the right headlamp lens. At the screen, measure from the floor and place the horizontal line at the measured distance. Adjust the right headlamp to the horizontal line on the screen by turning the vertical aiming screw.
hey thanks for the write up silver surfer, I'm sure it will be useful to anyone who understands it lol. Anyways I forgot to come back online and tell all that i have the silverstars in and the headlights adjusted properly. IT's all good I was a little disappointed in how bright the lights are. it is an imporvement though I'll give it that much. the light's whiter than the stocker bulbs. looks cool at night. now i have to get the matching set of fog lamp bulbs cause those look yellow now. well that's life i guess. thank you all for the help.
I was a little disappointed in how bright the lights are. it is an imporvement though I'll give it that much. the light's whiter than the stocker bulbs.
I agree with you on that one. I thought that they would cast a much longer path of light. Mine seem so week and seem like they are overcome easily but other car's headlights. I want HID's, but will wait until the next car.