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Old 01-15-2011, 19:04   #1 (permalink)
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My '03 headlights have always been "low", in that they don't project very far ahead of the truck.

How do I adjust, and know that I am not blinding on-coming vehicles?
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Old 01-15-2011, 19:33   #2 (permalink)
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My '03 headlights have always been "low", in that they don't project very far ahead of the truck.

How do I adjust, and know that I am not blinding on-coming vehicles?
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Can you tell us for what Vechicle this is for? Have you considerd replacing them?

I use 9007 XtraVision Headlight
High Performance Halogen Headlight - Dual filament for both high beam and low beam - part number: 9007XV
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Low 1000 +/- 15%; High 1350 +/- 15%Low 55; High 65~3200K
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Re: Headlights

Sometimes you can look through their post and find vehicle make and model

2003 Mountaineer
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Sometimes you can look through their post and find vehicle make and model

2003 Mountaineer
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03 mountaineer premier V8. Would like to try adjusting b4 replacement, just to save some $$.
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I see the verticle 4mm adjusting screw from the top....is this thje up/down adjust? Clockwise is up or is it down?
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I see the verticle 4mm adjusting screw from the top....is this thje up/down adjust? Clockwise is up or is it down?
Try this, and go to this link: https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/results.asp

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Move the control to the full down position (past detent) to prevent
interior lamps from illuminating when the doors are opened.
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
The headlamps on your vehicle are properly aimed before leaving the
assembly plant. If your vehicle is involved in an accident or if you have
problems fixing the alignment of your headlamps, have them checked by
a qualified service technician.
Headlamp aim adjustment
The headlamps on your vehicle can only be vertically adjusted. Your
vehicle does not require horizontal aim adjustments.
To adjust the headlamps:
1. Park your vehicle on a level
surface about 7.6 meters (25 feet)
away from a vertical plain surface
(3). Check your headlamp alignment
at night or in a dark area so that
you can see the headlamp beam
pattern.
(1) Eight feet

(2) Center height of lamp to
ground

(3) Twenty-five feet

(4) Horizontal reference line
2. The center of the headlamp has a 3.0 mm circle on the lens. Measure
the height from the center of your headlamp to the ground (2) and mark
a 2.4 meter (8 foot) long horizontal line on the plain surface (1) at this
height (masking tape works well).
3. Turn on the low beam headlamps.
The brightest part of the light
should be below the horizontal line
(4). If it is above the line the
headlamp will need to be adjusted.
4. Open the hood.

Lights
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5. Locate the vertical adjuster for
each headlamp. Adjust the aim by
turning the adjuster control either
clockwise (to adjust down) or
counterclockwise (to adjust up).
Note:
Use a 4 mm socket or box
wrench to turn the vertical adjuster
control.
6. Horizontal aiming is not required
for this vehicle and is

non-adjustable.
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