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I have replaced the headlights assembly and bulbs. Now the lights shine across each other, how do I correct this?

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at AskPatty.com

Hello, 

Thank you for writing in.

The headlights have to be adjusted. The beams can be angled, and are done so by two adjustment screws on top of each headlight. One adjustment screw will change the angle up and down, while the other will move the beam of light left and right. You want to aim the beams straight ahead, or angle them to meet in the center just slightly. Make sure you aim the headlights while the car is parked on level ground, and it is much easier when parked 4 or 5 feet away from a wall where you can see where the beams are pointing. 

Good luck!


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