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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:27 pm 
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Can anyone tell me the measurements or a sketch from a manual so I can park my car against my shed and check the alignment of my headlights on the door?

Oh its an EL Fairmont.

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:54 pm 
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Damn yeah i need to do my low beams and also my high beams, some of the fellas might have noted how high mine point.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:12 pm 
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i need to do one of mine 2 :( fkn ligting up the sky :S not the road which i want it 2 as rodney cant fly...yet

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:18 pm 
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is your car lowwerd , if not it should be about 600mm

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:18 pm 
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The proper way to aim your headlight is with one of these.

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Some properly equipped workshop do have these.

Otherwise here is what Ford shop manual says:

 

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:39 pm 
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Pfff f**k that ford book way. Yeah my car lights up roadsigns that are a good 200M away. And when i have been driving behing people they have asked if i was flashing them.
But i might take it to the local auto electricions or whatever and get them to do it, seeing as i know a fella that works there.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:48 pm 
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or you could find a long straight stretch of road, and adjust them till it works best for you. stuff the book, mine are all done by hand

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:49 pm 
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Pfff f**k that ford book way. Yeah my car lights up roadsigns that are a good 200M away. And when i have been driving behing people they have asked if i was flashing them.
But i might take it to the local auto electricions or whatever and get them to do it, seeing as i know a fella that works there.


You must have some sort of a different setup that can shine 200m away....
What sort of gear do you have on your vehicle?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:59 pm 
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or you could find a long straight stretch of road, and adjust them till it works best for you. stuff the book, mine are all done by hand


thats what i did on a dark night put the lows on adjust them walk up the road a bit see how the look form front on. then when i got home just evened them up a bit on the wall
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:02 pm 
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MAVS i have an XR front so its got the projectors. I may have slightly exagerated, but it does light up signs a good 100+M away, they are literally aimed that high.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:59 am 
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mavs19 wrote:
The proper way to aim your headlight is with one of these.

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Some properly equipped workshop do have these.

Otherwise here is what Ford shop manual says:


Thanks for the diagram...you're a legend. I will give it a go tonight!

I once had my old cruiser lights aligned with one of those things, ended up adjusting them downwards myself as it was no good, and have never trusted them since.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:04 am 
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Y don't you park on a nice level ground, about 15Mtrs from a wall at night and then adjust them accordingly?



I must be missing something here as it's not the hardest thing to do???

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:20 am 
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mavs19 wrote:
The proper way to aim your headlight is with one of these.

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Some properly equipped workshop do have these.

Otherwise here is what Ford shop manual says:


I printed out that diagram, and there is no horizontal distance! Do you know what it should be?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:20 pm 
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Here is the text from the page related to the earlier pic from Ford Workshop manual.

The distance is 10m.

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:42 pm 
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Thats Topz and/or Gold

I was wondering how to adjust them too. Little screws huh!

Now I just have to make car level in slightly sloped driveway and hang wife's good white sheet on garage to align to (do you think she'd mind if I drew up the alignments in texta or spray paint?) :lol:

 

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