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Old 10-19-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
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nobody knows how to aim headlights?
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:02 AM   #2
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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Do you mean how to make them look to the correct direction?
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:54 PM   #4
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Simple.

Pop the hood.

Look directly to the LEFT of the driverside headlight assy., and you will see a small WHITE circle. Inside that is a "+" shape for a #3 Phillips Screwdriver. You turn clockwise and counter clockwise to make the necessary adjustments.
The passenger side adjuster is the same exact looking part, directly to the RIGHT of the headlight assy.

Remember to adjust each headlight EQUAL amounts!

US spec cars beam cut off, will be slightly HIGHER on the passenger side, to light up street signs, miles markers, etc. being as we drive on the right hand side of the road.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:14 AM   #5
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Chris, do you think that there is a need to adjust them, or everything is fine from the factory?
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:19 AM   #6
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Chris, do you think that there is a need to adjust them, or everything is fine from the factory?
Well after lowering or lifting a car or truck, the headlights will not be aimed correctly anymore. Since we dont have an auto-leveling system like some other car manufactures, you need to adjust them manually as to be safe to oncoming drivers, and so you can see the road properly.

I have played with mine a few times to get them just right after lowering the Yaris, and installing my HIDs.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:34 AM   #7
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Oh I see.Thanks for answering.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:44 AM   #8
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Simple.

Pop the hood.

Look directly to the LEFT of the driverside headlight assy., and you will see a small WHITE circle. Inside that is a "+" shape for a #3 Phillips Screwdriver. You turn clockwise and counter clockwise to make the necessary adjustments.
The passenger side adjuster is the same exact looking part, directly to the RIGHT of the headlight assy.

Remember to adjust each headlight EQUAL amounts!

US spec cars beam cut off, will be slightly HIGHER on the passenger side, to light up street signs, miles markers, etc. being as we drive on the right hand side of the road.
My situation is a little different, I tried making adjustments coz the light distance is kinda short but now I think I've over done it. How do you return back to the original factory settings? Is there a general rule of thumb if we shoot the light to the wall, how high does it has to be from ground level? thanks.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:49 AM   #9
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My situation is a little different, I tried making adjustments coz the light distance is kinda short but now I think I've over done it. How do you return back to the original factory settings? Is there a general rule of thumb if we shoot the light to the wall, how high does it has to be from ground level? thanks.
You mean you didnt keep count and write it down somewhere?

You could keep playing with the adjuster until you get it "close," but I think in your case you might be better off heading to the dealer.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:24 PM   #10
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are the adjustment only for up and down? how about left and right? i know some headlights have L-R adjustments as well.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:42 PM   #11
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Cool Chris, I am installing HID in mine so I needed to know if there's a way to adjust it, and I couldn't find it. I had to do the same thing for my Acura RSX-S, after you put HID in, they are usually off.

By the way, I work in Mt. Laurel, NJ, where in NJ you hail from?

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are the adjustment only for up and down? how about left and right? i know some headlights have L-R adjustments as well.
I don't worry about LR too much but good question, anyone?
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:36 PM   #12
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There is only up / down adjustment.

Im at the Shore, but work up in Linden.. so Im pretty much all over Jersey.

Did you need help with an HID kit? Stay away from the cheapo eBay type kits! Remember, you get what you pay for people.. thats all im gonna say.
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:53 PM   #13
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Οh yes, if someone decides to buy a HID kit, he should buy a good one.
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Old 10-20-2006, 05:53 PM   #14
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Οh yes, if someone decides to buy a HID kit, he should buy a good one.
It's too bad, the main concern for most is PRICE. Do your homework, and see what is actually a good kit from a POS cheapo kit. Talk is cheap.
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:52 AM   #15
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I am going to buy Philips 4300K, and that's what I have in my Acura RSX-S. Yes, I've done my technical homework on HID.

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Did you need help with an HID kit? Stay away from the cheapo eBay type kits! Remember, you get what you pay for people.. thats all im gonna say.
Perhaps you could help me about 2 things:

1. In my Acura, I put the ballast underneath the headlight housing by removing the bumper (very easy). Where did you put your ballast for your Yaris or recommend?

2. Is there ANY "clip" "adapter" to customize to fit the H4 HID bulb in to fit in the housing? (My Acura did so I am asking)

Thanks Chris.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:27 AM   #16
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Ya Chris,were did you place your ballasts,I thought you were going to poat pics.Im not rushing you,but would love to see.
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:36 PM   #17
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Ya Chris,were did you place your ballasts,I thought you were going to poat pics.Im not rushing you,but would love to see.
Who did I email them to last week then????

Double sided sticky pads and zip ties included in the kits.

Its rock solid in these locations. The sticky pads help cusion the completely sealed waterproof ballasts, while being held in place with the zip ties.

Metal ballast brackets come with the kit, if you choose to mout yours elsewhere.
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:32 PM   #18
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Very nice Chris..

Thanks for the pics.
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