How do you adjust the headlights

Asked by Sep 13, 2007 at 02:43 PM about the 2004 Pontiac Aztek

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If the headlights are adjustable, there will be visible screws or plastic gears on the headlight assembly or near it. Many of the newer cars have headlights which are not adjustable.

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I have a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. My drivers side headlight was out of adjustment - pointing up into oncoming traffic. I took out the headlight bezel which is held in with only a plastic clip. After examining it, I found an adjustment screw for the beam height. You need a torx head socket (I don't remember the size, probably a T25). With the headlight bezel back in the car, looking from above, down at the headlight, just inside the engine compartment, you can see a hole next to the plastic headlight clip (the one you lift up to remove the headlight bezel). At the bottom of the hole (about 5 inches down) is a torx head nut. By turning the nut, you can lift the beam up or down. Did that last night, and now I have a beam on the ground so that I can see what's in front of me instead of the faces of the people in the oncoming cars. Hope that helps.

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