low beam headlights to low

Asked by GuruGFF5D Aug 31, 2020 at 02:15 PM about the Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

low beam head lights are to low on 2014 subaru outback  makes it hard to see
at night how do i raise them i was told the was no ajustment to do that

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This is not necessary, and the process is quite easy. Take a long philips head screw driver. On the drivers side, you fit it between the battery and the headlight. On the passenger side, pull off the plastic intake piece to access the philips adjustment port. The intake piece has two plastic clips on it, and that is it. Unscrew the clip with a flat head screw driver, then pull on the top part of the clip with some pliers. Should come right out. You don't need a socket set. The silver coated headlight adjustment bolt with the gears showing on it is adjustable with philips head screw driver. Put the philips head into the black plastic cutout where you can see the gears, and use this to turn the gears. No need to touch the bolt head

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USUALLY the factory aim setup is quite good, and complaints of a too-low beam are either because there was a previous accident where the entire headlamps are crooked, OR...more likely...the bulbs were replaced but not secured in their correct position. This is quite common. If the lamp assy's seem undisturbed I'd peel back the damned fender liners and reach up there into never-neverland and assure that the bulbs are rotated into correct alignment. THEN check your radiation pattern. Have fun...because it's a PITA on the 2010-2014 with hidden lamp rear access.

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