Aiming headlights

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  1. 360Scamp

    360Scamp Mopar or No Car

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    I just upgraded my headlights for better viewing at night. My old headlights were way out of adjustment to shine on the road and what Im looking for is the way to properly adjust my headlights. I adjusted them the best I could to be focused on the road.

    What Im trying to find out is, whats the distance from the wall to the front of the car, and what should the measurement be from the ground to the headlight pattern on the wall be?

    Thanks in advance with my problem

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  2. Darter6

    Darter6 Well-Known Member

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    The old school way, Level as possible,we used to use a garage door to get a horizonal line,car back about 30 feet,measure distance from ground to center of headlite,adjust both lites off to the curb side some,adjusting the driver side headlite more to the curb side as to not blind the on coming cars.Again just a old school way.

    I like the looks of the Scamp.!!
     
  3. memike

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    on the wall/garage door 8 feet away measure the height of your lights on your car center, walk to the wall/garage door and put a piece of tape the same height as your head lights
    center high beam should hit the tape center, low beam should drop 6 inches below at 8 feet away, this was the way we did it at the dealer It works the same way even if it is jacked up or even stant's This was 12 years ago
     
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    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    I like this even better :glasses7:
     
  5. 360Scamp

    360Scamp Mopar or No Car

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    Thanks for the info guys and thanks for the kind words on my car. Its Seymour Scamp's old car
     
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    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    I thought you have had that Scamp for a long time, how long have you had Semour's Scamp ? Yes a very nice Mopar :hello2:
     
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    Good info, Loris Kia needed to have them adjusted. I knew there was a certain distance from a "wall" but couldnt find any specs for the life of me on the net. The dealership couldnt even tell me......
     
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    I usually go out in the street at night with the car level I cover the driver side headlamp and adjust the right side so it runs straight with the edge of the street/road and the concentrated beam about 60 feet out.

    Then I cover the right side headlamp and adjust it so the concentrated beam is about a two feet to the left of where the right one was, in other words angled toward the right when on low beam.

    Then check the high beam using the same method. Cover one then the other. At that point the driver side on high beam should have moved the concentrated beam out further and to the left more.

    Then I sit in the car and go from low to high and see if it's where I like them.

    May not be right, but it has worked for me for 35 years.
     
  10. 360Scamp

    360Scamp Mopar or No Car

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    No, I have had it since November 2013
     
  11. 360Scamp

    360Scamp Mopar or No Car

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    Cool thanks, alot of good options thanks guys
     
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    Great to know , i have to do mine .Buy the way ? anybody know what chrysler used for brand name headlights back in the day 1973 , i think mine are mismatched .
     
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    What I do is simple. Level ground and a wall. Pull up close to the wall then slowly back up. While your backing up watch where your headlights are on the wall. When you back up the light shouldn't move it will get bigger but shouldn't walk away from where it was when you're up close. If when you back up and the beam climbs up you need to adjust it down. If it walks to the right , adjust it to the left. Just keep adjusting until the beams stay put.
     
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