Find a nice flat spot with a vertical wall at one end (garage door or
driveway or mall wall). Make sure you have a full tank of fuel and
whatever load you normally carry. Drive the vehicle up to the wall with
the bumper as close as possible. Now put a chunk of masking tape on the
wall at the horizontal and vertical center of each light on the HIGH
beam side. Now back away from the wall 25 feet. Now aim the HIGH beams
so that the hot center of the light beam is hitting 1 inch to the right
of those marks. Since that vehicle has both high and low in the same
unit you aim the high beams and the lows follow. That is one of the
problems with that style light.
I remember years ago the MI State Police carried a head light aiming tool.
If they seen someone with lights out of adjustment that blinded other
drivers they would pull them over, put the tool on the light and if out of
adjust they could issue a ticket or warning. Never seen them do it to
That device will still work on the sealed beam headlights. However on
99% of the composite units it would be invalid as they are designed to
be aimed using an optical unit. The old visual method will get you
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