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Old 17 Apr 2006, 06:52 pm
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Default Acura TL '05 aiming the headlights

Does anyone know how to adjust the aiming (up and down) of the HID headlight
beams on a 2005 TL ? Apparently you adjust only the reflector behind the
HID light, without moving the complete headlight case. How do you get there
and what do you adjust ?

Thanks.

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Old 19 Apr 2006, 09:23 pm
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Default Re: Acura TL '05 aiming the headlights

"Whitey" <rwhite13@localnet.com> wrote in
news:1248ahql1tcfu7e@corp.supernews.com:

> Does anyone know how to adjust the aiming (up and down) of the HID
> headlight beams on a 2005 TL ? Apparently you adjust only the
> reflector behind the HID light, without moving the complete headlight
> case. How do you get there and what do you adjust ?
>
> Thanks.
>




Most Honda headlights adjust with a Phillips screwdriver inserted in a hole
in the rad support. Inside the hole is a square funnel, and a small gear is
inside that which engages the screwdriver.

Your HIDs might adjust differently, but I don't know for certain. It's
worth looking for that hole. It's about 3/8" in diameter.

Also, it appears that American-market headlights without the three little
glass tits cannot be adjusted sideways, only up and down. This is an NHTSA
diktat. God only knows their reasoning.

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Old 01 May 2006, 04:37 pm
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Default Re: Acura TL '05 aiming the headlights

Thanks for the information. I found what you were describing on top of the
plastic covers used inside the hood to cover the engine and surroundings.
There is a hole in the covers on each side (one for each light), and a
little diagram next to it, showing the direction to turn to go up or down.

Thanks again, it's really appreciated.


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> "Whitey" <rwhite13@localnet.com> wrote in
> news:1248ahql1tcfu7e@corp.supernews.com:
>
>> Does anyone know how to adjust the aiming (up and down) of the HID
>> headlight beams on a 2005 TL ? Apparently you adjust only the
>> reflector behind the HID light, without moving the complete headlight
>> case. How do you get there and what do you adjust ?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>

>
>
>
> Most Honda headlights adjust with a Phillips screwdriver inserted in a
> hole
> in the rad support. Inside the hole is a square funnel, and a small gear
> is
> inside that which engages the screwdriver.
>
> Your HIDs might adjust differently, but I don't know for certain. It's
> worth looking for that hole. It's about 3/8" in diameter.
>
> Also, it appears that American-market headlights without the three little
> glass tits cannot be adjusted sideways, only up and down. This is an NHTSA
> diktat. God only knows their reasoning.
>
> --
> TeGGeR®
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



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