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Old 31 May 2005, 06:43 pm
Jeff Wisnia
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Looking for place to obtain a headlight adjusting tool for my son's 95
Civic. There's like little ring gears on the adjustment screws and
access holes for dropping a tool bit vertically down to engage them.

Looks like it must be a screwdriver type tool with a pinion shaped end,
but I've been unsuccessful Googling for it, I must not know what to call
it. <G>

Thanks Guys,

Jeff
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Old 31 May 2005, 08:25 pm
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On Tue, 31 May 2005 19:43:00 -0400, Jeff Wisnia
<jwisnia@conversent.net> wrote:

>
>Looking for place to obtain a headlight adjusting tool for my son's 95
>Civic. There's like little ring gears on the adjustment screws and
>access holes for dropping a tool bit vertically down to engage them.
>
>Looks like it must be a screwdriver type tool with a pinion shaped end,
>but I've been unsuccessful Googling for it, I must not know what to call
>it. <G>
>
>Thanks Guys,
>
>Jeff



the pinion type tool you seek is called a phillips screwdriver.
Chip
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Old 31 May 2005, 09:38 pm
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chip <hs4797@brevard.net> wrote in
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> On Tue, 31 May 2005 19:43:00 -0400, Jeff Wisnia
> <jwisnia@conversent.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>Looking for place to obtain a headlight adjusting tool for my son's 95
>>Civic. There's like little ring gears on the adjustment screws and
>>access holes for dropping a tool bit vertically down to engage them.
>>
>>Looks like it must be a screwdriver type tool with a pinion shaped end,
>>but I've been unsuccessful Googling for it, I must not know what to call
>>it. <G>
>>
>>Thanks Guys,
>>
>>Jeff

>
>
> the pinion type tool you seek is called a phillips screwdriver.
> Chip
>




Yup. That's all it is.

Not one of Honda's better ideas. Problem up here where they spread sand on
the roads: The little funnel housing surrounding the gear tends to fill up
with sand, then you can't adjust the light.

You have to remove the headlight from the car, remove the funnel (three
screws), clean out the sand, and reassemble.

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Old 31 May 2005, 10:02 pm
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Default Re: Seeking Headlight Adjusting Tool

chip wrote:

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> the pinion type tool you seek is called a phillips screwdriver.
> Chip


THWOCK!!!

The sound you just heard was me giving myself a "dope slap".

I tried different sizes of Torx screwdrivers and none fit well enough
for me to risk grinding the teeth off those little sheet metal "ring gears".

I'll try a Phillips next time.

Jeff

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Old 31 May 2005, 10:10 pm
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Jeff Wisnia <jwisnia@conversent.net> wrote in
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> chip wrote:
>
> <snipped>
>
>>
>> the pinion type tool you seek is called a phillips screwdriver.
>> Chip

>
> THWOCK!!!
>
> The sound you just heard was me giving myself a "dope slap".
>
> I tried different sizes of Torx screwdrivers and none fit well enough
> for me to risk grinding the teeth off those little sheet metal "ring
> gears".
>
> I'll try a Phillips next time.




If one size doesn't work, try a bigger one.

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Old 31 May 2005, 10:56 pm
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Default Re: Seeking Headlight Adjusting Tool

Jeff Wisnia wrote:
>
> Looking for place to obtain a headlight adjusting tool for my son's 95
> Civic. There's like little ring gears on the adjustment screws and
> access holes for dropping a tool bit vertically down to engage them.
>
> Looks like it must be a screwdriver type tool with a pinion shaped end,
> but I've been unsuccessful Googling for it, I must not know what to call
> it. <G>
>
> Thanks Guys,
>
> Jeff



-----------------------

There's a picture of the tool in your Owner's Manual too. :-(

Think Japanese, Grasshopper.:-)

'Curly'

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Old 02 Jun 2005, 08:40 pm
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Default Re: Seeking Headlight Adjusting Tool

"Jeff Wisnia" <jwisnia@conversent.net> wrote in message
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> chip wrote:
>>
>> the pinion type tool you seek is called a phillips screwdriver.
>> Chip

>
> THWOCK!!!
>
> The sound you just heard was me giving myself a "dope slap".
>
> I tried different sizes of Torx screwdrivers and none fit well enough for
> me to risk grinding the teeth off those little sheet metal "ring gears".
>
> I'll try a Phillips next time.
>
> Jeff
>

I was changing the front discs on my daughter's '93 Accord and came across
some bolt heads that looked like 12 point reverse Torx. I couldn't find
anything to fit them, although an 11 mm socket came close. NAPA couldn't
help me. Woe is me! Then my son said they looked like the ones he'd
encountered that take a 10 mm 12 point socket.

THWOCK!

Mike


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