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Old 11-05-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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headlight aim problem?

hey gang, got a 08 4 door wrangler, bought brand new. problem is when i drive on 2 lane at night, almost everybody bright lights me, signaling i need to turn my damn brights off. i almost never turn on my brights, except to show on coming traffic that they were on dim. should have taken to dealer prolly, but put it off, now out of warranty. my question(finally ,right) is this common for other jeep owners, lights brighter than most. or is mine out of alignment

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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Sound like your out of alignment because theres enough comlpaint about our stock headlights that arent bright enough go find a wall or garage and park back about 25 feet and see if one is a lot higher than other good luck

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I read a post a few days ago that had headlight alignment instructions.....I'll see if I can find it.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:58 PM   #4
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My headlights put out streetlights when I first got the JK; they were adjusted all the way up.

Here; Click this. You need a T15 driver to adjust the lights; the adjusters are at 10:00 and 2:00 as you look at the front of the Jeep, alongside the headlights in the bezel. Scope them out first and fiddle with them in good light before you go outside and try to adjust them for real. Once you find them it's really easy.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:24 PM   #5
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A lift and/or bigger tires will cause the headlignts to shine higher.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:28 PM   #6
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:28 PM   #7
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You need a T15 driver to adjust the lights; the adjusters are at 10:00 and 2:00 as you look at the front of the Jeep, alongside the headlights in the bezel.
Oddly, my 2011 only has one adjuster for up/down. The left right seems to be a rivet? Cost savings maybe?
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Oddly, my 2011 only has one adjuster for up/down. The left right seems to be a rivet? Cost savings maybe?
Up/down is all the law requires and most manufacturers don't trust us with more than that.

The applicable code for aim is ridiculously loose anyhow. You're legal if you're between 4" below or 4" above dead-nuts even with the center of your lights at 25 feet.
Legal doesn't mean that you can actually see where you're going though...
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I read a post a few days ago that had headlight alignment instructions.....I'll see if I can find it.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:46 PM   #10
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cool, thanks for the tips, i will try to realign.

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