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Old 12-28-2006, 08:14 PM  
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Has any one experienced problems getting the headlights adjusted on a Reno? I have a 2005 Reno and have had it to the service department 3 times to adjust the headlights. It seems if they adjust the low beams to shine out enough then the high beams are shining up in the trees. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:26 PM  
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Yeah, I have this problem. The low beams shoot way low. Its also a pain to get your direction done right
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Put Silverstar bulbs in the lowers...you can't change the design of the headlamp housing which is what the problem is, but Silverstars help a lot.
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Thanks for the tip. The body shop has ordered a new headlight assembly, I'll let you know if it helps! I definitely see this as a safety hazard!
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No, its not your lights. Mine do the same thing.I have silverstars in both low and high. It helps. Currently myleft one is walleyed after I replaced its bulb. Now to figure out how to adjust them
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Headlamp Aiming

NOTE: Check, and adjust if necessary, headlamp aiming whenever a headlamp assembly is replaced or the vehicle is in a collision. If the headlamp cannot be properly adjusted, replace the headlamp. Refer to "Headlamps".

1. Open and support the hood.
2. Position the vehicle so that it is 7.63 m (25 ft.) from, and square to, a white wall or large screen in a dark area.
3. The vehicle should be parked on level ground and the vehicle axis should be pointed at the center line of the wall or screen.
4. Place a vertical piece of tape on either side of, and equal distance from, the center line of the wall. The distance between the two pieces of tape should be equal to the distance between the vehicle headlamps.
5. Place a horizontal piece of tape on the wall at a height equal to the height of the headlamps.
6. If the top edge is more than 102 mm (4 in.) above or below the horizontal (horizontal tape), adjust the vertical aim of the headlamps with a Phillips head screwdriver.
7. If the left edge is more than 102 mm (4 in.) to the left or the right of the straight ahead (vertical tape), adjust the horizontal aim of the headlamps with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Try this, I find most mechanics are clueless as how to adjust a head lamp.
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i dont know about you guys, but theres only one adjustment on mine. just vertical and it adjusts both high and lows...mine are fine. i have the stock highs and i have krypton(green) HID lows. they arent as bright as they should be cuz we dont have HID voltages going to our headlights, but i havent had a problem
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Old 12-30-2006, 09:28 PM  
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PHILIPSHEAD SCREWDRIVER?
Last time I checked, its held in with: 10mm bolts x2, 10MM Nut x1
Unless theres something I missed
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These are generic head light aiming instructions..if you need a nut driver use a nut driver, torx bit etc etc etc..some even have thumbwheels on the back of the head light.
Tallkid have you tried wiring in a relay for your headlights? You will get brighter lights with one.
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Well I am back, the dealer replaced the left headlight assembly and guess what !! Nothing has changed. The headlights on low beam still only shine about 30 feet out from the front of the car. I am thinking about checking into the lemon law. We have had the car in the shop for this problem four times now. Not a happy Reno owner!!
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