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#1174223 - 04/21/07 09:18 PM Aiming Headlights
Bob_G Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
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Does anyone here know how to aim the headlights? We just bought a 94 Crown Vic XL with 26,000 miles on the clock. Every thing is great except the headlights. The right side is low. I removed the panel above the headlight and did not see any adjustment screw.
Thanks for any help, Bob

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#1174291 - 04/21/07 11:34 PM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: Bob_G]
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I think its called as LX? Unless its an f series truck with a CV body on it.
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#1174527 - 04/22/07 12:41 PM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: coldfusion11]
Bob_G Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
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Thanks for the corection. Now, can you help with my question? If not, I guess I can to the wrong site.
Bob

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#1174530 - 04/22/07 12:53 PM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: Bob_G]
98VicP71 Offline
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I am interested in how to aim them as well.
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#1174557 - 04/22/07 02:00 PM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: 98VicP71]
ktwohig9 Offline
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Take a look at the pics in the following link
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The black bars that he shows removal of...there are screws going into that bar from the headlights. Those screws have black plastic strange shaped heads. by loosening or tightening those is how you adjust your headlights.


Edited by ktwohig9 (04/22/07 02:02 PM)
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#1174565 - 04/22/07 02:25 PM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: 98VicP71]
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 Originally Posted By: 98VicP71
I am interested in how to aim them as well.


98+
http://www.redpulsar.us/~coldfusion/adjustment2.html
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#1174566 - 04/22/07 02:27 PM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: dRock96Marquis]
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Bob_G:

to the forums!
Sorry you got a smart-ass first reply



here is an exceprt from the Ford Service Manual on 92-97 lamp adjustment:
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Headlamp Aim

Perform headlamp aim adjustments with Rotunda Headlight Aiming Kit 107-00003 and Headlight Aiming Adapter 107-00011 or equivalent. To aim the aerodynamically styled headlamps, the adjustable aimer adapters provided in the kit must be used. Adjustment aimer adapter positions are moulded into the bottom edge of the headlamp lens. Headlamps can be adjusted from inside the engine compartment by rotating the adjusting screw by hand using a hex-head socket.

Set and lock the adjustable adapters, attach each adapter to its mechanical aimer, and aim headlamps per latest instructions in the kit. All headlamp adjustments should be made with a half-full fuel tank, plus or minus 3.785 liter (one gallon), the vehicle unloaded, the luggage compartment empty (except for the spare tire and jacking equipment) and recommended pressure in all the tires.

The equipment in Rotunda Headlamp Aiming Kit 107-00003 or equivalent can be calibrated to accommodate a slight slope in the floor, making it usable almost any place in the garage. However, area must be reasonably flat.


In my honest opinion, most small garages only charge like $15-$20 to aim your headlamps. I'd just get it done somewhere

You can play with it some by removing the access panel and then feel around for the mounts, then turn to adjust.
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#1174613 - 04/22/07 03:55 PM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: dRock96Marquis]
RedPanther Offline
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 Quote:

In my honest opinion, most small garages only charge like $15-$20 to aim your headlamps. I'd just get it done somewhere

You can play with it some by removing the access panel and then feel around for the mounts, then turn to adjust.

Around here they do it for free, but if you go to a dealership, they charge $50
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#1174800 - 04/22/07 09:17 PM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: dRock96Marquis]
Bob_G Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 15
 Originally Posted By: dRock96Marquis
Bob_G:

to the forums!
Sorry you got a smart-ass first reply



here is an exceprt from the Ford Service Manual on 92-97 lamp adjustment:
 Quote:
Headlamp Aim

Perform headlamp aim adjustments with Rotunda Headlight Aiming Kit 107-00003 and Headlight Aiming Adapter 107-00011 or equivalent. To aim the aerodynamically styled headlamps, the adjustable aimer adapters provided in the kit must be used. Adjustment aimer adapter positions are moulded into the bottom edge of the headlamp lens. Headlamps can be adjusted from inside the engine compartment by rotating the adjusting screw by hand using a hex-head socket.

Set and lock the adjustable adapters, attach each adapter to its mechanical aimer, and aim headlamps per latest instructions in the kit. All headlamp adjustments should be made with a half-full fuel tank, plus or minus 3.785 liter (one gallon), the vehicle unloaded, the luggage compartment empty (except for the spare tire and jacking equipment) and recommended pressure in all the tires.

The equipment in Rotunda Headlamp Aiming Kit 107-00003 or equivalent can be calibrated to accommodate a slight slope in the floor, making it usable almost any place in the garage. However, area must be reasonably flat.


In my honest opinion, most small garages only charge like $15-$20 to aim your headlamps. I'd just get it done somewhere

You can play with it some by removing the access panel and then feel around for the mounts, then turn to adjust.


Thanks for the welcome. As for the SA answer, there is always one in the crowd.
Bob

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#1174815 - 04/22/07 09:36 PM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: Bob_G]
Central50 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/02
Posts: 5109
Loc: Long Island, NY
 Originally Posted By: Bob_G
 Originally Posted By: dRock96Marquis
Bob_G:

to the forums!
Sorry you got a smart-ass first reply



here is an exceprt from the Ford Service Manual on 92-97 lamp adjustment:
 Quote:
Headlamp Aim

Perform headlamp aim adjustments with Rotunda Headlight Aiming Kit 107-00003 and Headlight Aiming Adapter 107-00011 or equivalent. To aim the aerodynamically styled headlamps, the adjustable aimer adapters provided in the kit must be used. Adjustment aimer adapter positions are moulded into the bottom edge of the headlamp lens. Headlamps can be adjusted from inside the engine compartment by rotating the adjusting screw by hand using a hex-head socket.

Set and lock the adjustable adapters, attach each adapter to its mechanical aimer, and aim headlamps per latest instructions in the kit. All headlamp adjustments should be made with a half-full fuel tank, plus or minus 3.785 liter (one gallon), the vehicle unloaded, the luggage compartment empty (except for the spare tire and jacking equipment) and recommended pressure in all the tires.

The equipment in Rotunda Headlamp Aiming Kit 107-00003 or equivalent can be calibrated to accommodate a slight slope in the floor, making it usable almost any place in the garage. However, area must be reasonably flat.


In my honest opinion, most small garages only charge like $15-$20 to aim your headlamps. I'd just get it done somewhere

You can play with it some by removing the access panel and then feel around for the mounts, then turn to adjust.


Thanks for the welcome. As for the SA answer, there is always one in the crowd.
Bob


Don't mind him, he is a SA n00b. They are a different crowd.
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#1175027 - 04/23/07 09:22 AM Re: Aiming Headlights [Re: Central50]
98VicP71 Offline
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Thanks for the info guys.
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