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#900776 - 10/24/11 11:53 PM aiming headlights
85lolo Offline
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I know this is a dumb question, but is there a better way to properly aim headlights other than going to a country road at night?
I am switching to the silverstars, and want the best possible results
by the way does anyone else fight like crazy putting the retainers back in? I was tapeing the screw to the screw driver,and it was still a little bit of a battle
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#900779 - 10/25/11 12:21 AM Re: aiming headlights [Re: 85lolo]
Merza65 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/11
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Loc: northborough massachusetts
you can always park in your drive way towards your garage door at night. i actually did mine while IN my garage.
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#900780 - 10/25/11 12:38 AM Re: aiming headlights [Re: Merza65]
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Registered: 05/02/06
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Loc: Toledo, Ohio
.. Maybe a big parking lot of a large closed down dept. store... we've got lots of those around...
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#900784 - 10/25/11 12:40 AM Re: aiming headlights [Re: Merza65]
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Registered: 06/16/07
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Replacing the headlights can be a pain, especially if your nose has sagged. I switched to H4 bulbs and housings, that way I can replace the bulbs from the rear in the future. No more fighting with screws or scratching paint.

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#900822 - 10/25/11 02:00 PM Re: aiming headlights [Re: Bad Co]
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Originally Posted By: Bad Co
Replacing the headlights can be a pain, especially if your nose has sagged. I switched to H4 bulbs and housings, that way I can replace the bulbs from the rear in the future. No more fighting with screws or scratching paint.
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#900916 - 10/25/11 10:30 PM Re: aiming headlights [Re: Bad Co]
84 ZZ4 Offline
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Registered: 08/16/07
Posts: 4817
Loc: San Antonio, TX
If you get the H4 style, the headlights have a horizontal cutoff, so youcan dial in the up/down, the 'wedge' helps you dial in right/left easily.

I believe some of the silverstar have an h4 bulb inside, those may also have the cutoff line if they have the little plate on one filament.

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#901782 - 10/31/11 08:26 PM Re: aiming headlights [Re: 84 ZZ4]
mrengineer Offline
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 124
Loc: The D, MI
Good Luck with the silverstars.......I liked them too until they both went out at the same time! I too prefer the garage door at night method to align headlights - this allows you to adjust in a controled manner, and it works pretty good!
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