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#900776 - 10/25/11 03:53 AM aiming headlights  
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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


#900779 - 10/25/11 04:21 AM Re: aiming headlights [Re: 85lolo]  
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you can always park in your drive way towards your garage door at night. i actually did mine while IN my garage.


#900780 - 10/25/11 04:38 AM Re: aiming headlights [Re: Merza65]  
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.. 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 04:40 AM Re: aiming headlights [Re: Merza65]  
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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.

#900822 - 10/25/11 06:00 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 - 10/26/11 02:30 AM Re: aiming headlights [Re: Bad Co]  
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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.

#901782 - 11/01/11 12:26 AM Re: aiming headlights [Re: 84 ZZ4]  
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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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