Question about Acura Cars & Trucks
Put new headlight Assembles in and one is hitting lower than the other side. where are adjustments?
Here is a video to show you how. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpCwoFmUyY4
Posted on Apr 27, 2019
Testimonial: "Thank you very much for replying. I have seen and watched this video before. It's not much help with the TL. Headlight is different and so is the engine compartment. On the MDX the headlight is easy to get to where as the TL headlight is much harder to access the back of the headlight. Although the video is not exactly what I was looking for I still got some good info from it. One thing I was really wanting to know is what direction do you turn that bolt to raise the beam? Again, Thanks for replying to my question. :-)"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Look for the end of the wire retainer clip. Unhook it and lift it up. Remember not to touch the bulb. But if you do, just clean it with a bit of alcohol.
btw - Here's a bit of info from a previous post of mine...
The low beams consist of three parts. The bulb, inverter/ballast and the ignitor. The bulbs usually start to loose their color long before they burn out. The inverters/ballasts either go out after a while or take a while to start up.
Before you spend money on a new bulb, try swapping it with the one on the other side. You'll need a security torx screwdriver to get the covers off of the back of the lights. Don't touch the glass bulbs. If you do, just clean them with a bit of alcohol.
If the problem stays on that side, try swapping the ignitors. They're mounted inside the black covers.
If the problem is still on that side you've got a bad inverter. They're mounted on the bottom of the headlight assembly. You'll need to remove the front bumper and remove the headlight assembly to get to it. (I recommend you take pictures as you remove things so can put them back together correctly.)
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: Beaming Headlights
if you are looking down at the headlights from above there is a whiteish nylon screw that you can use either an allen wrench or a phillips screwdriver. Clockwise lowers, Counter clock raises.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
SOURCE: headlight adjustment
The head lamps should be aimed using a special alignment tool, however this procedure may be used for temporary adjustment. Local regulations may vary regarding head lamp aiming, consult with your local authorities.
Posted on May 22, 2009
The headlamps are adjusted by a wheel which can be operated by aphillips screwdriver. There's a hole in the top of the headlamphousing or radiator support which leads to the wheel with little teethon it on the back of the headlamp. The lamps on your car emit a veryshort but wide beam, so no horizontal adjustment should be needed.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
The adjustment screws/nuts should be located either on the top of the headlamp assembly,
behind the headlamp assembly, or near the frame rail by the radiator
You will have vertical adjustment screws for each independent beam (separate highs and separate lows, but will be same screw if highs and lows are the same bulb). You may also have additional horizontal adjustment screws as well
Park your car on a level ground 30 feet from a wall and measure the height from the ground to the bulb and mark on a wall (do this for highs beams and low beams if the bulbs are separate, if highs and lows are the same bulb, only do it for the lows)
If the headlights read VOR, then aim the brightest part or cutoff part just below the mark on the wall. If it says VOL or nothing, aim them 2 inches below the mark on the wall.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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