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Old 10-24-13, 08:39 PM   #1
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I just put new shocks and wheels/tires on my car and i noticed that my headlights to seem to point as far up as they used to. it seems like they virtually point right at the ground... or so it seems.
I don't have any lights on the dash or anything. I was just wondering what you guys think. I live out in the country and need my brights so I don't hit deer. Thanks.
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The leveling mechanism is located on the right rear side of the car (passenger side) close to the right back wheel. Have a look in that area, you may have dislodged or bent something while you were doing the work.

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Oh really hmmmm. I can have a look. Do you know exactly what it looks like or where it is? Or can you point me in the direction of where to find that information? Thanks.
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I havent looked at it for awaile' but it's a vertical mechanical lever, located roughly between the back two wheels, but much closer to the right back wheel. A bt to the left of the rear spring.

It probably has an electrical wire coming out of It.

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I havent looked at it for awhile, so I'm going by memory, but it's a vertical mechanical rod about 5" high, mounted on the right rear lower swing arm, A bt to the left of the rear right wheel

It has an electrical wire attached.

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what could have happened is that while you were changing the suspension ( prolly changed the back i assume) the automatic headlight sensor leveling could have be changed. it happens. Here is the pic of the sensor :
What i suggest is you can go ahead and change the headlight level located in the back of the main headlamp housing. the pic had 2 nuts ( not sure what size) .One for high and one for low beam . However in my case i only have one nut( weird).
Any case go ahead and adjust either clockwise or counter-clockwise

Also i suggest you make sure have battery booster incase the battery dies because you will have turn the headlight on. Or engine running should be fine.

I my case i have removed that rod you see or the strut that tells the sensor the height of the car. Because mine was making noise and was well broken. the dealer doesnt just has that part instead you will have buy the entire sensor too..which is super$$$. so right now i dont have that rod but my lights still work and no error on the dash panel
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I had my buddy check the leveling stuff in the back and everything looks good and is hooked up snug. I just think they're pointed too low. So i'm going to aim them up a little. thanks guys!
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