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Old 06-09-16, 11:24 AM
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Here's the easiest way and the federal standard. Mark the lens height (small dot on the lens) on a wall. Roll back 25ft from the wall and your lights should no less than 3" below that line. Your two steps / J slopes should be aligned and level as well.






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Old 06-21-16, 09:51 PM
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Hi,

I think I screw up my 05' right side also, where can I buy this replacement gear rod??

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so I followed said instructions, and aimed them too high, so when I readjusted them back down, it stopped going down after a while.. so I just said "good enough!" then when I put everything back together the auto leveling stopped working on the one side that wouldn't adjust anymore.. did I break it and cost myself a headlight?
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On my 2005 the connecting rod and housing is missing on both headlights. Is it only for comfortable adjusting of low-beam and high-beam or will the adaptive light not work without it? Thanks a lot.
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Old 09-01-18, 12:26 PM
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Just bought my 01 Ls430 a few days ago and this light has been driving me insane, on my car it was in the passenger footwell fuse panel, fuse 28, middle row 2nd from the top, mine was a 5a, I just manually adjusted the headlights, using info from this post, thanks, not worried about auto leveling
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Just for future reference when someone like me needs this thread (helped a ton, thank you to all who contributed!):
In order to avoid stripping the connecting rod gears when doing the vertical adjustment you need to turn both the high and low beam vertical adjustment screws at the same time in the same direction!

source: the sticker on my headlights
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Old 02-18-19, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Ellesse View Post
Just for future reference when someone like me needs this thread (helped a ton, thank you to all who contributed!):
In order to avoid stripping the connecting rod gears when doing the vertical adjustment you need to turn both the high and low beam vertical adjustment screws at the same time in the same direction!

source: the sticker on my headlights
My rod and gear assembly on my R side is toast, likely due to the PO's attempt at adjustment. Once I get a better look at the damage I'll buy a used assembly to get the parts I need. My lenses look like new.
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Old 02-20-19, 12:27 PM
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My rod and gear assembly on my R side is toast, likely due to the PO's attempt at adjustment. Once I get a better look at the damage I'll buy a used assembly to get the parts I need. My lenses look like new.
I have a good passenger headlight from an 02. PM if interested.
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Old 02-20-19, 12:56 PM
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Mine is an 05 different headlights. I do appreciate the offer
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