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As silly as this sounds, after Hid's, level and bigger tires.. I never adjusted my headlights.. So pretty sure I have been blinding the world for months. I never have adjusted headlights on a truck. So could someone help me out
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Pull 25 feet away from a wall preferably white and turn your lights on, measure up from the ground to where the light bulb is in your truck and record that, then go to the wall and the cut off on your lights should be the same measurement from the ground as it was on the truck. as a reference the ground to my lights is 47 inches, being that you truck is leveled a little lower wouldnt hurt anyones feelings you can also go here for a reference
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Alright got that part down.. But where do I adjust them.. For some reason after working on vehicles all my life.. I have never actually have to adjust headlights, and never learned how to
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Pull 25 feet away from a wall preferably white and turn your lights on, measure up from the ground to where the light bulb is in your truck and record that, then go to the wall and the cut off on your lights should be the same measurement from the ground as it was on the truck. as a reference the ground to my lights is 47 inches, being that you truck is leveled a little lower wouldnt hurt anyones feelings you can also go here for a reference
Ive never played with headlights either, but basically, you want the headlight the same height as the line, 25ft away? Not like angled up or down a certain angle or anything like that? literally the same height?

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Alright got that part down.. But where do I adjust them.. For some reason after working on vehicles all my life.. I have never actually have to adjust headlights, and never learned how to
just go find some wood or rubber shims and just shove them under the light....you'll get it angled where you want!
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Ive never played with headlights either, but basically, you want the headlight the same height as the line, 25ft away? Not like angled up or down a certain angle or anything like that? literally the same height?
that is how i have always been taught, but in the same theory if your driving a slammed or lifted truck you will make adjustments to suit your needs.

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Here are a picture of the adjustment screws i believe they are T-10 or T-15 torx as for location the first picture should be the same as yours but since yours in an 08 i think the one under neath is on the outside corner
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Ive never played with headlights either, but basically, you want the headlight the same height as the line, 25ft away? Not like angled up or down a certain angle or anything like that? literally the same height?



just go find some wood or rubber shims and just shove them under the light....you'll get it angled where you want!
wood or rubber shims shoved in my headlights I knew there was actually a way to adjust them, but no clue where to find the spot too.

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