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Adjusting the Low beams

First i wanted to kno if anyone can tell me how to adjuct the low beams, my driver side beam is kinda off and i can tell at night.....

second i did the throttle body grounding thing and when i have my key turned but the engine not on, i can hear a weird wining sound near the throttle body...

any comments, reasons, or fixes for either(or both) would be nice

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Reading Topic: Adjusting the Low beams

As to your lights, have you noticed a change in the beam height or have you always been unhappy with the height? I ask because the driver's side beam cutoff may make it appear as though the beam is too low. It is not. It is designed so as to cast less light onto oncoming traffice.

As to the grounding, I would guess what you are hearing is completely normal. When the ignition is on, but the car is not started, the evap system (I believe) starts working and relays start activating so you will hear noises underhood. That is normal. Also, I really doubt adding an additional ground would cause a problem. Where did you mount the ground wire, btw?


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i used two wires, attatched to two of the screws, and grounded one to the negative nerminal and the other wire to the ground spot near the thing that holds down the battery

it seems like the driver beam is too high, its not really hitting much of the road i dont think, ive just changed the bulbs so i was thinking i mite have to readjust with the new bulbs......
you kno how when your looking at your headlights and bend down and you get in the direct beam of the light (it looks like 5x brighter) well.. this on the driver side is higher than the passenger side.... on the passenger side you almost have to be on the ground... the driver u can be about 10 yards away and bend down a little and see it..

thats probably confusing unless you have put on your headlights before and walked in front and tried to see what it looks like to other cars....

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these pics show the grounding better, i forgot i had em......





not exactly sure why i chose to ground the 2nd one to the spot on the chasis.... electrons will choose the path of least resistance which would be the neg terminal by far...

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Reading Topic: Adjusting the Low beams

One ground is sufficient. But still, I don't think this is causing a whining sound.

Headlight adjusting:
However, first make sure you seated the bulb properly. The bulb can only go in one way to be in right. I've swapped my bulbs many times, including HIDs and I've never had to adjust.
Also, if you decide to adjust, be careful. A couple members broke their adjustment screws by adjusting too tight. You're warned :)


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Dave,

Do you have a diagram for the high beam adjustments? My right one is aimed low and to the right.

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