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OK, so I pretty much got down pat on making the adjustments to
- left/right up/down for the high beams
- up/down for the fogs
- up/down for the lows

I spent a good hour or so last night making the above adjustments. But how the hell are you suppose to reach the right/left adjustment for the lows?!!!

And can I buy the proprietary Mazda tool for adjusting the headlights?

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Umm its not hard at all... I got in there with a phillips screwdriver, and then the right sized allen wrench and did it in a minute or so..



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out of curiosity, what was the phillips for?

btw, the right sized allen wrench is 6.
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Umm its not hard at all... I got in there with a phillips screwdriver, and then the right sized allen wrench and did it in a minute or so..
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Maybe that's because you have a 4-cyl.

Any of you v6'ers have any tricks/tips?

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Maybe that's because you have a 4-cyl.

Any of you v6'ers have any tricks/tips?
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Well, next time make note of that so us 4cyl guys wont chime in


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out of curiosity, what was the phillips for?

btw, the right sized allen wrench is 6.
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On mine, inside the allen wrench slot, there is a phillips place also, so you can use either or.


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So am I forever stuck with driving at night with the driverside low beam pointing to the right? Can I buy this tool to reach the cog for the left-right adjustment?

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Not to be a smartass, but go talk to your local service department. See if you can get a rep/service writer to get the tool from the tech to adjust it quickly.
Also, is your driver's low beam pointing substantially to the right? It should point off to the right a bit anyway so as not to blind oncoming drivers. Just a thought...


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