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Old June 25th, 2003, 12:14 AM   #1
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i saw some guy posted bout this earlier, but he didnt get any responses, i have an 01 accord, and got black housing headlights, but whent hey were installed, the lights are totally off centered, so i was wondering if there is anyway to get em back to normal, or an easy way to correct the problem?...do i just have to reinstall the headlights? or something? ...thanx for ur help
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Use search next time.......Im in a good mood so here's the link Aiming headlights
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use the search but look for the 10 mm bolt on your headlights use that turn to the left or right
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thanx for ur help, sorry bout not searching
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thanx for ur help, sorry bout not searching
No probs man anytime......Thanx for not crying, and acting like a baby like another member on this board i told to use Search....haha........peace
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use the search but look for the 10 mm bolt on your headlights use that turn to the left or right
I have an 01 Accord as well with black housing aftermarket headlights but I cannot adjust them. The knob that is used to center them will not turn for me to adjust them. Any ideas how to resolve this problem? I've tried just about everything and I still cannot center them. Thanks guys.
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Old March 17th, 2004, 06:03 PM   #7
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I have an 01 Accord as well with black housing aftermarket headlights but I cannot adjust them. The knob that is used to center them will not turn for me to adjust them. Any ideas how to resolve this problem? I've tried just about everything and I still cannot center them. Thanks guys.
yeah, i have aftermarket clears and when i turn the knobs to aim the headlights, the bubble in the liquid doesn't move at all.

what's the deal?
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Old March 21st, 2004, 10:13 PM   #9
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yah me too, i have aftermarket black housed lights, and my left light is aimed completely down...when i try to turn the stupid small knob thing, it doesnt even budge, is this cuz the headlights are defective? or they were just installed wrong?...anybody have suggestions as to what to do to aim em correctly?
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i found out from honda-tech.com that the knobs are just for looks, they don't do anything. so i guess we're stuck with the position the headlights are aimed at. you could maybe uninstall, then try to point them in a diff. position before bolting them down.
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so i shouldnt get aftermarket? and get oem and do a diy blackhousing?
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your light projection will be better than the aftermarket stuff
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Old April 13th, 2004, 06:13 PM   #13
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Thanks b rockav66, I haven't been around in such a long time.

Aiming Headlights (Post #1 of 8)

Originally from AV6.com

Asked by VtECAzNRaCeR

ok...an accord is dropped...
he has headlights that are aimed correctly...
that accord decides to give another accord that is stock height his headlights....
the stock height accord is not sure whether or not the aim on the headlights will be the same on the dropped accord....because of the drop.....

now, after that lil story time story, can anyone tell me if it matters???


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If the vertical adjuster on the dropped Accord wasn't touched the aim will be fine for the standard height Accord. If no adjustments were done to the headlight on the dropped Accord, the stock height Accord won't be affected at all, but if the height was adjust then the stock Accord will have to be reaimed. I would imagine that the dropped Accord would have had to raise the headlight slightly to compensate for the lowered stance, but here is an explaination on how to aim the Accord's headlight yourself just in case the headlights were adjusted.

The U.S. vertical aiming standard is 2.1" of drop at 25', or 8.4" per 100'. Measure the distance from the ground to the headlight's center using a yard stick or a meter stick, then place the car 25' from a flat vertical surface (wall) and make sure the car is on a level piece of ground. Then cover one of the headlights using something that will not let light through (thick towel). Go to the wall that is 25' away and measure the cutoff line of light on the wall to be 2.1" lower than the headlight's center height was and repeat for the other headlight. Aim the lights straight ahead for the horizontal. This applies to all headlights: reflector and projector based. However, you might be able to aim projectors a few degrees higher due to sharper cutoff, but for the Accord just aim the light 2.1" lower than the center height of the headlight housing itself.

Hope this helps,

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The US aiming standard is 2.1" down at 25'. You will lose (or gain) about 12' of forward lighting distance for every inch of vertical headlight center difference from stock. However, raising the beam can cause more glare for oncoming traffic if raised too much. Projectors and E-codes can be aimed slightly higher than stock and still get away with it successfully.

Note: *Don't try that with a DOT housing.

Just a little more information for everyone,

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